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District Belief Statement
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Welcome to Logan County Schools!

 

Dear Parents, Families, and Staff:

We believe that there is no love as great as a family has for a child, and because of this, we know that the most important thing we can do for our children is to ensure their physical safety and emotional well-being. As our scheduled spring break begins, I want you to be ensured that our district team has worked diligently with our teachers and principals across Logan County to rapidly develop plans to support students’ nutritional, academic, and social-emotional needs while they are home. I ask for your patience and flexibility as we all adapt to new ways of teaching and learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our goal now is to ensure a continuity of education to the greatest extent possible, given current conditions in these unprecedented times.

 

Please be reassured that the safety of students and staff remains our highest priority. It is important to continue to comply with the Governor’s “Stay-At-Home” directive as we support our students from our homes where we are also attempting to care for our own families in this time of crisis. Together we have felt overwhelmed as all of us attempt to juggle classes, learn how to use new technology and keep up with our work schedules. It is hard work for families and for staff, and I know that each of us are working hard at it.

 

Our duty as a school district during this period will be to continue to carry out the following essential services:

  • Meal preparation and distribution to students.
  • Keeping the continuity of learning moving forward.

 

This new way of “doing” school has changed all of us, and our district is dedicated to supporting each student, staff member and family member in meeting the needs of all students as the families of Logan County CHOOSE education for their child. Yes, it is the family’s CHOICE, and we respect that choice by offering the following:

1. Students will not be penalized for any educational performance after March 13, 2020. Work completed after this date will only add value to grades. Students can improve their grades, but no student will be penalized for any educational performance after that date.

2. We will continue to provide lessons via online portals, social media, and teleconferencing, but will not send or accept any work packets. We know you will CHOOSE to use these lessons to prepare your children for the next grade. This time is a great opportunity for teachers, families and students to broaden their learning by enriching them with learning that that they are passionate about. But, if for some reason your child is not able to complete work, they will not be penalized.

3. We will continue to provide students with feedback and will record grades in Live Grades, but if their final fourth nine weeks grade is lower than the grade they had on March 13, they will receive the highest of the two. Feedback will focus on learning not grading. This will allow students and teachers to focus on growth and improvement.

4. Teachers may host a Zoom lesson, a Microsoft TEAMS meeting, or go live on social media and invite students to participate, but teachers will not fail students if they are unable to get online.

5. Students, who are enrolled in dual enrollment courses with colleges, will need to follow the guidance sent from the college. The college issues the credit and their criteria are the ones that are required for credit and may differ from ours.

6. Students participating in AP courses will still be receiving instruction to prepare them for the AP exams when they are rescheduled.

7. Students will not be assigned any work during spring break. We want our families and staff to take a break, refresh, and be present with one another.

8. Our teachers will be available a minimum of two hours each day to take phone calls and assist our students with meeting their academic and social/emotional needs. These hours will be communicated to families and students by their teachers. Some teachers may choose to do more at their discretion. These hours will accommodate the developmental levels and needs of our students. Other hours will be used to plan and deliver lessons and communicate with students by other means. We ask that families honor these hours so that teachers can plan their day more effectively and so they can be present with their families.

9. We pledge our commitment to our students as we continue to support their growth into spring and summer. Keep in touch with our staff and for additional information, you may CHOOSE to read the WVDE Remote Learning Framework for COVID-19 Emergency at the following link: https://wvde.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/WV-Remote-Learning-040120.pdf

 

  

 

If any Logan County School student or employee is in need of tech support during this time, please email your problems/questions to: techsupport@logancountyschools.com

 

 

 

March 12, 2020

Logan County Schools are working closely with the WV Health Department, Department of Education and the Regional Epidemiologist for WV. All departments throughout our district have taken measures to enhance our sanitation best practices in response to the spread of COVID-19.

 

Logan County Schools understand and respect the concerns surrounding COVID-19. However, it is important to remember that there are no current confirmed or non-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Logan County or the State of WV. Due to this, there are no plans to close schools at this time. Parameters that might dictate school closures are being reviewed and developed. At present, school administrators should encourage staff and students who are ill to remain at home, and monitor symptoms seen in schools, as well as absentee numbers. Thank you for helping us to keep our students and families healthy.

