Calhoun County’s Opening School Information 2021-22

Staggered Start Schedule

Date Grades ReportingAssignments for other grade levels
at home

August 18th, 2021
K, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, &11
Review Re-Entry plan and student packets.
August 19th, 20211, 3, 7, 8, 10 , 12

Review Re-Entry plan and student packets.
August 20th, 2021All Grades except
PreSchool
September 7th, 2021First Day for Pre- School
NTID ( Snow Packet Days)Initiated by Mrs. Whytsell to provide instruction to Calhoun
County Students
For Weather Related Emergencies

Dear Parents,

A new school year is about to begin in Calhoun County, and we are excited to have your child in our schools. Calhoun County is fortunate to have four excellent schools. During the summer, many preparations were made to prepare for the upcoming school year so that Calhoun County can provide a quality education for your child. The principals and teachers in these schools have been involved in training during the summer to strengthen their teaching skills, and our principals have been busy planning for ways to make our schools even better. I know that our staff members are anticipating a productive school year and look forward to working with you to help your child reach their highest potential,

Calhoun County Schools provides many services and programs that are essential to supporting children. When our county’s economy is struggling, the services provided through the school system become increasingly crucial to the success of many of our children. As I reflected on the range of services offered to children, I thought you might be interested in some information regarding programs and services provided last year and what services we will be offering this year.

Calhoun County Schools served over 285,000 meals to students from preschool to high school. All students were provided meals at no cost to their parents. Our school buses traveled over 293,000 miles transporting children to school and school-related events. Calhoun County offered 25 community food distribution opportunities for a total of 30,000 meals. Calhoun County provided a high-quality summer school program for our children’s continued academic growth. This year after-school programs will be offered at AES PHE, and Calhoun Middle/High School. We will be expanding to having Saturday learning opportunities for students at each school monthly. Calhoun County Schools provides a full array of special education services to exceptional students in our county. High-quality college dual credit and Advanced Placement courses are readily available to students in high school. Calhoun County has partnered with Glenville State College to offer students an opportunity to earn an associate degree in education or criminal justice while in high school. This means that a student could receive two diplomas at their high school graduation, a high school diploma, and an associate degree. This allows students an early college experience. Calhoun County Schools has implemented the Community In Schools grant to expand our student and family services. We have employed a social worker and two community facilitators that will help families get needed services, We have also used the ARP ESSER grant to provide additional services to our students; these include aides in the following classrooms; first grade, special education classrooms, and fifth grade. This is to help students in those grades. We also will be employing a coordinator to help high school students complete college and work applications, including scholarships, a math coach, and additional teachers and service personnel to assist students and families.

We are committed to providing your child with a wide array of quality programs and services. We look forward to working with you to help ensure that your child is successful in their academic endeavors. If you have any questions regarding the services available to your child* please contact your child ts school principal. I would like to wish you and your children a very successful school year.

Sincerely,

Kelli Whytsell, Superintendent