This message is for guardians wishing to apply for a student transfer for next school year FY23. If you have applied and were approved for transfer in previous years, you will no longer need to re-apply. This only impacts students in Grant County Schools. Your current request will continue until you notify the school principal of the need to change or until we contact you directly. If you are transferring a student to another county you will need to adhere to that county's requirements. The application for new transfer requests is now available and can be found on the Grant County Schools website, Twitter and Facebook pages. Please contact Melissa Smouse, Director of Student Services with any questions. Thank you.
11 months ago, Melissa Smouse
Superintendent Webster spoke with Grant County Resident and Podcaster, J.r. Murray, about trending educational topics, on Explore Grant County. Please go to the following link to access it. https://www.facebook.com/Explore-Grant-County-132204073461253/videos/explore-education-with-grant-county-superintendent-of-schools-mitch-webster/754681148838566/
11 months ago, Melissa Smouse
https://www.facebook.com/Explore-Grant-County-132204073461253/videos/explore-education-with-grant-county-superintendent-of-schools-mitch-webster/754681148838566/
All schools in Grant County will be non-traditional learning on Thu. Feb. 24, 2022 due to freexing rain and sleet.
11 months ago, Melissa Smouse
Grant County Schools will be on a two hour delay due to potential freezing rain and sleet/snow.
11 months ago, Melissa Smouse
Good Evening, This is Superintendent Webster and I am calling to give you an update on our mask policy. Before I do that however, I want to thank all parents for your patience and understanding while we have gone through this process. In particular, I want to thank our students for complying with the mandate in all of our schools. Your willingness to do so has allowed us to keep our schools open and all of our athletic teams able to compete. When the mask mandate was put into place last September I said it would be temporary. I certainly did not envision it lasting this long. Also, at that time I had not even heard of the words Delta and Omicron as it related to variants of the original Covid 19 virus. I believe, along with unanimous agreement form our Board of Education, that the time to end our mask mandate is drawing near. I am basing this on a continuous decline in Covid numbers in our schools and a national and statewide trend to remove the mask mandates. Therefore, the last day students and staff will be required to wear masks, in Grant County Schools, will be next Friday, February 25th. When students return to school on Monday February 28th masks will no longer be required. Any student or staff member wanting to wear a mask after the mandate is lifted is still welcome to do so. As a matter of fact, I would strongly recommend it in high traffic areas and group settings. Obviously, quarantine protocols will still in be in place and I want to keep this simple. There will be two quarantine scenarios. Scenario 1 would require any student or staff member that tested positive to quarantine until released by their physician to return to school. Scenario 2 would require that any student or staff member that developed symptoms after being a close contact to an individual that tested positive to quarantine for 5 days or until they receive a negative test result. This is one step to getting us back to some degree of normalcy. I thank you again for your cooperation during this entire process. With that being said, enjoy your weekend!
12 months ago, Melissa Smouse
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Good Evening, This is Superintendent Webster and I am calling to give you an update on our mask policy. Before I do that however, I want to thank all parents for your patience and understanding while we have gone through this process. In particular, I want to thank our students for complying with the mandate in all of our schools. Your willingness to do so has allowed us to keep our schools open and all of our athletic teams able to compete. When the mask mandate was put into place last September I said it would be temporary. I certainly did not envision it lasting this long. Also, at that time I had not even heard of the words Delta and Omicron as it related to variants of the original Covid 19 virus. I believe, along with unanimous agreement form our Board of Education, that the time to end our mask mandate is drawing near. I am basing this on a continuous decline in Covid numbers in our schools and a national and statewide trend to remove the mask mandates. Therefore, the last day students and staff will be required to wear masks, in Grant County Schools, will be next Friday, February 25th. When students return to school on Monday February 28th masks will no longer be required. We will also be following the statewide Covid map daily and if Grant County would move to the GREEN category we will remove the mask requirements immediately rather than waiting until February 28th. If that were to happen I will give an immediate update on school messenger. Any student or staff member wanting to wear a mask after the mandate is lifted is still welcome to do so. As a matter of fact, I would strongly recommend it in high traffic areas and group settings. Obviously, quarantine protocols will still in be in place and I want to keep this simple. There will be two quarantine scenarios. Scenario 1 would require any student or staff member that tested positive to quarantine until released by their physician to return to school. Scenario 2 would require that any student or staff member that developed symptoms after being a close contact to an individual that tested positive to quarantine for 5 days or until they receive a negative test result. This is one step to getting us back to some degree of normalcy. I thank you again for your cooperation during this entire process. With that being said, enjoy your weekend!
12 months ago, Melissa Smouse
Grant County Schools will be operating on a two hour delay for Monday, Feb.14, 2022 due to negative wind chills and black ice. Staff may use delay as needed. Thank you
12 months ago, Grant County Schools
Grant County Schools will be dismissing at 12:30 today due to impending weather. Staff will dismiss once supervisory duties have concluded.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
Grant County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow due to extreme cold temperatures. Staff is to report by 8:00 am for meetings/planning.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Information https://5il.co/14mrs
about 1 year ago, Vanessa Harlow
Grant County Schools will be closed tomorrow January 7, 2022. Accrued instructional time will be used in lieu of remote learning.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
CDC and WVDHHR have now approved Pfizer vaccine booster for ALL children age 12 years of age and up, and can be administered 5 months after completing the initial 2 shot series. To be considered fully vaccinated, students must have received the entire 2 shot series with wait period, and if it has been 5 months or longer since the last dose, a booster is required as well. Please contact your doctor or the local health department for more information or to schedule an appointment.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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Grant County Schools will be releasing at 1:30 today due to impending weather.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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MES Communities In Schools Door Decorating Contest Winner was 5th grade.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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Winter Break Free Covid Teating
about 1 year ago, Grant County Schools
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Project Equip and Communities In Schools teamed up to provide Christmas food boxes to some local Grant County School families.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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State Curator Randall Reid Smith, who assists First Lady Cathy Justice, dropped off Christmas presents from the Dream Tree to our Communities In Schools Site Coordinators for students in our school system; a wonderful surprise for Grant County Schools CIS case managed students.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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UEC Helping Hands Club members are decorating for Veteran’s Day! Thank you Veterans!!
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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Red Ribbon Week @ UEC organized by Community in Schools Coordinator, Kristi Evans was celebrated by grades 3 - 8 with a poster contest. Winners: 3rd grade: Briley Keplinger 4th grade: Deegan Bomboy 5th grade: Khloe Cosner and Aidan Dale 6th grade: Hunter Jones 7th grade: Bladen Oberholtzer 8th grade: Albert Taylor
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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PES Community in Schools Coordinator, Donica Canoy, passed out goodies during Trunk or Treat sponsored by the WVU Extension Office.
about 1 year ago, Melissa Smouse
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