Any questions or concerns, please call Logan County Health Department at 304-792-8630.

Information may also be found on the following web site Coronavirus.wv.gov  or

call or 1-800-887-4304.

 

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA RESPONSE PLAN

 

Boone, Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne

 

 

Logan County Schools is in the process of developing the 2020-2021 school calendar. WVDE and WV Board of Education Policy 3234 mandates two (2) public hearings allowing all interested parties the opportunities to discuss calendar proposals.

 It is hereby stated that the Logan County Board of Education will provide opportunity for public comment on the proposed 2020 – 2021 school calendars at its regularly scheduled meeting(s) on  March 24, 2020 and April 14, 2020 location and time to be announced.  Copies are also available at Logan County Schools Central Office, 250 Holly Avenue, Logan, WV.   Individuals desiring to present oral/written comments must register prior to the start of the meeting(s).     To view the proposed calendar please use this link.  

Questions concerning the 2020 – 2021 Logan County Schools calendars proposed may also contact Logan County Schools at 304.792.2060.

   

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL TERM

Please use this link for additional information and the registration packet

 

 

 

 September Attendance Art Contest Winners

SECONDARY – High School Division:  Logan High – Student:  Meghan Newsome – 10th Grade

 

 

 Secondary Winner: Middle School Division:  Chapmanville Middle – Abby Lane – 7th Grade 

 

 

 

 Elementary Winner:  Omar Elementary:  Keelyn Perry – 4th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dear  Families of Logan County Schools:

 

On behalf of the Logan County Board of Education and all of us who work with and support your children, I want to welcome you back for another exciting school year! Our educators are the very best in West Virginia. They have been engaged in learning of their own all summer, attending trainings, reviewing student growth and achievement data, and making plans to engage your students like never before in the classroom.  

Our Board of Education continues to guide our collective focus in ways that provide your children with the very best we have to offer:  

  • We are committed to making improvements to our system that help us provide equity and more opportunities for our students.
  • Weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have provided additional time for teachers to meet the needs of the students they serve, and our students are already reaping the benefits.
  • Shifting starting times one day a week in the Chapmanville Intermediate and Primary schools to better align with what research tells us is best for adolescents’ physical and emotional wellbeing will be impactful, as well.
  • We continue to refine, explore and expand academically rigorous pathways aligned to West Virginia Academic Standards and community standards with a focus on innovative teaching and learning.  

Throughout the 2019-20 school year, the Logan County Board of Education will consider the findings of the 10 year Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan Committee around the current state of our facilities, program capacity, demographic changes and major capital equipment requirements in order to protect our community’s investment in its schools and to best preserve the legacy of educational excellence in Logan County Schools. We will keep you updated as these conversations continue and your input will be crucial.

It is an exciting time to be in Logan County as great things are happening in each of our schools, and it is my great honor to serve as your superintendent. Logan County Schools is family; there is no better place in which to learn and work. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to do our very best for our community’s children. They deserve it, and we simply cannot do this important work without you. We look forward to seeing you and your children soon.

 

Best wishes for an outstanding school year,

  

Patricia Lucas

Logan County Schools Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

The Logan County Board of Education meets the second and fourth  

Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Willis Career Technical  Center. 

 

 

 LOGAN COUNTY SCHOOLS PROVIDES MEALS TO STUDENTS AT NO COST

 

 

 Safe Schools Website    Is available for safety training classes

Click this link for instructions to log into the site. 

Each employee is to complete a total of 7 hours of on-line classes.  

Two classes, FERPA  and  Homeless Students:Awareness & Understanding must be completed by August 12, 2019.   

http://logancs.wv.safeschools.com  is the Safe School Website

 

 

 

2019 - 2020 School  Calendar  has been approved by Board of Education    

 

2019 - 2020 Important Dates      

                                           

                                                                                               

 

 

The International Center for Leadership in Education Names Man Middle School a 2019 Model School for its Dramatic Improvements in Student Learning and Achievement

 

Man Middle School will share key learnings from its transformational journey at the 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 23-26 in Washington, D.C.

  

The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators, has named Man Middle School a 2019 Model School for making rapid and significant improvements in student outcomes. Man Middle School recognized the need for change, collectively established a vision, and systematically worked together to create a learning environment that enables students of all abilities to thrive.

