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.
To make up the lost instructional days, the following adjustments to the calendar will occur:
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.
Registration deadline is March 9th. The event April 13th, 2018. Please see Mr. Wroblewski to register in Room 109.
Also scholarships to Marshall University will be awarded to seniors for Outstanding Students.
1st = $1,500
2nd – $1,000
4 awards – $500
Here is a link to the current year’s SCORES 2018 Handbook
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.
Seniors, the deadline to complete FAFSA applications is March 1st! Please, see your counselors if you have any questions or need assistance.
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.
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.
A representative from MountWest Community and Technical College will be here on Monday, February 19th at 2 pm to meet with interested students in the guidance office.
A message from Superintendent, Mr. Todd Alexander
Due to a pending work stoppage, Wayne County School District will be closed on Friday, February 16, 2018. We want to emphasize that the scheduled work stoppage is one day only and that school will be in session on a normal schedule on Monday, February 9th, 2018. The missed day of instruction will be made up on June 13th, 2018.
Softball practice/try-outs start Monday Feb. 26, 2018. You must have a 2.0 GPA and a current physical to try out.
Seniors, please bring in a senior and baby photo for the graduation video. Senior pictures can be informal as long as they are appropriate. We can also use Life Touch portraits. Baby photos will be returned after they are scanned. Please bring photos to yearbook staff or Mrs. Dingess.