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Parents' Right to Know

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Free Learning Resource Learn21

In an effort to help parents help their children and to give students a way to take responsibility for their own learning, the West Virginia Department of Education has launched Learn21(http://wvde.state.wv.us/learn21). This online learning website offers students and parents educational resources that can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The site includes hundreds of grade specific offerings for preschool through 12th grade in social studies, science and math. New resources are added monthly with the help of educators from across the state. The site is to be expanded further to include language arts and reading tools, fine arts, health, and career and technical education.

What are you Reading? Read WV

Read WV is designed to promote literacy and encourage children and the adults in their lives to make reading a priority early in life and to ensure that children read every day. Reading well is one of the most important skills a child needs to learn. When children become good readers in the early grades, they are more likely to perform well in other subjects and all through their school days. It is the key building block to developing skills that lead to college and career success. Research tells us students who don’t master this skill early, are at risk of becoming disengaged and disaffected. They often fall behind in their studies and later drop out of school.

Reading is so important that we are working together with our public libraries, Read Aloud and other literacy organizations to help our young people read more and read well. We are calling our effort Read WV. And that’s what we want you to do – READ. Read to your children, have your older children read to you, read aloud, read aloud, read as a school – READ.

West Virginia has launched a resource page on their website that will help in this endeavor. You can access it at http://wvde.state.wv.us/readwv. The website supports the initiative and includes information and links that can be used to help children not only learn to read better but to develop a love of reading that will serve them well today and in the future. The project encourages parents, teachers, community leaders and others to promote reading by example and serve as reading role models to their children.

Multicultural Plan

The attached document has been developed to meet WVBOE policy on multicultural education

Facility Information

Asbestos maintenance plan details can be found here

Harassment or Bullying

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