School Messenger: School Closure Update

Posted by Staunton City Schools on 3/23/2020

Greetings SCS Students, Families, and Staff,

In his 2:00 news conference that just ended, Governor Northam has announced that all schools in Virginia will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  I know that this raises several questions for families.  Please understand that the Virginia Department of Education will be issuing more guidance to school divisions within the next 24 hours regarding what graduation will look like for our Seniors, including grades and G.P.A., and how learning will continue for the remainder of this academic year. We do anticipate that SOL testing will be waived for students this year.  I will follow up with more information tomorrow.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.  Stay safe.  Stay Healthy.  And stay positive – we will get through all of this together.  I’ll be back in touch tomorrow.

Dr. Garett Smith, Superintendent