Will Hosaflook
The Wood County Schools parent newsletter for Oct. 23, 2020, is available at https://5il.co/mev0 as a downloadable PDF and through the Wood County Schools app. Have a great weekend.
1 day ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Buddy Bag meal pre-orders open PARKERSBURG - Pre-orders for Buddy Bag meals for the week of Oct. 26 are now open. Parents may go to https://tinyurl.com/y5njmn66 to pre-order the meals. Students pick up the meals at the end of the school day, and each contains a breakfast and lunch for the following day. Pre-orders are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. Pre-orders begin on Wednesdays for the following week. Orders must be placed separately for each student. On Fridays, meals can be picked up curbside from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
WCS Newsletter 7 now available The Wood County Schools parent newsletter for Oct. 16, 2020, is available at https://5il.co/m6yi as a downloadable PDF and through the Wood County Schools app. A link to the newsletter will be sent out every Friday through the Wood County Schools app and Live Feed. The newsletter includes information and online links to help parents better navigate the 2020-21 school year. Questions, comments or suggestions can be sent to the Wood County Schools Communications Department at merb@woodcountyschoolswv.net.
8 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Buddy Bag meal pre-orders open Pre-orders for Buddy Bag meals for the week of Oct. 19 are now open. Parents may go to https://tinyurl.com/y52hxx5b to pre-order the meals. Students pick up the meals at the end of the school day, and each contains a breakfast and lunch for the following day. Pre-orders are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19. Pre-orders begin on Wednesdays for the following week. Orders must be placed separately for each student. On Fridays, meals can be picked up curbside from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
10 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Good evening. This is a quick reminder asking all stakeholders to complete the Wood County Schools Instructional Plan survey, which will provide valuable insight for our path moving forward during these unprecedented times. The parent and staff survey can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y3hzjll5 . The survey will end at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
13 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
WCS Newsletter 6 now available. The Wood County Schools parent newsletter for Oct. 9, 2020, is available at https://5il.co/ly2t as a downloadable PDF and through the Wood County Schools app. A link to the newsletter will be sent out every Friday through the Wood County Schools app and Live Feed. The newsletter includes information and online links to help parents better navigate the 2020-21 school year. Questions, comments or suggestions can be sent to the Wood County Schools Communications Department at merb@woodcountyschoolswv.net.
15 days ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
Parents, please use the following link to complete the survey. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNavLjBFpdv8tMpRw8-TJ_JlJUMFRYVjlBNzk4VTJMMkg1MTNaRVczTkEzWi4u Sorry for the inconvenience.
16 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Good Evening. In an effort to gain as much feedback as possible for the future instructional plan for Wood County Schools, please take 5 minutes to participate in our survey. We have created two (2) surveys - one survey for parents and one survey for employees. The staff survey will require employees to use their K12 email addresses, while the parent survey requires the child's Wood County Schools ID number (9600....). The survey will end at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 12. To complete the PARENT survey, please click https://tinyurl.com/y2357awd . To complete the STAFF survey, please click https://tinyurl.com/y6rvekt9 . Also, both links can be found on our website at www.woodcountyschoolswv.com . Thank you for your participation. Have a great evening.
16 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
WCS Parent Newsletter 5 now available at https://5il.co/lqo0
22 days ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
Please visit our "news feed" for more information regarding tonight's WCS BOE re-entry vote at https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/article/318033?org=wcs
24 days ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
The Wood County Board of Education will be holding a special meeting regarding re-entry of the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.. The Board will be receiving updates regarding the current status of positivity incidents, guidelines, individual school plans, and other metrics for re-entry. Upon receiving information and public comment, the Board will take up action items regarding re-entry and our plans/goals moving forward. Please visit the "News" section of our website for more details at https://tinyurl.com/y4t93rkc . Have a wonderful evening.
26 days ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Please take a look at our new parent newsletter at https://5il.co/lgc0 . Also, to stay up to date on great things happening in WCS, please view the "News" page on the App or website. Once again, a huge congratulations to Williamstown Elementary School for being selected as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School. Please remember - Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Have a great weekend.
