JCS Re-entry Plan

New Developments


  • August 12, 2020: The first of the Jefferson Virtual Academy Open Forums took place. CLICK HERE to view the video.


  • August 11, 2020: The latest update of the JCS Family FAQ has been posted.
  • August 5, 2020: Jefferson County Schools releases a detailed plan for Jefferson Virtual Academy, the 100% virtual option for students for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. 

  • Registration for Jefferson Virtual Academy opens. families with students interested in receiving instruction online must complete a registration form. CLICK HERE for more information.


  • July 30, 2020: Jefferson County Schools released the JCS Family FAQ based on questions received from parents and caregivers.


  • July 27, 2020: The Jefferson County Board of Education approved a revised 2020-2021 Calendar based on the Sept. 8, 2020, start date. 


  • July 22, 2020: JCS released the JCS Future Ready Re-entry Family Survey to seek information from caregivers about how children will be receiving instruction during the first semester. The survey is NOT a commitment or registration. Sharing your choices regarding virtual or onsite instruction and what services you may need in terms of transportation, equipment, and nutrition is vital for us to plan our staffing and operations. 
  • July 21, 2020: Jefferson County Schools released the first draft of the JCS Future Ready Re-entry Plan, a comprehensive guide for returning safely to school this Fall. The plan was developed based on feedback from JCS Staff, the Jefferson County community, and numerous partners at the local and state level. 
  • Jefferson County Schools released the Virtual Instruction Overview. The overview offers additional information about the platforms that may be used depending on a student's age, grade-level, and circumstance if they choose virtual learning in the Fall.

  • July 13, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice ordered that crowd sizes statewide must be limited to 25 people or fewer. He also called an end to fairs and festivals — unless any happen to exist with fewer than 25 people. 
  • July 10, 2020: The start of the 2020 high school football season has been delayed. Games will be allowed to be played starting on September 3. WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan made the announcement Friday at Governor Jim Justice’s regular COVID-19 press conference.  

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their guidance for local health officials, stating that "Educators and pediatricians share the goal of children returning safely to school this fall," but with a new emphasis on making sure they " pursue re-opening in a way that is safe for all students, teachers and staff."


  • July 8, 2020: July 8, 2020: Gov. Jim Justice announced that all West Virginia Schools will have a target start date of Sept. 8, 2020. Jefferson County Schools is working with the WVDE to find out what this means for students, staff, and their families. This may impact the original July 13, 2020 release date of the draft re-entry plan.

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