Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice has extended the school closure until Monday, April 20, 2020. During this continued closure period, we will continue to prioritize our child nutrition efforts for students and shift our focus to providing student engagement opportunities if school is extended beyond this date.
I would like to take the time to update students and parents regarding our current instruction effort. Snow/Instructional packet days 3, 4, were assigned last week and day 5 should be completed by this week. Our teachers and schools are working to ensure the distribution of new material as we move into the extended period. Teachers have been using the various platforms to communicate their expectations and assignments to students as we want learning to continue.
The new instructional packets (assignments) which are online will carry students up to our Easter break (April 9th). However, students who reported they did not have access to Internet need to be able to receive instructional materials. Therefore, I have directed principals to designate a date at their schools for a “drive thru” pickup packet opportunity. This will be for all elementary schools, as well as the middle and high school students who are not using Live Grades, Microsoft Teams, to receive instruction. This will occur today, Thursday (March 26th) or Monday (March 30th). Please visit our county website for the time and dates for your child’s school. Individual schools have and will be using school messenger to inform parents of their pick up date and times.
Teachers will continue to make contact with students on a weekly basis.
At this time, students are being told to keep their completed work until further notice. Although the state has advised counties not to expect work to be returned to teachers to be graded, we feel the efforts of our students should not go unrewarded. Our goal will be to maintain engagement with our students and assist in keeping their skills sharp.
I know our students and parents have many questions surrounding our future and the uncertainties associated with this virus. We will strive to keep you informed at the school and county level.
I am very proud of our staff and students during this unusual period. I want our students to hear the words, they are missed and loved by not only their personal and school family, but all of Hampshire County. We look forward to the day when are reunited in school.
Augusta Elementary – Monday 3/30, 12-2 and 4-6
Slanesville Elementary – Thursday 3/26, 10-12
Capon Bridge Elementary – Friday 3/27, 7-11
Springfield Green Spring Elementary – Packet distribution completed
John J. Cornwell – Thursday 3/26, 10-12
Romney Elementary – Thursday 3/26, 9-11 and 1-3
Romney Middle – Monday 3/30, 9-11
Capon Bridge Middle – Thursday and Friday 3/26-27, 9-1
Hampshire High School – Monday 3/30, 12-2