Summers County Schools COVID-19 Recovery Plan and FAQs

Superintendent, David Warvel, will send out weekly updates every Sunday at 3pm via School Messenger.  To ensure you receive the most updated information please contact your school’s principal to verify your student’s primary contact phone number.


What if my Student is in Option 3?

No change, students in Option 3 will remain in Option 3 until the end of the school year.  

Can my Option 2 student go to Option 3?

With a doctors note, adequate internet, and/or good standing in (Option 2) Classes and principal approval (K-8) students may go to Option 3.

My K-8 Student is in Option 1, what will change?

Grades K-8, Option 1, will go from 2 days per week to 5 days per week.

What about Wednesday?

Wednesday will become a regular school day for Grades K-8.  Grade 9-12 students that have required intervention will attend a full day on Wednesdays.

Can I go to Home School instead of returning 5 day per week?

Yes, if you complete the Home School Intent form with Educational Plan, have someone with a high school diploma instructing, and acknowledge IEPs will be void and students will need to take an assessment for Grade Placement when returning to school.  It may take up to 80 days to reestablish an IEP’s services.  

Can my student participate in WVSSAC events if I move to Home School?

Yes, if your student is enrolled in at least one WV Virtual Class.

Are grades going to count this school year?

Yes, students will be accountable for the grades earned during the 20-21 school year. Summer School will be offered.

What is the difference between Option 2 and Option 3?

Option 2 is Live Classes Via Google Meets with a Summers County Teacher 4 days per week. Option 3 is a completely virtual 5 days a week online class system.

Why is Summers County making this change now?

Due to the Governor of WV’s declaration that K-8 Students be in class 5 days a week we have altered the Options list for Summers County Schools.  We at Summers County Schools believe it is imperative to have our students in the classroom.

What are the grade requirements for WVSSAC sports participation?

Under the revised policy, fall semester grades will not prohibit students from participating fully through March 19, 2021.  After March 19th students must have a 2.0 GPA. See

Will bus schedule change for Wednesday?

Yes, all buses will run on a normal schedule. Grades 9-12 will have a full day for students required to attend interventions.

Will changing to Option 3 require my student to make up work from January and February?

No, students will be assigned a base grade for the work completed.

What is the deadline for making an Option change?

Thursday, February 25th at 3pm.

How do I change Options or get more information?

Please contact your school’s principal.

What are we doing to help protect our students…?

  • We are working in tandem with our local Summers County Health Department.
  • Regularly cleaning schools and buses with an electrostatic spraying system 
  • Educating our students and staff on COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Reducing the 9-12 Grade classroom sizes by 50% using an A – B schedule.
  • Using Wednesdays as Intervention for Grades 9-12
  • Issuing clear desk dividers to all students.
  • Issuing face masks and shields to all students.
  • Offering 2 educational options to fit family needs. (3 Options for 9-12)
  • Promoting social distancing consistently throughout the school day.
  • Using the WVDHHR County Alert Map
  • Offering Summer School

West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System

WV DHHR County Alert Map