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.
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).
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• 12-31-20 SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE •
Many of you watched Governor Justice’s press conference yesterday. Here are the important key points that relate to the school system:
We will continue with remote learning until January 19.
Regardless of the map color, elementary and middle school students (PK-8th) will return to school on January 19.
Grades 9-12 will return beginning January 19 if we are orange but will not return if we are red.
Within the next 2-3 weeks, any employee over 50 will be able to get the vaccine. Individuals under 50 will be able to get vaccinated immediately following the over 50 group.
Winter sports are delayed until March 1. Practice will begin after this date. The governor says he doesn’t know what the impact will be on Spring sports. He is leaving that up to the WVSSAC to figure out the details. We should know more soon.
The metric map will no longer be posted each Saturday online.
Pre-K through 2nd grade students do not need to wear masks, however, all staff (PK – 12) and students in grades 3-12 will be required to wear masks at all times upon return.
Staff cannot congregate; this includes eating lunch together or team planning in person.
Virtual is still an option for those that do not want to return. We will open the virtual school application-soon - for those students wishing to use this option for second semester. We will also allow students to return to in-person if they would like.
COVID leave has not been extended beyond December 31 of 2020. Anyone that has COVID will need to use their personal leave OR non-work in the case of 240 day employees when students are not in the building. Secretaries need to contact J.P. or Vicki with questions.
For January 4-15 we will follow our remote learning plan.
Staff will report on January 4 - unless there is a school messenger directing otherwise.
I hope all have a safe and Happy New Year!
Sincerely - Charles
• 1-14-21 UPDATE ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL •
Download the following message from the Superintendent to learn about the Blended Learning Model & our plans for returning to school.
• 12-20-20 CHROMEBOOK & MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE •
Download the following message for an update on Chromebook & meal distribution for the week. Chromebooks and meals can be picked up at respective schools on Tuesday & Wednesday.
• 3-1-21 SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE •
The West Virginia Board of Education voted last week for counties to return to 5 full days of instruction.This includes the High School unless we are Red on the Daily DHHR map - then we would be out the following day. This begins Monday, March 1st.
• 3-17-21 STAFF MASK GUIDANCE UPDATE •
Please download the following memo regarding mask guidance for Pendleton County Schools Staff.