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 is proud to announce their sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.  Learn more about the meals students will receive during the summer months by downloading the following message.

Information Updates:

  • We completed another successful meal distribution today.

  • Pendleton County Schools will continue to provide meals to our students throughout the summer months.

  • The state of West Virginia will be providing Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer cards. An EBT card is a way of delivering assistance that can be used to purchase groceries. All Pendleton County students will qualify. The cards should arrive by the end of June in the mail. Each student will get about $313 dollars preloaded on their card. 

  • Additional information about EBT card is located in the update of May 8th. 

We will continue working through this together. 

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was introduced in H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as a solution that delivers nutrition assistance on an EBT card that can be used to purchase groceries for families with school children who qualify for free or reduced price school meals when school is out of session due to a pandemic. Access the WVDE website to learn more. 

Based on the results of senior survey and after careful discussion, we have decided to honor the
majority of student responses and hold graduation on August 2 at 2:00 p.m. We hope that our State
Leaders have lifted the current restrictions which have limited social gatherings so that we can have a
traditional ceremony, however we understand that we may still be under restrictions on August 2, and
we may have to come up with an alternative plan for graduation at that time. We know this has been a
difficult season for our students and families, but we couldn’t be more proud of all of our Seniors’
accomplishments.


In regards to Baccalaureate, the date will be July 31. More information for students will be provided at a
later date.


In addition, we have tentatively scheduled Prom for July 11. We are hopeful that we can celebrate Prom
on this date, but we will continue to work with the CDC, Pendleton County Health Department and
school leaders to do what is necessary for the safety of our students.
Thank you, stay well, and have a good day.

Distribution of meals will be occurring again on Monday, April 27th at our three sites: North Fork Elementary, Brandywine Elementary & Pendleton County Middle/High School. Pick up your weekly supply!

Pendleton County Schools honors & values our seniors. We are working to support a meaningful graduation ceremony for you & your families. With more than 60 graduates, we will likely not satisfy everyone, but we will put your safety first & do all that we can to support your vision. 

With that in mind, we would like for you to complete the following survey that describes

two options & asks for your input. Please complete the survey by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 28th. 

PLEASE NOTE: SURVEY IS FOR SENIORS ONLY.

Please call Mrs. Janice Heavner at (304) 668-0446 if you need assistance.

I support Governor Justice's decision to close schools for the remainder of this school year; student and staff safety is always our number one concern. It is our plan to continue to provide meals and remote learning for our students until the end of this school year. We are also working with stake holders including the local health department on ways to provide a graduation ceremony for our senior class.

To All,

  • Another successful day of meal distribution – 6760 meals distributed to 676 students/children.  That equates out to about 78% of our students.

  • Next week we will be moving to pre-package box meals for our meal distribution. 

  • New instructional Packets to be mailed out this Friday – copies will also be posted to our website.

  • We are working on a two-fold plan for instruction one if we return to school – and one for if we do not return until fall.

  • We are also working on plans for graduation - both at the local level and at the state level.  Nothing is finalized as there still are a lot of unknowns. 

  • We are keeping a running list of all the volunteers for recognition at a later date.

 

If you have any questions or concerns – please let me know. Thanks- Charles

Meal distribution will be tomorrow, Monday, April 13th and will include five days' worth of breakfasts and lunches. You can pick up meals at any of the three sites including Pendleton County Middle High School, Brandywine Elementary School, and North Fork Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We would like to remind you to please bring a box or bags as five breakfasts and five lunches for each student will be provided. 

While you can drop off completed instructional packets at one of these three schools when picking up meals, you can also wait to turn in packets when students return to school. You do not have to turn in any completed packets at this time. 

New instructional packets will be mailed out this Friday, April 17th. Copies of packets will also be posted to the website (coming soon).

To all,

 

Even though yesterday was the first day of our spring break, we still did a meal distribution for the week.      We provided 6700 meals to 670 students/children – and increase of 320 meals from last week.  This means we provided meals to approximately 75% of our student population.

 

 Because it is our spring break – we have given both our students and staff a “break” from instruction. 

 

Thanks again to all for coming together during this extraordinary time.

Meal distribution will be on Monday, April 6th and will include five days' worth of breakfasts and lunches. You can pick up meals at any of the three sites including Pendleton County Middle High School, Brandywine Elementary School, and North Fork Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We would like to remind you to please bring a box or bags as five breakfasts and five lunches for each student will be provided.

 

While you can drop off completed instructional packets at one of these three schools when picking up meals, you can also wait to turn in packets when students return to school.  You do not have to turn in any completed packets at this time.

Also – from April 6th – April 13th is our scheduled spring break – so there will be no phone calls, from our staff or any instructional assignments. 

 

Thank you.

To All,

  • The governor has officially closed all schools through April 30th.

  • New instructional packets will go out April 20th. We will mail out packets & post copies on our website.

  • Packets can be dropped off at schools during Monday's food distribution.

