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!
about 2 years 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!
about 2 years 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
about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Information https://5il.co/14mrs
about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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Grant County Schools will be releasing at 1:30 today due to impending weather.
about 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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MES Communities In Schools Door Decorating Contest Winner was 5th grade.
about 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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Winter Break Free Covid Teating
about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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UEC Helping Hands Club members are decorating for Veteran’s Day! Thank you Veterans!!
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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.
over 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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Red Ribbon Week @ UEC organized by Community in Schools Coordinator, Kristi Evans was celebrated by grades PK - 2 with a coloring contest. Winners: Pre K : 1st - Sage Williamson, 2nd - Aiden Holstine, 3rd - Kayson Donoghue Kindergarten: 1st - Emilie Lambka, 2nd - Tanner Martin, 3rd - Gracelynn Holstine 1st grade: 1st - Paisley Pittman, 2nd - Katelyn Kifer, 3rd - Claire Dale 2nd grade: 1st - Kaidence Hoye, 2nd - Airianna Clark, 3rd - Karson Lambka
over 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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Red Ribbon Week @ UEC was observed by grades 9-12 with a door decorating contest. Seniors were the winners exclaiming "Drugs are a Nightmare"!
over 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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MES Community and Schools is promoting positivity and fun with a quarterly classroom door decorating contest. The kids help design and decorate their doors. This season's winner was Vicki Kitzmiller's 2nd grade class. They will be receiving a class pizza party.
over 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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MES held Trunk or Treat on October 28. Organized by Community in Schools Coordinator, Tyler Porter, over 200 people were in attendance. A very special thank you to Petersburg Shop and Save, Smoke Hole Caverns and Resort, Sheetz, Grant County Much/CR7 Racing and MES staff that donated refreshments and door prizes. Best Trunk winner received a Cheetah B's gift card.
over 2 years ago, Melissa Smouse
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