29 days ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Breaking News: Williamstown Elementary Receives National Blue Ribbon School Award for 2020. https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/article/313966?org=wcs
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
WVDHHR update: Wood County's 7-day rolling average is 2.39, which keeps us in the "Green" status. Also, last night at the WCBOE meeting, we changed our color coded re-entry document to eliminate confusion with the WVDHHR map. Green is now "Full-time, in person", Yellow is now "Blended ", and Red is now "Remote". Also, until CDC guidelines can be followed, or more flexibility is given regarding our feeding procedures, we will continue our Blended learning schedule. Principals and other administrators are working very hard to formulate creative methods to meet the guidelines for Full-time, in person learning, while keeping the safety of our students and employees as top priority. I know this is a burden for many, but I have full faith in our administrators, leadership teams, and stakeholders to develop a solid plan to meet all guidelines in the very near future. Please remember- Wash your hands, Watch your distance, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
Pre-orders for Buddy Bag meals for the week of Sept. 28 are now open. Parents may go to https://tinyurl.com/y4c2e62x to pre-order the meals. Students pick up the meals at the end of the school day, and each contains a breakfast and lunch for the following day. Pre-orders are due by 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. Pre-orders begin on Wednesdays for the following week. Orders must be placed separately for each student. On Fridays, meals can be picked up curbside from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR map update: Wood County's 7 day rolling average for Tuesday, September 22 is 2.91, which keeps us in the "Green status". The Wood Co. Board of Education is meeting tonight to discuss our re-entry schedule for next week. When a decision has been made, communication to all stakeholders will be relayed. Remember, Wash your hands, Watch your distance, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
The WVDE Map for the week of September 21, 2020: Wood County is "Green" on the WVDE map which governs athletics and extra-curricular activities for the week. To view the "Green" protocols, please click https://tinyurl.com/y4y6zo8b . Also, this Tuesday the Wood County BOE will be discussing re-entry protocols and upcoming schedules for full in-person instruction and/or blended learning. After the Board meeting on Tuesday, I will communicate the schedule to you for the upcoming week(s). Have a great day.
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR Update for Friday, September 18: Wood County's 7-day rolling average is 3.08, which places us back to "Green" on the map. Remember, the map published on Saturday will give us our designated status for the upcoming week in terms of participation in athletics and extra-curricular activities throughout WV. To view the map on Saturday, please visit https://wvde.us/school-reentry-metrics-protocols/ . Also, our third parent newsletter has been published to our website. To view the newsletter, please click https://5il.co/l5nl . Please take some time to view all the great things happening in Wood County Schools under our "News" feed. As always - Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. I will send out more communication on Sunday. Have a great weekend.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
This is a reminder that Friday, September 18th will be our first day for all students remote learning. If you signed up to receive a buddy bag, please pick up the meal bag from 11:00-12:30 at the school you designated on the form. Also, to limit confusion in our re-entry stoplight system and the WVDHHR color map, we are revising our re-entry plan to go away from a color-coded system. When changes are made, you will be notified through the Wood County Schools App. Please do your part and encourage others to Watch their distance, Wash their hands, and Wear a mask. Thank you for your patience and support as we work together through these times. Have a great evening.
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR Update for Thursday, September 17. Our 7-day rolling average remained the same - 3.25, which keeps us in "Yellow" (Increased Community Transmission) according to the metric. Also, discussion is underway to revise the "Stoplight" approach for our school schedule to eliminate confusion with the WVDHHR map. Information will be sent when changes are made. Please remember, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Have a wonderful evening.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR update for Wednesday, September 16. Today's 7 -day rolling average for Wood County is 3.25, which places us in the "Yellow" category (Increased Community Transmission) . We need the help of everyone to ensure we at least have a chance to return back to school in-person full-time. Please do your part and encourage others to help us achieve this goal. As always, Wear a mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. Have a great evening.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
To Pre-Order Buddy Bags on Hybrid Learning Days for the Week of September 21st, please click https://tinyurl.com/y6yddqmn .
