*2013-14 CALENDAR CHANGES TO DATE:
March 31 is the last day of the third nine-weeks.
Last day for students is June 11
February 17, April 21, June 2-6, June 9-11 are now full instructional days for students.
June 12 is last full day for teachers.
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP FOR 2014-15
Register now at your local school.
Entering child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2014.
Bus Routes – Click here for the 2013-2014 bus routes.
2012 WV Title I Distinguished School
2012 Best CTE Facility in West Virginia
Putnam Career & Technical Center
2012 Exemplary Schools:
Hurricane High School
Hurricane Town Elementary
Mountain View Elementary
Poca Middle School
Scott Teays Elementary
West Teays Elementary
Winfield High School
WV Blue Ribbon School
National Blue Ribbon School
National Green Ribbon School
For Pre-K information, click on "Parents & Community" above.
School Closing - Click here for school closing
Putnam County Schools
77 Courthouse Drive
Winfield, WV 25213
Engrade provides online access to the county grade book program. Students and parents receive Engrade username and password after the child enters a new school. Schools usually send the account home home to the new incoming class about two weeks after the beginning of school. After that point, parents must contact the school to receive an account. The central office cannot provide account information to parents or students. In the case of divorced/separated parents, both parents can have different accounts if they both have court approved access to the child.
Please remember to update your Engrade profile if you have a change in your e-mail address. Account names and passwords can be received by e-mail if the user forgets them.
School Messenger provides telephone and e-mail notification of school closings, emergencies and announcements to parents. In order to receive calls from School Messenger, your current home and/or mobile phone must be on file at your child’s school. If you have had changes in contact information, please notify your child’s principal.
Adult Learning/TASC Program
The Putnam County Adult Learning Center is located at the Career & Technical Center. For more information on registering for classes call 304-586-2411.
GED is being replaced the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). Beginning in February 2014, testing will be conducted monthly. Please call 304-586-0500 ext. 1150 for details. The schedule is available on the Community Members page under Parents & Community at the left.
Putnam County Schools provides assistance to students who meet the definition of homeless as described by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. See the file cabinet at the bottom of the page for more information or complaint procedures.
Putnam County Schools offers a variety of summer support programs. For more information, please visit the Curriculum & Instruction and Exceptional Education pages found under the Central Office menu. Applications for programs are available in the file cabinet below.
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Advanced Placement Program
Taking Advanced Placement courses in high school can send a powerful message to colleges that you’re ready for them. A number of studies show that students who take AP courses are much more likely to complete college. In an effort to strengthen our AP program, Putnam County Schools has enacting new AP initiatives.
Students who take AP courses will earn a weighted grade for each course. Weighted grades make it possible for students’ grade point averages to rise above a 4.0.
Each student enrolled in an AP course will take the corresponding exam for the course. AP exams allow students to gain credit or advanced standing in college.
· AP exams are scored from 1 to 5, with a score of 3 considered passing at many colleges. Putnam County students who earn a 3 or better on an exam will be refunded the full cost (approximately $83).
· Putnam County Schools will be administering the PSAT exam to all sophomores. The PSAT includes access to the College Board’s MyRoad which is a FREE personalized career and college search service. Also with PSAT, schools can use the AP Potential program to identify students with potential for success on AP exams.
Students who would like to take an AP course can see a counselor to enroll or to ask questions. Please feel free to visit The College Board for more Advanced Placement information.
Early College Credit
Eligible high school students are able to begin accruing college credit by enrolling in courses offered by local institutions at Putnam County Schools sites. For more information, please contact Patsy Smith at 586-0500 ext. 1122.
Putnam County Schools recognizes the right of parents to request and receive information about their children’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Parents may request this information from their child’s school principal.
Exceptional Education Advisory Council is a group of dedicated parents and guardians who represent schools and students with exceptionalities and meet regularly with members of the county Exceptional Education Department. Please contact your child's school or the Department of Exceptional Education for information.
Parent Advisory Council is group of dedicated parents and guardians who represent schools and meet monthly with Central Office department representatives to exchange information. Please contact your child's school or the central office for information
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