Welcome to the Student Care Corner
Sicknesses & germs are everywhere, so we created this corner to show we care!
Pendleton County Schools promotes healthy habits to ensure students have a safe & comfortable learning experience in our schools. We pride ourselves in being proactive against germs and sicknesses like the flu. We always aim for a healthy school year, so we have put together resources for students & their families with the help of other organizations, including the World Health Organization.
Pendleton County Schools will be updating this section regularly to keep you in the loop regarding school re-entry plans & other updates as we approach our learning year through this pandemic.
• 11-13-20 UPDATE FROM WV GOVERNOR •
Governor issuing an Executive Order mandating the following, starting at midnight this evening:
Face Coverings: Required face coverings in all public places, except: children under the age of 9, health reasons, or actively eating/drinking.
WVSSAC Winter Sports: Virginia and Maryland have not had fall sports; WV has been fortunate in this regard. All WVSSAC winter activities (basketball, wrestling, cheer, swimming, etc.) will be postponed until January 11, 2021 (practices may start/resume).
Winter Youth Sports: Fall youth sports may continue/conclude season; winter youth sports will follow school start date (January 11, 2021).
Remote Learning: All schools will be closed on Thursday (Nov. 26th) and Friday (Nov. 27th). All schools statewide will be remote learning from Monday, November 30th through Wednesday, December 2nd. All staff will report to work under county remote guidance.
Band: At bandmasters' recommendation, festivals and concerts will be canceled for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year.
• 10-20-20 COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT •
A reminder that this Friday, October 23, was scheduled to be an 11:50 dismissal for Faculty Senate. It will now be a full remote learning day. Students will not attend – staff will report on their normal scheduled times.
This will allow additional time for remote learning planning and teaching – as well as time for additional cleaning of our facilities. Thanks for all that you do.
• 10-9-20 COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT •
• 10-5-20 COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT •
• 9-28-20 UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT •
• COVID-19 CONTACT MESSAGE •
Please download the following important message from the Associate Superintendent, Nicole Hevener. This letter is in regards to a COVID-19 contact at Brandywine Elementary School.
• MEMO FROM SUPERINTENDENT REGARDING COVID-19 CASES •
To Families, Students & Staff of Pendleton County Schools:
Pendleton County Schools and the Pendleton County Health Department have received confirmation that two individuals associated with Pendleton County Middle/High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The Pendleton County Health Department has been working closely with Pendleton County Schools to identify any potential persons
who may have had close contact with them including students, staff, family members and friends. Those that need to be quarantined will be contacted by the health department.
The Pendleton County Health Department is working to notify those who were known to be in close contact with the positive individuals. If there is a chance you may have been exposed and the health department can trace that activity to you, you will be notified. Please understand that contact tracing and testing take time and that there are levels of contact: low, medium and high. Immediate notification was made while maintaining confidentiality when a positive case was confirmed and communicated to Pendleton County Schools. Our students and staff have done a great job wearing
masks and social distancing at school in order to help prevent exposure. We will continue to take appropriate action working with and under the guidance of health officials to protect the safety and well-being of our
students and staff. To keep our schools open to our children, it will take our entire community following established COVID-19 protocol including hand washing, facial covering use, social distancing, and proper hygiene. We appreciate your on-going support and commitment to the health of Pendleton County.
• NEWS RELEASE: PENDLETON COUNTY BOARD OF
EDUCATION PROVIDES MEALS TO CHILDREN DURING SUMMER •
• UPDATE ON VIRTUAL LEARNING •
We have extended the enrollment period for those students interested in the virtual learning option. Please enroll by August 21st at 4:00 PM. You can visit our Virtual Learning section of the website, where we will share all the resources & info for participating students.
• MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT •
Good Evening. This is Charles Hedrick, Superintendent of Pendleton County Schools with an important message concerning our school reopening plans.
Currently our intention is to go with Plan A – which is to return to school 5 days a week with a ½ day, early release, on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to prepare for blended instruction and our cleaning staff to do a more thorough cleaning of our facilities.
Based on the most recent directive from Governor Justice, our current return to school date for students is September 8 with staff returning on August 24.
Plan A includes a virtual option for students who have health concerns or who are not comfortable returning to school. The deadline for signing up for the Virtual option is July 31.
Both the reopening plans, Virtual enrollment form, and virtual school question and answers can be found on the Pendleton County School website.
During these uncertain times, things can change rapidly. Be assured that we are working hard to make sure we can provide the safest environment possible for our students and staff and are working closely with state, local and national organizations to implement the recommended guidelines.