As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to take a moment to personally say ‘Thank You’ to all of Wood County Schools’ selfless and dedicated educators. This has been one of the most challenging school years in recent history. Our teachers have not only endured nearly impossible tasks but have risen to the challenge and have continued to place our students first. Our teachers and personnel have dedicated countless hours keeping students engaged, providing support and care to families, and giving our children a beacon of normalcy in an often turbulent and uncertain world. The work you do each day is more appreciated than you will ever know. Wood County Schools is blessed to have so many caring and dedicated teachers, and I want all of you to know: We see what you are doing and what you have done, and we are thankful you are here. Thank you for making a difference!
As the school year begins to come to an end and GSA testing begins next week, we need all iPad chargers returned to the school. Anybody that does not return a charger for their iPad will be invoiced. The cost of a charger is $25.00. Thank you!
Emerson Elementary School, Wood County (096-206). The online parent survey will be available from April 5 through May 21, 2021. You may complete the survey from any computer with an internet connection. You are asked to complete an online survey about school climate—the learning and teaching/working conditions—to help guide school improvement efforts. We value your feedback. The results of this survey will be used to make changes in your child's school to ensure a supportive environment for teaching and learning. Parent participation in the survey is very important. If you have questions about the survey or have problems completing the survey, please contact your child's school. When you log onto the survey you will see explanatory information about the survey and the important information below as to your rights as a survey participant: Your participation is voluntary. You may choose not to participate; not to answer any questions you do not want to answer; and you may stop participating at any time during the survey without penalty. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential. Access the Survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wvslesPA21 Enter this code to start the survey: P096206
Emerson Elementary Field Day Shirts are available now for pre-order. Please make sure you order the correct color shirt for your grade level. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1225948/Emerson_2021_Field_Day_Order_Form.pdf
Track practice will officially start next week. There will not be any practice tomorrow, April 23rd.
The track team will be posted on the front doors after school tomorrow, April 21st. Track practice is will be Thursday right after school until 4:30. At that time the team will get a schedule for practices and meets.
Due to great popularity, registration for Summer School Learning Opportunities has been extended through this Friday, April 23rd at noon! Learn more at https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/o/wcs/page/get-started-here
Don’t forget tryouts for track are Monday for girls and Tuesday for Boys. They will be held after school. You must have a permission form to tryout.
Do you have questions about the Pandemic WV P-EBT Card? Get started here... https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/o/wcs/page/pandemic-p-ebt-card-info
Please send a water bottle to school with your child. We have water bottle filling stations around the school.
Class picture forms will be sent out at a later date. They will be taken on Friday and then you will be given the opportunity to order them later.
Wood County Schools is excited to share the news about our Summer Learning Opportunities for 2021! Registration is now open through April 16th. Learn more and get registered today! https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/o/wcs/page/get-started-here
Emerson Elementary will be having their Spring Picture Day on Friday, April 9th. More information will be sent home this week. Check your child's folder for details.
Tomorrow, Friday, March 19, 2021 we will be having a hat day/pajama day to support the Wood County Society. Anybody wishing to participate needs to bring $1. The Wood County Society is an amazing organization in our community. We hope everybody will participate! :)
Hello everyone just a reminder that yearbooks are on sale now until March 28th! You can order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook use the code 57065B or you can send in the form that was sent home in your child's green communication folder.
Good evening. We wanted to let you know that we are opening the doors starting at 7:30 for student drop off. Students will come to the gym and wait to be dismissed to class. Please use the side parking lot, pull up to the steps to drop off your student. If your child needs assistance getting out of the car, please park in a parking spot and walk them to the steps. If you would like, you can utilize the safe sidewalk and let your student off at CA House. They can use the safe sidewalk path to walk to the steps and into the building. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these changes.
Here are a few announcements for the upcoming week. Spirit Week will take place this week. Monday: Crazy socks day. Tuesday: Team Wear Day (Support your favorite Sports Team) Wednesday: PJ/Comfy Day Thursday: Camo Day Friday: Emerson Spirit Day. Wear your green! For those needing their picture taken or in need of a retake, the photographer will be here on Monday, February 22 for pictures. Make sure your child comes with their iPad charged and a water bottle (that can be refilled using our bottle filling machines). Yearbook orders have started. There is a post on our Facebook page for you to order. Order forms were also sent home (or will be) if you wish to order that way. We look forward to having our first full week with all of our in person students. See you tomorrow!
