On Friday, February 12, 2021 all Putnam County Schools will dismiss 2 hours early to allow staff to receive second round Covid-19 vaccinations. If you are a parent, grandparent, or family member who picks up their child at the end of school each day, please be reminded that parent pickup location is at the end of the building nearest our 4th grade classrooms. This is the end of the building that is closest to the parking lot exit. While students exit the building from multiple doors due to Covid precautions, parents are encouraged to follow social distancing protocol and wait for their child at the 4th grade end of the building. Please do not come on to the sidewalk or walk between buses to pick up your child. Thank you for following this procedure to ensure the safety of all of our children.
almost 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
All Putnam County schools are closed today, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. There will be no remote instruction and PCS Virtual classes will not meet today. If PCS Virtual teachers already had assignments posted for today they will adjust accordingly when school reopens. Enjoy the snow day!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
All Putnam County Schools will operate in full remote mode on Friday, January 29, 2021. We were notified today that this date has been scheduled by the WV Interagency Taskforce for Putnam County Schools to begin second round Covid-19 vaccinations for employees. This means there will be no in person instruction on Friday. All students will be expected to learn remotely via Schoology on Friday, January 29. All Hurricane Town students in attendance on Thursday will be sent home with a free to-go meal bag for Friday. If your child is absent on Thursday and you would like a meal for Friday, please call the school and arrangements can be made. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work to provide vaccines for employees. Have a great evening!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Friendly reminder that there will be no school for students tomorrow, Monday, January 25, 2021. 5 day boxed meal pickup for virtual students will be on Tuesday, January 26 from 10-12. Thanks!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Good evening! Just a few reminders for those of you who plan to return to in person learning on Tuesday, January 19. Hours at Hurricane Town will be the same as they were at the beginning of the year. Doors open at 8:00am and dismissal is at 2:50pm. For the safety of all students & staff, we will not be allowing visitors into the building & we will not be accepting outside deliveries or drop-off of items. We will have an abundance of staff outside each morning to help children into the building. It would be helpful if you could tag their backpack with their grade level and/or teacher's name as well as bus number. Bus info can be found on the PCS website. Please make sure your child knows how they will be getting home at the end of each day. Sending a note to the teacher on Tuesday with this information would also be helpful. Friendly reminder that YMCA will not be reopening their aftercare program at our school at this time. The lunch menu is available on our website & on the PCS Connect app. If your child is ill, in quarantine, or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, we ask that you do not send them to school. Please follow the "Should I Come to School?" checklist on our school website, or the guidance found on PCS or WVDE websites to screen your child at home each morning. As always, if you have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher or call the school. We can't wait to welcome our students back on Tuesday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Beginning next week, we will return to only offering a 5 day boxed meal option for our virtual learners. Please call today or tomorrow to confirm or reserve a boxed meal for your virtual learner. Next week's pick up day will be Tuesday, January 19 from 10-11am. We hope all of our students who are continuing with virtual learning and our new virtual learners will take advantage of this free meal service.
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Please help us spread the news! Pre-K registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be online and will be open on January 19, 2021. To register, parents need to visit to www.putnamschool.com. Under the menu tab choose "Parents", then "Pre-K" to find the link for registration.
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Putnam County Schools has established an Emotional Support Phone Line for families and students in need of emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Phone Line number is (304) 586-4947 or extension 1960. The following information will be posted in Schoology and on the PCS website: Feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or alone? Need to talk? Do you or does your family need emotional support during the COVID 19 pandemic? The Putnam County Schools Emotional Support Phone Line provides resource referrals for students and families experiencing emotional distress. Student support staff are available to talk, offer resources, and provide referrals to other local agencies if needed Monday thru Friday 10am to 6pm. If you are experiencing an emergency crisis, please contact the West Virginia Children’s Crisis Line at 1-800-HELP4WV (1-800-435-7498) or call 911 immediately. West Virginia Children’s Crisis can also be reached on their website: https://wwwhelp4wv.com/ccl . We are available to help and provide supports. Give us a call at (304) 586-4947
about 2 years ago, Donna Petry
Happy New Year, Hurricane Town! Please note that this message has two pieces of information, one about meals and another about learning models for 3rd 9 weeks. Putnam County Schools will continue to operate in full remote for the week of January 4. We will once again provide daily meals for all students as well as 5 day meal boxes for virtual students. Meal box pick up at Hurricane Town will be on Monday. We encourage all HTES students to participate in this free meal service. The window to change your child's learning model from virtual to in person or from in person to virtual is Monday, January 4- Friday, January 8. Parents who would like to change their child's learning model for 3rd 9 weeks need to contact HTES principal, Mrs. Dempsey, this week. Please email sdempsey@k12.wv.us or call 304-562-3610. Your child will begin their new learning model at the start of 3rd 9 weeks on January 26. Requests made after 2:30pm on January 8 may not be honored. If you do not want to change your child's learning model, no action is necessary. Thanks and have a great evening!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
HTE is bringing some Christmas cheer to you tomorrow! We hope you can wave to us as we drive by. We will post a link tomorrow so that you can track our route. Merry Christmas!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
HTE Christmas Parade Route
This message is to inform you of a slight change to Hurricane Town's lunch pick up for the week of Dec. 21, 2020. There will not be a 5 day box pick up on Monday. We will offer daily meal pick up on Monday and Tuesday. 5 day boxes will be available for pick up for virtual and in person students on Wednesday. Times for pick up this week will be 10am-12pm. Please take advantage of this free meal service for all students. Don't forget to join in on the Christmas fun this week! Monday - Holiday Accessories Tuesday - Holiday Shirt Wednesday - Pajamas
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Hurricane Town Holiday Dress Up Days Please join us in spreading some cheer and having a little holiday fun by dressing up for your live meetings next week! Monday 12/21 - Holiday Accessory (hat, scarf, headband, jewelry) Tuesday 12/22 - Holiday Shirt (festive shirt, ugly Christmas sweater, or wear red & green) Wednesday 12/23 - Pajamas (holiday pjs or any comfy pjs)
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
FREE MEALS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PCS STUDENTS: This meal service is free of charge and available for ALL students, whether or not enrolled in the meal benefit program. Therefore, we encourage all families to take advantage of this opportunity. Daily pick-up times for meals are from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at each school. Families will pick-up meals at their students’ home school location, curbside while remaining in the vehicle. If transportation is a problem, families may contact their home school to request meal delivery assistance.
