Binoculars with text PWCS looking ahead to 2020-21 school yearIn light of the recent closures due to the COVID-19 virus, Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is frequently reviewing updated information from multiple sources and making plans for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, which begins on August 25.

Several PWCS staff members are participating in the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) "Return to Schooling CVD19 Recovery Task Force," and Dr. Tim Healey, principal of Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, has been asked to serve on the VDOE accreditation task force.

The State Superintendent and the U.S. Department of Education have made it clear that they expect required learning to be supported for all students this fall, even in remote settings. PWCS is committed to supporting remote learning next school year, developing plans to secure additional digital devices for students, and adopting the Canvas Learning Management System to make it much simpler for students and parents at home to go to a single place for all of their learning.

PWCS will continue to monitor this evolving situation, will adjust plans for next year accordingly, and share those plans with students, staff members and parents when available.