Health News and County Updates

Assignments for students
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Procedures for Picking up and Collecting Items at Anna Jarvis Elementary School

Hilldale Public Schools - 2018-2019 Middle School Schedule Pickup

Here are the procedures for Picking up and Collecting Items:

Dropping Off and Collecting Items at Anna Jarvis Elementary

Census 2020: Make Sure You Count - Zoneton Middle School

Dear Families,

Every 10 years, the US Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. Learn more about the importance of the 2020Census and how to participate:  You don’t need a code to participate. Please help Taylor County be counted. Our schools, local government, hospital and community need for everyone to be counted.

Warm regards,

Taylor County Schools

Prom Clipart 2020
he COVID-19 virus has caused many adjustments in our daily lives since March 13, 2020. Cancellation of school in our buildings, spring sports and a need to delay graduation for our very deserving class of 2020 are just some that have been cancelled or changed. Decisions have not been easy and many outside agencies including local health departments and state level departments have to be consulted to make the safest decision for all.

One rite of passage for high school students is the annual Prom. It is with deep regret that based on the Harrison County Health Department as well as guidance from our own and other local health departments, the Governors orders and the WV DHHR we will not be able to hold the 2020 Prom. Social distancing, and the need to keep total numbers of 25 or under in an enclosed space are why it must be cancelled for this year in any venue in our area. Plans are being considered for a way to hold something in the Fall to try and replace this activity in some manner.

The next few weeks will also allow us to close out this school year officially for all students. The central office staff, school administrators and school leadership teams have met to put together a plan that will be shared with families in the coming days. This schedule will show when belongings can be picked up and textbooks and other items belonging to the schools turned in for the year. We will continue the food drive thru on Tuesdays through June 2 as well as the learning activities.

School year 2019-2020 is one for the history books. However, the support of our students, families and school personnel has been phenomenal. It has taken all of us to accomplish what we have and truly proves why Taylor County is Taylor County Strong! Thank you for your continued support and may you and your family continue to be healthy and safe.

Warm regards,

Christy Miller, Superintendent

E-Town First Church of God | Food From the King Food Distribution

Good evening families and students,
We hope this finds all healthy and safe. The drive thru food sites will be operational once again on Tuesday from 11-1 at the following sites: Project Hope, Family Resource Network (FRN) across the street from their office, remaining in your care for social distancing, Senior Center, Flemington Elementary, West Taylor Elementary, Black Bear Customs, Thorn Lane gravel lot, and Thornton School/Community Building. We remind you to remain in your car and practice safe social distancing limiting the number coming to the sites. Project Hope will also be open at 5:00 p.m. for those that cannot make it to a site from 11-1. Also, please remember the backpack program has pickup available every Thursday at Fetterman United Methodist Church from 10:00 to noon and 3:00 – 5:00 for those who have signed up to participate.

Taylor County schools thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see everyone soon!

-Superintendent, Mrs. Miller

Clip Art Computer Internet Clipart
Message Monday, March 30th

We have additional news for those of you that do not have internet access but have data plans through your cell companies. The carries in this area have dropped all data charges so families can use this as a way to get students assignments. Also, Comcast has opened all of their hot spots free for use, you just need to download their app. No paper packets are being sent, please reach out to your child’s principal through email if you need assistance in locating assignments for this week.

Coronavirus19 Information
WV Department of Health and Human Services

Facts about the Coronavirus

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is working closely with the Office of Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and other state agencies and organizations to ensure counties and schools have the latest information regarding Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19)
How to Help Stop the Spread of Germs

How to Help Stop the Spread of Germs

The WVDE has reminded counties to exercise preventative measures including:

  1. requesting that custodians diligently clean facilities daily;
  2. advising all school and county personnel, and students be very vigilant in handwashing;
  3. reinforcing respiratory hygiene practices; and
  4. staying home when children, educators, and school personnel are sick.
Is your child too sick for school?
too sick for school?

A sniffle, a cough, or  sore throat. Children come down with illnesses big and small. Some are contagious, but some aren’t.

How do you know when to keep your child home from school?

Attendance Recommendation on the Flu
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The flu virus is widespread throughout West Virginia and many physician offices, clinics, hospitals  and emergency rooms are overfilled with patients.  The medical community is seeing an influx of children and families showing up to merely ask for a medial excuse for school without needing treatment.  The flu is self-limiting(ultimately resolving itself without treatment) and parents/guardians treat the child’s symptoms with over-the-counter medications or may call their medical provider for an antiviral medication like Tamiflu to be ordered at the nearest pharmacy.  These actions keep children and families who are not at high risk and do not truly need medical intervention/treatment at home.  It also prevents the spread of the flu and overcrowding of medical facilities.  Taylor County schools will accept a note from parents as a medical excuse if they have kept students home due to the flu. In an effort to support families understanding of various illnesses and when it is appropriate to keep your student at home or send to school we are providing a guide from Diana Simmons, nurse at Taylor County Middle School. Further we are following recommendations from the WV Office of Prevention and Epidemiology Services on not closing schools unless we do not have sufficient staff to instruct students or maintain a safe and healthy environment. 

Christine Miller, Superintendent