Mercer County BOE Votes to Make Mask Wearing Optional At the February 22nd meeting, the Mercer County Board of Education voted to move its mask guidance from mandatory to optional. This means that mask usage in buildings and on school buses will be optional for both students and staff. This decision is being made as Mercer County and Mercer County Schools positive case numbers are going down after the increase during the winter holidays. Masks may also be required at individual school sites if Covid-19 transmission rates warrant a mask requirement. Mercer County Schools will still have masks available to anyone wanting one. We will also continue communicating with the Mercer County Health Department about special cases and any concerning trends in classrooms or schools. The superintendent may institute practices if determined necessary in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The ultimate goal is to protect our students and prioritize learning. Given the quick spread of the Omicron variant and its rapid clinical course, it has made contact tracing in schools impractical when combined with the newly reduced timelines for quarantine and isolation set by the CDC. With that being said, Mercer County Schools will not perform contact tracing on behalf of the Mercer County Health Department. All Mercer County schools are now reporting positive cases to a new WV DHHR tracking survey, which appears on Fridays at https://wvde.us/covid19/school-covid-dashboard/
Another Mercer County Schools graduate success story!
Free Admission at the Granada Theater for our students!
A big thank you to the volunteers and colleges who made the 2022 Junior Caravan a success!
2 hour early dismissal
The following buses will not run today, Wednesday, February 16, 2022: 617: Glenwood and Princeton High 673: Bluefield Primary, Bluefield Intermediate, Bluefield Middle, and Bluefield High
BUS INFORMATION: Bus 655 will not run today, Monday, February 14th. This affects Montcalm Elementary, Montcalm High, and students who ride this bus from Bluewell to Montcalm.
2 hour delay today
These Princeton Primary students have grown old and wise! It's the 100th day of school! #100daysoflearning
Princeton Senior High School will host a FAFSA Pancake Breakfast at Princeton Applebee's on Saturday, February 26, 2022 for any senior from any of the four high schools. They will have students, college staff, military recruiters, and student volunteers on hand to help families apply for FAFSA, Promise Scholarship and the Community Foundation of the Virginia's scholarships. The breakfast be from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on February 26, 2022. Please click the link to register: https://forms.office.com/r/bdqCB05jMb
Bus 593 will not run tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th. This affects Spanishburg, Pikeview Middle, and Pikeview High.
The following buses will not run tomorrow, Friday, February 4th. 600: Spanishburg, Pikeview Middle, and Pikeview High 621: Princeton Primary, Mercer, Princeton Middle, Princeton High 659: Bluefield Primary, Bluefield Intermediate, BMS, BHS.
2-hr delay tomorrow
The following buses will not run tomorrow, Thursday, February 3, 2022: Bus 600: Spanishburg, PVMS, PVHS Bus 621: Princeton Primary, Mercer, PMS, PSHS
The following buses will not run tomorrow, Monday, January 31st: 621: Princeton Primary, Mercer, PMS, PSHS 674: Princeton Primary, Straley, Mercer, PMS, PSHS.
Keep Mercer Clean campaign!
Lashmeet Matoaka Elementary finished up their "One Book, One School" project of reading The Wizard of Oz. Today, Mr. Toman was off to see the wizard and had a blast participating in a scavenger hunt with some students.
Additional bus information for 1/28/22: Bus 615 will not run tomorrow, Friday, January 28th. This affects Mountain Valley, Bluefield Middle, and Bluefield High.
2 hour early dismissal 1/28/22