The following is a message from Taylor County Superintendent of Schools Christy Miller, in regards to the school system’s and the community’s response for COVID-19:
Dear Families and Students,
Taylor County Schools is half way through our first nine weeks of school, which is cause for celebration as we have weathered the storm together in spectacular fashion! Our students remain the leaders we count on them to be in following protocols supporting each other to make this different year a success. It truly has shown the strength and resilience in families, staff, and students and shows why we are Taylor Strong.
Concerns have been shared across the system and by families as to our path forward. Unfortunately, there are issues needing addressed if we are to continue down a successful path. This includes responsibilities to engage with virtual teachers, WVVS and on remote days when students are not face to face.
This is not like last spring, we are giving grades, taking attendance, and closing gaps in learning with the plan’s teachers make daily. We will continue to support your student and ask that you assist us in holding them accountable in completing tasks they are assigned and attending daily.
Families voices are crucial to the next steps we, as a system, need to prepare.
A survey opportunity was shared yesterday, Friday October 16, and we ask that you please respond. We are planning for the next nine weeks and what will happen at the end of the first semester. This data will help us to make those plans with family input.
Thank you for your continued support and sharing ideas to make our system remain Taylor Strong!
Christy Miller, Superintendent