We want to offer a sincere thank you to our Wesley community for your stamina, grace, and flexibility during this unconventional 2020-21 school year. You have hung in with us as we have adapted and pivoted multiple times, and we know it has not been easy on teachers, parents, or students in this season. We have all done our best to work together for the safety and growth of our school community. Thank you.
As we look to the fall, our plan is to return to full in-person education for all grades. Starting on August 3, we expect students will be in the building from 8:00 am - 3:20 pm Mondays through Fridays. In other words, we are returning to our pre-March 2020 schedule. We also plan to resume MYP sports and other extracurricular activities, including aftercare.
The health and safety of our students and staff will continue to be a high priority. We will maintain our rigorous standards of cleanliness throughout the building. We will also closely monitor the guidance from the CDC regarding mitigation measures, such as masking. More specifics regarding guidelines will be communicated closer to the start of school.
However, we know some families may not feel comfortable with a full return to in-person school. Based on the feedback we received from our families, Wesley will not be offering a site-based virtual option. However, we will partner with Atlanta Virtual Academy to provide both PYP and MYP students an opportunity to continue virtual learning if desired.
The Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA) is a fully accredited online learning environment that is available to elementary, middle, and high school students of Atlanta Public Schools. AVA is made up of full-time teachers representing each of the core subjects, as well as a team of fully certified part-time teachers, an Academic Support Specialist, and a counselor all ready to provide a world-class education for the 21st-century learner. Students enrolled in AVA will engage with a rigorous and relevant curriculum.
AVA Direct (6-8) and AVA Jr. (K-5) Full Time Students who remain enrolled at Wesley can still participate in all school activities, clubs, sports, and extracurriculars offered at school. For more information on program models, please visit the following link. If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the administration.