October 3-7, 2022 will be Middle Level Mania Week. All students can participate in our dress up days. The Middle Level Students will have an informal dance on October 5, 2022 from 2:45-5:00 P.M. Students must not have no suspensions or in school suspensions. A flyer has been attached for the events. October 6, 2022 we will host Eighth Grade Night for our Cheerleaders and Football players. The activity will take place prior to the start of the Football Game. The Football game will begin at 6:00 P.M.
Bus 1527 and 1701 are behind truck stuck on the curve at Deepwater Mountain. Buses will be running late. If you bring your child to school we will supply transportation home.
Bus 1701 is broke down. We will not run the morning pick up run. We are sorry for this issue. If you are able you will need to bring students to school. We are working on fixing this issue for this evening.
Bus 1527 will not be making morning and evening run for September 13, 2022. If you are able to transport your child to school you will need to pick up your child in the evening. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. Have a good evening.
Valley PK-8 will host a Title One Parent Information night on September 13, 2022. The time is 4:00-5:00. We will be providing information on Title One, and how to read and determine student progress from last year’s GSA results. We will be offering pizza for all that attend. Come join us. We look forward to talking to you.
Bus 1527 will not be making the morning and evening runs for Thursday, September 8, 2022. Also, on Thursday, September 8, 2022 Bus 2233 will pick up Bus 2108 and Bus 2233 students. Bell Creek students need to meet the bus at Elswick’s. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Bus 1701 will be running morning and evening runs tomorrow, September 1, 2022. There will be a sub driver and sub bus. Please have students at pick up at designated times. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Bus 1701 will make the morning run today August 31, 2022. Bus 1701 will not run evening route. The students will have transportation home but they will be approximately 20 minutes late.
Bus 1527 will not be making the evening run today. If you brought your child to school today you will need to pick them up this evening.
Bus 1527 will not be making the morning or evening run today, August 26, 2022. If you bring your child to school you will need to pick them up in the evening. If you cannot they will be counted as excused.
We are making all complete runs to all of our routes. We are just letting parents know what buses students are on. Bus 1701 is the only bus not running but we have that route covered by two buses.
Bus 1701 will not be running. Bus 1527 will drop off from the mouth of Kimberly to Water Office. Bus 1285 will take home past water office McDunn and Elk Ridge students. Please be patient with transportation. Traffic will be slow.
The Gateway Center in Smithers will have boxed or canned food for families affected by the recent flood. The food will be located on the sidewalk in front of Gateway Center starting at 3:00 today, August 25, 2022.
This is a message from Valley PK-8 School. Classes begin tomorrow, August 22, 2022. We will open our doors to students at 7:15. Parent drop off for students Kindergarten thru second grade will be the new eating area. Please do not block off our buses. Parent drop off for students grades three thru eighth grade will be the side parking lot on route 60 side. There will be an orange marker for the drop. Students riding the bus to school will be dropped off at main entrance and PK-2 entrance. There has been some modifications to student pick up for bus 2107. Please listen carefully to these locations. No Scrabble Creek Run. Students who can meet the bus will be picked up at the bottom of School House Hill. School House Hill students will meet bus 2107 at the old Gauley Bridge Elementary Building. Cane Branch bus students will be picked up on Route 60. Dismissal for students will take place at 2:30. Parents will pick up students following the departure of buses. Please line up on Route 60 side of building and going back into ball field for line up. Thank you and have a pleasant evening.
We would like to thank our Parents and Guardians who came out tonight to join the Faculty and Staff in our Open House. After such a tragic and trying week we certainly enjoyed the fellowship and excitement of a new school year starting up. May Peace be with you all.
Valley PK-8 will be hosting an Open House today, August 19, 2022. The time will be 4:00 until 6:00. Please come out and meet Faculty and Administration. We will have information on Title I, class schedules for grades 6-8, refreshments, and parent resources.
There will be nurse administering vaccines at the old Gauley Bridge Elementary School on August 17, 2022 beginning at 8:30 and concluding at 4:00. Vaccines at Valley PK-8 will begin at 12:00 on August 17, 2022.
We will report at 7:10 August 17, 2022. We are under a boil water advisory so please bring drinking water. Faculty and Staff Orientation begins at 7:30. Those that are scheduled to be somewhere else were notified by email or text. Mr. Loy looks forward to seeing the whole “Greyhound Family”!
This is an update from Valley PK-8 Volleyball and Cheer practice are cancelled for today. August 16, 2022. Football practice will resume tonight.
FAYETTE COUNTY COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE RE: AUGUST 15 FLOOD RESPONSE The Fayette County 911 Center has been working closely with the Fayette County Commission, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, the Fayette County Health Department, local fire departments, the State of West Virginia and the mayors of the towns affected by the major flooding on August 15, 2022. The State, County and municipalities of Smithers, Ansted and Gauley Bridge have all declared a State of Emergency to enable us to leverage all available resources to help citizens affected by the flood. Due to the valiant efforts of Fayette County’s first responders and swift water rescue team, there was no loss of life. There is extensive damage in the areas of Cannelton, Smithers, Scrabble Creek and Ansted due to flooding caused by runoff from the mountains into our creeks. The Department of Highways has reopened Cannelton Hollow Road, but Route 39 still remains unpassable and will be for a few more hours. Power has been restored in the flood areas, with the exception of the Mt. Olive area, where the power should be restored by 11:00 p.m. tonight. Water has been restored to flood-affected locations except Scrabble creek, however most flood-impacted areas are on a boil water advisory while WV American Water assesses the water quality. Unfortunately, there was extensive damage to the sewage infrastructure managed by the Kanawha Falls Public Service District – especially in Cannelton, Smithers and Glen Ferris. We do not have a full assessment of the damage and therefore cannot predict when sewage service will be restored. In the meantime, the Fayette County 911 Center is working with the State to make portable toilets available in the affected areas. The Kanawha River in the Upper Kanawha Valley is currently contaminated by raw sewage and the water quality has not been assessed, so we advise against swimming in it. We have set up an emergency shelter at the Valley PK-8 school, which will operate 24 hours and where residents can shower and pick up cleaning supplies. Within a few days, the state will have teams available to assist with mucking out homes and provide additional cleaning supplies. It will also provide case managers to assist with filing individual assistance surveys to fully assess the damage for those who need assistance. Those who want to complete the survey online can access it at arcg.is/189z9i1. We ask that you please complete this survey both to take advantage of all help available to you and to help the State assess the full extent of our damage to inform the State’s request for Federal aid. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department will conduct extra patrols in flood-affected areas as an additional measure to protect citizens and their property. The Fayette County Health Department advises residents who have been in contact with flood water and doing clean-up to receive updated vaccinations for TDAP (tetanus) and Hepatitis A. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the past five years and have been in contact with flood waters, you should get another vaccination. If you are trying to locate a missing relative or wish to volunteer at the emergency shelter, please contact (304) 574-3590. For those who wish to donate supplies, we ask that you limit donations to the items on the following list. Please note we do not need clothing donations. - • Bleach • Paper Towels • Toilet Paper • New Brooms and Mops • Hand Sanitizer • Gloves (yard and non- latex surgical-style) • All-purpose Cleaners • Sanitizing Wipes