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR Update - Today's 7-day rolling average for Wood County is 2.57 with 15 possible/confirmed COVID cases. Please take extra precautions to Wear a mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands. Also, the new WVDE Map Metrics has been uploaded to our website. To view the new metrics, please click https://5il.co/l1yk . Major changes to the map include - the color "Gold" (which is elevated community transmission), plus the addition of grandparents and immediate household family members the ability to attend athletic and extra-curricular activities. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Hotspot Update- During COVID19 Wood County Schools is providing mobile internet hotspots for families who do not have internet. We have a very limited supply. These hotspots are limited to one per family. Each of these hotspots will provide internet access for up to 10 devices per home. For these hotspots to work, your residence must be able to receive cell phone service. The hotspots will be assigned to families in the order the requests are received. Please contact your child's school for further information.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR Update for Monday, September 14, 2020. Wood County's 7-day rolling average is 1.71 with 10 probable/confirmed COVID cases. Just a reminder, students with last names L-Z will attend school in-person on Tuesday, September 15. Please remember - Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
Good evening. Wood County Schools will be operating on the "Yellow" schedule the week of September 14. Students with last names A-K will attend school in-person on Monday and Wednesday; students with last names L-Z will attend school in-person on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday will be a remote learning day for all students. According to the WVDE map released on Saturday, Wood County is "Green"; therefore, all after school activities may continue. As always, please Wear a mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Please check out Volume 2 of our weekly parent newsletter at https://5il.co/kwny. Also, the WVDHHR map has changed our seven-day day trend data in Wood County due to lagging results in the state's reporting system. We are now at 2.05 for the 7-day rolling average. The new map will be released at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, which will govern school activities and other protocols school systems must put in place for the following week. Just a reminder, we are still operating on our "Yellow" schedule, which means students with last names A-K will attend school in-person on Monday, September 14. Thank you for your patience and support throughout the past week while we work together to build a "new normal" for our educational system. As always - Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
Once again, our 7 day rolling average is 1.88. Reminder - Students with last names A-K will attend school in-person on Friday, September 11. Please take advantage of our buddy bag system to receive a meal for students on remote learning days. Click https://tinyurl.com/y5t4valc to reserve a buddy bag. Also, parent Schoology accounts will be handed out next week. Please remember, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR Update - 1.88 - 7 day rolling average. Reminder - Students with last names L-Z will attend school in-person on Thursday, September 10. Also, please take advantage of our buddy bag system to receive a meal for students on remote learning days. Click https://tinyurl.com/y5t4valc to reserve a buddy bag. Please remember, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
A big thank you to all students, parents and employees for making our first day back to school a huge success. There are still some bumps in the road we must overcome, but we will continue to work together to meet the needs of our students whatever the challenges may be. Reminder - Last names beginning with A-K will attend school in-person on Wednesday, September 9. Also, I am asking each student to bring their own mask and bottle of water on the first day of school. This is not a requirement but will help expedite first day procedures. Thank you again for your support and patience. Have a great evening!
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
WVDHHR Update - 1.88 - 7 day rolling average. Please remember, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
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.
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
Another great week for Wood County! Our 7 day rolling average is 2.05. This means all after school activities can be held in Wood County Schools unless competing against a county that was orange or red on the Saturday map. For a better understanding of the metrics system, please visit https://wvde.us/school-reentry-metrics-protocols/ Also, a phone call and push notification will be sent around 5:00 p.m. this evening. If you do not receive the notification, please visit the "Live feed" section on our website.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Please view the video from WV State Superintendent, Clayton Burch, regarding school re-entry on September 8th. https://tinyurl.com/yxocwlbc
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Update - Wood County's 7 day rolling average on the WVDHHR COVID metrics is 2.2--Great Job!!!. Also, we have updated our "News" section and published our first WCS Newsletter on the Wood County Schools website. Our newsletter can be found at https://5il.co/kla5 . Please remember, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work - Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Update - Wood County's 7 day rolling average on the WVDHHR COVID metrics is 2.2--Great Job!!!. Also, we have updated our "News" section and published our first WCS Newsletter on the Wood County Schools website. Our newsletter can be found at https://5il.co/kla5 . Please remember, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wear a mask. Keep up the great work - Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Thursday's 7 day rolling average in Wood County is 2.57. However, the map shows 2.2. Either way, keep up the great work! Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance. Please remember, the WVDE/WVDHHR metrics only impacts the schedule in our school system if we are "red". We are still beginning school in a blended model (2 days in-person and 3 days remote) until September 28. Please visit our website and app for up to date information. Have a great day!