  • Ali Judy has contacted Seniors in regards to scholarships. If anyone has questions about available scholarships, please contact Mrs. Judy at ali.judy@k12.wv.us

Thank you for all the hard work that you do!  - Charles Hedrick

A public Wi-Fi network called "PCS Public" has been set up at North Fork Elementary, Brandywine Elementary, and Franklin Elementary. The "Hot Spot" will be located close to the main office area. Parents can pull right up to the school to use the Wi-Fi signal.

Please know that this network is monitored by the county and state for misuse. Also, this particular network will only be available from 8AM to 8PM daily.

Please remember to practice safe social distancing practices by remaining in your vehicles.

We hope that this "Hot Spot" will be convenient for your use in communication purposes.

To All, 

  • All Schools are now closed statewide until at least April 20th.

  • On Monday, March 30th - from 10:00 until 12:00 - BES, PCM/HS & NFES will be providing five days' worth of meals - we hope to continue this each Monday.

  • Friday, March 27th (Today), we hope to mail out our first round of long-term instructional packets to our students. Some teachers are also emailing out additional support & instructional information (especially at high school level). Information will be provided in the packets on how to return the materials.

  • We have directed bi-weekly contact to all of our student's families. 

  • We have provided our staff with a list of all student e-mail addresses.

We are also working on setting up public Wi-Fi hot spots at our schools during this time of crisis. This will be done in a way to exclude outside access to our servers. This will allow parents particularly in the Brandywine & Circleville areas additional internet access.

There are still many things to work out, be we are making gains daily. 

Since our buses are no longer making runs to drop off food, the next set of packets will come to each student by mail.

Please read the instructional letter attached to each packet carefully.  In the event that your first packet had more than 1 week of work with it, please complete that first of all.  It is possible that your teacher directly has contacted you recently with more specific packet information based on a course you are taking.  Follow those instructions as well. If not, please work on the student choice charts as directed from the mailing.

Any completed packets can be dropped off at food service sites on Monday or they can be kept and turned in when school resumes.  Any questions for teachers should be directed to Livegrades or email.

Our county website continues to be updated with resources for your viewing.  The packets will be available there also under the student care corner.

Meal distribution will be on Monday, March 30th and will include five days' worth of breakfasts and lunches. You can pick up meals at any of the three sites including Pendleton County Middle High School, Brandywine Elementary School, and North Fork Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We would like to remind you to please bring a box or bags as five breakfasts and five lunches for each student will be provided.

While you can drop off completed instructional packets at one of these three schools when picking up meals, you can also wait to turn in packets when students return to school. You do not have to turn in any completed packets at this time.

We will be adjusting our food distribution in order to do all that we can to keep our entire community healthy. Food will be available for pick-up for all students and siblings 18 and under at three sites in the county.  This Wednesday, March 25th three sites will be open including Pendleton County Middle/High School, Brandywine Elementary School, and North Fork Elementary School.  Three days of breakfasts and three days of lunches for each child can be picked up at any of these three locations this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Please bring boxes, bags, or some way to carry the meals.  The three schools will only be open during the time of food distribution.

At this time, we will not be distributing new instructional packets; please complete the packets already provided.  Completed packets can be dropped off at any of the three schools when open for food distribution or turned in when school resumes. 

Additional information and updates for instruction, assignments, and food pick-up will be provided at a later time.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Nicole Hevener at nhevener@k12.wv.us or call 304-358-2207, ex. 122.

Great appreciation cannot be expressed well enough to our employees and volunteers that have served the students and community. 

Please continue to be well and help one another. 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted various schools & communities with its outbreak. Pendleton County Schools is working diligently with many organizations to provide students & parents with helpful resources to practice distance/home learning. 

 
 

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How to Keep Kids Safe While Out of School

Helpful reminders for practicing caution

while out of school.Parents/Guardians,

gently remind your children the following:

  1. Don't answer the door unless you have told them to expect someone.

  2. Keep doors & windows locked, with garage doors down.

  3. Do NOT post their address/phone number or meet new "friends" online.

  4. Remember to turn off the stove & other appliances after each use.

  5. Turn on "Location Services" on their phone when away from the house while you are at work.

  6. Post on the refridgerator or save in their mobile device a neighbor's number who is usually home during the day.

  7. First sign of suspicious activity, call 911. Then call you. 

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting 

WVDE is partnering with WV Public Broadcasting to provide content for two 30-minute segments per week that will cover all developmental levels. Check out the links below to see the content for the first segment & promotional video. 

 

WVPB is also adjusting their schedule on the WV Channel to provide a Learn at Home schedule from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM each weekday. These programs are appropriate for 6-12 grade students.  

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is working closely with the Office of Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and other state agencies and organizations to ensure counties and schools have the latest information regarding Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19).

 

Pendleton County Schools

PO Box 888 | 58 Walnut Street 

Franklin, WV 26807

Phone: (304)358-2207

FAX: (304) 358-2936

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