Re-Entry Questions You May Have
Please refer to the Wood County Schools Re-Entry Plan located on the
Wood County Schools web page for detailed information.
How are students having lunch? Lunch for K-5 will be served in the cafeteria and gym. With the curtain open, the gym serves as an extension for the cafeteria. This allows for each child to eat lunch at a student desk and maintain social distancing. Preschool students will be served lunch in their classrooms.
Can students still purchase milk for their cold lunch? Yes, chocolate and white milk will be available for purchase for 30 cents. Please send exact change if possible.
What if my child needs to be picked up early for an appointment? Please make every effort to schedule appointments during a time when students are not attending school in person. In the event that your child must be picked up early, please send a note to school stating the date and time in which your child will need picked up. The teacher will have your child packed and in the office ready at the time you requested. Please come to the front doors on Lubeck Road and use the buzzer to inform the office that you are here to pick up your student. At that time, your child will be escorted to the door to be signed out. Parents/Guardians will not be permitted inside the building to pick-up students.
Are visitors permitted for lunch or for read-aloud? Not at this time. Non-essential visitors to any Wood County School building are limited. In addition, all visitors must be assessed by the school nurse, or designated employee who has been trained by the nurse, prior to entering the building. Time designated to screening non-essential visitors would take away from resources for our students.
What if I need to meet with a member of school staff? Under the current guidance, the majority of our meetings are being held via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or over the phone. While we would prefer to be able to meet face to face, we understand that this is an accommodation that we must make at this time. If a face to face meeting is necessary, those must be scheduled ahead of time so that school personnel may establish proper meeting space and entry assessments can be conducted prior to visitors entering the building. Your child’s teacher will work to keep lines of communication open as they are your first contact for classroom specific questions or concerns.
Will my child be in a mask/face covering all day? Per the Wood County School Re-Entry Guidance, a “face covering/mask/shield is required to be properly worn by all employees, and by all students in grades PreK-12 when (6) feet physical distance is not possible.” However, it is also expected that students and staff have “mask breaks” throughout the day. These breaks will occur during times when students and staff are in a space where they are able to maintain social distance. Face coverings will always be worn in common areas such as the gym, hallways, restrooms, and on the bus. Unless written documentation from a licensed physician has been provided to the school administrator, all students and staff must follow these guidelines.
What if my child forgets their face covering? Wood County Schools has provided each student and employee with (2) two masks. Face coverings from home may also be used. If a student forgets their face covering at home, they will be provided with a disposable mask. If a mask becomes soiled or damaged during the day, a disposable mask will be provided.
Will kids have recess? Yes, students will have 30 minutes of recess daily. The playground is not open, however, the walking track, field, and basketball court will be open. Staff will assist with enforcing physical distance guidelines and sanitizing equipment as necessary after or between use.
What is the best way for me to keep up on Wood County Schools and Lubeck Elementary information? In addition to the Lubeck Elementary School Facebook page, please take advantage of the communication methods listed below. These resources allow you to have the most up to date information at your fingertips.
A Few Extra Notes:
*All school campuses have a guest internet network available from 8:00am-7:00pm.
*If your child rides a bus, please take a look at the bus routes so that you can determine which bus your child should ride to and/or from school. That will help them feel confident on the first day of school because they know how they are getting home. This is a great year to consider riding the bus to or from school. Due to modifications in dismissal, some bus students who live in close proximity to the school may arrive home on the bus faster than if they were to be picked up at school. For safety purposes, no pick-up students will be dismissed until buses have departed.
*For the safety of our students, WV State Policy 4336 states that Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students MUST have an adult escort them to their school bus stop in the morning and meet them at their bus stop in the afternoon when returning from school. If a designated adult is not present at the bus stop to receive a child, the child will be returned to the school at the conclusion of that bus run so that they can be picked up by a parent.
*The front entrance of the school (on Lubeck Road) is the only entrance that may be used by visitors requesting entry to the building or who are checking students in or out of school.
*Please make sure to notify the school of any address or phone changes as the year progresses. In the event that your child would be ill, we need to be able to reach a parent/guardian quickly.
*Assess student health each morning before school. Persons who have a fever and/or cough are not permitted to enter school buildings. This is a HUGE preventative measure! Please see page 22 of the Wood County Schools RE-Entry Plan for specifics.
*Feel free to communicate with your child’s teacher. Don’t forget, all teachers will be instructing face to face classes Monday-Thursday, so they may not be able to reply to messages immediately. Each teacher will communicate Friday “Virtual Office Hours” with you as they will have 2 hours reserved for Q&A as well as instructional support. Times will vary based on the classroom preferences.
*Throughout the first couple weeks of school, teachers will be teaching students how to navigate Schoology. We know that this is new for them as well and there will be a learning curve for everyone. Schoology lessons will look different based on the grade level.
Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education. This year may look different, but students remain our priority. Thank you for being flexible, patient, and understanding as we work through these challenges together!