Announcements / Events
Return to In-Person Learning on Monday, September 27th:As we approach the end of the Covid-19 ten-day closure, Mercer County Schools will reopen to in-person learning on Monday, September 27th. The Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Mercer County Health Department held the position that Mercer County’s Covid numbers are still high; however, resulting data from our schools indicate a decline in positive cases among students and staff during this closure period.The conversation between the superintendent, administration and health officials reached a mutual agreement to reopen schools with the understanding that cases will be monitored daily, and individual schools will be subject to closure when outbreaks occur or if staffing issues result in a school not being able to safely monitor students.The Mercer County Health Department has issued a mask order for indoor and outdoor gatherings where social distancing cannot be followed. Mercer County Schools will adhere to the order.
Virtual Student vs. Remote Student MealsVirtual student meal packs are available for pick-up today, September 22nd, at 5 locations. Virtual students are those who DO NOT attend school in-person at all. Virtual student meal packs may be picked up at the school you indicated on your pre-order form.Athens School: 3:00-4:00Bluefield Primary: 3:00-4:00Bluewell School: 3:00-4:00Lashmeet Matoaka: 3:00-4:00Princeton High School: 4:00-5:00Remote students are those who attend in-person school, but are learning remotely at this time. Remote student meal pick up is from 11:30-12:30 at their school. Due to virtual student meal pre-order, please do not attempt to pick up a virtual student meal if you are remote.
Technology assistance: If you are unable to reach someone, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Please have your device powered on and available prior to calling.
MERCER COUNTY SCHOOLS-REMOTE AS OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2021:
Under the guidance of the Mercer County Health Department, Mercer County Schools will move to remote learning beginning, Thursday, September 16th through Friday, September 24th. Students will return to in-person learning on Monday, September 27th. Wednesday, September 15th teachers will ensure students have their devices for remote learning.
Daily meals may be picked up from schools between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week. After that, multi-day meal packs will be available for pick-up. Virtual student meal pack pick up times will remain as previously scheduled.
If a student was absent when devices were given out, please contact the school to arrange for pick-up.
Teachers and staff will report to school as usual.
All sports practices and games are postponed during the remote learning period.
Mask Protocol for 2021-2022 School Year
The Mercer County Board of Education approved the following mask protocol for the 2021-22 school year. If Mercer County is orange or red on the WV DHHR map on Fridays, then masks are required on buses and at all times inside school buildings. If Mercer County is green, yellow, or gold on the WV DHHR map on Fridays, then masks will be optional in classrooms ONLY. Masks will still be required on buses and anytime students are not in their classrooms.