Volleyball Coaching Staff

The WCS Athletic Department has hired the coaching staff for the 2020-2021 volleyball season. Britney O’Hara will be the head coach, assisted by Hannah Anderson and Randi Stroud.

Ms. O’Hara’s volleyball experience started as a student at Wayne Christian when she began playing in 7th grade. She played all through high school and started to play for a travel team as well during high school. After graduating high school, she played volleyball at Lenoir Community College for two years. “I had expected that to be the closing of the chapter of me playing collegiate sports,” she says, “but the Lord had other plans.” She decided to go back to school at a Bible college to get a degree in education. While at Trinity College of Florida, she played the remaining two years of college eligibility. The final year that she was in school, she was the head of the volleyball program at the local YMCA.

Last year, Ms. O’Hara returned to WCS to teach fourth grade and started her coaching career as Mrs. Brenner’s assistant coach for varsity and head coach of the middle school team. Ms. O’Hara says “It was such a great experience and I am looking forward to another great season. My excitement for coaching volleyball at WCS is a combination of gratitude to have the opportunity to give back and pour into the same program that made such a impact on my life as well as the joy of being able to work alongside Hannah and Randi as we spend quality hours with the team.”

Mrs. Anderson, who will assist coaching the varsity team and be the head coach of the middle school team, says that her volleyball memories start around 3rd grade when she and her friends would play over the monkey bars at recess after learning some volleyball basics at their school’s elementary “all sports camp”. She played organized volleyball on her school team all through middle school and high school, as well as some intramural sand and court volleyball during college. Her first coaching experience came in the Summer/ Fall before her junior year of college when she served as the assistant coach for her high school’s volleyball program. She has also coached both rec teams and club teams in Sioux Falls, SD, and Kansas City, KS. Mrs. Anderson says “I am now very excited to get back to a school program and invest in the program here at WCS!”\

Mrs. Stroud does not have much volleyball-specific training, although she has been certified as a personal trainer through the International Sports Science Association and brings 5 years of experience as a coach, personal trainer, and fitness instructor. Last school year, she volunteered as an assistant coach with the middle school volleyball team, and she coached the varsity girls’ soccer team. She says “I enjoy sports and fitness, and I fell in love with coaching when volunteering as coaching gives me an opportunity to share the love of God with the girls on my team.”


WCS Back to School Announcement

WCS families,

In light of Governor Cooper’s announcement regarding public schools in NC, we would like to make an announcement about our return to school in the fall.  We have been, and will continue to, work diligently on a plan that best serves our students, parents, and staff. Here are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions:

Back to School

Here at Wayne Christian School, it is our mission to “assist parents and churches in the education of children, from a Biblical worldview, to impact their world for Christ.” We recognize that students are best served in an atmosphere of nurture, safety, peer interaction, and guided daily instruction by highly qualified teachers. Therefore, it is our plan to resume traditional in-person school on Monday, August 17, 2020. Our plan is to follow the 2020-2021 WCS school calendar available on our website. Expect an email with details regarding our plans for opening by the end of next week.

Summer Reading

Earlier this summer, a list of suggested summer reading by ACSI was sent out. We are encouraging all middle and high school students to read one book from your grade level on that list and one additional book of your choosing (on the list or not). Students should be prepared to discuss their book selections during the first week of school. This is not a book report or a test; it is simply a way to spark conversations. The list is attached to this email for your convenience.

School Supply Lists

If you have lost your email with school supply lists, they can be found at https://wcstalontimes.org/2020/06/18/supply-lists-available/.

WCS Hiring Announcement

Wayne Christian School is pleased to announce the addition of several new faculty members.

Mr. Pugh with his wife, Ilana, and their son

Mr. Daniel Pugh–Upper School Health and Science, Assistant Athletic Director

Mr. Pugh graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2014. (Fun Fact: In 2013, he was on staff with the Southern Conference championship UTC football team.) After college, he taught P.E. and coached football and baseball for three years in Chattanooga, TN public schools. He has spent the past three years teaching and coaching football and baseball at Zion Christian Academy in Columbia, TN.

Mr. Pugh is excited about coming to WCS and says, “Everything I see and hear about Wayne Christian shows that Christ is glorified here. The future is bright and I am excited to join the team! Go Eagles!”

