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    All after-school activities, including school proms, scheduled between now and May 9, 2020 have been canceled. This applies to all grade levels. Efforts may be made to reschedule some activities upon return to a normal schedule; however, rescheduling is NOT guaranteed nor promised. 


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  • WV ESEA Waiver Request

    Posted by Roger Robertson on 4/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

    ESA Waiver The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is posting the WVDE ESEA Waiver Request for assessment administration for public comment per the requirements of the United States Department of Education (USED). The waiver request is based on the state's decision to suspend statewide summative assessments, reporting, and accountability calculations for spring 2020. The USED stipulates, "The State educational agency will provide public and all LEAs in the State with notice of the opportunity to comment on this request (e.g., by posting information regarding the waiver request and the process for commenting on the state website)."

    US Department of Education Letter

    Click here to review the letter from the United States Department of Education.

    Public Comments

    Click here to comment. 

    Homeschool In addition, the requirement for homeschool student assessment has not been waived. 
    The deadline to submit assessment results for Grades 3, 5, 8, and 11 has been adjusted from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  Utilizing the public school assessment is not an option; however, homeschool parents may choose a portfolio evaluation by a West Virginia licensed teacher, other nationally-normed assessment published in the last 10 years, or an assessment that is mutually agreed upon by the district and parent/guardian.  

    Please contact Dr. Ashley Vaughn at with questions regarding assessment requirements. 

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  • Coronavirus Plan for Mercer County Schools

    Posted by Brent Murphy on 3/12/2020

    22 hours ago WOWK Justice: No COVID-19 in WV

    By order of the governor all schools in Mercer County will be closed.
    This closure will remain in effect until further notice.

    This is a fluid plan and may be updated based on the latest information from health officials: 

    • Mercer County Schools Health Services is in contact with the Mercer County Health Department (MCHD).  The MCHD is working collaboratively with WV Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services and the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.  Their information is updated daily from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
    • There are several different types of coronaviruses, some of which have been around for years.  These are referred to as the Common Coronaviruses and usually cause symptoms similar to the common cold.  Many of us have had common coronaviruses in the past and assumed we had the common cold, treated it as such, and recovered in a week or two. 
    • The Coronavirus that started in China in December is referred to as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 


    We are working closely with MCHD: 

    • Using the same precautions that we have used for the regular flu and other virus protection.  Regular cleaning and disinfecting of desks, computer keyboards, door knobs, water fountains and other frequently touched surfaces within the schools.  All cleaning products in our schools have been Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved. 
    • Thorough handwashing for at least 20 seconds before meals, after using the restroom and whenever hands are visibly dirty. 
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. 
    • Cough Etiquette.  Always cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and thoroughly wash your hand immediately.  If tissues aren’t available, cough into the inside of the elbow. 
    • Hand sanitizer, with 60%-90% alcohol, may be used only when soap and water is not available.   
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with flu-like symptoms.  Those who display these symptoms should remain home until all symptoms are gone for at least 24 hours.
    • If a student or school employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, the suspected case should be immediately reported to the school and the MCHD.  COVID-19 is an immediately reportable disease. 
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  • Special Public Service Announcement

    Posted by Brittany Keys Anderson, Ed. S. on 2/12/2020

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