Message from the Superintendent
Eddie R. Campbell, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent, Monongalia County Schools
August 19, 2021
Dear Monongalia County Schools’ Community,
We look forward to greeting students on their first day back to school next Tuesday, August 24th. Administrators and staff are working diligently to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment for all.
This year, Monongalia County Schools will offer in-person instruction, five days per week. The K-12 school day will return to pre-pandemic schedules, and all teachers will be in-person, in classrooms.
Earlier this month, the Monongalia County Board of Education announced that masks would be required indoors for all students and staff for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
The mask requirement, developed in consultation with the Monongalia County Health Department, is a fluid protocol that will take into consideration emerging guidance and recommendations from state and local health officials.
To ensure the best protection from the COVID-19 variants, state and federal health agencies continue to encourage everyone ages 12 years and older to get vaccinated.
Monongalia County Schools will continue to hold in-school vaccination clinics for all eligible students who have not received the vaccine. Check your school’s website for times and locations or contact your school nurse.
In addition, students and staff will continue follow safety protocols and adhere to COVID-19 School Guidance which is subject to change based on emerging information.
We are grateful that over the past two academic years, students were kept safe by the adherence of administrators and staff to the safety protocols implemented throughout all schools, buses and facilities.
Despite the changes in our academic environments, I am happy to announce that Monongalia County Schools received the best summative scores in the state for the 2020-21 school year. Though there is much work to do, we now know that our results speak volumes and together, we will continue to make progress while employing our safety measures.
We are optimistic about the coming year and the many learning and socialization opportunities of in-person classes. Thank you for sharing your children with us.
Back-to-school Mask Update
August 10, 2021
Monongalia County Schools will be opening the 2021-22 school year with in-person instruction as our primary goal.
To ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, Monongalia County Schools will follow the strong guidance of the Monongalia County Health Department’s and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to require that masks be worn inside our schools and offices beginning August 19, 2021, regardless of vaccination status.
Masks and face coverings can be removed while outdoors and for participation in outdoor sports.
Additional information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding school protocols will be issued prior to the start of school.
We are excited to return to in-person classes and appreciate your understanding as we open the doors this year with the safety of our students and staff as our highest priority.