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COVID-19 Update - Sunday March 15 


Governor Announces all Schools Closed Effective Monday, March 16
New Guidance for Employees Detailed in “Expectations for Employees” Section

Governor's Seal

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced all public schools will be closed for students effective Monday, March 16, 2020. He has called for essential staff to report to work on Monday, March 16. All employees report to work beginning on Thursday, March 19. Spring Break will continue as scheduled.

Since his original closure announcement Friday, on Saturday, March 14, the Governor amended the announcement. The Governor stated schools would remain closed through at least March 27, 2020. At that time, the situation will be reevaluated.

The other amendments directly impact reporting requirements for employees. Those requirements are detailed below in the “Expectations for Employees” section.

The Governor’s closure order includes all public-school extracurricular and co-curricular activities beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. All athletic practices and competitions; theater, music and band practices and performances; and all other afterschool gatherings of students are included in the cancellation.

While the district’s Pre-K programs will not be operating, this closure does not directly include community-based childcare or daycare centers. Daycare centers are private entities. They will be working collaboratively with the Department of Health and Human Resources.

Valley Health Systems has decided to close School-Based Health Centers and redistribute staff to other nearby Valley Health Facilities.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Advanced Career Education (ACE) programs will not meet Monday through Wednesday but will continue as scheduled Thursday and Friday at the Cabell County Career Technology Center.

Board of Education meetings will continue as scheduled; however, student celebrations will be postponed.

The West Virginia Department of Education has advised districts to deliver instruction via alternative methods beginning Thursday, March 19. As long as staff are working to support students, we do not anticipate making up missed days. Depending on the length of the closure, a decision will be made regarding if and how missed instructional days will be made up.

 


Weekday Breakfasts and Lunches for Students

 Student meal picture

Beginning Monday, March 16, Cabell County Schools will be establishing “Grab & Go” student meal sites across the county which will provide free bagged meals for any child 18 and under. The sites will operate Monday through Friday each week. The breakfasts for the next day will be packaged in a bag with the daily lunch. Once the pickup sites are established, the list of locations and times will be published over the weekend. It is expected the list of “Grab & Go” sites may change so be sure to visit this page often for the latest updates. Meals will be delivered by school buses to the “Grab & Go” sites. These sites will be operated much like a drive-through, where a parent or guardian need not exit the car to pick up a meal. We will assess the demand for meals each day and increase or decrease meal production as needed. Meals will be served over Spring Break.

If you or your child cannot access food service sites, please contact the Food Services office by calling (304) 528-5048.


Here is the list of sites/times meals will be distributed beginning Monday, March 16: 

New sites added!

Amos St & Dale Road, 5, Milton
Monday – Friday, 12:00 - 12:15

Hite-Saunders Elementary
3708 Green Valley Road, Huntington
Monday - Friday, 11:45 - 12:1

 

A.D. Lewis Community Center                  
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
1450 A.D. Lewis Ave. Huntington


Adams Landing Apartments                  
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15      
820 Virginia Ave. W. Huntington


Altizer Elementary School                        
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15      
250 Third Street, Huntington

 

Altizer Park
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
210 11th Street, Huntington

 

Antioch Baptist Church                        
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
523 Little Fudge Creek Rd., Ona

 

April Dawn Park                              
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
1201 Smith Street, Milton 

 

Barboursville Middle School                  
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
400 Central Avenue, Barboursville

 

Barker Ridge Fire Station
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
9341 Barker Ridge Road, Milton


Blue Spruce Community

Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 12:45
Malcolm Springs, Kirby Road, Milton

 

Cabell County Board of Education            
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
2850 Fifth Avenue, Huntington

 

Cabell County Public Library                  
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15      
5th Avenue and 9th Street, Huntington 

 

Central City Elementary School
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
2100 Washington Avenue, Huntington

 

Chestnut Grove Church
10390 Dry Ridge Road, Milton
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15


Cox Landing Elementary                        

Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
6358 Cox Lane, Lesage

 

Culloden Elementary School                  
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15      
2100 US Route 60, Culloden

 

Fairfield East Community Center
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
2711 8th Avenue, Huntington

 

Farmdale Church of Christ
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
6476 Farmdale Road, Barboursville

 

Fellowship Baptist Church                        
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
3661 US Route 60, Barboursville

 

Forest Bluff Apartments                        
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
7150 Beech Drive, Huntington

 

Founders Landing                               
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
2402 5th Ave W., Huntington

 

Glenbrier Apartments
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
60 Marti Jo Drive, Huntington

 

Green Acres                                    
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45            
7830 Ohio River Road, Lesage      

 

Guyandotte Elementary                        
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
607 Fifth Avenue, Huntington      

 

Guyan Estates Pool                              
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
254 Bartow Drive, Barboursville

 

Highlawn Elementary  
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
2549 First Avenue, Huntington

 

JW Community Center
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
Positive People Association
1637 8th Avenue, Huntington 

 

Marcum Terrace                              
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
816 St. Louis Avenue, Huntington

 

Martha Elementary School                        
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
3067 Martha Road, Barboursville

 

Mary Layne Estates                              
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15
3321 Cyrus Creek, Barboursville

Phil Cline Family YMCA                        
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45 
917 9th Street, Huntington 

 

Rotary Gardens Apartments                  
Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:15      
65 Smith Drive, Huntington

      

Salt Rock Elementary                        
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15      
5570 Madison Creek Rd., Salt Rock

 

Southside Elementary School                  
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15      
930 2nd St. Huntington            

 

Spring Hill Elementary School                  
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15      
1901 Hall Ave., Huntington             

 

Village of Barboursville Elementary            
Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15
718 Central Ave. Barboursville      

 

WK Elliott Center                              
Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 11:45
510 Bridge Street, Huntington  

 
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
(1) MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) FAX: (202) 690-7442; or (3) EMAIL: [email protected] This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  G – 30.1

Weekend Backpack Programs for Students

If your house of worship or organization is interested in assisting with school backpack programs, please contact the school or you may contact Keith Thomas in the Student Support Office by calling (304) 528-5207, or by email at [email protected]. These school-based programs provide food items for students over the weekend.


