Tazewell County Schools begins preparations to complete the academic school year

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY) – Yesterday afternoon, we received more guidance from the state superintendent and are now beginning the planning stage for completing our 2019-2020 school year.

All students will be required to complete the grade/course in which they are currently enrolled. To do this, our principals, teachers, and central office staff will begin the process of determining where each class/student was on March 13 in relation to curriculum pacing, SOLs, competencies, and content mastery. Once these progress markers are determined, each teacher will compile the needed materials and subject matter content into a deliverable format which may include online assignments, paper packets, and/or a combination of both. All students will have the content delivered in a manner that will meet their instructional ability level. We will also consider any special needs or services required for educational attainment.

In addition, we will also begin looking at dates later in the summer to possibly hold events such as high school graduation and prom. At this time, we will not set dates for those events as we will need further guidance from the Governor of Virginia regarding our ability to hold large crowd gatherings.

We appreciate the patience of all of our school personnel, students, parents, and community members. We are all in this together!

Tyler Barker
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