Welcome Back Letter:
WCHS welcomes you to a school year that will be one for the history books! As the school year starts, I am sure you have several questions regarding safety, schedules, academics, and the list goes on. Please know that the staff at WCHS will do all we can to ensure that your students are safe and continue to learn.
WCHS is trying to streamline all of the “necessary” forms that must be filled out each year. These forms are necessary for accountability and safety of our students. These online forms are due no later than September 4, 2020. Click the link above to begin filling out your child's enrollment.
All students will be participating in a form of blended learning, virtually. Unlike the end of school last year, all assignments must be completed this year for a grade. Please read the Virtual School Policy to see the student and parent expectations. Students and parents will have access to our new Learning Management System (LMS) Schoology. Schoology will be utilized to share grades, assignments, communications with parents and students, recorded lessons, etc. Schoology can be downloaded as an app on any phone, has an extension that will be installed on all student computers to use if no internet access at home, and is very easy to navigate. If you do not have internet service at home, but have cell service, please let the school know so that they can loan you a hotspot to help the students be more successful with Schoology. Parent information will be sent home on the first day your student attends school and video clips will be posted to the WCHS Facebook page. We are excited for this new LMS and cannot wait to share this with you!
To maximize student learning, our students will be working with a program called Exact Path. This program will help bridge the gap of any skill deficiencies that our students may have, help prepare them for the SAT in the 11th grade, and help our students become Promise eligible. This program will help all of our students regardless if they are planning to go into the military after high school, college, trade school, or straight to the workforce.
Students who ride buses will enter the building through the doors behind the library. Students who drive, walk, or are dropped off will enter through the side entrance gym door from the parking lot. These students will have their temperatures checked by a staff member before entering the building. Once inside, students will grab a breakfast, go to their lockers if needed, and report directly to first period.
Each classroom has an air purifier that will eliminate germs in the air, hand sanitizer units have been installed in each classroom and throughout the building for student use, teachers are socially distancing student seating, and each desk, seat, and high touch area will be sanitized in between each class.
Students will still change classes each period. During the class exchange, students are expected to wear face masks. Directional arrows have been put down and teachers and staff will help monitor the hallways to help ensure students are following social distancing protocols. Stairwells have been marked as only up or down to help eliminate passing in the stairwells.
Lunch time – WCHS will have two lunch periods. There will be NO hot bars or salad bars at this time. Students will eat in the cafeteria, outside behind the library, in the commons area, or in their classrooms so that proper social distancing can be followed. Areas will be disinfected in between each lunch and afterwards.
Supper in the Sack – All students will be provided a hot item along with breakfast, lunch and snack items for the days not attending school at WCHS. Students are not to eat these items on the bus on the way home due to other students having food allergies and it is against state law.
End of day – Students who drive, walk or are in the first bus line will be dismissed first. Once those buses are loaded and pull out, second bus students will be dismissed to help eliminate time in line and to keep our students socially distanced.
As we begin this journey together, our goal is to keep all students and staff safe and continue to provide quality education. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the high school.
Mrs. Dottie SmithFood Pick-up Dates & Procedures:Wirt County Schools will be providing multiple-day meal boxes for children ages 3-18 each Monday at the Wirt County High School parking lot. You may come and pick these meal boxes up at 10:00am. Please be sure that you stay in your car, tell us the children you are picking up for, pop your trunk, and we will place the boxes in your vehicle. Please park in the area indicated by Wirt County Schools staff while waiting. Please Stay Safe.Please call the high school to let us know you are in the parking lot at 304-275-4241
Wirt County High School
Principal - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith
Assistant Principal - Dr. Robert Blake
P.O. Box 219
431 Mulberry Street
Elizabeth, WV 26143