Mingo County Schools releases the following update regarding senior class and graduation activities for Mingo Central and Tug Valley High Schools.
Two summer dates have been set for each high school’s graduation ceremony. These dates are as follows:
If social distancing and crowd size guidelines prohibit a ceremony to which students and families may attend, the ceremony will be moved to the second set of dates:
If the July dates are used, an in-person graduation SHALL BE HELD to the extent allowed by the guidelines in effect at that time, even if the event has to be configured to have groups of students and families rotating through the ceremony to stay within the mandated gathering size.
The cap and gown photo/video session for each school will be held the week of May 26-29. Students will be filmed and photographed walking across a decorated stage. The photos and videos will be used for a television broadcast celebrating the graduates, to be aired later in the summer on Fox 11/ WCHS TV, following the in-person graduation ceremonies, whether held in June or July. EACH GRADUATE WILL BE PERMITTED FOUR FAMILY GUESTS at the cap and gown photo/ video session. All participants are expected to follow the social distancing measures made at each school location. Graduates, at this time, will also pick up a packet containing any awards and shall return school books, computers, and other school property.
A special program will be presented on a web-based platform, showing a picture of each senior and a listing of awards or scholarships they received.
All Mingo County Schools' students will be receiving a food benefit by mid-June to offset the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) card will be mailed to families of our students to help cover food costs during the summer. The card will be pre-loaded with $313 per student in the household and will be mailed to the student's address on file at your child’s/children’s school(s). This card can be used at any location SNAP EBT cards are accepted.
It is CRITICAL to make certain that you provide any new address information for your child in order to receive the P-EBT card. You can do so by completing the form provided on this link. You must be the custodial parent/guardian to submit an update form. If you have more than four students in your household, you may complete and submit a second form for any additional students. All submissions must be made by May 15, 2020. Click this link to update your student/family contact information.
Please note: Families who currently receive SNAP benefits will have the $313 per student automatically added to their SNAP EBT cards.
The B.O.E. meeting for Tuesday, May 19, 2020 will begin at 5 p.m. The meeting will be audiostreamed. Access audio by clicking the link below. You will be taken to the media page for the meeting.
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.
New Senior Activity and Grad Information