Marshall County Schools will operate on a hybrid schedule when schools in the district reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Students will begin the new school year at Level 3, as long as Marshall County remains green or yellow on the governor’s colored-coded map. This means all kids will report for in-person instruction two days per week and also participate in distance learning three days, based on the first letter of the child’s last name.
On Monday and Tuesday kids with last names beginning with A-K attend school in person while all other students participate through distance learning. Thursday and Friday will include students whose last names begin with L-Z physically in school buildings while all other kids receive their lessons via distance learning. Wednesday is a distance learning day for everyone enrolled in Marshall County Schools. If children live at the same address, but have different last names, the parent should contact the child’s school principal to request all family members attend school on the same days in Level 3.
In-person learning will follow a regular class schedule, which will vary from school to school. Distance learning will be conducted on the Microsoft Office 365 platform and students will use an iPad provided by Marshall County Schools to complete assignments.
The county will follow the governor’s order and Marshall County Health Department guidelines as it pertains to personal protective equipment (PPE). Students will be required to wear a face mask or shield when physical distancing isn’t possible. Maintenance and custodial staff will do a thorough disinfecting of high touch, high traffic areas throughout the day and buses will be cleaned between routes. While running on a Level 3, every Wednesday will be used for deep cleaning in each school building.
School officials will continue to work closely with the health professionals at the Marshall County Health Department to decide when it’s safe to move to a different level of operation. Levels are determined in conjunction with the local health department, the West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.
The plan is to remain operating under Level 3 until Friday, October 2, 2020; however, levels can change at any time per health department and governor recommendations. An announcement about the next phase of operation will be made on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take a free COVID-19 test this Friday, August 21, 2020 from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm at John Marshall High School. The Marshall County Health Department and Marshall County Emergency Management are hosting this event. More details about the test can be found on the health department’s website at marshallcountyhealthdepartment.com.
Questions about the upcoming school year should be directed to your child’s principal via email or phone call. A printable copy of the Re-Entry Chart is available below.