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High school has minor incidents related to TikTok challenge

by Kate Evans Berkeley Springs High School has experienced a few incidents that may be related to a TikTok challenge for students to steal or damage school property or school bathrooms for attention on social media. Morgan County Schools Prevention Resource Officer Corporal Kevin Barney said that a soap dispenser and a stapler went missing…

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School board adopts Health Department mask guidance; more than 80 students quarantined, sick or being tested

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board voted to require universal indoor face coverings for students, staff and visitors on Morgan County Schools properties and buses when levels of community transmission rise to substantial or high. This is as determined by the 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases per the Morgan-Berkeley County Board…

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Face masks required in county schools for 4th week

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks during the week of September 6 since Morgan County community COVID-19 transmission levels are at a high level. This is in effect for the third week that students have been in class, and the fourth week that the…

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Face masks required in schools this week

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks  during the week of August 23 since the levels of community COVID-19 transmission are high. The weekly total of new COVID-19 cases in Morgan County for the week of August 13-19 was 54 cases, according to the Morgan…

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Parents, community advised about new school face masks protocols

by Kate Evans Due to the recent surge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, Morgan County Schools students, staff and visitors will wear face masks on buses, in school buildings and in areas where social distancing is limited when new community COVID-19 cases are at a substantial to high level. The mask mandate came from…

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Student mental health needs a top priority for school social workers

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools social work department discussed their growth and challenges at the August 3 school board meeting. Social workers provide individual and group counseling, mental health screenings, crisis intervention and prevention programs for students. Challenges Student mental health challenges included stigma, grief and loss, low self-esteem, lack of healthy coping skills…

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