The 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 and the promotional video. Please share this information with the appropriate personnel in your county to get the word out to our educators and families.
Math tools in Office 365
Teams in the Classroom
Creating and Grading Assignments in Microsoft Class Teams
Upcoming training sessions from WVDE Technology Trainer Mark Moore - classes are open to anyone with an email address.
Monday, March 30, 2020
9:00 a.m. - Microsoft Class Notebook
1:00 p.m. - Microsoft Class Notebook
3:00 p.m. - Microsoft Class Notebook
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:00 a.m. - Microsoft Class Teams
11:00 a.m. - Microsoft Class Teams
1:00 p.m. - Microsoft Class Teams
3:00 p.m. - Microsoft Class Teams
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. - Introduction to Microsoft Teams
11:00 a.m. - Introduction to Microsoft Teams
1:00 p.m. - Introduction to Microsoft Teams
3:00 p.m. - Introduction to Microsoft Teams
Thursday, April 2, 2020
9:00 a.m. - Microsoft Planner
11:00 a.m. - Microsoft Planner
1:00 p.m. - Microsoft Planner
3:00 p.m. - Microsoft Planner
Friday, April 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. - Immersive Reader
11:00 a.m. - Immersive Reader
1:00 p.m. - Immersive Reader
3:00 p.m. - Immersive Reader
Suddenlink is offering Altice Advantage Internet free for 60 days, where available, to any household in our service area that has a student from K-12 and/or college. This special Suddenlink service is for students who are displaced due to school closures and who don’t have Internet access at home. After your first 60 free days of Internet service expires, those affected can either cancel the service, or keep it as a regular paying Altice Advantage Internet customer at the low rate of only $14.99 per month, with no annual contract.
Call 888.633.0030 to sign up.
To learn more visit AlticeAdvantageInternet.com
Spectrum Cable is looking to help students continue their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak.
On the morning of Monday, March 16, 2020, Spectrum posted the promotion on their Facebook page advising their students about some options to take advantage of.
While many schools across the nation remain closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, numerous cable companies have been providing internet access to those in need.
Whether you are a college student trying to do your work from home or a family unable to afford another bill, Spectrum will be offering special discounts to households affected by the virus.
Spectrum will offer two free months of internet and WiFi services to new customers in households with a Pre-K to 12 grade student or college student who needs it for school.
The discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet service and the company will waive all installation and pre-payment fees.
For more information on the promotion, you can contact Spectrum at 1(888) 692-8635.
The health crisis created by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes (COVID-19) have had effects throughout America and the world that are unprecedented in our lifetimes. The impacts have extended to all facets of society, including public education and student transportation. The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) has developed this Information Report to help answer questions that student transportation professionals have either asked or that we are anticipating. The report is in a frequently asked questions (FAQs) format. It is not intended to be all inclusive; we welcome additional questions and comments. We will update the report as we gain more useful information. It is a living document.
School bus transportation professionals have done an excellent, unparalleled job in providing safe transportation to America’s school students. Few of us are authorities on public health matters, however. The information herein is drawn from a variety of sources, including state directors, recent news reports of state and local school district practices, guidance and information published by other associations, and federal or state agencies. It should not be construed as recommendations or best practices, but it may prove useful as states, LEAs (local education agencies), charter schools, and contractors work to make their best, informed decisions about the many unforeseen matters the crisis has raised for student transporters.
We are attempting to provide resources to assist student transporters with their specific, unique tasks during this challenging time, but without duplicating the many excellent sources of public health information that are available. The report does not repeat how persons should wash their hands, for instance, but the Resources and Links list on the last page contains some overall sources of information on the pandemic. Our best defense is to stay informed, so we recommend that our members and others continue to monitor this wealth of public information.
3. Child Nutrition
5. Curriculum and Instruction
Assignments and Instruction
*Climate Control Day Packets:
7. Special Services Department
9. Miscellaneous Notes:
10. Cancelled Events
11. Title I, Part A, Title I Part D, Title III
Marion County Schools will offer two meal delivery methods to serve our children for the remainder of the week.
Option A- Meals can be picked up from your child’s school from your child’s school from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Option B- The delivery of meals will be delivered by our school bus drivers starting tomorrow Thursday, March19th between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. at your child’s designated bus stop.
Next week – Meal delivery will start next week on Monday and Wednesday morning by our school bus drivers between 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Recipients: All students and staff
Friday March 20th is in the school calendar as a Professional Learning Day. With this in mind and due to schools still being closed, students are asked to complete Climate Control Day Packet Number five for March 23 and 24. Each school has set up their specific lines of communication that will be utilized during the closure. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school for assistance through these specific lines of communication.
Superintendent Recommendations for Procedures and Operations
We have some priorities to complete tasks on a daily basis to keep instruction flowing and meals delivered. Communication with students and families is key to keep this happening in as normal a fashion as possible. Some tasks can be completed in different ways and from different locations. Keeping all of this in mind and to keep in mind everyone’s safety, we need to work together with flexibility and to honor our obligations to students.
We should be able to meet our obligations with flex schedules aligned and unique to each job description. This will be achievable utilizing technology from different locations to ensure student access, communications for all that is necessary and administrative oversight. Staff willing to initiate and complete task lists will not be held to a full workday on location. Any tasks that may be completed remotely is allowed and encouraged. We have asked for volunteers to complete the priorities from whatever location and in whatever flex schedule they can. When tasks are completed, schedules can be shortened. Those cooperating to volunteer to come in on site because certain tasks can’t be completed off site are appreciated and may leave when tasks are completed.
Cooks Task List
Marion County Schools will post relevant news, updates, and guidance for parents, students, teachers, and staff on this page to keep you informed.