 

Man Middle School is one of 18 Model Schools from across the United States that will share its transformational journey and best practices at ICLE’s 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 23-26 in Washington, D.C. The event provides a forum for thousands of passionate educators and leaders to share innovative ideas and best practices for
developing future-focused classrooms.

 

By implementing a school-wide literacy initiative to improve student achievement, Man Middle School created a collaborative culture of learning that is reflected in both staff and students. Thorough planning and well-structured, rigorous strategies, have positively impacted student success in the areas of achievement, discipline, and attendance. Leadership teams have created a platform where teachers teach one another, using mini professional development sessions once a week. The culture of the school has dramatically improved by forming personal relationships among staff and students and celebrating successes. Everyone is learning every day, and with the focus on literacy, students have vastly improved their communication skills in writing, reading, speaking, and reasoning, which spills over into every content area. Staff and students Leading the way with Literacy.

 

“Model Schools are focused on what matters most: the students,” Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman, ICLE. “We commend the 2019 Model Schools for prioritizing the creation of a supportive, systemwide culture of high expectations that that is felt by teachers, leaders, students, parents, and the greater community.”

 

Selected annually based on a number of criteria, Model Schools must have substantive, data-validated growth year over year; evidence of a strong culture that puts students at the center of learning; and dedication to transforming instruction to meet the needs and demands of the future.

 

Patricia Lucas, Superintendent for Logan County Schools, states that, “The staff members at Man Middle School are committed and focused on clearly defined student achievement goals. They have a conviction that high standards can help all students excel and a willingness to embrace innovative ideas. They utilize best practices and have a strong urgency to improve opportunities for all youth, no matter what the circumstances.”

 

“Now more than ever, it’s critical educators and leaders have the opportunity to exchange practical and effective ideas and research-based strategies that will help to prepare students for lifelong success,” said Dr. Daggett. “We’re thrilled to host this year’s Model Schools Conference in our nation’s capital, and look forward to hearing how these trailblazing practitioners are implementing actionable, sustainable change to transform their school’s culture.”

 

The International Center for Leadership in Education is a division of learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

To learn more about the 27th Annual Model Schools Conference, please visit: ModelSchoolsConference.com.

  

About the International Center for Leadership in Education

The International Center for Leadership in Education, established in 1991 and located in Rexford, N.Y., is one of the most influential education consulting companies in America. It is best known for identifying and disseminating successful practices to assist all students in achieving higher standards. Dr. Daggett and his team of consultants have assisted numerous state education agencies and hundreds of schools and districts in their improvement initiatives. For more information, please visit www.LeaderEd.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan County Schools

Transportation of Pre K – Third (3rd) Grade Students

State Policy 4336

 

The Logan County Board of Education is committed to students, parents and the general public to ensure the safety of the young students through sensible and cautious methods. Consistent with these interests and the obligations of the parents of students in the Logan County School System, the Logan County Board of Education has adopted and implemented this Transportation of Pre K – Third Grade students.

For the safety of the Pre K – Thrid grade students, the transportation department bus drivers will not drop a Pre K – Third grade student off at their designated bus stop or an assigned alternate bus stop without a parent, guardian or established responsible adult visibly present to meet the child and take responsibility for the child’s safe departure of the bus stop area.

In cases where a parent, guardian or established responsible person is not visibly present at the bus stop, the school will be notified and the child will be either returned to the school that they attend or where possible, arrangements will be made to have the child picked up at a designated bus stop on the driver’s next run.

When the child is returned to the school, the school administrators will make contact with the parent, guardian or responsible party and make arrangements to have the child picked up at the school.

If this situation continues to persist, a conference will be held with parents, guardian and school personnel to determine a resolution.

On a case by case basis, situations may exist where a parent may make an appeal to the school principal and the transportation department for an exception to this policy.

 

 

 

 

Logan County School now uses SmartFind Express to call out substitutes.

All employees and substitutes must call and register to be active in the system. 

Please click the link below and follow the directions to register and become active in the system. 

DIRECTIONS SMARTFIND EXPRESS 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Logan County Guidelines for Classroom Celebrations

Logan County Guidelines for School Celebrations

 

  

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