PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - School districts in the Mid-Ohio Valley are making plans to continue student instruction and provide meals and other services for students while they are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following is a list of information compiled from various districts:
WOOD COUNTY SCHOOLS
Student-meal pickup will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 8 at the following locations:
- Fairplains Elementary, 615 Broadway Ave.
- Franklin Elementary, 1511 Division St.
- Jefferson Elementary, 1103 Plum St.
- Lubeck Elementary, 206 Lubeck Road
- Madison Elementary 1426 32nd St.
- McKinley Elementary, 1130 19th St.
- Waverly Elementary, 422 Virginia Ave.
- BDI - Bearing Distributors, 211 S. Meadville Road, Davisiville
- Family Carpet, Route 14, 2328 Williams Highway, Boaz
- Humphrey School, Route 68, Belleville
- Old Kmart parking lot, 1050 Division St., Parkersburg
- OVU Snyder Activity Center, 5013 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg
- Pond Creek Fire Department substation, Rural Route1, Rockport
- Rural King parking lot, 180 Park Center Drive, Parkersburg
- Vienna Baptist Church parking lot, 3401 Grand Central Ave., Vienna
School officials said parents or guardians will be allowed to pick up meals by providing the student's name and school to volunteers at each site. Each box will contain five breakfasts and five lunches.
Volunteers will place the meal boxes in vehicles, and parents or guardians must stay in their vehicles. In addition, each site will have a walk-up area for students who walk to school.
Students and their families are not permitted in buildings or trucks, and everyone must remain at least 6 feet apart when obtaining meal boxes.
BELPRE CITY SCHOOLS
Meals for students younger than 18 are available for pickup at 11 locations.
The daily meals, which include breakfast and lunch, are available at the following times:
- Belpre High School and Belpre Elementary School – 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Laurel Estates – 11 a.m
- Hill Street and Greenhill Village - 11:30 a.m.
- Poplar and Lee streets – Noon
- Bob’s Market – 11 a.m.
- Cross and Murray streets – 11:30 p.m.
- Elizabeth and Talbott streets – Noon
- Wyatt Lane and Roderick Street– 11 a.m.
- Ridge Street and Stone Road – 11:30 a.m.
- 8th and Florence streets – Noon
For more information, call 740-423-1111.
Beginning March 23, students will have three days of assignments to complete during the week. Work should be submitted directly to teachers via email or cellphone photos. Teacher email address are available on the district website.
For families without internet access, each school building’s WiFi extends to parking lots. In addition, Suddenlink and Spectrum have announced plans to provide 60 days of free internet service to families of students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
For more information, call the district office at 740-423-9511.
FORT FRYE LOCAL SCHOOLS
The district is offering "Grab and Go" meals for students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The package contains five free breakfast and lunch meals.
For more information, call the superintendent's office at 740-373-6669.
FRONTIER LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
The district has scheduled school-lunch delivery-and-pickup dates for April 16, 21 and 28, according to information posted the district's website.
The meals can be picked up at the following locations:
- End of Fifteen Mile Creek Road
- Five Point on Moss Run
- End of State Route 7 and Reynolds Run
- Duecher Church
- Myer's Store on State Route 26
- Church on top of Bells Run and Sparks Road
- Zion Ridge Church
- Delbert Schaffer's Old Store
- Salem Hall Church Township Road 100
- New Matamoras Elementar
- Newport Elementary
In addition, hard copies of school work are available at each school, and there is a drop-off for work for Frontier High School at Newport and Matamoras elementaries.
MARIETTA CITY SCHOOLS
Boxed lunches will be provided to students 18 or younger while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the district's website.
They can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Harmar, Phillips and Washington elementary schools.
Meals will also be dropped off at noon at the Colonial Terrace Apartments. Please look for the Marietta City Schools vehicle in the parking lot.
Students do not have to be present to receive a meal.
For more information about meals, call 740-376-2472.
The district also plans to use Google Classroom for student instruction while schools are closed. Individual classroom codes are available on the district's website.
Assignments will be posted each Friday.
In addition, elementary work packets can picked up at any school until 4 p.m. on April 7.
WARREN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
The district is coordinating with area organizations to provide all students with a box of food that will supply a week's worth of breakfast and lunches.
Parents will need to provide the student’s name, grade, and school when they pick up the meals.
The next pickup date will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12 at the following locations.
- Barlow Vincent Church of Christ
- Bartlett Fire Department
- Cutler Community Center
- Dunham Fire Department
- Little Hocking Elementary School
- Porterfield Baptist Church
- Pinehurst Christian Church
- Warren Elementary School
For more information about the meals program, call 740-678-2366 ext 122.
As a result of the COVID-19 closure, the district will be using "Blizzard Bag" assignments two and three. Students can access their assignments by going to their school's website.
Paper copies of these assignments will also be available at the schools. You are asked to call your school to ensure a staff members is available to provide the assignments.
In addition, families who need internet access are reminded that WiFi service from each of the district's four buildings extends into their parking lots. The guest password to connect to guest WiFi at each building is "warrenschool."
In addition, Suddenlink and Spectrum are offering 60 days of free Internet in their service areas to those who have not had service for at least 30 days. For more information, call Spectrum at 866-653-5687
or Suddenlink at 888-633-0030
Washington State Community College also has free WiFi in its parking lots.
The district also suggests contacting your cellphone provider to see if they are offering free hotspot or home WiFi for educational