The West Virginia Department of Education worked in collaboration with the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) and local health agencies to provide safety guidelines for WVSSAC sanctioned activities, including marching band, for the upcoming school year. Guidance for extended-day activities and afterschool programs may be found within this focus area, as well. As applicable, any additional local, state and federal guidelines will be followed in regard to all extracurricular and extended-day activities.

We all recognize and agree that that extracurricular and after school activities play an important role in a student’s educational journey. In an effort to allow them to continue, special and focused attention will remain on these activities and programs to ensure student safety as the pandemic evolves. The information available on these pages will serve as a framework for the upcoming school year.