Mrs. Christy Musgrave–First Grade Teacher

Hello Wayne Christian! My name is Christy Musgrave, and I am so thrilled for the opportunity to be joining your elementary team in the fall. I have been in the education field for about 16 years, and am so thankful to be transitioning to the Christian school setting. I began as an assistant and have taught Kindergarten, Third Grade, and First Grade. My home for the past eight years has been Tommy’s Road Elementary. 

I come from an awesome family of boys! My husband Jason and I have two boys, Braxton, age 7, and Sawyer, age 4. We love spending time together outside fishing, exploring, and doing all things boy. We also like to travel, and enjoying spending time with our dogs Jack and Charlee. 

We are part of the Free Chapel Church family. We love our church family and friends, and enjoy participating in all the fun things going on there. We are part of our AWANA program, Beginners Church, Children’s Church and Bible Journaling, and enjoy participating in Vacation Bible School in the summer, and serving wherever we can whenever we can.

Mrs. Musgrave with her family
Mrs. White

Mrs. Raven White–Upper School Music

Raven White grew up in the small town of Athens, Tennessee, with a very musical family. In fact, she doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing or playing music. Her love of music propelled her to seek a degree in music education. Her studies began at Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee, and continued at both Tennessee Wesleyan College and, after marrying her husband, Russell, The University of Mount Olive. She graduated from The University of Mount Olive in December of 2014, where she was early released from student teaching so she could begin her first teaching job as the choir director at Eastern Wayne High School. During her 6 years at Eastern Wayne High, Mrs. White tripled the choral program. She formed two different advanced vocal ensembles, one SATB and the other a women’s choir. Both choirs competed in various competitions throughout the last 6 years winning Superior, First Place, and Over-all choir awards at each competition.

Mrs. White also serves as one of the worship leaders at Goldsboro Worship Center.  She loves teaching, and she is “so excited to see what the Lord has in store for her at Wayne Christian School.”

Supply Lists Available

*Please note that these lists have been edited to remove Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, and Lysol products. High Standard Cleaning is going to be all sanitation products needed in our buildings this year.

Supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. See the attached files to print the supply lists for your student(s).

We have also partnered with The Pencil Box to offer you pre-packaged school supply kits that match the supply lists given by our teachers. Kits can be delivered to the school free of charge for you to pick up at Back to School Bash, or you can choose to have them delivered to your home for a shipping fee. To order:

  1. Visit www.thepencilboxonline.com
  2. Enter the school’s code: WCS2020
  3. Select the boxes you would like to order
  4. Choose your shipping method at checkout

An optional supply list for elementary pull-out classes will also be available in the next few weeks.

WCS Welcomes New Upper School Teachers

WCS is pleased to announce the hiring of several new upper school teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. “These new teachers will be a great addition to our upper school staff,” says Mr. Miranda. “I’m excited to see the join the WCS family.”

Mr. Deck

Mr. Nathan Deck: Middle School Bible

Mr. Deck is a familiar face around the WCS campus. For the past few years, he has been a popular chapel speaker and occasional substitute teacher. He is joining the WCS staff full-time next school year as a middle school Bible teacher.

Mr. Deck has been serving in youth ministry for the last 9 years. He and his wife Jessica were missionaries in Germany with Word of Life Fellowship, serving as the director of a children’s English Summer Camp as well as assisting local churches in their youth ministries. More recently, Mr. Deck has been serving as a youth pastor both in Winston-Salem, NC, and for the last 4 years at one of WCS’s supporting churches, Community Baptist Church in La Grange. 

He says, “God called me to teach the Bible to students. While the setting may have changed over the years, it’s always been the same core idea summarized best in Ezra 7:10. “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” It’s God’s Word, and living out the Biblical Principles He’s given us, that will allow up to impact our world for Christ. I’m excited to see what God will do in our community through the families and students at Wayne Christian School in 2020 and for years to come!”

