Upshur Schools Re-entry Plan
The First Week and Beyond
As Upshur County Schools prepares to educate our students in a safe, secure and efficient learning environment, we will return using a blended model and dismiss school at 2:00 p.m. each day. This will provide our faculty and staff necessary time to clean, have a duty-free lunch, communicate with families and assist their students with virtual learning assignments.
We are very excited to see our students as we approach re-entry day on September 8, 2020. Keep in mind that in order to keep students in school, we must follow safety protocols. Also, we want to provide our families with some updates as to what to expect during the first week of school. The first week will be used as a “welcome back and transition” period. Our students have been away from us since March, so we want to provide time for teachers and students to reconnect. During this time, staff will instruct our students on physical/social distancing, introduce procedures and safety protocols and other preventative measures, as well as training our students on their new Apple one-to-one devices, use of Schoology platform and Google Classroom.
For our students who will be attending in face-to-face, onsite instruction, the first week will look like this:
Tuesday, September 8: All students from Group A (last names begin with A-L)
Wednesday, September 9: All students from Group B (last names begin with M-Z)
Thursday, September 10: All students from Group A (last names begin with A-L)
Friday, September 11: All students from Group B (last names begin with M-Z)
Following Week (September 14-18):
School will begin with Group A attending school face-to-face on Monday and Thursday. Group B will attend face-to-face on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday will be remote learning for all students. When students are not in school face-to-face, they will be learning remotely. Students enrolled in “full time remote learning” will be learning remotely all five days. The re-entry plan can be found at www.upshurschools.com
We recognize that families may need to request for their children to attend with the other group, and this form gives them a chance to make those requests. You may request to attend with a different group. Families should complete the form on the Upshur County Schools website www.upshurschools.com using this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNaiVB0sRjsRVMrSMc63rJYVBUQ1lWVUNTSTgzU1dKMTZIQjBFNDIzTjlUTy4u
Wednesday, September 2: Curb Side Food Pick Up – Families will receive a 5-day box; pick up at the school closest to your home.
Wednesday, September 9: Curb Side Food Pick Up – Families will receive a 5-day box; pick up at the school closest to your home.
Bus transportation will be provided to Stockert Youth & Community Center (SYCC) from all schools this year. School Bus routes will be posted on www.upshurschools.com and our Upshur County Schools West Virginia Facebook page, as well as the Sept. 5 edition of The Record Delta.
Full Time Remote Learning/Virtual Schools:
Please contact Jenny Drake at (304) 472-5480 ext. 2026 regarding any questions or concerns related to full time remote/virtual learning.
Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis-Stankus stated, “The theme for this year is ‘This is the Year!’ This is our year to inspire, to plant the seeds of hope, to encourage, to provide an outstanding education to the children of Upshur County. This is our year, to show the world the positive impact that one caring adult can have in a child’s life. Our Upshur County community understands there is nothing more important than educating and caring for our children. And our children need us now more than ever! Welcome back to a new school year, we look forward to seeing you soon.”