Emerson's make up picture day will be moved to February 22nd in lieu of the weather that is currently taking place. It will no longer be tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Good afternoon Emerson families, Even though we didn't get to see your smiling faces today, we plan to enjoy the festivities of our spirit week Tuesday through Friday (weather permitting). We will move our class Valentine's Day parties to Friday, 2/19/21. Wear green for Emerson or red for Valentine's Day that day. Also, please remember that we have basketball tryouts. On the first day students are present in the building, boys will be right after school until 5:00 pm and girls will follow from 5:30-7:00 pm. We are hoping the weather improves because we are excited to see you! Stay safe and if you have any questions don't hesitate to call.
Good Afternoon! We are so excited to welcome ALL in person students back to the building Monday! We have a lot of things planned for our students. We are kicking things off with a Spirit Week. Monday: Wear Red for Valentines Day. Tuesday: Show your love for your Favorite Sports Teams Wednesday: PJ/Comfy Day Thursday: Camo Day Friday: Wear Green for Emerson We also have Picture retakes Tuesday. Valentine's Day Parties are Monday Yearbook Sales start this week. Remember to charge your iPad, and bring a water bottle! It is going to be an amazing First Week back with Everybody!
Good morning ! Just a friendly reminder that Emerson is having basketball tryouts on Monday, Feb. 15th for boys and girls in grades 3-5. The boys will be trying out after school until 5.:00 pm. The girls will tryout beginning at 5:30 until 7 pm. Please have transportation to and from tryouts, a water bottle, appropriate shoes, and a signed permission form (boys only). Masks need to be worn into the gym and when leaving. All tryouts are closed - only coaches and players allowed in the gym. Here’s to a great season!
Attention Parents of Virtual Students. We want to have your child's picture in our yearbook! Please call the school office at (304)420-9528 to schedule a time. We will be taking Virtual Student pictures this Wednesday, February 10th. This will be by appointment only, in order to follow Covid guidelines. We will have picture retakes February 16th for our in person students.
Good morning. Our internet connection is slowly coming back online. Most schools now have internet access. Once again, I am sorry for the inconvenience.
Good Morning. Wood County Schools' internet is currently down. Hopefully, the connection will be reestablished as soon as possible. We will send another communication when we are back online. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Good evening. All Wood County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, February 2, 2021. We will continue to evaluate road conditions throughout the night. Thank you.
Good evening. This is a reminder that students with last names A-K will report to school in-person on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. Students with last names L-Z will report on Tuesday and Thursday. Please stay safe and healthy. Have a wonderful evening.
Good evening. This is a reminder that students with last names L-Z will report to school in-person tomorrow, Friday, January 29. Please stay safe and healthy. Have a wonderful evening.
Good morning. All Wood County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for Thursday, January 28, 2021. We will continue to re-evaluate road conditions throughout the morning. Thank you.
Good afternoon. According to the WVDHHR map released at 10:00 a.m. today, all students in Wood County Schools, including students in High School, with last names L-Z will resume in-person instruction and learning tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19. More communication will be sent this evening. Enjoy the Holiday.
Good Evening. This is a reminder that students with last names L-Z will attend school in-person beginning Tuesday, January 19. We will be utilizing a very similar blended learning format as we did 1st semester. However, by our Governor’s Executive Order, High Schools will not be able to return to in-person learning until we reach the orange status on the WVDDHR daily map. To learn more about our re-entry plan and other learning options you may have, please visit our website at www.woodcountyschoolswv.com . Please stay safe and healthy. Have a wonderful weekend.
We are very excited to be welcoming our students back to Emerson. We have a small list of items that we want to make sure everyone has to be successful for the re-entry. Please have the following items: mask, water bottle, green communication folder, charged iPad, and agendas for grades 3-5. Also, make sure you have a plan in place for transportation to and from school. I encourage everyone to utilize buses to help with traffic flow. However, if you are dropping off and picking up students make sure you are following traffic patterns and being patient. If you need to get out of your vehicle or your child needs some extra time- please park and walk your child to the parking lot steps. Our doors will open at 7:40 and the tardy bell will ring at 8:00. Please reference the re-entry plan on the Wood County Public School page for additional information.