Mrs. Sara McLamb: High School English

Mrs. McLamb is a native of Goldsboro, N.C. She is married to Matthew McLamb and has two sweet daughters—Avery, a second grader here at WCS,  and Clara Jane, a three year old excited to start “big school” at WCS.  Sara is an active member of Bethel Church located here in Goldsboro. She is a graduate from the University of Mount Olive and holds her National Board Certification and Advanced Placement Certification for teaching. She taught previously for nine years at Rosewood High School where she taught multiple grade levels and AP courses. Her teaching philosophy can be summarized into a quote from Dr. Maya Angelou, “People don’t remember what you said or what you did, but how you made them feel.” Mrs. McLamb says, “I want my students to feel loved, nurtured, challenged, respected, and equal.” Her favorite bible verse is Psalm 56:3, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Mrs. McLamb is looking forward to soaring as an eagle with Wayne Christian!

Mrs. McLamb with her husband, Matthew, and their daughters, Avery and Clara Jane
Mrs. Anderson with her husband, Jared

Mrs. Hannah Anderson: Middle School Math and Technology

Mrs. Anderson is coming to us all the way from Kansas City. She holds a degree in elementary education with a middle school math endorsement from the University of Sioux Falls, and has previously worked in schools in Sioux Falls. In addition to teaching middle school math and technology, Mrs. Anderson will help coach volleyball.

Mrs. Anderson says, “I am excited to get into the classroom and meet the students and get to know them!”

Mr. Dale Miller: High School History

Mr. Miller has been teaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels for the past 22 years. He holds a degree in history with minors in geography, political science, and psychology, from East Carolina University. He is an active member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Kinston, where he sings in the choir and teaches a children’s Sunday School class.

Mr. Miller has spent the last four years teaching at Bethel Christian Academy in Kinston and is excited about “returning to Wayne county to serve God  at Wayne Christian in however His will guides.”

Mrs. Fox with her husband, Tommy, and their children

Mrs. Tara Fox: Middle School Assistant Principal/Upper School Science

A few weeks ago, we announced the hiring of Tommy Fox as WCS’s athletic director. We are happy to announce that his wife will also be joining the faculty as the middle school assistant principal. In addition to her administrative duties, Mrs. Fox will be teaching some middle school and high school science classes.

Mrs. Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in natural science with a concentration in biology, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with concentrations in 5th-12th grade general sciences and high school biology. She brings a wealth of experience in the classroom:

  • College instructor at Mountain State University in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, algebra, and statistics
  • Middle/high school teacher in earth science, life science, physical science, and biology
  • Director of school STEM projects

The Foxes will be moving to Goldsboro in July to start the 2020-2021 school year as part of the WCS family and say they “are excited to follow God’s prompting for our family in the move to Wayne Christian School.”

Mrs. Ginger Winders: Middle School History and Language Arts

Mrs. Winders is no stranger to WCS. Her family became part of the WCS family in 2014, when she accepted a position teaching in the elementary school. She taught at WCS for 5 years, then took the 2019-2020 school year off. She will be returning next school year to teach History and English in the middle school.

Mrs. Winders holds a bachelor of science degree in education from East Carolina University along with an exceptional children certification. She and her family are active members of Crossway Church.

Mrs. Winders says, “Middle school is not new to me. Teaching middle school was actually my first teaching job. I am looking forward to a new adventure. I am also looking forward to what God has in store for my students and me.”

Mrs. Winders with her husband, Hilt, and their sons

WCS Welcomes New Athletic Director

Wayne Christian School is pleased to announce that Mr. Tommy Fox has been hired as the school’s next athletic director. Mr. Fox comes to us from Zion Christian Academy in Columbia, TN, where he has served as the AD since 2017. He will serve as the AD, boys’ basketball coach and softball coach at WCS.

“I am thrilled that Coach Fox and his family are joining our WCS Family,” says Mr. Brenner, head of school. “He is deeply committed to Christian education, is passionate and energetic, and will bring incredible leadership to our campus.”

Mr. Fox has an impressive resume leading programs at schools and colleges. He holds a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and has coached basketball at both the high school and college levels for many years. As a coach, Mr. Fox has coached several student-athletes who have gone on to earn basketball scholarships to various colleges. As an AD, he brings experience working with all school departments to help develop and maintain a robust athletic program by supporting student-athletes in every aspect of their academic and athletic careers.

