I hope everyone is staying safe, well and enjoying your summer as much as possible. Last year at this time, we were gearing up for school to start and looking forward to a successful year. As you know, a lot happened between then and now. Our world looks a lot different now with the occurrence of the Covid-19 virus. Not only did our home lives change, but our school dynamic changed as well. We were forced to close our doors and students were educated in a different way and many events and graduations had to be cancelled. Though we, as a school system, did the best we could with closing, students were put in a predicament that no one could have realized.
Our 2020-2021 school year will happen, but it will happen differently than ever before. I, along with our school board members, and principals at each school have formulated the best plan possible to begin the school year on September 8, 2020. We want to offer students and their parents the best options in regards to education. We want to offer in-school learning, as well as virtual learning. Teachers, students and parents, as well as administrators, will have to work together to make it all happen. It will take guidance, determination and a lot of patience to make this a successful transition.
Remember, guidelines and recommendations from our national and state leaders are changing every day, so we all must be diligent and keep up with the latest developments as they occur regarding this pandemic.
We are all in this together and I promise I will do my best to see that the children of Magoffin County will be provided with instruction, daily meals and transportation as we move forward in the coming school year.
Please contact my office if you have any questions or concerns.
Scott Helton, Superintendent
Magoffin County Schools