Good evening. On January 19, 2021, students will return to in-person instruction in our schools. However, I fully understand that some students and families are uncomfortable about returning to school in-person. To provide more opportunities for our students, WCS is requesting all students wishing to be instructed in an off-campus learning model, outside of our schools for the second semester, complete the form attached in this correspondence or visit the Wood County Schools website for more information. Depending on the number of students wishing to be instructed off-campus, we may have the ability to offer families and students different choices rather than just the WV Learns- Virtual School program. Once again, if you wish for your child to be instructed off-campus second semester, please complete the enrollment form. The form is due by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021. Thank you and have a great evening. Click here to complete the form https://tinyurl.com/y5r337nx
Good Evening, Today, Governor Justice announced that school districts in WV will be in remote learning until January 15, 2021. Beginning January 19, students in grades pre-K through 8th will be instructed in our schools through in-person learning regardless of the color on the WVDHHR map. High Schools will still be governed by the WVDHHR map, but local decisions will be made for in-person learning based on the color of the map. If your child is utilizing WV Virtual School for instruction, nothing will change for the next few weeks. Please visit the Wood County Schools website for more information related to our re-entry on January 19, 2021, or click on the following two links - https://5il.co/o8fs https://5il.co/o8fr Please stay safe and healthy Have a Happy New Year!
Good Evening. This is Will Hosaflook Superintendent of Wood County Schools Today, Governor Justice announced that school districts in WV will be in remote learning until January 15, 2021. Beginning January 19, students in grades pre-k through 8th will be instructed in our schools through in-person learning regardless of the color on the WVDHHR map. If Wood County is Green, Yellow, Gold, or Orange on the daily map, High School students will attend school in-person as long as we do not reach the “Red” status. If your child is utilizing WV Virtual School for instruction, nothing will change for the next few weeks. Please visit the Wood County Schools website for more information related to our re-entry on January 19, 2021……. or click on the following two links - https://5il.co/o8fs https://5il.co/o8fr Please stay safe and healthy Have a Happy New Year
We've had a few calls that people are having difficulty finding their course information when an update it pushed out. In the app or Web Clip app you will need to select from the menu courses. Then find your desired course.
There is an update available for the iPads. If it didn't automatically update, you should try to update it today. Remember if you have any questions or need help with your iPad you can call to set up an appointment for help.
The internet is currently down at Emerson. MIS is on their way to fix it. Teacher's may need to reschedule Teams Meetings.
Attention Emerson Kindergarten Families!! We have packets available to pick up today starting at 10:30 and will continue to hand them out until 3:00. We will start again tomorrow at 9:00 and go until 3:00. These packets will have materials to make things easier for students to complete their work on Schoology. To pick up these packets, please drive around behind the school. You can get behind the school by using the road on the right hand side of the building where the dumpster is located. There will be a sign for packet pickup. These packets will also have their school pictures, so you won’t want to miss it. If you are unable to do a packet pick up please email Jamie.email@example.com and we will get in touch with you. Thank you!
Pre-Order Meal Delivery Bus Hub & Curbside Tuesday, November 17th - Friday, November 20th Meal pre-orders for Nov. 17-20 are now open at https://tinyurl.com/yyndu3tl As we transition our students to remote learning in orange during the week of November 16th, WCS will be providing students' with meals curbside at your school for walkers and drop offs as well as providing meal delivery via bus routes. School buses will travel to their afternoon stops carrying pre-ordered meals (Breakfast and Lunch) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Bus routes are 3 1/2 hours before the normal afternoon drop off time. Meals will need to be reheated. There will be instructions for reheating. For information regarding bus times, please call 304-420-9636 extension 101. If you are picking up curbside at a school. Pickup times are from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please complete the pre-order form for the the Week of November 16th (Tuesday - Friday) for all bus deliveries and curbside . Deadline for pre-order is 2 p.m. on Monday, November 16th. You will need to place an order separately for each student. If you are requesting for bus delivery and your student currently rides a bus, please place the bus number that your student rides home. This program is solely for the pick-up of meals; meals will not be consumed on site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the pick-up locations. Allergy Disclaimer: During this remote and curbside feeding situation, Wood County Schools Child Nutrition Department will be operating under a special waiver for distribution of meals. This option does not allow us to identify students by names and therefore we are not able to identify special food allergies. Please contact the Child Nutrition Department if you have any questions, 304-420-9631 extension 103. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Schoology help desk ended last week. We understand that with moving to remote you may have more questions. We have an email address that you can use for after hours questions. Techees@woodcountyschoolswv.net We will do our best to answer you questions quickly. If you have a questions specifically about your child’s Schoology, you can also contact their teacher at school during regular school hours.
On Tuesday night, the Wood County Board of Education approved Mr. Hosaflook's proposed plan for students to return to school 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs) starting November 9th for elementary students. This plan also gives parents a choice of doing remote learning 5 days a week through Schoology and their homeroom teacher. In addition, parents can register students for virtual school and learns via the WV Learns platform. If you would like your child to participate in the 5-day remote learning or virtual learning starting November 9th, please contact the school office or your child's teacher as soon as possible. If you are currently enrolled in WV Virtual School, you may remain in that program if you would like. It is important that we know instructional preferences so that we may prepare for our students who are learning on and off campus. Thank you for being flexible and supportive during this unprecedented time.
