Update - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 -  Statewide Testing has begun at Clay County Middle School.  Student attendance rates have returned to normal levels.  During the period following April 26, 2016 through May 13, 2016, school administrators accepted notes from parents who kept their children home due to fears related to the school threat.  These days were not used to initiate truancy cases.  Now that the individuals involved in making school threats have been removed and things have returned to normal, parents and students should be aware of the attendance requirements for all students.  We are especially thankful for CCMS Staff, Students, and Parents, who have all been through a lot these past several days, and have shown strength, resolve and a great deal of genuine caring for each other.  Thank You! 


Update - Thursday, May 19, 2016 - The West Virginia State Police announced today that a 3rd juvenile has been charged in connection with the Clay County Middle School Threat Investigation. Additional information may be found on the websites of the major statewide news media outlets.  Clay County Schools may not lawfully release the name or additional identifying information about the juvenile.  Clay County Schools Administrative Officials were expecting this 3rd arrest might well happen.  Clay County Schools will continue to work with law enforcement officials as this case moves forward.  Thank you very much.


Update - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - The West Virginia State Police announced yesterday afternoon that two arrests were made in connection with the Clay County Middle School Threat Investigation.  The two individuals arrested were juveniles and Clay County Schools may not lawfully release their names or additional identifying information about them.  Charges associated with these arrests are listed on the websites of the major state-wide television and media outlets.  We are continuing to work with law enforcement as this case moves forward and expect that additional information will be released as events unfold in the coming days.  Local law enforcement officials from the Sheriff's Department are continuing to provide a presence at Clay County Middle School on a daily basis, but not necessarily "24/7" coverage.  The Sheriff's Department is proactively seeking assistance to secure "24/7" coverage, or as close to "24/7" as is available, each day during school hours.   While there is no guarantee we will receive this assistance, their efforts of the Sheriff's Department are very much appreciated, as are those of the WV State Police.   Thank you very much.


 

Update - Monday, May 9, 2016 - Classes resumed today for all Clay County Schools.  To ease concerns, law enforcement is present at Clay County Middle School.  School administrators scheduled a time for 8th grade students to meet as a group so that a law enforcement can speak with them to help them through the situation.  The Board of Education Meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. today as scheduled, but the location has been moved to the cafeteria of Clay Middle School to accomodate a larger audience.  Prior to the Board Meeting, a public hearing will be conducted in the Clay Middle School Library at 5:30 to allow input into "Re-Imagined Time" (better known as snow packets) which can be used to make up as many as 5 school days in the next school year (not this year).  There is no "Town Hall" meeting at 5:30 as was erroneously reported.  Thank you very much.


Update - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Due to additional information gleaned from the on-going "School Threat Investigation", and due to the heightened concerns of students and parents/guardians,  all Clay County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, May 4, Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, 2016.  While no evidence of a threat has been received relating to any other school, school officials have determined it is in the best interest of students and parents to close all schools for this 3-day period.  School Administrators will be present at all schools to answer telephone calls and conduct business.  Barring any extraordinary circumstances, classes will resume on a regular schedule for Monday, May 9, 2016.  Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.


Update - Monday May 2, 2016 - A quiet day thus far at Clay County Middle School.  Investigation is proceeding.  The school system has received no information about a "bomb threat" that some students are using social media to talk about.  There is no bomb threat, nor a weapon either. 


On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, School Administrators at Clay County Middle received a tip that a Clay County Middle School Student had allegedly made comments that would be considered a "threat" against the students and staff of Clay County Middle School.  

The alleged "threatening" comments included information about shooting multiple individuals at the school, and included a date of 04/20/2016, the anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School seventeen years ago in Jefferson County, Colorado.  As a result, later that same night, a Clay County Middle School student was placed in an "out-of-school" setting.  Early Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, the West Virginia State Police were notified and and began their official investigation.  

Prior to Thursday, April 28, 2016, a second student was placed in an "out-of-school" setting.  The investigation has continued through today and is expected to continue for the next several days, and possibly weeks.  A third student has now also been placed in an "out-of-school" setting.

The Clay County School System is cooperating fully with the West Virginia State Police in an all-out effort to uncover the details of what is believed to be a "plan" to harm students and staff on April 20, 2016.  The West Virginia State Police is expending an extraordinary amount of time and resources this on-going investigation.  

Many details cannot be released at this time so that the investigation is not hindered.  The School System has elected not to initiate a "ROBO" call to students and parents for a number of reasons that include:  1.  A "ROBO" call during the first few days of the investigation would have likely rendered the investigation less effective.  2.  Small children frequently answer our "ROBO" calls and cannot be expected to understand and process a telephonic recording containing the type of information now being released.  3.  This length of this written release exceeds the length of a "ROBO" call.  4.  The School System does not want to convey the false notion that this a threat of a "future" or "impending" event to occur.  That type of threat would result in an overwhelming police presence and/or immediate cancellation of classes.    

The School System is taking additional measures to help assure the safety and well-being of students at Clay County Middle School.  These steps include:  1. Providing additional staff to assist in counseling with students and to provide additional security and monitoring.  2. Request for law enforcement presence .  3. Assuring all access points are securely locked.  

Students and parents can help by sharing this release of information with other students and parents.  During this investigation, we ask that students and parents avoid sharing rumors and hearsay information, and especially the names of children, who may be unfairly cited in rumors or innuendos.  This is devastating to innocent children.   

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this troubling situation.  You may call the Clay County Middle School and/or Clay County Board of Education Office if you have concerns, or if you wish to share additional information.

 

Thank You Very Much,

Kenneth Tanner, Superintendent 

8th Month Timesheet for March 25, 2016 through April 28, 2016

 

  • This new form is quick and easy.
  • The Personal and Sick Leave Form is automatically generated and is fully completed from the information supplied from the Time Sheet
  • You can complete the entire form online very quickly.
  • You MUST print the form.  Electronic submission is not available at this time.
  • You must use INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER.  Google Chrome and other browsers may not display the content properly.

 

8th Month Planning Pd Covering & Supervision Time Sheet 03-25-16 through 04-28-16

Helpful Tips:

  1. Noon Supervision increased from $3.25 to $3.75; Breakfast from $2.25 to $2.75.
  2. Make sure to select the yes-no dropdown choice for covering, breakfast, and lunch for each day.  A non- choice is the same as a No.
  3. Some "teacher cover reasons" are reimbursable, such as covering for a teacher.  Some choices are not reimbursable, such as team planning meetings, or other reasons considered part of the planning process.
  4. If Principals have difficulty getting enough teachers to cover, a teacher may cover two or three classes combined, where legal (observe class size limits).  If the rate for covering is $20, then the rate for a 2nd and 3rd class is $10 and $10.  If the rate for covering is $10, then the rate for a 2nd and 3rd class is $5 and $5.  Your principal will provide additional information in the coming days.
  5. Make sure you select the dropdown that shows 100% for covering a full-length class.  If you cover the class for only 1/2 the period, select 50%, for example.
  6. Let your principal know if you find "bugs" in the form.  Mr. Tanner will make sure errors get fixed right away.
  7. If you do not find your name in the dropdown list, use other and let your Principal know.
  8. ALL MORNING, LUNCH, AND COVERING DUTIES ARE REPORTED ON THIS FORM.  DO NOT USE THE OLD FORMS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.