April 9, 2020
The WVDE task force, which included representation from Mingo County, has released several COVID-19 -Closure guidance pieces regarding distance learning, grading, credit recovery, and much more. One part of the guidance recommends that a student’s final grade not be diminished by submissions, non-submissions, and/or performance of/on NTI assignments. The completed and graded NTI work can, however, enhance a student’s final grade. The consensus among the Districts was the final 3rd nine-weeks grade would be the minimum grade a student could receive for the 4th nine-weeks or for the 2nd semester.
Mingo County will follow these guidelines in determining grades during the COVID-19 closure:
There could be several possible reasons students may not submit, or even be able to submit NTI assignments during the COVID-19 closure. Those students will be given through the end of the third full week of our return to school, whether this year or next, to submit assignments. If students don’t return until the new school year, the assigning teachers will grade the work and recalculate the previous final grade and submit to the office for a grade change on WVEIS.
Weekly food distribution for students will continue each Wednesday from 12-1pm. Five-day meal packages will be available for curbside pick-up at the following schools:
Pick-up will be curb side. For the safety of all, no one will be permitted to exit any vehicle on school property. Volunteers will go to each vehicle and ask for the total number of students to be served. Meals will be passed through the vehicle's window. We appreciate your compliance with safety measures and thank you for your patience.
The District will monitor the availability of employees and other resources and may adjust service methods and schedules as appropriate. Staff volunteers are welcome in small numbers to comply with safety recommendations from local, state and federal health agencies. Principals will coordinate volunteer staff.
IMPORTANT MEAL SERVICES, NTI and EMPLOYEE INFORMATION UPDATES IN THIS BULLETIN
This bulletin is the latest information regarding the school closure in Mingo County as part of the statewide closure issued by Governor Justice on Friday, March 13, 2020 and reflects the latest recommendations from Federal and state government. This update has been prepared with guidance from the West Virginia Department of Education, the Office of the Governor and with guidelines of the CDC and the President’s Task Force. These are extraordinary days, causing concern and uncertainty among all our District employees and our students and families. We must work to protect the safety and well-being of all. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work together to provide learning and support during this time. Also, please remember to practice the recommended precautions of social distancing and hygiene measures and use keen judgement to protect against contracting or spreading any illness.