Mr. Fox says that his goal is to “cultivate and develop flourishing campus-wide athletic programs for a Christian, college preparatory institution by molding Christ-like character into young men and women through visionary leadership. The athletic programs would challenge students to achieve their individual potential and create a team environment which fosters the Biblical character traits of discipline, humility, perseverance, respect for others, and self-sacrifice. My foremost role would be to use the experiences of athletic competition to develop student-athletes into devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Good Friday Letter from Mr. Brenner

Easter is an emotional time for me.  It’s like riding a rollercoaster. Before you start trying to analyze my childhood, I wasn’t traumatized by an Easter Egg hunt gone bad or by having to wear a ridiculously matching outfit to church with my siblings.  The events surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion makes me feel a wide-range of emotions. He was lauded as the Messiah on Palm Sunday, put to death on Good Friday, and rose again on Easter Sunday.

It is a somber feeling to think about what Jesus endured on this day, 2000 years ago.  He was taunted, ridiculed, spit upon, and experienced unbearable physical pain. He was betrayed and felt abandoned by His Father.

He knew all of this would happen, yet He continued down the path.  He knew the beatings would come. He knew He would be betrayed. He knew He would die, and He knew that His Father, the source of all love, would turn away from Him.

But, He walked that path anyway … for me!  My somberness turns to overwhelming gratitude and joy as I remember that He is the ultimate fulfillment of God’s love and wrath.  He loves me so much that He went to the cross for me.

Then, I feel a sense of sadness and remorse, knowing that Jesus bore God’s wrath for me.  He walked the path to the cross knowing that I would betray Him, spit in His face.

More gratitude.

Then comes Sunday.  Death is defeated and I am overcome with joy.

But, enough about feelings!  After all, I am a man.

The resurrection of Jesus gives me the assurance that the work is done.  There is nothing I can do to save myself. Jesus’ death and resurrection is what was required.

It’s not a matter of me proving myself worthy of being saved.  Grace by definition, is undeserved favor. If I deserved it, it wouldn’t be grace!  In fact, I can only prove the opposite – that I deserve death, not life everlasting with Jesus.  This assurance separates Chistianity from every other religion.

Every other religion requires work to attain the goal.  We know we can’t do anything to earn it. Instead, we strive to glorify the One who saved us because He did what we cannot do.

If you don’t have this assurance, or have questions about it.  Ask your pastor, or a teacher or staff member at WCS. We want you to have this assurance.

And, if you have this assurance, like I do, remember this: the gift of salvation is free, but it isn’t cheap.

Because He Lives,

Paul Brenner


I really like contemporary hymns.  I also love the beautiful, rich-in-doctrine old hymns.  Let me encourage you with a few of my favorites.

One of my favorite arrangements of Christ the Lord has Risen Today (Charles Weslery, 1739) can be heard at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zyGojFXMRw.

A verse from “It is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Spafford, music by Philip Bliss in 1876

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

A verse from “And Can It Be That I Should Gain” by Charles Wesley in 1738

He left His Father’s throne above,

So free, so infinite His grace;

Emptied Himself of all but love,

And bled for Adam’s helpless race;

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free;

For, O my God, it found out me.

Amazing love! how can it be

That Thou, my God, should die for me! 

Parent and Student Instructions for Remote Learning

As we move into this period of remote learning, I want to assure you that our faculty is taking every step to help students with this process. Our goal is to make things as easy as possible for our families. We realize that your daily routine has changed drastically, and we do not want to cause undue burden or hardship during this time.  We will be very flexible and extend plenty of grace. 

We spent several days last week meeting with teachers to prepare them for this possibility. While it is not ideal, I am confident that our teachers can continue a normal routine of teaching in a remote learning environment. The following are guidelines and instructions to help you continue school in a remote learning environment.