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Today's 7 day average continues to decline in Wood County - 2.39%. Please remember - Watch your distance, Wear a mask, and Wash your hands. Keep up the great work.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Pre-Order Buddy Bags on Hybrid Learning Days for the Week of September 8th. Wood County Schools will start school September 8 with a hybrid model that will have students in school two days a week. The plan is to send students home with a pre-bagged meal called a “Buddy Bag” to be eaten on the days that the students will be learning remotely. The “Buddy Bag” will contain one breakfast and one lunch. Parents/guardians or students age 13 and up can pre-order meals. Due to certain restrictions, parents will need to pre-order meals for students 12 and under. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or student to reserve the “Buddy Bag” for the week of September 8th. Pre-orders are due by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th for the week of September 8th meal pick-up. Pre-orders will start on Wednesday, September 2nd at 9 a.m. You will need to place an order separately for each student. On Thursday, September 10th students that attend school will be provided 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches to cover Friday and Monday remote learning. Meals will be available for pick-up in a designated area of the school by the principal Tuesday - Friday. To order a meal for your student please click the following link https://tinyurl.com/y6jnhm3m
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Great job Wood County!!!! Our 7 day trend has decreased to 2.91%
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Update: 8-31-20 Wood County 7 day trend is 3.08 - "Green" by .02
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
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.
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
Reminder - Ipad rollout begins Monday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please visit the "News" section on our website or click the following link. https://tinyurl.com/y6y43bj4
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Pre-Order meals now for the week of August 31. Please click https://tinyurl.com/y4bfcqgs to complete the form.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools re-entry plan has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in CDC and WVDE guidelines. Please visit www.woodcountyschoolwv.com then click "Menu" then "2020-2021 School Re-Entry Information" for the latest updates.
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
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.
about 1 month ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
Reminder - 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 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; however, to accommodate work schedules, WCS will allow printed AUPs to be signed by parents in advance. The iPad Distribution Schedule is as follows: 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. Reminder, the iPad will not be able to be taken home until both the student and parent/guardian signs the AUP.
about 1 month ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
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
2 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools
On Monday, August 24-September 3, Wood County Schools will be providing a 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 on Wednesday, 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
2 months ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
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.
2 months ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
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.
3 months ago, Wood County Schools
Wood County Schools
Update - School Re-entry options explained on behalf of the West Virginia Department of Education. Virtual Learning, Blended Learning, and Remote Learning. Please click the follow link to review the document. https://5il.co/ixx0
3 months ago, Wood County Schools
Will Hosaflook
Phone call on 7-30-20 On Tuesday, July 28, the Wood County Board of Education approved our draft re-entry plan to begin school on September 8th (Yellow stage for 3 weeks, 9-08 through 09-25). To view the draft plan, visit the Wood County Schools Webpage - click the menu button, then click 2020-2021 school re-entry information. Please understand, this is a draft plan that is fluid and will change as data is provided by our health care officials. If we do our part by wearing masks, staying social distanced, and practicing good hygiene, there is no doubt we will meet our target goal of going “green” - September 28. I know the yellow stage of our re-entry plan is an inconvenience for many, and I do apologize; however, we need to proceed cautiously, making sure all safety protocols are in place to keep our children and employees safe when re-entry occurs. Also, this is a reminder to please download the Wood County Schools app to your mobile device. The app is located on the webpage, and in the App store for Apple products and the Google play store for Android products. Eventually, our mobile app will have the ability to send SMS text messages as well as the current push notification. Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
3 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
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.
3 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Update - The WV State Superintendent of Schools recently approved the WCS proposed re-entry school calendar, which will need to be approved by our Board of Education before the calendar is finalized. You can find the calendar at https://www.woodcountyschoolswv.com/ under "Menu" then "COVID-19". We have also created a public/parent calendar for your convenience under the COVID-19 tab. As new information is received on re-entry and other items, I will continue to utilize this system to keep you informed. Please continue to wear a face covering/mask to help us begin school on September 8. Please stay safe and healthy. Have a wonderful evening.
3 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
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 jason.potts@k12.wv.us for more information. Please stay safe and healthy - Have a wonderful evening.
