COVID-19 Recovery Plan

The Wooster City School District will be returning to a 5-day per week model on Monday, March 15th. Please view our FAQ for full details. If you have further questions, contact your child's principal.


WCSD Return to Five Days:  Frequently Asked Questions


  1.  When will the WCSD return to five days in-person learning? Students in grades PK-12 will return to five days in-person learning on Monday, March 15.


  1. Will the alternative learning centers still be open?  No, Thursday, March 4 will be the last day for the alternative learning centers to operate.


  1. Will Generals Academy continue to operate when the district returns to five days? Yes


  1. I would like to change my child’s learning option (in person or online).

A.    My child is currently in Generals Academy.  I would like him to return to school in person/or go to 5 days when the district returns for five days. How will this work?  If you have an interest in your child returning to school in person, please complete this form . Your child will be placed on a “wait list” as we determine when and where space may be available.

B.  My child is in school two days a week/hybrid.  When the district returns to five days, I would like my child to move to Generals Academy/online learning.  How will this work? Please click on this link to complete this form. Your child will be placed on a “wait list” as we determine when and where space may be available.

  1.  Will Edgenuity (LMS) still be used when the district returns to five days?  Edgenuity/Odysseyware will be utilized on a case-by-case basis. Teachers will be providing daily classroom instruction.


  1. What will the schedule at WHS look like? Will students switch classes?  There will be a twelve period schedule (32 minutes).  Students will primarily be in one location for academics and hallway traffic will be limited.


  1.  What safety measures will be in place when the district opens to five days? Infectious disease teams will continue to meet to review all safety measures that are in place and respond to concerns that are presented. We will continue with our Community of Cleaners mindset to ensure all high-touch surfaces are cleaned throughout the day. Masks will still be utilized and we will maintain physical distancing guidelines presented by the CDC.


  1.  Will students have class on the second vaccination day (March 18)? No, there will be no class for students on Thursday, March 18.


  1.  Will students be eating in the cafeteria? Some students will be eating in the classroom, while others will be eating in the cafeteria, pending building schedules and physical distancing needs.


  1.  When does my technology device need to be returned? What is the process? Students who are not Generals Academy students will return their device to their school building beginning March 15. Students should bring their device to school.


  1. Will my student’s bus pick up and drop off time stay the same? Transportation will be the same unless a change is communicated by the transportation department.


  1. Will food distribution continue for Generals Academy students?  No, the last day of food delivery will be Friday, March 12.


  1.  Will the preschool schedule change?  The preschool will return to 4 days in person learning on March 15.  Preschool students will not attend on Wednesdays for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year. 

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your building principal.  




Committee Members
Central Office

Dr. Michael Tefs, Superintendent
Bonnie West, Treasurer

Karen Arbogast, Dir. of Elementary Education
Richard Leone, Dir. of Secondary Education
Heidi Haas, Director of Student Services
Rebecca Furlong, Director of Technology
Joe Rubino, Athletic Director
Diane Lepley, Administrative Assistant

Wooster High School

Tyler Keener, WHS Principal
Sara Crooks, WHS Assoc. Principal
Julianna Hamad, WHS Guidance
Scott Miller, Social Studies
Eric Heller, Science
Alicia Hawkins, Intervention Specialist
Geno Raseta, Social Studies
Alex Garey, Technology Resource

Edgewood Middle School

Brad Warner, Edgewood Principal
Bridget Frantz, 7th Grade Math
Meghan Neidig, 5th Grade ELA
Jim Figley, 6th Grade Science

Elementary Schools

Cornerstone Elementary School

Eric Vizzo, Cornerstone Principal
Joni Hiller, Grade 3 
Lexi Pacheco, Grade 3

Kean Elementary School

Molly Richard, Kean Principal
Morgan Thomas, Kean Lit. Coach
Kaley Egli, Elementary Guidance
Clay Price, 2nd Grade Teacher

Melrose Elementary School

Kaylee Harrell, Melrose Principal
Sandy Gasser, Grade 1
Abby Roscoe, Kindergarten

Parkview Elementary

Steve Furlong, Parkview Principal
Holly Dietry, Grade 2
Becky Cornelius, Grade 4

Supporting Members

Transportation/Food Service

Vic Cole, Transportation Coordinator
Sherri Prindle, Assist. Coordinator
Don Lewis, Food Service Coordinator
Kelley Connock, Driver

Board of Education

L. Sue Herman, BOE President

Medical Consultants

Michele Wilmoth, Akron Children's Hospital

Laura Zollinger, Akron Children's Hospital
Dr. Robert Leininger, Wooster Hospital