Raleigh County School Board approves reopening plan

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Raleigh County School Board approved its plan to reopen in the fall.

The plan is to reopen schools on September 8th in phase two, which has students in class two days a week with virtual learning the other three days. The face-to-face learning will have students split up with last names A to K going on Monday’s and Tuesday’s then the L to Z last names going on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s and all students doing virtual learning on Friday’s. The superintendent mentioned that grades would be taken for both in-class and virtual learning.

“Our grading policies will be the same as they have always been,” Raleigh County Schools Superintendent David Price said. “School ended last year with activities not being graded, and they were providing educational engagement and opportunities for students. We want everybody to be aware that as we begin school this year, for lack of a better term, it’s real, and grades will be taken with expectations to be engaged in their assignments and with their teachers whether they’re at home or whether they’re face-to-face.”

The superintendent encourages all parents to make sure their contact information is up to date with the school so that the school can contact you if your child is sick.