FAQ due to Work Stoppage

Monongalia County Schools
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Recent Work Stoppage



Changes to the school calendar:


Spring Break is March 29 & 30 Days that have been converted to regular days of instruction for students are April 2, 3, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 4, 5, 6 June 6th is an early dismissal

What is being done to help make sure my student is on track to graduate?


All currently scheduled graduation activities and dates will remain intact.  Once students have returned to their classrooms, Monongalia County Schools will provide opportunities to ensure that all students are progressing academically toward meeting the requirements necessary for graduation.  


If my student is in an AP class, how will they be prepared for the test?


Many AP teachers have been assigning work and suggesting resources to help students prepare for their exams via Engrade, Google Classroom, etc… during the work stoppage.  


Students interested in additional preparation may find it helpful to practice sample questions and review how to prepare for the day of the day of the exam by visiting: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam


How will the state assessment dates be impacted by the work stoppage?


Currently, Monongalia County students are scheduled to begin the West Virginia General Summative Assessment (grades 3-8) on April 30th.  In order to make certain that all students have had adequate opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, these dates could be modified.


The 11th grade SAT School Day is scheduled for April 10th.  This date can not be changed. In order to prepare for the SAT, students can utilize resources provided by Khan Academy (SATpractice.org) - a free online resource to students and parents recommended by the CollegeBoard and MCS.  Khan Academy provides students the opportunity to utilize: -Interactive personalized study plans -Free SAT practice tests -Video lessons -CollegeBoard daily practice questions

Will my student be retained as the result of this time away from the classroom?


The work stoppage will not be a determining factor in student retention.  


Will the loss of days from the work stoppage be made up?


All lost instructional time will be provided to students.  


How will attendance be handled on the rescheduled days of instruction?


As days of school are rescheduled, our students will be provided every consideration with regard to their attendance.


My child had an IEP, SAT, or 504 meeting that was scheduled during the work stoppage.  Will this meeting be rescheduled?


All meetings that were previously scheduled during the work stoppage will be rescheduled and held as soon as possible.  All special education services will resume on their normal schedule once students return to their classrooms.


My student receives homebound instruction.  When will these services be resumed and will there be an opportunity to make up lost time?


Homebound teachers will contact their students during the week of 3/6-3/9 to confirm the next homebound session.  Homebound students will be provided the opportunity to make up lost instructional time due to the work stoppage.