School buses run to provide “essential support services”

BUCKHANNON — According to the WVDHHR state education map released at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020, Upshur County is now designated “Orange.”

Orange status indicates heightened community transmission.  This will not significantly impact our schools or our current fully remote delivery model for teaching and learning.  We have been and will continue to be in full remote instruction through January 4, 2021. Employees will be in their respective buildings and buses will continue to run, so that we can provide “essential support services” for our students.  

Buses will run the regular runs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to pick up Fred Eberle Technical students and students who receive special education services and support.  Additionally, five-day food boxes will be served at each school on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. curbside.  The boxes will also be available for pickup at the Warehouse by Tennerton Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.     

We will continue to follow our protocol, which have been put into place throughout the pandemic, as we practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and perform rigorous cleaning processes. 

As we continue to work closely with our local Upshur Buckhannon Health Department, our priority remains the safety of our students, employees, families, and the community at large. We appreciate the patience and continued support of all our families and community partners, and we are so anxious to have our students back in school.