  • Teachers will have a teacher workday on Monday, March 16 from 9-11
    • Parents can come by the school to pick up any materials that students need
    • Parents can come by the school to get help setting up RenWeb
  • Middle school and high school students will need to have access to their student RenWeb account
  • High school students will need their Chromebook
  • Remote learning will begin on Tuesday, March 17
  • If you have internet connection issues, please notify Mr. Miranda as soon as possible via email at lmiranda@waynechristain.org 
  • School will continue, this is not a break – students will be expected to complete their assignments and turn them in 
  • The primary method of communication for all teachers will be via email
    • Some teachers utilize parent-communication tools, both parents and teachers are welcome to continue using these communication tools
  • Teachers will post detailed instructions and assignments in RenWeb by 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 17
    • After the first week, teachers will post detailed weekly lesson plans and assignments by Monday at 8:00
  • Elementary students in kindergarten through second grade have been sent home with packets of work to complete at home
    • Teachers will communicate instructions via RenWeb and email
    • Students should not work ahead or rush to complete all the worksheets at one time
    • Students should only complete the assignments as teachers give instructions and request submissions
  • Elementary students in third through fifth grade will work remotely in history, language arts, math, and science
    • Teachers will post detailed lesson plans and assignment instructions in RenWeb
  • Middle school students will work remotely in history, language arts, math, and science
    • Teachers will post detailed lesson plans and assignment instructions in RenWeb
  • High school students will work remotely in history, language arts, math, science, and Spanish
    • Teachers will post detailed lesson plans and assignment instructions in RenWeb
    • Teachers may also use Google Classroom to communicate with students
  • Teachers will send a daily email with instructions and updates by 9:00 each morning
  • Teachers will have remote office hours from 9:00-3:00 for parents and students each day
    • Teachers will be available via email for students and parents to ask questions and communicate
    • Teachers will respond daily to all emails received before 3:00
  • Teachers will communicate directly with parents and students on the various methods they will use to share information and keep students engaged
    • For example, elementary teachers may use an app called Seasaw and middle school and high school teachers may use Google Classroom
    • Teachers will provide instructions via RenWeb and email on how to access the appropriate content
    • There will be plenty of flexibility and grace as parents and students navigate the new ways for remote learning
    • If you have difficulty using one method, let teachers know right away so they can provide an alternative method
  • Students will have flexibility in turning in their assignments:
    • Parents and students in any grade can submit an assignment via email
      • Assignment files need to be submitted with the student’s name, assignment name, and date in the subject line before emailing to the teacher (ex. Luis Miranda Penmanship March 14)
    • Elementary students can take a picture of a completed assignment and email it to their teacher
      • Assignment files need to be submitted with the student’s name, assignment name, and date in the subject line before emailing to the teacher (ex. Luis Miranda Penmanship March 14)
    • Middle school and high school students can use Homework Drop-in RenWeb, but they must be logged in as a student
    • High school students can submit an assignment via Google Classroom
  • Teachers will provide specific instructions on assignments and due dates, however, middle school and high school students should expect at least two graded assignments per week per class
  • Elementary students should not work ahead or complete worksheets just to complete worksheets
    • Teachers will provide specific instructions on assignments and give instructions on when to complete assignments
  • There will be no tests during this time.  However, quizzes are a valuable assessment tool to gauge how well students understand the material 
  • Teachers will utilize quizzes as a way to access a students mastery of the material
    • Quizzes will be no longer than 10-15 questions
  • The following are resources that parents and students may find helpful:
  • The following events have been suspended, and we plan to reschedule them for a later date:
    • Elementary Program
    • NHS  Induction
    • Beta Club Induction
    • Junior/Senior Banquet
    • K5 Snapshot
    • Elementary Field Day
    • Spring Fling
    • Easter Chapel

I understand that remote learning will not be the same as being in a classroom with a teacher. However, our teachers have been preparing for this and I am confident that the experience will be a positive one. If you have internet issues, please contact me immediately (lmiranda@waynechristian.org).  We want to ensure that all students are able to access the internet from home.

Please help me in encouraging your child to remain active and engaged during this time. Learning will still continue. This is not a break, and remote learning will allow us to stay on course and keep us from having to make up days in the summer. 

I appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. We all need to pray that the spread of this virus would end quickly and that things can return to normal.

WCS COVID-19 Update to School Schedule

WCS Family,

Effective Monday, March 16, Wayne Christian School will suspend on-campus classes for kindergarten-12th grade. We will begin remote learning on Tuesday, March 17, for at least two weeks. Monday will be a workday for K-12 teachers. Faculty and staff will be available to assist you from 9:00 am-noon. The child care center will remain open on regular hours for the time being.

Kindergarten-12th: We are moving to a remote learning mode of operation. School will still take place, but it will be done remotely. Please look for an email from Mr. Miranda on Sunday, outlining instructions for how this will be accomplished. Students will need books for all core classes (math, history, English, science, and high school Spanish). High school students will need their Chromebook and charger. If your child did not take their books home Friday or need to get their Chromebook, please make plans to come by the school Monday morning between 9:00 am-noon.

