Pulaski Police Department donates $500 worth of clothing to students in need
PULASKI, Va. – A small act of kindness can go a long way and the Pulaski County Police Department is well aware of that. This week, the Department donated $500 worth of clothing to Pulaski Elementary School so students in need could receive winter coats. The clothes will also be used for students who have accidents during the school day. Police also reached out to Critzer Elementary, but school officials said they had enough from last year’s donation.
Pulaski County Schools adjust sports plans to follow Gov. Northam’s orders
PULASKI COUNTY, Va – Pulaski County’s fall sports season won’t look the way the school division was hoping. Pulaski County Public Schools planned to consider cheerleaders and band members as participants this football season; however, a newly issued executive order from Gov. “We’re not asking for the moon we’re not asking to create any unsafe scenarios,” Pulaski County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers said. All cheer members and band members in Pulaski County will now be considered spectators, not participants. Northam’s amended Executive Order 72 states the following:AdFor sports played indoors, spectators must be limited to 25 persons per field.
Pulaski County Public Schools plan proposes in-person learning five days a week
Pulaski, Va. – While coronavirus cases are declining in the New River Valley, Pulaski County Public Schools wants to extend their school return plan to in-person learning all week. More than 90,000 people are eligible for the vaccine in the New River Valley, but the health district is only receiving about 2,000 vaccines a week. While new coronavirus variants have not made their way to the New River Valley area yet, Bissell said people still need to watch out. AdBut now with Pulaski County Public Schools releasing a plan to start in-person learning five days a week in mid-March, Dr. Bissell said it’s not too late in the school year to start the transition. Therefore, starting mid-March, the school board wants to start in-person learning five days a week.
What’s News Today: Return to school, free gift cards
Students in Pulaski County Public Schools will return to in-person learning today for the second semester. Students will attend in-person four days a week. Individual schools could return to reduced capacity or all-virtual, depending on COVID-19 conditions in the future. Starting at 8 a.m., you can buy a $25 Downtown Roanoke Gift Card and receive a bonus $25 gift certificate. There is a limit of ten gift cards per person.
Pulaski County schools will soon return to 100% in-person learning
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – Next week, Pulaski County teachers, students and staff will be back in school buildings. Starting Feb. 3, students will return to 100% in-person learning, according to a Facebook post by Pulaski County Public Schools. Tuesday, March 23 will be a virtual day while Wednesday, March 24 will be an in-person learning day. Pulaski County Public Schools Plan for the Second Semester- 1. Also, both Pulaski County middle and high schools will have a new bell schedule to avoid double blocked classes.
Hundreds of New River Valley essential workers receive the coronavirus vaccine
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – Many essential workers in the New River Valley are now done with the first of two coronavirus vaccine doses. On Monday, teachers from two Pulaski County Elementary schools received their first dose of the vaccine. Staff from every school in the division could be vaccinated by the end of the week. Since so many essential workers fall within the Phase 1B vaccination category, New River Health Director Dr. Noelle Bissell expects it to take some time. Boadwine said that while it’s been the toughest school year to date, she’s happy most of her students have continued in-person learning.
School closings for Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
Several area schools are closing on Friday due to potential weather impacts related to the tropical storm warning. Below is a list of all of the school closings and delays across our region. Click here. We have discontinued our phone system and all status changes must be submitted online. Click here if you’re using the WSLS 10 app or having trouble seeing the list.
Pulaski County student, school staff member test positive for coronavirus
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – A student and a school staff member within Pulaski County Public Schools have both tested positive for coronavirus. The first case was a student at Pulaski County Middle School, who was last at the building on Sept. 22. Officials say proper mitigation strategies were followed and the school will reopen Thursday. The second case was a staff member at Pulaski County High School who was last in the building on Sept. 17. The school board has called a special meeting for 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss possible changes to its back to school plan.