New positive and quarantine numbers for 9/18/21 - 9/20/21 posted for Taylor County Schools. Please make sure your students are masked on the bus and in our facilities practicing all mitigation strategies. Together we are making a difference!
West Taylor students were challenged to read books over the summer break. The Summer Reading Challenge documentation papers were sent home with student's report cards and students with their parents wrote the titles of the books read throughout the summer. Today, many of those students celebrated with fun activities during the "Reading Challenge Reward Day!" Thank you Mountaineer Bounce and Jeff Audia, for providing activities. A very special Thank You to our parent volunteers: Mrs. Adkins, Mrs. Sole, Mrs. Gobel, Mrs. Leach, & Mrs. Ross for volunteering your time to make the day a success! Many staff members also participated during this celebration day!
Taylor County Schools working with the Taylor County Health Department will begin providing updates to numbers of staff and students quarantined and positive. We have 172 students and 5 staff quarantined, 30 students and 5 staff positive.
*Important Child Nutrition Update* Food shortages are nationwide, and our district is experiencing unavailable items and substitutions for those items must be made. Menus are subject to change, but we will notify you when possible. Thank you for your understanding!
Reminder that tomorrow, Sept. 17th, is a 2hr Early Dismissal for all Taylor County Schools.
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All staff, students and visitors will remain masked on all buses and facilities as Taylor County remains red on the WVDHHR map as of today, September 12, 2021. Exceptions include eating, recess and outdoors.
Date Correction: The news article yesterday had an incorrect date for March early release. It should be March 2nd, not March 6th.
Reminder: September 17th is now a two hour early release for all students. Staff will be looking at data to guide planning for learning.
Charts now posted for contact tracing and quarantine guidelines as shared from the WVDE.
Reminder: West Taylor will host Parent Information Night for first/second grades this evening starting @ 6:00 PM. Join us to learn about West Taylor and meet your child's teacher.
Changes to contact tracing and quarantines are posted in the latest news article. Please read as they will begin tomorrow September 7, 2021.
West Taylor will be hosting three Parent Information Nights. These evenings will allow you to hear about West Taylor's policies and procedures that are currently in place at the school. You will also have ample time to go to your child's classroom, meet the teacher, and hear about the routines, procedures, academics, and expectations. We are encouraging you to participate because these meetings are full of information and will answer many of your questions! Dates: (all times are 6:00 - 8:00 PM) September 7th: Grades 1 & 2 September 14th: Grades 3 & 4 September 16: Grades PreK & Kindergarten
Welcome Back! Monday, August 30th is our first day back and we welcome all staff, students and visitors as we begin "Our Best Year!" Please read the important news article posted about beginning the year with masks due to Taylor County being red on the WVDHHR map.
Lifetouch School Picture Day is Tuesday, September 7th.
First day of school for grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th will be Monday, August 30th. Students should be in the school by 7:50 AM. Bus dismissal starts at 2:50 PM and PPU dismissal after last bus leaves. This will be approximately 2:55 P.M.
We have plenty of back packs and school supplies in our main hallway. If you need to do some back to school shopping, stop by West Taylor Elementary.
UPDATED Bus Schedules are now available. You can find them located on the TCS App under Documents and Transportation or from the TCS Website. https://5il.co/xxwv
For those families who find themselves needing some school supplies or backpacks, we have had many donated to West Taylor. They are set up in the main hallway for you.
The West Taylor staff is eagerly waiting to see WTES students and families during the 1st annual "Sneak-a-Peek" tonight. We will see you between 4:00 - 6:00 PM. There are photo opportunities outside the school. Hope to see you soon!