RenWeb (K-12): Please take the time to make sure your parent AND student (grades 6-12) RenWeb accounts are working. If you have any problems, please email hburt@waynechristian.org. Mrs. Burt will be able to reply to your questions on Monday. 

Daycare and Preschool: The child care center will be open with limited staffing on normal operating hours for the time being. We ask that you find alternative childcare arrangements if at all possible. Families who do not bring their children to the daycare during the next two weeks will not be charged weekly tuition. 

After School Activities: All after school and other school-sponsored activities are suspended until further notice.

COVID-19 Update: March 13, 3:00 pm

Following reports that multiple cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state of North Carolina, the administration at WCS wants to make you aware of measures we are taking to avoid an outbreak of any airborne illnesses among our school family. We are committed to following guidance from local, state, and federal health experts for both K-12 schools and child care centers in our response to COVID-19. In an effort to keep families and staff informed, WCS has released the following updates as of March 13 at 3:00 pm.

As recommendations from state and federal health officials are changing rapidly, WCS will continue revisiting the plans we have in place to ensure they remain aligned with the most current guidelines for schools and the public. You will receive an update every afternoon as we make changes to our plans based on the most current guidelines.

Updated schedules

Kindergarten-12th grade:

At this time, there are no plans to close school for the Coronavirus outbreak. However, we are following recommendations of the Wayne County Health Department, the governor’s office, and the CDC concerning school closures. We have been developing a contingency plan to put in place in the event that it is recommended by the health department that we do not hold classes on campus. Our plan at this time is to switch to a distance-learning model of school in which we focus on only the core subjects of English, science, math, and social studies.

You can help us prepare for this contingency by making sure that you, as parents, have a login to RenWeb. In the event that we close, all assignments and lessons will be shared through RenWeb for students to complete. If you do not have a login to RenWeb, please contact Hayley Burt at hburt@waynechristian.org as soon as possible. Middle school and high school students have been given login information for RenWeb so that they are also able to access assignments. Students have been advised to take all of the books for their core subjects home every night so that we are prepared for distance learning in the event the health department makes a recommendation to close before school opens the next day.

If the health department makes a recommendation to close school, the decision will be announced to you via text, phone call, and email. We will communicate further details of our distance-learning plan with you via email at that time.

Child Care and Preschool:

At this time, there are no plans to close the child care center for the Coronavirus outbreak. However, we are following recommendations of the Wayne County Health Department, the governor’s office, and the CDC concerning daycare closures. Should the recommendation be made to close the child care and preschool, we will communicate with you via text, phone, and email.

Extended Care

At this time, extended care will operate on normal schedule.


The North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association has suspended all interscholastic sports until further notice. Teams may practice on Friday, March 13, and a decision about further practice in the coming weeks will be made over the weekend.

Field Trips/Competitions/School-related travel

All scheduled field trips, competition trips, and other school-related travel have been suspended until further notice.

School-sponsored Events and Programs

We are considering the possibility of rescheduling school-wide events and programs that will bring crowds onto our campus. You will be informed of these schedule changes as they are made.

What we are doing

  • Disinfecting regularly throughout the day and after school.
  • High Standards Cleaning does janitorial work every evening.
  • High Standards Cleaning has done additional disinfecting/sanitizing each weekend for the last three weeks and will continue to do so throughout the school year
  • Implemented additional visits to the restroom during the school day for elementary and middle school students to wash their hands. High school students are washing their hands in between every class.


  • Students need to remain home from school if they are vomiting, having diarrhea, or running a fever of 100 degrees or higher.
  • Students need to remain home for a full 24 hours after they stop vomiting, stop having diarrhea, or begin running a normal temperature without taking a fever reducing medication, such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil).
  • Students need to remain home if they have a bad cold and a thick nasal discharge that is an abnormal color with constant coughing, sneezing or lung congestion.
  • In the event you or your child develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please refer to the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
  • Parents should encourage children to regularly wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
    • Hand sanitizer should only be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Parents should encourage their child to cough into their sleeves/elbows and not touch their nose, mouth or eyes.
  • Parents should have current contact numbers on file at school and in RenWeb to ensure you can be contacted if needed.

The website for the Wayne County Health Department provides additional information about COVID-19 and preventive measures that can be taken.