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Student Services


Parent's Responsibility

  • Encourage student attendance by taking a positive approach to school activities.
  • Learn the school's regulations regarding student attendance.
  • Check frequently with school personnel as to student's progress.
  • Share with the school the responsibility for promoting regular student attendance.
  • Ask the attendance worker for help when an attendance problem arises with your child.

Student's Responsibilities

  • Regular attendance at school in each class.
  • Participation in school work, such as being prepared for class, completing assignments, participating in discussion, and other involvements deemed necessary by the individual teachers.
  • A willingness to take responsibility for actions and behavior.

Where to Get Help

  • Your Child's Teacher
  • Principal
  • Counselor
  • Attendance Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Juvenile Counselor
  • County Health Personnel
  • Behavioral Health Center
  • West Virginia 211

Care Calls

In order to promote faithful attendance and to help students and their families solve problems that both cause poor attendance and result from it, the schools make Care Calls each day to the family of an absent student. Parents are encouraged to make Care Calls to school to inform the school of their child's absence, to arrange to receive homework assignments, and to learn about the school work missed and how it is to be completed at home. Students who attend school regularly learn more, achieve higher grades, and have more fun. Join us in our efforts to promote faithful attendance.


Open Enrollment
Parents of Ohio County Schools students may select to have their child attend a school that is outside their residence attendance area.
Parents of students who live outside of the Ohio Schools district may also select to have their child attend an Ohio County School.
For information concerning open enrollment, fill out the Special Permission form below and contact the Student Services Office at (304) 243-0317.

Preschool Programs

The Ohio County Universal Pre-K program has flourished into a thriving, high quality, developmentally appropriate program designed to meet the social, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, cultural and physical needs of 4-year-olds and 3-year-olds as mandated by state and federal law.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten sites have been established with the collaborative efforts of Ohio County Schools, identified private preschool agencies, and Northern Panhandle Head Start. Each universal pre-k is staffed with a certified, highly qualified teacher and assistant who will effectively deliver the state-approved Creative Curriculum. Children may be deemed eligible to receive supplemental services including speech and language, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Ohio County Schools is committed to providing families with an opportunity to a free, quality universal pre-k program that will meet and exceed the needs of all children.

Children ages 3-5 may be eligible for services in the developmental preschool classrooms when at least 25% in two or more areas have been determined delayed by an evaluation team or with a medical diagnosis.

Locations include:

  • Cradles to Crayons in Bethlehem Elementary (9:15- 3:15 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Cradles to Crayons in Middle Creek Elementary (9:00- 3:00 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Creative Hands Child Care Learning Center (9:00- 3:00 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Collaborative Child Care in West Liberty Elementary (9:00- 3:00 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Easter Seals (8:45 -2:45 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Easter Seals in Steenrod School (9:30- 3:30 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Holy Family Child Care Center (9:00- 3:00 with Before and Aftercare)
  • The Kids Club (9:00- 3:00 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Kings Daughters in Elm Grove School (9:00- 3:00 with Before and Aftercare)
  • Madison Head Start (8:15-2:15)
  • Ritchie Head Start (8:30-2:30)
  • Warwood (9:00-3:00)
  • Woodsdale (9:15-3:15) Elementary Schools

Families desiring to use Before and Aftercare Services may directly contact the appropriate agency to gain more information.


In accordance with state law, a child is to be five years of age before September 1st of the year the child enters Kindergarten. An original birth certificate from the Office of Vital Statistics and immunization records must be presented to register for kindergarten.

Student Insurance

Student Insurance Application

Student Insurance Brochure

Additional Information

Attendance Policy

Special Permission Form

Health Services

Suggested Supply List