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  • 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.
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  • Virtual Student vs. Remote Student Meals

    Virtual 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: 3:00-4:00
    Bluefield Primary: 3:00-4:00
    Bluewell School: 3:00-4:00
    Lashmeet Matoaka: 3:00-4:00
    Princeton High School: 4:00-5:00
    Remote 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.
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  • Tech SupportTechnology 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.

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    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. 


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  • 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.


    Mask Protocol

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  • Parent Schoology Training Video

    Posted by Amy Harrison on 9/28/2020


    Parent Schoology Training Video



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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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  • Any person may report sexual discrimination or sexual harassment, regardless of whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of the conduct, 24 hours a day by contacting the Title IX Coordinator in the following ways:

    • By mail at 1403 Honaker Avenue, Princeton, WV 24740 
    • By e-mail at 
    • By phone at 304-487-1551
    • Or by reporting to any school employee 

     A record of each report shall be completed immediately by the person receiving the report and shared with the appropriate personnel.