5th grade band starts October 26th!
Did you forget to order pictures? Don't worry there is still time. You can order pictures for the next 48 hours at inter-state.com/order code 54029TA. If you miss the window then you can order once the proofs are delivered to the school.
Don’t forget! Tomorrow is picture day for students that attend on Tuesday and Thursday. inter-state/order school code 54029TA
We are having phone service issues this morning. If you try to call the school and cannot reach us, please try again. If it is an emergency firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech tip: Most Emerson teachers are posting assignments on Fridays for the following week. Over the weekend I sit down with my fifth grader and we type up a to do list of assignments for the week. We do this together for now, but hopefully eventually she will be able to do this on her own. You could even write them in their agenda. We took each course as it appeared in Schoology and then listed the assignments. The list looks daunting at first but she likes being able to cross things off the list. I've activated my parent account, so on the days that she works from home, I log in during my lunch a plan and can make sure she is submitting assignments. If you need your parent account information, call me after school this week and I will get it for you. (304)420-9528
Emerson picture day will be this week! Mon/Wed students will get their picture taken on Mon., 10/19. Tues/Thurs students will get their picture taken on Thurs., 10/22. Order online Inter-state.com/order code 54029TA
The Schoology help desk will be unavailable tonight due to a scheduling conflict. If you need help you can call the school earlier and leave a message and I will call you back or email email@example.com and I will call you back. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Schoology Help desk is available tonight until 5:30. Call (304) 420-9528.
A note about Fall Pictures. For students who attend on Mon/Wed you will get your picture taken on Oct. 19th. Those students who attend Tues/Thurs, you will be getting your pictures taken on Oct. 22nd. Virtual Students can get their pictures taken during retakes.
Fall Pictures are schedule for October 19 for Monday Wednesday kids and October 22 for Tuesday and Thursday kids.
Don't forget Emerson's Opening Title I meeting 5:00-6:00 tonight on your child's Microsoft Teams App.
This is a reminder that the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 8th for students with last names beginning with L-Z. On Wednesday, September 9th, students with last names A-K will report to school. Due to Monday being Labor Day, students with last names A-K will report Friday, September 11th as well. Please visit the Wood County Schools website, and then click “2020-2021 Re-entry Summarization” for more details. Our re-entry schedule has not changed since being published. Students will attend school on a Blended-Model of instruction for 3 weeks, which is our Yellow Schedule, or until proper procedures, protocols, and new standards have been taught and implemented. Also, please do not confuse yourself with the WVDE color-coded map. The map is used as one of many tools to drive local decisions for our school system. As mentioned in previous communications, we will closely monitor the data each day to make well-informed and deliberate decisions, while keeping safety as the top priority for our students and employees. Over the last six months, we have worked diligently and methodically to create a well-rounded plan for re-entry. I’m sure we have not thought about every issue that may arise - please be patient as we work through making adjustments, changing protocols or procedures, and seeking feedback from our stakeholders to make this school year a great success. Although not a requirement, I am asking each student to bring their own mask and bottle of water on the first day of school. This will help expedite first day procedures and practices for our schools as they begin teaching expected behaviors for the year. Students will receive a Wood County mask on the first day and will be expected to possess and use it on a continual basis as we navigate through a new normal for our school system. We are so excited to see your children in our schools once again. We have greatly missed their presence the last six months. As always, make sure to Wear a mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. To view our first WCS Newsletter, please click https://tinyurl.com/yxbaddej Have a safe and wonderful Holiday weekend.
Good evening, Each Sunday evening, from this day forward, I will provide all stakeholders an update from the WVDHHR and WVDE Covid-19 metrics data for Wood County. The metics data will be used to govern activities and other requirements in our school system for the upcoming week. This week, Wood County has a 2.74 average seven day trend, which includes 16 probable and confirmed positive cases the last seven days. We will continue to analyze the data of the metrics, and make necessary adjustments on protocols and procedures in our schools based on current trends. For the upcoming week of August 31, Wood County is “Green” on the metrics; therefore, all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are allowed to participate. However, three counties in WV - Kanawha, Monroe, and Logan are orange or red in the metrics and will not be allowed to participate in any activities this week. As you can see, this is a community driven metrics, which has serious implications for our school system. Please do your part and encourage others on the 3 W’s to help our students return in-person to our schools - Wear a mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. Once again, please download our mobile app on our website and continually check the “News” feed to stay up to date on what is happening in our schools. Keep up the great work. Have a great evening.
