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Upshur Schools provide schools reopening info

The following is a press release from Upshur County Schools:

“As we prepare to educate our students in a safe, secure and efficient learning environment, we will return using a blended model and dismiss school at 2:00 PM each day. This will provide our faculty and staff necessary time to clean, have a duty-free lunch, communicate with families and assist their students with virtual learning assignments.

“We are very excited to see our students as we approach re-entry day on Sept. 8.

“Keep in mind that in order to keep students in school we must follow safety protocols. Also, we want to provide our families with some updates as to what to expect during the first week of school.

The first week will be used as a ‘welcome back and transition’ period. Our students have been away from us since March, so we want to provide time for teachers and students to reconnect. During this time, staff will instruct our students on physical/social distancing, introduce procedures and safety protocols and other preventative measures, as well as training our students on their new Apple one-to-one devices, use of Schoology platform and Google Classroom.

“For our students who will be attending in face-to-face, onsite instruction, the first week will look like this:

“Tuesday, Sept. 8: All students from Group A (last names begin with A-L)

PreK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

6th Grade

9th Grade

“Wednesday, Sept. 9: All students from Group B (last names begin with M-Z)

PreK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

6th Grade

9th Grade

“Thursday, Sept. 10: All students from Group A (last names begin with A-L)

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

“Friday, Sept. 11: All students from Group B (last names begin with M-Z)

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

“Following Week (Sept. 14-18).

“School will begin with Group A attending school face to face on Monday and Thursday. Group B will attend face to face on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday will be remote learning for all students. When students are not in school face to face, they will be learning remotely. Students enrolled in “full time remote learning” will be learning remotely all five days. The re-entry plan can be found at www.upshurschools.com

“We recognize that families may need to request for their children to attend with the other group, and this form gives them a chance to make those requests. You may request to attend with a different group. Families should complete the form on the Upshur County Schools website www.upshurschools.com using this link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNaiVB0sRjsRVMrSMc63rJYVBUQ1lWVUNTSTgzU1dKMTZIQjBFNDIzTjlUTy4u

“Child Nutrition:

Wednesday, Sept. 2: Curb Side Food Pick Up- Families will receive a 5-day box; pick up at the school closest to your home.

Wednesday, Sept. 9: Curb Side Food Pick Up- Families will receive a 5-day box; pick up at the school closest to your home.

“Buses:

School Bus routes will be posted on www.upshurschools.com and our Upshur County Schools West Virginia Facebook page and in local media.

“Full Time Remote Learning/Virtual Schools:

“Please contact Jenny Drake at 304-472-5480 ext. 2026 regarding any questions or concerns related to full time remote/virtual learning.

“Dr. Sara Lewis-Stankus states, ‘The theme for this year is “This is the Year!” This is our year to inspire, to plant the seeds of hope, to encourage, to provide an outstanding education to the children of Upshur County. This is our year, to show the world the positive impact that one caring adult can have in a child’s life. Our Upshur County community understands there is nothing more important than educating and caring for our children. And our children need us now more than ever! Welcome back to a new school year, we look forward to seeing you soon.'”

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