Schools are closed for students beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through at least March 27. Central Offices will remain open.
Options for providing meals to students must begin March 16, unless your county has scheduled Spring Break for next week. Child Nutrition Directors have been provided guidance and a simple form to submit with the approved reimbursable options.
The U.S. Department of Education will provide flexibility to states regarding testing, accountability and special education timelines.
Follow your school calendar regarding spring break schedules and OSE days.
If counties have already prepared alternative instructional materials, send those home as soon as possible. Special Education students’ IEPs and 504s must be followed per their instructional requirements.
Instructional materials can be provided through multiple avenues, including but not limited to, electronically, in conjunction with food distribution, or through social media.
Postpone kindergarten and preschool registration as it is a non-essential activity.
Since Virtual School is not completed in close proximity to other students, counties will continue with Virtual School courses as scheduled.
Local Board Meetings can be held as scheduled.
WVDE Office of Special Education & Student Support will send out federal guidelines in regard to timelines and services recently released from U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Daycare centers are private entities. They will be working collaboratively with local health departments to determine whether they remain open.
All spring sports are canceled until schools are back in session. The 14 mandatory practice day rule applies at this time.
The location of local feeding sites and avenues for community-member involvement will be shared on local county websites, as well as on the WVDE website, wvde.us.
School-based healthcare centers should remain in operation.
The WVDE will provide information on resources from the National Guard and West Virginia Department of Agriculture on food delivery and other needed supplies.
Essential staff will continue to provide supports for students.
Make decisions on a case-by-case basis regarding staff with medical issues.