Tag: Schools

By Stefanie Jackson – All Accomack hybrid students in grades pre-K to 12 will be attending school in person four days a week before the end of April, Assistant Superintendent Rhonda Hall announced Tuesday night. The four-day, in-person school week will begin Monday, April 19, for elementary school students, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools continue to expand in-person learning opportunities for students as COVID-19 metrics continue to trend down, and fourth graders are next to be offered a four-day school week starting March 22. Fifth graders may likely return to school four days a week starting March 29,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted Tuesday night to allow kindergarten through third grade students in the special education inclusion program to attend school in person four days a week starting March 22. Superintendent Chris Holland recommended the decision that will double the number of days per...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board unanimously approved Superintendent Chris Holland’s recommendation Tuesday night to allow students on varsity teams to play spring sports starting March 8. Accomack students missed out on the opportunity to play sports last spring when Virginia schools closed in mid-March due to COVID-19. Holland’s...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack schools Coordinator of Student Health Services Tonya Martin had “excellent news” for the school board Tuesday night on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the county. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s school metrics published on the Virginia Department of Health...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton public schools are using multiple tools to keep students and staff safe as they return to school in person after closing due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases following winter vacation. “School is actually safer than home,” said Accomack schools Coordinator of School...
By Connie Morrison — Households with students in Accomack County Public Schools, as well as teachers, will have to shift gears quickly because beginning tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 11, all students will be moved to virtual or remote learning. Parents began reporting the calls and emails announcing the change beginning around 7:30...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack Coordinator of Student Health Services Tonya Martin updated the school board Tuesday night on the data that drives school closures. Schools remain open or are closed based on the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Metrics, guidance from the local health department, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools both will observe a two-week winter break this year, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 3, 2021. Northampton parents received a letter earlier this month from Superintendent Eddie Lawrence sharing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board voted unanimously Dec. 10 to spend nearly $150,000 for bonuses for all employees who have been working through the COVID-19 pandemic. “The last nine months have been very tiring to the staff. They have been trying times,” Superintendent Eddie Lawrence said. Northampton school...