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Head Start Centers still require Face Masks

Dear Parents/Guardians, Late last week, the CDC released new recommendations on COVID-19 precautions based on the level of spread in the community.  Their recommendations show three clear levels of COVID-19 in a community: low, medium, or high. Today, Washington County is in the medium level.  These levels allow prevention measures to be dialed up or down depending on the level of each community.  As a result, you may have heard that effective today, WCPS has relaxed masking in schools and on...

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Letter from Executive Director

Hello Parents and Head Start community,  I hope that you have enjoyed your holiday and winter break! As we return to a new year, I want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to keep all of our classrooms open for in person learning!

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Board of Directors Opening

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PNC Grow Up Great Teacher Spotlight

"2020 was a year like no other for educators. This year for Great Month, the PNC Grow Up Great team spotlighted two outstanding early education teachers on social media to elevate the importance of their role in delivering high quality early childhood education." Keisha, Head Start Teacher from our Noland Community Center was chosen to be one of those teachers spotlighted. She was spotlighted on PNC's social media outlets and received a gift from PNC Bank as a thank you for being a spotlighted...

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Congratulations to Tina for 40 years of Service

Congratulations to Miss Tina, Family Advocate at our Elgin Station Center. Today Tina celebrates her 40th anniversary with Head Start of Washington County.  During those 40 years, Tina has changed the lives of so many through her caring heart and dedication to the community.  Head Start of Washington County thanks Tina for all she has done and all she continues to do for the families and children she works with.

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Snow Emergency Policy Update 02/12/2021

Inclement Weather & Emergency Closing Policy (as of 2/12/21) WHAT TO DO IF WCPS ARE CLOSED….. ALL CENTERS If the Washington County Public Schools are closed to children, then all Head Start classrooms (both in person and distance learning) will be closed to children.

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PROGRAM UPDATE: January 27 2021

PROGRAM UPDATE:  PLANS TO RE-OPEN HEAD START CENTERS: **I am going to separate this into "phases" but please know that the dates are guidelines and may very well change if we encounter outbreaks or other road blocks** PHASE 1: Beginning Tuesday, February 16, HSWC will be re-opening our Elgin and Noland sites.  In general, we hope to fully re-open Noland and open Elgin at around half capacity. Staff will be contacting parents regarding the status of their child.

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PROGRAM UPDATE 01/21/21

PROGRAM UPDATE: Head Start of Washington County families: With our community positivity rate still around 13%, we are saddened to announce that distance learning will continue in all HSWC centers until at least 2/16/21.   It is our sincere hope that along with WCPS, we will be able to re-open to a small portion of children, in person, at some of our centers on that day.  More information will be forthcoming in early February.   Stay healthy.Vicki RobinsonExecutive Director

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Program Update

PROGRAM UPDATES: With the local positivity rate hovering around 18% and knowing that the holidays will result in more COVID surges this week, there is no way we can risk bringing children back to centers on 1/11/21.

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