Calhoun County’s Re-Entry Plan for COVID -19: January 2021

This fluid document may need to be added to and updated as more information becomes available.  If Calhoun County experiences an increase in COVID-19 cases, the recommended school schedule will be changed and adjusted. 

 Governor Justices’ executive order states “Declare and Order,  beginning January 19, 2021, that private and public elementary and middle/junior high schools throughout the state may be open for in-person instruction and/or extracurricular activities without regard to the designation of the school’s county on the DHHR County Alert System and that private and public high schools grades 9”. 

The State Board of Education voted on a motion during their meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

It is my recommendation that when Calhoun County is red on the DHHR County Alert System Calhoun County Middle/High School students grades 9-12 be remote.  Calhoun County School Nurse, Trudi Anderson and myself will work with MOVHD to determine if any additional schools in the county need to be remote.   

The State Board motion continues to allow for the Blended/Hybrid model.  It is my recommendation that Calhoun County Schools remain with the Blended/Hybrid model and go to school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in-person and Wednesday with a Blended Hybrid day through the end of third nine weeks.  

The COVID-19 CARES ACT the COVID-19 days ended December 31, 2020.   It is my recommendation that we continue the COVID-19 days for employees that we quarantine for work related quarantine.   We allow teachers to work from home when their internet supports teaching from home while on quarantine.  

Calhoun County will strictly enforce the key mitigation strategies identified by the 2021 Update School Protocols.  The key mitigation strategies will be reviewed with all teachers and students on the first day back to school. 

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should not report to any school location until cleared by a medical professional.  Any person that has traveled to an identified hot spot or traveled outside the United States will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.    Anyone at Calhoun County Schools showing any of the signs of COVID-19, will be asked to leave immediately and seek medical assistance.   If this is a student, they will be placed in a specific location where they can be monitored until a parent can pick the student up and seek medical attention.  If necessary, Calhoun County Schools will seek medical attention for the student.  

School Options

In-Person LearningStudents attend classes in-person dailyTraditional school setting.
Virtual LearningStudents in grades K-12 participate in Virtual Leaning facilitated through WVDE and Edguity grades 6-12.  Self-paced online courses accessed with internet and computer.  Virtual Learning will start on Sept. 8th
Homebound InstructionFor students absent from in-person learning for a period of three weeks or more due to an injury or illness as certified by a licensed physician.Instruction designed to help students complete academic assignments made during their absence and to facilitate their successful transition back to in-person learning.   For more information contact Jeannie Bennett-Yoak Email:
Remote LearningInitiated by Governor Justice to minimize COVID-19 by temporarily suspending all in-person learning. Initiated by Superintendent when County is RED on the DHHR County Alert Map for High School and other schools in collaboration with MOVHD.  Students will receive alternative assignments by Calhoun County Educators.
NTID (Snow Packet Days)Initiated by Mrs. Whytsell to provide instruction to Calhoun County StudentsFor Weather related emergencies.