Fayette County Superintendent lays out what first two weeks back will look like

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Board of Education officially approved a blended model for the start of the school year.

This means that students with last names starting with A through L will go on September 8 and 9. M through Z will go on September 10 and 11.


chart week one


Then, during the following week, no one will be in school on Wednesday as the A-L cohort will go on Monday and Tuesday and the M-Z will go on Thursday and Friday. 


chart week two


Wednesday will be used for cleaning, and any day where the student is not in the school building during the 5-day week, they will spend doing remote learning.

“By the 17th, we’ll reevaluate,” Superintendent Gary Hough said. “Where are we at with our metric within the county? Where are we at with any incidences that have occurred within the first couple of weeks? How are things going with mask wearing? Where are we at with those issues? Because all of those issues will determine. If everything’s good, we’re back to five days a week and we’re in school and we’re teaching and doing everything we need to do every day of the week for students.” 

Masks will be required for students when they can’t remain socially distant.

As of this morning, Fayette County has had 1,834 students registered for virtual learning.

Up to eighth grade each virtual class will have an assigned virtual teacher from a Fayette County School.

In high school, students will have virtual programs with teachers on standby for assistance. 

“They will have teachers available throughout the day. Those teachers will be tracking them and following to make sure they’re completing the work and doing what they need to do and giving assistance where needed,” Hough stated. 

Those who have registered for virtual learning have to stick with it for the entire semester.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.