In-person graduation ceremonies for West Virginia schools are permitted starting June 22, 2020, in outdoor venues only.
All of the Graduation Ceremonies in Marion County will be live-streamed on each high school’s Facebook page.
Given that at this time there is no way to mitigate all the risks involved in attending public events, people must make their own decisions on whether or not to attend large capacity activities given their own or their family’s health vulnerabilities.
Outdoor events must be structured to allow for appropriate social distancing and other safety measures to be in place.
Safety Precautions that everyone is expected to follow:
Please self-monitor with the following questions prior to attending any graduation ceremony.
If you have had any of these symptoms in the 24 hours prior to the event or are feeling ill at the time of the event, you must stay home.
Please help us keep everyone safe by self-monitoring your own symptoms and following the safety precautions.
It pulls at your heart not to let more people attend, but having the event at all is of concern for the spread of the coronavirus. We hope our community understands the dilemma of taking the chance to hold a large capacity event. Decisions are not easy in these times. The larger the crowd, the higher the risk factors. The smaller the crowd, the lower the risk factors. Making a choice for the safety of our students and community should be viewed as the right choice. We value everyone’s understanding.
Marion County Schools is proud to present the Class of 2020 in a streamed graduation video that can be viewed at the following links on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.:
North Marion High School: https://www.facebook.com/nmhshuskies
East Fairmont High School: https://www.facebook.com/efhsbees/
Fairmont Senior High School: https://www.facebook.com/FSHSBears/
The videos will also be available on-demand on each school's Facebook page after the virtual graduation airs at 7:00 P.M. May 22, 2020.
Look for Senior Signs honoring our graduates this weekend on the campuses of Fairmont Senior High and North Marion High Schools! Signs for East Fairmont High will be on the Gateway Connector. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
Due to health mandates aligned with COVID-19, it is not advisable to hold Pre-K registration, since it would be a gathering of a large group of our youngest population.
We are asking that you simply return your completed packet to the Marion County Board of Education located at 1516 Mary Lou Retton Drive Fairmont.
Parents will use a drive-thru drop off system that is observing social distancing guidelines on June 8th, 10th, and 12th from the hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
You can drop your child's packet off in the black lock box located under the canopy by the doors of the Field House.
Please ensure all of your documentation is secured in an envelope or stapled together.
Due to medical offices being closed, if you do not have a current immunization record, well health check, or dental form completed you may turn these in at a later date to the school.
Forms may be found online at https://www.marionboe.com/pre-kindergarten.html
Marion County Pre-K Registration scheduled for April 21st and 22nd has been postponed. Due to health mandates aligned with COVID-19, gatherings of large groups is discouraged to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, however we want to do everything we can to help everyone remain safe and healthy.
Thank you for your support and patience during this time. Further information regarding Pre-K Registration will be forthcoming.
Marion County Schools will post relevant news, updates, and guidance for parents, students, teachers, and staff on this page to keep you informed.