The Bureau for Behavioral for Behavioral Health (BBH) has funded a new Children’s Crisis and Referral Line to interrupt behavioral health crises and connect families and youths with behavioral health services in their communities.
Families and youths can call, text, or chat the Children’s Crisis and Referral Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 844HELP4WV or 844-435-7498.
The Children’s Crisis and Referral Line is an added service of the HELP4WV substance use and mental health support line operated by First Choices Services.
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This January we will be having our annual *FREE* Refill the Backpack event!
This is to help your child get through the rest of the school year. This will be open to ALL Marion County students beginning K to 12th grade. The only guideline is that the student attends Marion County schools.
The giveaway will be held on Monday, January 18th, 2021. Please watch out Facebook page for final details. (https://www.facebook.com/MCSSBSS)
**We will be registering by paper ballot this year. NO ONLINE SIGN UPS.**
Please help us help you by pre-registering your child(ren) by returning the bottom section of the attached form in the mail to us by January 14th, 2021 (postmarked by January 3rd).
Please, one form per family. Thank you.
Need help with Marion County technology programs, like clever or google classroom? Sally Morgan, C&I coordinator, will be available to help you on Tuesdays in October from 4:00 to 6:00. Please call 304-367-2100 extension 128.
If you need help with Office 365, gsuites or basic computer issues Tara Stanley please call 304-367-2100 extension 139.
Due to the coronavirus, many households have suffered a loss of income or some other financial hardship. Marion County Schools are able to provide all students with free meals through December 2020. This helps our schools expand nutritious meals to your household at no charge to you.
Other federal relief benefits, however, might become available and could be related to the free/reduced-price school meal status of your child.
We invite you to complete a standard application for school meal benefits if you have not already done so for this school year, and if you believe your child may now qualify for free or reduced price meals if this were a regular school year.
This is out of anticipation of other federal relief benefits that might become available in the future that could be related to the free or reduced-price meal status of each student.
Completing this application will not impact or change your child’s ability to access free school meals through December.
To complete a school meal benefit application, please visit www.schoolcafe.com or contact our county child nutrition office at 304-367-2106.
Parents, teachers, school administrators who may need assistance with technology are encouraged to contact the following individuals for the programs in which they oversee.
Mrs. Tara Stanley - 1.304.367.2103
Mrs. Sally Morgan – 1.304.367.2100 ext. 128
Mrs. Gina DeLorenzo – 1.304.367.2100 ext. 127
Mrs. Kathy Jacquez – 1.304.2100 ext. 140
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) was introduced in H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as a solution that delivers nutrition assistance on an EBT card that can be used to purchase groceries for families with school children who qualify for free or reduced price school meals when school is out of session due to a pandemic. If your child already qualified for free or reduced-price meals, or your child attends a Community Eligible Provision (CEP) school where everyone eats at no cost, there is nothing you need to do. You will be notified when the program is implemented.
Who would qualify?
Families with children eligible for free or reduced price meals at schools that have closed due to a pandemic will receive PEBT benefits in the mail. Families will receive one card that is loaded with benefits for all eligible children in the household. If families are currently receiving SNAP benefits the PEBT benefits will be loaded onto their existing SNAP card. The amount loaded onto the card will be no less than the value of school lunch and breakfast, dependent on the amount of time their school will be closed and when free or reduced price benefits were established.
If your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school or county, they are eligible to receive P-EBT. The federal legislation was designed that any student that would have had access to free meals if not for COVID-19 closures, are supposed to receive access to this benefit.
Information provided by the West Virginia Department of Education.
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
The West Virginia Department of Education, WV Higher Education Policy Commission, and the Community & Technical College System of WV are hosting a:
Financial Aid Webinar
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting: https://wvcolleges.zoom.us/j/92164626464
Join Brian Weingart, Senior Director of Financial Aid to learn about accessing financial aid for college, including THE FAFSA, FEDERAL AND STATE AID, and RESOURCES for applying.
See more information about financial aid in our Counselor's Corner
ADOPT A SIGN IN THEIR HONOR
The Marion County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Marion County Board of Education, and All Three High Schools will honor our 2020 grads with special photo signs to be placed throughout each attendance area.
Approximate cost of each sign will be $15.00. If you would like to make a donation to honor these graduates, please send your check made out to MCCC to the following address.
110 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Arrangements can be made to pay by credit card by calling 304.363.0442 or emailing email@example.com.
Please note if the donation is for a specific graduate.
Special thanks to Superintendent Farley; high school principals; senior class advisors; and Nick Fantasia, chair of MCCC Governmental Affairs Committee.
Marion County Schools will post relevant news, updates, and guidance for parents, students, teachers, and staff on this page to keep you informed.