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Mask Requirement Still in Place
The following message was sent to parents/guardians through Infinite Campus email on Friday, Sept. 10.
Hopkins County Schools remains committed to keeping you updated with news and information relevant to our families and students. The Kentucky General Assembly’s SB1 has become law. This bill gives local boards authority over most elements of a COVID-19 operations plan, including universal masking decisions.
As a reminder, masks are currently required for staff and students in all our school facilities and on school buses as previously approved by the Hopkins County Board of Education.
Our goal is to maintain an environment that offers an opportunity for students to receive in-person instruction in the traditional school setting, while providing effective safeguards to protect the health and well-being of students and staff to the greatest extent possible.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Hopkins County Schools would like to thank our families for your support as we have all dealt with the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we return to traditional instruction five days a week, the well-being, health, and safety of students, families, and staff is a top priority. With the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we also want to remind families that the usual rules on school attendance will apply. Details about the attendance/truancy procedures and the Student Symptom Protocol may be found at the links below:
Remember Your Why Award
Hopkins County Schools wants to recognize employees for good deeds and kindness shown to others. Remember Your Why Award winners may be nominated by any district stakeholder, including staff, students, parents, and community members. The nomination form is available at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/RememberYourWhy.
Madisonville North Hopkins High School agriculture teacher Brian Welch became the first recipient of the district’s Remember Your Why Award during the Aug. 16 Board of Education meeting.
Welch is the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award for the state of Kentucky and our Region through the National Association for Agricultural Educators. This award honors individuals with fewer than 7 years teaching, with a focus on quality of teaching and innovation in the profession. Regional winners are honored at the national conference. He is also a finalist for Harbor Freight’s Tools for Schools recognition, which rewards teachers for quality mechanics/CTE teaching and innovation in the classroom. He is among 61 finalists selected out of 700 applicants.
When asked to share his “Why,” Welch said “To make the same impact on students and community my teachers have had on me.”
Congratulations, Mr. Welch!