about 2 years ago, John Hudson
Hello Hurricane Town families! We know this school year has been difficult for so many of you and your children. We want you to know that our counselor, Mrs. Barkley, is available to help you. If your child is experiencing an elevated level of stress, worry, mood swings, emotional or behavioral breakdowns or exhibiting signs of depression, please contact Mrs. Barkley. There are several ways she may be able to help. You can reach her at 304-562-3610 ext. 2620 of after school hours at 315-783-0668.
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Good evening! Putnam County Schools will again operate in full remote status for the week of December 7, 2020. Hurricane Town students will receive instruction via Schoology and Teams this week. Virtual students may pick up 5-day meals on Monday at 10am just as always. In person students will be able to pick up meals daily from 11am-12:30pm. We welcome and encourage all families to participate in this free meal program, even if you have not before. If you would like to participate in the meal program, please call the school tomorrow before 9am to order. If you are unable to pick up meals, they can be delivered to you if you call ahead to arrange. Thanks and have a great evening!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
This message is in regards to Hurricane Town's meal distribution plan for the week of November 23-27, 2020. Virtual and In Person students may take advantage of a 5 day boxed meal for the week. Meals can be picked up on Friday, Nov. 20 from 11am-12:30pm. If you are interested in a 5 day boxed meal for the week of November 23-27 please call the school at 304-562-3610 and request before tomorrow at noon. If you are unable to pick up the meals, they can be delivered to you if you let us know when you call. Thank you!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Good afternoon! This message is to inform you that all Putnam County Schools will again operate in full remote for the week of November 16, 2020. Hurricane Town students will receive instruction via Schoology and Teams for the week. Virtual students may pick up 5-day meals on Monday at 10am, just as always. In person students will be able to pick up meals daily from 11am-12:30pm. If you would like to participate in the daily meal pick up, please call the school tomorrow before 9am to order. If you are unable to pickup meals, they can be delivered to you if you call ahead to arrange. Thank you and have a great week!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS COVID-19 CASE CONFIRMATION On November 12, 2020, Putnam County Schools was notified that an individual at Hurricane Town Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual testing positive is not permitted to return to school until cleared by the Putnam County Health Department (PCHD). In accordance with privacy laws, information specific to these cases will not be released publicly; however, details are being made available to keep the community informed of the transmission of COVID-19 locally. Putnam County Schools is working closely with the PCHD. The PCHD investigates each positive COVID-19 case to identify and notify those known to be in close contact with a confirmed positive individual. The PCHD has completed contact tracing and deemed that no individuals need to be quarantined. PCS continues to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools as outlined by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) such as additional cleaning protocols. For more information about COVID-19 and to view the WV DHHR’s guidelines, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone is urged to follow best health practices as issued by the Governor’s Executive Orders and outlined by the WV DHHR and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) guidance. This includes, but is not limited to, properly wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, properly and frequently washing hands, and cleaning regularly. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. For details about the WVDE and WV DHHR guidance documents, visit https://wvde.us/COVID19. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always our top priority at Putnam County Schools. We will continue to work jointly with our local health officials to monitor this situation.
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
Good afternoon! This message is to inform you that all Putnam County Schools will operate in full remote for the week of November 9, 2020. Hurricane Town students will receive instruction via Schoology and Teams for the week. Virtual students may pick up 5-day meals on Monday at 10am, just as always. In person students will be able to pick up meals daily from 11am-12:30pm. This does not include Wednesday, as schools will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day. If you would like to participate in the daily meal pick up, please call the school tomorrow before 9am to order. If you are unable to pickup meals, they can be delivered to you if you call ahead to arrange. Stay safe, Hurricane Town!
about 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey
As a reminder, HTES will be operating in full remote status for the week of Nov. 2-6, 2020. This message is in regards to meal distribution for the week beginning Nov. 2. VIRTUAL STUDENTS will still pick up 5-day meals on Monday at 10am, just as you normally do each week. IN PERSON STUDENTS LEARNING REMOTELY THIS WEEK may pick up meals daily (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri) at 11am Please call the school tomorrow morning before 9am to arranged for meals to be prepared for your child. Phone number 304-562-3610. Please be reminded that Tuesday, Nov. 3 is a holiday, Election Day, no meal pickup on that day.
over 2 years ago, Sarah Dempsey