Most Student Events Postponed Due to COVID-19 Spread
This week, Governor Jim Justice announced schools would remain closed until at least April 30, 2020. This means many planned student activities must be delayed.
At this time, proms for both high schools have been postponed. District leaders understand that prom is a very important tradition for students and also contributes to the success of many local businesses. It is hoped that these events can be rescheduled at a later date, but due to the unknown nature of the spread of COVID-19, those dates cannot yet be determined.
The district has not made a determination yet regarding high school graduation ceremonies. Because those events occur in late May, it is hoped they can continue. However, that decision is also dependent on the COVID-19 situation. Because travel plans are often made by out-of-town relatives to attend these events, the district plans to make an announcement regarding graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks.
Online Student Meal Grab-N-Go Site Listing Updated
Cabell County Schools is continuing the district’s weekday meal delivery for students. There have been some site additions and changes, so please refer to the site often to see the most up-to-date information.
The biggest announcements this week are the addition of a site at Ona Elementary School and the movement of the site at the Main Branch of the Cabell County Public Library to the parking lot at the former Colonial Lanes.
Any child 18 and under, or any currently enrolled student, may visit any meal delivery site. Children may visit any meal site that is convenient.
To view the most up-to-date list of “Grab-N-Go” meal sites and distribution times, please visit the Connected Classroom page on the district website, www.cabellschools, com. You may also visit the site listing directly at the following link: https://www.cabellschools.com/StudentMeals.aspx
Cabell Residents Encouraged to Participate in the 2020 Census
The district would like to encourage all Cabell County residents to fill out the 2020 Census as soon as possible. Accurate census data may be crucial to authorities during recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides possible funding for those efforts, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, results of the 2020 Census will be used for:
Direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads and other public services.
Help your community prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs.
Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and your political representation at all levels of government.
You should have received a letter from the Census Bureau about how to fill out the Census online. If not, you can still fill out the Census online, which takes about ten (10) minutes, by visiting www.2020census.org.
Cabell Connected Classroom Project Continues to Provide Parents Information
To provide parents with information about how their children can online learning, complete assignments or engage with their teachers, Cabell County Schools launched its Connected Classroom project.
Cabell’s Connected Classroom can be accessed on the district’s website, www.cabellschools.com. Simply look for the link in the banner at the top of the page.
On the site, parents and students find distance learning information for each programmatic level, access instructions for online learning platforms such as Schoology and Clever, Grab-N-Go meal delivery sites and available Wi-Fi hotspot locations. Parents will also find direct phone numbers for the district’s schools that they can call with questions about take-home packets as well as contacts for social or mental health supports. The website is updated daily, so, please check back often for additional information.
For further information about the district’s transition to distance learning, the district has produced a video that can be viewed on the Cabell County Schools YouTube channel or at the following link: https://www.cabellschools.com/CabellsConnectedClassroom.aspx
Cabell County Schools COVID-19 Information Center
The district will continue to update the public about its response to COVID-19 on it’s website, www.cabellschools.com, or you may access the district’s COVID-19 Information Center directly at https://www.cabellschools.com/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=42222&dasi=3G3Y
You may also find the latest information about COVID-19 activity in our region by visiting the Cabell-Huntington Health Department website at www.cabellhealth.org. The health department has also established a call center to help answer any questions you have concerning COVID-19 and our community’s response. That number is (304) 526-6544.