3 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Good Evening, WCS is seeking feedback on a proposed school calendar and rough draft re-entry schedule for the 2020-2021 School Year. Please take time to review the following links and make comments accordingly. Thank you for your input. Proposed Calendar - https://tinyurl.com/ybaroaak Proposed Re-entry - https://tinyurl.com/y8psmual To make comments, please visit https://tinyurl.com/y9ev8o6k
3 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Good morning, I would like to take a second to provide an update on the WCS re-entry plan for the 2020-2021 School Year. We are in the final stages of completing our "rough draft" plan. Once the rough draft plan is complete, the document will be sent using our new mobile app, which will allow comments and feedback from our community and stakeholders. Also, as stated in the last message, School Calendar changes will be required. After the WCBOE meeting tonight, we will post a new draft calendar on our website and mobile app for you to peruse. Please stay safe and healthy.
3 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Update - Last evening, the West Virginia Department of Education released a re-entry guidance document with many requirements counties must follow. We are currently working through our plan to ensure all requirements have been addressed. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/y7ejyzzj for the entire WVDE document.
4 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Due to the recent announcement by our Governor not to reopen schools until September 8th, Wood County Schools is unable to release our re-entry schedule until further guidance can be obtained on start and end dates for our students and employees. Also, I fully expect school calendar changes to be made as a result of the announcement. I will keep stakeholders posted as information is received.
4 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Message from Will Hosaflook, Superintendent of Wood County Schools I would like to take a moment to provide all stakeholders an update on the progress of the Wood County Schools re-entry plan for the upcoming school year. On Tuesday, July 14, after the Board of Education meeting, we will release our re-entry plan to the public. The plan is currently in the final stages of completion. Please be aware, the released plan can change very quickly with any directive from our local health officials, the Governor, or the West Virginia Department of Education. The plan will be released on our new website and mobile app @ www.woodcountyschoolswv.net. Please visit our website and download our app, which will become the main source of communication in the future. Also, please go to the settings in the mobile app, and allow push notifications for Wood County Schools and any other school of your choice. Please stay safe and healthy. Have a wonderful evening.
4 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Wood County Schools’ offices and school buildings will be closed on July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.
4 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Message from Will Hosaflook, Superintendent of Wood County Schools, regarding an update about planning and preparation for school re-entry in August.     Parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and West Virginia Department of Ed officials are involved in developing multiple sets of plans to meet the requirements of the WVDE re-entry guidelines that were released last Thursday.    We plan to release a rough draft of Wood County’s re-entry plan to the community on July 14 through our new website and messaging platform.   On July 1, Wood County Schools will have a new app which provides consistent and up-to-date information to everyone. You can find the app by searching for Wood County Schools and selecting the app with the solid black background and silver W. It can be downloaded now!   Our goal is for students to be in school buildings, 5 days a week, this fall.  To make this happen, we need everyone’s help by following these health care guidelines:   Wearing masks when social distancing cannot be maintained, Cancelling travel plans to known Covid-19 hot spots,   Washing hands, and Avoiding large groups of people.   If Covid19 cases continue to increase, I am concerned that we will not be able to have students in school buildings 5 days per week.   I kindly ask you to follow the suggested guidelines to the best of your ability to help improve the health of everyone in our community and to help us reach our goal.   The guidelines may seem to be an inconvenience right now, but the long term benefit will be worth it.   Thank you for your support and effort in preventing the spread of Covid 19 in our district.   
4 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Will Hosaflook
Yesterday, the West Virginia Department of Education released a plan, including three scenarios for students to re-enter school in the fall. I want to be very clear, this is not the Wood County Schools plan for re-entry. Our goal in Wood County Schools is for students to physically be in school buildings five days a week, 180 days next school year. However, I am an educator by profession--not a certified health care official. The WVDE plan, as presented in the State Board meeting yesterday was a collaborative effort with Doctors Marsh and Slemp, along with many other professionals throughout the Nation. Whether we agree or disagree, West Virginia is still under a state of emergency, which gives the Governor the ultimate authority to issue directives to our educational system. When the state of emergency is lifted, local boards of education will use regional data regarding Covid-19 to make decisions for our school system. The state of emergency lift could happen as early as July 1, which would give local boards of education control to develop a new plan for re-entry using input from parents and community members like you Tomorrow evening, June 12, 2020, parents of Wood County Schools’ students will receive a telephone survey to gather your re-entry preference.
4 months ago, Will Hosaflook
Apptegy Admin
Join WCS Teacher Coaches, Greg Merritt and Candace Lewis, to learn Math Boggle! This game will help to build math skills including order of operations, math fluency, and strategic thinking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k5sFOTOjQQ
6 months ago, Apptegy Admin