Summers County Schools sees successful first week

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – It has been over a week since the first day of school kicked off on September 8th, and schools are still adjusting to the new normal.

Summers County Schools had a successful first week back to school. The county is currently in the yellow phase, which means students alternate between in-person and remote learning. 

“After this week, if things continue the way they are, I can see us going back to green, but that today and tomorrow is another day,” Summers County Superintendent David Warvel said.

Warvel says the first week has gone well, despite some barriers. Summers County Board of Education is currently working on getting eight WiFi hotspots to help with internet shortage.   

“We need another two weeks to get that going, so by October, we should have eight more hotspots,” Warvel said.   

Warvel said his main priority is to give students a great education while staying safe.  

“My main goal is not only to get kids back in public education and to be with them but also to give them a great education while being here. We can not forget that we have the accountability that we have, and that’s to make our kids better than they came in, and we’re trying to make that happen in the system,” Warvel said.   

For up-to-date information, you can visit Summers County School here.