Student Instruction During the Closure

Mad Scientist student photo 

To continue instruction during the closure, the West Virginia Department of Education is encouraging districts to implement alternative instructional methods starting March 19. Lessons and packets will be developed Monday March 16 through Wednesday March 18, and instructions on how to complete the assignments will be available by Wednesday evening on the district website.

Elementary School Students
Student packets will be prepared for elementary students. These packets will be distributed at the schools through parent drive throughs. Instructions will be included as part of a parent support page that will be published by Wednesday evening on the district website. Parents should contact their school if other arrangements for their students are needed.

Middle and High School Students
Cabell County Schools is making plans to utilize the online Schoology platform to deliver lessons for all middle and high school students. Instructions will be included in a parent support page that will be published by Wednesday evening on the district website. Parents should contact their school if other arrangements for their students are needed.


Technology Access for Students

Student using laptop

Wi-fi Hotspots

The district is working to establish Wi-Fi hotspots across the county that can be accessed beginning Thursday, March 19 without having to enter the building. The district owns ten school buses with WIFI service that will be positioned district-wide to serve as wireless hotspots. These are the locations for buses to be parked for internet access, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Thursday and Friday:

  1. Department of Motor Vehicles – 801 Madison Avenue Huntington, WV 25704
  2. Department of Health Human Resources – 2699 Park Avenue Huntington, WV 25704
  3. Marcum Terrace – 1100 Marcum Terrace, Huntington, WV 25705
  4. Rotary Garden Apartments – 65 Smith Drive, Huntington, WV 25705
  5. Morrison Grocery – 5197 WV-10 Barboursville, WV 25504
  6. Barker Ridge Church – 9457 Barker Ridge Milton, WV 25541
  7. Zoar Church – 1955 Balls Gap Road Milton, WV 25541
  8. Chestnut Grove Church – 10390 Dry Ridge Road Milton, WV 25541

Most Cabell County schools will have a new wireless network deployed Thursday morning to provide internet access to serve our students. The wireless networks should be able to be accessed from our parking lots. The name of this wireless access point will be “Student/Guest” and will not require any password. The wireless will be available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily at the following school sites.

  1. Milton Elementary Pre-K
  2. Altizer Elementary
  3. Central City Elementary
  4. Cox Landing Elementary
  5. Culloden Elementary
  6. Davis Creek Elementary
  7. Guyandotte Elementary
  8. Highlawn Elementary
  9. Hite-Saunders Elementary
  10. Martha Elementary
  11. Meadows Elementary
  12. Milton Elementary
  13. Nichols Elementary
  14. Ona Elementary
  15. Salt Rock Elementary
  16. Southside Elementary
  17. Spring Hill Elementary
  18. Village of Barboursville Elementary
  19. Cabell County Career Technology Center
  20. Cabell Midland High School

Available Software
Cabell County Schools students and employees have access to the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite. This can be accessed online. S
tudents also have access to all Adobe Creative Suite programs at home as long as they are enrolled in a class that utilizes these programs.  These students have access to download Adobe products directly to their home computer.

District Academic Specialists are developing a parent support page that will be published on the district’s update page in the coming days.


Student Medications

Students who have medications at their schools can make arrangements with the school to pick them up during regular school hours, or you may contact the Office of Student Support by calling (304) 528-5207.

 


Expectations for Employees

Cosmetology teacher and student 

Our district leadership team believes all employees are “essential.” In this emergency situation, we have been challenged to meet the basic needs of students including proper nutrition, continued instruction, and providing other health and social supports. Therefore, employees are being called to work in a “task completion” mode. We must rely on the specialized expertise of employees who have been appropriately trained to complete these tasks. We truly value your expertise and dedication to the health and safety of our students and staff.

 

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020

  • Essential staff are to report to work.
  • In this emergency, “essential staff” to complete these tasks are defined as central office staff; school administrators; social workers, counselors, and attendance directors; Communities In Schools site facilitators; school nurses (RNs only); school secretaries; operations employees; high school SYSOPs; custodial staff; food service staff; and transportation staff.
  • It is important that school offices be staffed adequately to answer parent and student phone calls or emails.
  • Teachers and other personnel will be permitted to work remotely to make preparations for all academic support; whether online or via instructional packets, to be available to students no later than Thursday, March 19, 2020. School facilities will be available for all staff if they need a place to work or retrieve materials for planning purposes. Regardless of the location where the preparation work occurs, all materials must be completed and compiled for distribution March 19 and 20. In addition, lessons should also be developed in the event that school remains closed after Spring Break and beyond March 27. Please work with your school principal or site supervisor, who will be coordinating school-based efforts. Principals will be making contact with all staff members to communicate expectations.

 

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • The West Virginia Department of Education has advised all staff report to work beginning on Thursday, March 19. Long-term substitutes should report on their regular schedules. Day-to-day substitutes do not report.
  • It is important that school offices be staffed adequately to answer parent and student phone calls or emails. Teachers should be available to answer questions from students and parents regarding their assignments.
  • Schools should employ social distancing practices for staff members.
 

Staff with Health Concerns

Employees who are immunocompromised or have children/family who are immunocompromised should contact their administrator for individualized work arrangements.


 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=42G02&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.


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