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Posted on: March 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Superintendent's Update for April 6-11

Message for Superintendent Pancione:I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to our students, parents, teachers, and service personnel staff for the amazing work and cooperation that has occurred over the past several weeks.  We are living in unprecedented times and have successfully transitioned to new and inventive ways to educate and feed our students.  We have tackled problems such as the Internet, preparing and delivering multi-day meals, and distributing instructional materials. Working together, we have achieved and overcome each challenge placed before us.  

Contrary to rumors, please be assured your child will not have to repeat their current grade due to this pandemic, and students do not have to make up the missed days.  We will continue to provide instructional opportunities to all our students through technology and/or make the instructional packets available to students.  I encourage students to do their best and do not worry if you face work that may be difficult.   Please continue to communicate with your teachers.   They are available to answer questions and check on your well-being.  Meeting the educational and nutritional needs of our students remains our priority.

Meal delivery for the week of April 6 will occur on Monday, April 6th.   However, we remain in a constant fluid situation and must adjust deliveries as the meals are delivered to our county.  Our schedule will be:  buses will begin delivering meals at 11:00 am. Meals will be available at our drive-thru/pick up sites at Romney Elementary, Augusta Elementary, and Capon Bridge Elementary between the hours of 12-1 pm.  Parents wishing to begin participation should contact the transportation department at 304-496-1501 on Monday morning, April 6, between the hours of 8:00 - 10:00 to make arrangements for delivery.   We have increased our order for meals this week.  Parents desiring to access the pick-up sites do not have to make contact but just arrive at your school site of choice.    


We will not be serving meals during our scheduled Spring Break the week of April 13 but will resume deliveries the week of April 20th.   School employees have been working hard, and Spring Break will provide an opportunity for them to spend time with their families, rest, and stay at home and be safe.  The Board of Education Central Office will be closed.  

Parents, please remind your children they are missed and loved as demonstrated through the many contacts, videos being shared by school staff, and our continued messaging.  I leave our students with the following quote: “You are stronger than you know.  More capable than you ever dreamed.  And loved more than you could possibly imagine.”


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