West Taylor Elementary School

2021 Newsletter

Remote Learning until Jan. 29th

We want to thank you for your patience as we met this evening to determine the delivery of instruction for students in Taylor County Schools. The Taylor County Board of Education has determined that our students will remain remote for the next two weeks. We will make our decision on what lies ahead for the following two weeks on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Please visit the county website and Facebook page as well as the websites of your students’ school for the most up to date information as we continue to move forward with the instructional program in Taylor County.

The plan approved on December 22, 2020 includes the following Taylor County numbers to be used to determine the color we follow for instructional delivery. (*please go to www.taylorcountyboe.net for a color chart)

Green Yellow Gold Orange Red

Cumulative number of positives in a 7- day period 3 or less 4 – 11 12 – 17 18 – 29 30 or more

We will move down one-color level if the positivity rate on Friday is below 5%.

Over the last week Taylor County has had a total of 52 new cases. This puts us in the red category. When we apply Friday, January 15, 2021 positivity rate of 3.96 as reported by the WVDHHR we are orange.

Thank you for your continued support of our staff and students.

Christy Miller, Superintendent

Breakfast/Lunch during Remote Learning

Dear Families and Students,

Today, we have a few reminders to pass along. Food service will continue as we remain in remote instruction. Orders will be taken at all schools until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19th, with pickup at 1:00 p.m. Teachers have scheduled meeting/ class times and students are expected to participate and complete work as assigned.

Christy Miller, Superintendent

January dates:

Jan. 20th: End of 2nd 9 weeks; End of 1st semester

Jan. 27th: Report Cards go home

Kid Connect

Welcome to WV Kids Connect

Governor Jim Justice recently announced the West Virginia Kids Connect Initiative. WV Kids Connect is designed to support the learning needs of children who do not have access to the Internet at their home. By installing the necessary equipment, all public schools, higher education institutions, county libraries and state parks will be turned into wifi hotspots. From the comfort and security of your vehicle, a student will be able to access the Internet to complete their school assignments.

Operating hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every day (including weekends and holidays). Located in parking lot closest to the road at WTES.

Summary of 2020-21 School Year Dates

Below is a link to download a summary of dates important to school.

Stories with Steve

Steve Engle visited West Taylor for the past two years and read to some of the classes. His son, Chad, created a website and recorded the stories for all to hear. The link is below.

Office 365 Tutorials

Would you like some help with Office 365 components? Click on the following link, and you will learn about TEAMS, Outlook, Sway, and more. Check back for updates!

How to get to iReady

On an iPad: ClassLink App

On a computer: https://launchpad.classlink.com/tcswv

Accurate Parent Information

Please make sure that your teacher has your correct e-mail address and phone number. If either changes, please inform the teacher.

Box Tops for Education

  • PTO is still accepting cut from products. Put them in a baggie with the class name on it and send it to school.
  • Click on the image and join Box Tops for Education. Sign up for West Taylor. Use the app to scan receipts. Yes, we still will take the Box Tops that you have cut and saved for us!

New McSavings Cards for 2020-2021 School Year

McSavings cards can be purchased for $5 throughout the year. Contact the WTES office if you have any questions. 304.842.0490

LiveGrades

Grades 2, 3, & 4 use LiveGrades. Parents can monitor grades using this website. If you do not have a Username/Password, please give Ms. Fisher a call at 304.842.0540. Provide your child's name and grade, then the information will be sent home to you.