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Final Exam Schedule and End of the Year Notes

Class
Exam Dates
Seniors May 23rd – 25th
Underclassmen June 13th – 19th

Additional Notes

  • Seniors are expected to be in school through May 25th
  • Graduation – May 29th
  • No School – June 20th (WV day)
  • Last day of instruction for students June 21st
  • Finals will be given early to those students who have an attendance waiver that goes through June 21st. If the wavier does not go through the 21st, the student will take the finals upon their return to school.
  • Finals will not be given early without an official attendance waiver.
  • Attendance will be taken until June 21stSVHS calendar link

SOAR students visit MU anatomy lab

Spring Valley SOAR students recently visited the Marshall University gross anatomy lab (also known as the cadaver lab) at the VA hospital. Students received hands-on learning experiences delivered by medical experts.

The SOAR (Science Occupations Academic Research) club seeks to expose students from the southern WV coal fields to science-related jobs. Many Spring Valley SOAR students aspire to go to medical school.

SVHS SOAR club visits the MU anatomy lab at the Huntington VA.

Ms. Eastham and Ms. Fischer, both science teachers at Spring Valley High School, sponsor the SVHS SOAR club.

School Calendar for the remainder of the year

Wayne County Schools’ announces plan for make-up days:

Wayne County Schools has lost a total of seventeen (17) days of instruction for students during the 2017-2018 school year. Seven (7) of those days were missed due to inclement weather, and ten (10) were missed due to a work stoppage.SVHS calendar link
To make up the lost instructional days, the following adjustments to the calendar will occur:

Student Calendar
Due to Accrued Instructional Time, it is only necessary for students to make-up twelve (12) of the seventeen (17) lost instructional days.
Students’ will attend school on the following days:
May 7th (OSE Day)
June 11th (OSE Day)
June 12th (OSE Day)
June 13th – June 19th (out of calendar days)
June 20th Schools will be closed for WV Day (Holiday)
June 21st (out of calendar day)
Students’ last day of instruction is set for June 21, 2018.
* Please note that any additional inclement weather closures will result in additional days being added to the calendar.
* Graduation Dates will not change. Graduations will occur as originally scheduled.

*Please note: Attendance waivers for make-up days will be made available for students. Absences for prescheduled vacations, etc. will not count against students. Waivers will be made available to the
schools in the coming weeks.

Social Media Threat 2/21/18

Update (2/21/18, 9:30AM)

 

State Police are at the school updating administration on the investigation. The State Police began an investigation yesterday evening and have continued to investigate overnight. The threat is not deemed credible and school will continue on a regular schedule. There has been a rash of similar social media posts at various high schools around the state. We will continue to post updates if new information becomes available. State Police investigators are presently at the school as well as other law enforcement personnel undergoing regularly scheduled training.

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There was a Snapchat threat turned over to State Police. On Tuesday evening they indicated that it was
not credible. Investigation continues in order to hold perpetrators accountable. If further information is
released, we will share that as soon as possible. If you have any information about this, or any other
threat, please inform law enforcement, the Wayne County Schools Board Office, or the school. We will
have law enforcement presence and board personnel present this morning.

Work Stoppage Feb 22nd, 23rd

From Superintendent Alexander,

Wayne County Schools is scheduled to be closed due to a statewide work stoppage on Thursday, February 22, 2018 and Friday, February 23, 2018.  We are hopeful that the issues leading to the work stoppage are addressed and that the cancellation of school will not be necessary.  We will make an immediate announcement if the statewide work stoppage is cancelled or delayed.  We want to emphasize that school will be open on a regular schedule on Monday, February 26, 2018.  Please continue to monitor local news sources and the district’s website for the latest updates in regards to the school schedule.

Viral Social Media Threat

Update:

The Snapchat threat being circulated appears to be from a situation at Shades Valley in Alabama or Valley High School in Fayette County, WV. There are no indications that it relates to our Spring Valley High School. Superintendent Alexander and Security Director Hart were notified last night at the first reports in our area. They have been in touch with law enforcement and no connection to Spring Valley was found.  If there are further updates, we will share immediately.

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There is a social media post going viral in our area this evening regarding a Snapchat threat. The screenshots appear to be from an Irondale, Alabama incident at Shades Valley HS that is currently under investigation there. The SVHS and Valley references have caused great concern for our students and parents. Superintendent Alexander and Safety Director Hart have been notified. They have been in touch with law enforcement. WV State Police are aware and checking into the post as well.