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It has been wonderful to see our students back in our hallways and classrooms, and I cannot wait to see what they accomplish during the 2021-2022 school year! As many of you have heard, the Lewis County Board of Education met on August 23rd to revisit their previous decision about whether our students and staff would be required to wear masks. After much deliberation and discussion, our local Board voted to require all Lewis County Schools students and staff to wear masks until October 1st, 2021.

As part of the Board’s responsibilities, the West Virginia Department of Education requires county boards of education to work with local health authorities to “develop plans that best meet the needs of their communities.” As is stated in the School Recovery & Guidance document released by the WVDE on August 4th, 2021, “mask requirements are at the discretion of county boards of education working in collaboration with their local health departments.” If you wish to review this document, it is available on the Lewis County Schools website at