Tag: Accomack

Mrs. Patricia Kappes Jacob passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at her home in Uvalde, Texas, surrounded by her immediate family. She was known as “Patty” by her friends and “Gran” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Patty was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Accomack County, to Karl and Mildred Kappes. She...
Mrs. Mary Jordan Heil, a retired Accomack County school teacher known for her light-up-the-room smile and for inspiring generations of Eastern Shore students, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was 80 and lived in Poplar Cove. Heil is survived by her brother, Joseph Jordan, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools amended its COVID-19 mitigation plan Tuesday night due to COVID-19 policy changes at the federal and state levels. Tonya Martin, coordinator of school health services, said the CDC has changed its definition of “close contact” to being within six feet of another...
By Stefanie Jackson – A little creative thinking and a lot of cooperation between Accomack’s school district, county officials, and the local broadband authority allowed them to get internet connectivity for underserved children learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beth Onley, finance director for Accomack County Public Schools, said...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam returned to his hometown of Onancock on Thursday for the announcement a $20 million investment in broadband internet on the Eastern Shore by Spectrum, a Charter Communications company. Spectrum will provide services to more than 17,500 homes and businesses in Accomack and Northampton...
By Connie Morrison — Arcadia Middle School building is closed to staff and students from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9 "for proper sanitization procedures," according to message posted to the school's Facebook pagee. "All students should check their email accounts today for further information and letters will be sent home...
By Stefanie Jackson – At least 145 Accomack public school students are ready to give up on 100% virtual learning barely one month into the new school year, Assistant Superintendent Rhonda Hall reported to the school board Oct. 6. “I think parents are finding out that the virtual (learning) is...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence reported that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the new school year is off to a good start. “I’m as about as happy and proud as I can be about the first two weeks of school,” Lawrence said at a Sept. 10 school...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools has previewed plans to spend nearly $1.7 million it qualified to receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The school district’s top priority is keeping students and staff healthy and safe by providing personal protective equipment...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board couldn’t give parents the five-day week back-to-school plan they wanted for students, due to space limitations related to social distancing, but the board passed a compromise Tuesday night: a choice between distance learning and a hybrid of distance learning and two...