Back to School Schedule - Code Yellow - Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 10 students with last names L-Z attend school in person----- Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Friday, Sept. 11 students with last names A-K attend school in person. When students do not attend school in person, our new Schoology platform will be utilized to engage students. Due to September 7 being a holiday, we have modified the schedule for the first week of school to accommodate students with last names A-K on Friday, September 11. For more information, please visit the Wood County Schools website, or click https://tinyurl.com/yy9mmrxv for the schedule summary.
Reminder - On Monday, August 24-September 3, Wood County Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for all students. Meals can be picked up each day from your student's home school. All meals must be pre-ordered starting today, August 19th at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, August 21 at 12:00 p.m. Please visit www.woodcountyschoolswv.com , then click menu and wellness to complete the form. You can also find the meal flyer under the "News" feed or https://5il.co/jmzy
In preparation of the Wood County Schools iPad distribution on August 31 - September 3, please take time to review the student acceptable use policy(AUP). This will help expedite the iPad distribution process at our schools. For the K-2 AUP, click https://5il.co/hx3i For the 3-12 AUP, click https://5il.co/hx3h As a reminder, the iPad rollout schedule is as follows: Wood County Schools will provide iPads to students in grades Kindergarten – 12. IPads will be distributed August 31 – September 3; parents/guardians must accompany students to pick up iPads from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, following this schedule: August 31: Students with last names A-K September 1: Students with last names L-Z September 2: Students with last names A-K September 3: Students with last names L-Z Both the parent/guardian and student must sign/agree to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) agreement before the iPad can be taken home. Students who do not pick up an iPad August 31 – September 3 will be assigned an iPad on September 8 or September 9; however, the iPad will not be able to be taken home until both the student and parent/guardian signs the AUP.
Technology Update: Wood County Schools will provide iPads to students in grades Kindergarten – 12. IPads will be distributed August 31 – September 3; parents/guardians must accompany students to pick up iPads from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, following this schedule: August 31: Students with last names A-K September 1: Students with last names L-Z, September 2: Students with last names A-K, September 3: Students with last names L-Z. Parents must accompany students to pick up an iPad at the school in which the students are enrolled. Both the parent/guardian and student must sign/agree to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) agreement before the iPad can be taken home. Students who do not pick up an iPad August 31 – September 3 will be assigned an iPad on September 8 or September 9; however, the iPad will not be able to be taken home until both the student and parent/guardian signs the AUP.
Technology Update - Wood County Schools will provide iPads to students in grades Kindergarten – 12. IPads will be distributed August 31 – September 3; parents/guardians must accompany students to pick up iPads from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, following this schedule: August 31: Students with last names A-K September 1: Students with last names L-Z September 2: Students with last names A-K September 3: Students with last names L-Z Parents must accompany students to pick up an iPad at the school in which the students are enrolled. Both the parent/guardian and student must sign/agree to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) agreement before the iPad can be taken home. Students who do not pick up an iPad August 31 – September 3 will be assigned an iPad on September 8 or September 9; however, the iPad will not be able to be taken home until both the student and parent/guardian signs the AUP.
Good morning, last evening the Wood County BOE approved the revised 2020-2021 school calendar. The calendar can be found on our website at woodcountyschoolswv.com then click "menu" then "COVID -19". Also, the WCBOE approved our draft re-entry to school plan, which is subject to change as new guidelines are being established each day. The draft re-entry plan can be found on our website in the "News" feed. Please take time to review the re-entry plan and provide feedback so changes can be considered. As of tonight, Wood County Schools will begin school September 8 in the "yellow" phase and will continue in "yellow" for the first three (3) weeks. On September 21/22, after analyzing community data related to COVID-19, we will make an informed decision to hopefully go "green" (5 days) beginning Monday, September 28. Please continue to follow all safety protocols to help our school system return to normal as quickly as possible. Stay safe and healthy. Have a great day.
Good evening, To better prepare for the upcoming fall semester, Wood County Schools is seeking an accurate number of students who would like to participate in a full-time virtual school program. Students would be a Wood County student choosing to take their classes online in a rigorous, web-based learning environment. The virtual school teachers are West Virginia teachers teaching West Virginia content standards. Students will still be able to participate in extracurricular (sports, clubs) and co-curricular activities (Band, ROTC) as would any other student. This is not an easier pathway, but a different pathway to utilize during these uncertain times. The program is for students in grades K -12 interested in a virtual school learning environment. If interested in pursuing the virtual school option for your child, please visit our webpage woodcountyschoolswv.com, click “Menu”, “Parents and Students”, “Virtual School”. You can also email Jason Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please stay safe and healthy - Have a wonderful evening.