Message from West Virginia Superintendent of Schools W. Clayton Burch

When Governor Jim Justice closed schools on March 16, 2020, life changed for most West Virginians. COVID-19 was advancing across the nation, and it was only a matter of time before cases of the disease would be confirmed in the state. All sectors and institutions had to react and regroup as the 267,000-plus children in our state moved to a remote learning model, and families would instantly become homeschoolers working with teachers to keep students engaged… read more

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Re-entry Toolkit

The West Virginia School Re-entry Toolkit serves as guidance for counties as they complete their local plans for the return to school. It provides a framework of requirements and recommendations and is subject to change as the COVID-19 virus evolves in West Virginia.

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Re-entry Toolkit

The West Virginia School Re-entry Toolkit serves as guidance for counties as they complete their local plans for the return to school. It provides a framework of requirements and recommendations and is subject to change as the COVID-19 virus evolves in West Virginia.

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Possible Re-Entry Scenarios

County boards of education are presently undertaking the important task of developing school re-entry plans that best address the needs and safety of their students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The West Virginia Department of Education has proposed various scenarios and considerations that counties may contemplate when determining re-entry. This guidance has been designed to offer flexibility within the fluid nature of COVID-19 in the state. This gives counties a range of allowances when deciding what their particular school days will look like for the upcoming school year.

  • In-Person and/or Blended Instruction
  • Existing Virtual Options

or

  • Full Remote Learning
  • In-Person and/or Blended Instruction
  • Existing Virtual Options

or

  • Full Remote Learning
Resources

Remote Learning/Re-entry Resources

As we continue to navigate what school looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic, student engagement is a top priority. Click on the button to find and submit resources for student engagement and remote learning.
Resources

Focus Areas

Additional re-entry information is available within the nine focus areas below. This work is the result of the ongoing collaboration between WVDE and more than 42 stakeholders and partners. Click on each focus area for more details.

The West Virginia Department of Education has worked closely with the COVID-19 Outbreak to Recovery Advisory Council to vet, review and inform guidance for school re-entry in the fall and the recovery of the education system through the year 2021 and beyond. The product of this work has been distilled into nine focus areas to serve as a framework for counties to consider when making local-level decisions.

Instruction & Learning
Physical, Social-Emotional & Mental Health Wellness
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Child Nutrition
Special Education
Safe Schools & Transportation
Finance
Extracurricular & Extended Activities
Technology
Safe Schools & Transportation
Finance
Extracurricular & Extended Activities
Technology

Partners

The West Virginia Board Education and county superintendents joined the WVDE and more than 40 national and state agencies and organizations to serve as partners in developing the re-entry and recovery plans for West Virginia. These partners continue to provide insight, research support and expertise as the pandemic evolves in the state. The fluid nature of the virus and its impact on our schools and communities require the council of partners to remain engaged moving forward to support counties with guidance.

List of Partners