INTRODUCTION: The Superintendent and Central Office Staff would like to extend a HUGE pat on the back to all of our employees, parents and community members for their part in keeping the school system in service to our students. The abrupt transition to remote learning has not been easy for anyone. We are all learners trying to find our way to encourage each other to get through this emergency. As hard as it is to continue social distancing over an extended period of time, we must all persevere to keep each other safe. Be well, stay safe.
As recommended by the West Virginia Department of Education, the information in this document has been carefully reviewed by the Superintendent and staff. The information in this document provided a firm framework. Specific guidance and considerations are inserted within a text box to customize our local remote learning plan. Marion County Schools supports and appreciates the guidance afforded within this document to support our schools in implementing continuous learning in the face of the COVID-19 mandatory suspension of in-person instruction.
Starting April 6, 2020 the delivery and collection of paper instructional packets were suspended until further notice. This is due to WVDE guidance received on March 31 and April 1.
People are encouraged to stay out of the buildings and work remotely as possible. The next two weeks are supposed to be the critical time, therefore we are trying to limit access to buildings and practice social distancing.
Community members and students – All facilities are closed in an effort to support the Governor’s Stay At Home Executive Order.
Principals – Check buildings every other day and report back to Mr. Farley. Check facilities and freezers every other day. Remember that temperatures are to be recorded on the sheets for both freezers and refrigerators every 72 hours. In case of emergency, contact Terri Atha or Marlena Efaw. Communication is to continue to maintain the essentials. Administrators should contact Central Office Administrators for any emergencies as they occur.
Teachers – Work remotely from home to maintain the continuity of instruction. Student contact needs to be at least once a week. Be mindful there could be several staff members making contact. All are encouraged to collaborate to minimize student contact.
Staff Volunteers – Volunteerism at this time is greatly appreciated to maintain the essentials such as providing and distributing student meals, staffing offices, sanitizing, mowing grass, and emergency repairs and maintenance as needed.
Central Office Staff – Will be in and out of the building for essentials to maintain meal distribution, payroll, and communications. The preferred method of contact will be e-mail.
Reminder Spring Break will be observed Friday, April 10th – Sunday, April 19th, there will be no instruction or meal delivery during this time. Thursday, April 9th is a professional learning day and employees are encouraged to do their own professional learning and conduct Faculty Senate meetings through Microsoft Teams.
Download complete Framework for the COVID-19 Emergency
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