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Time for Second Dose of Pfizer Covid Vaccine - Consent Form Needs Completed Again

On Friday, September 10th, the West Fork School District in partnership with Access Medical Clinic will provide students and employees with their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in order to declare them fully vaccinated. The form that needs to be completed and brought to school by Friday can be found at the following link. https://bit.ly/3haWJMy

Students in Quarantine Document

In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area, which in turn means more quarantines and isolations from school, the district has prepared a document laying out the expectations for students who get placed in one or the other. The document can be found by clicking here. We don't need any of our students falling behind because they can't attend school in person. Please contact your building principal if you have any questions.

New Emergency Mask and Face-Covering Policy for K-6 Students Approved at Special Meeting

Parents & Guardians:

After in-depth discussions and respectful debate over three different meetings, the West Fork School Board approved an emergency mask and face-covering policy for students in grades K-6 that will go into effect on the first day of school, Monday, August 16th. At its last regular meeting on Monday, August 9th, the Board chose to take no action allowing more time for doing further research and await possible updates resulting from the recent injunction placed on Act 1002 by Judge Tim Fox. The Board then called a special meeting on Thursday, August 12th to discuss and debate the matter further after members had been given additional time to do more research. Finally, at another special meeting called for Friday, August 13th, the Board approved changes to the current Mask and Face-Covering policy that was last revised on June 14, 2021. The Board will meet at least once every two weeks to determine policy continuance with the following being considered.

  • The school district’s and region’s COVID-19 infection rates.

  • The availability of vaccinations for students below 12 years of age.

To read the policy in its entirety, click on the following link. Emergency Mask Policy

Thank you for your understanding and support.

John Karnes, Superintendent

Virtual Learning Option to be Offered

Parents & Guardians:

At a meeting of the West Fork School Board on Monday, August 9th, the Board approved a synchronous virtual learning option for students to start off the 21-22 school year; however, the district reserves the right to make a determination as to whether or not to extend the virtual option on a quarterly basis. The number of COVID-19 cases in the state, and more particularly in our region, will be the primary determining factor. To access the application for the virtual learning model and its rules, go to the following link... Virtual Learning Application

Thank you,

John Karnes, Superintendent

Bell Schedule for the 2021-22 School Year

The 2021-22 school year will begin on Monday, August 16 for all students. School hours are as follow:

Elementary School classes begin - 7:50 classes end - 2:55

Middle School classes begin - 8:00 classes end - 3:05

High School classes begin - 8:00 classes end - 3:05

Breakfast and Lunch Free of Charge in 21-22 School Year

West Fork's Child Nutrition Department has received approval to offer standard breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students attending schools on the National School Lunch Program through the entire 2021-2022 school year.


The school board, administration, faculty, and staff of the West Fork School District are committed to making our school district a safe and caring place for all students. For that reason, we prohibit bullying/harassment against students in our schools. The district is providing this link for its students, family members, and community to report bullying if you are experiencing it or witness it in school, on the bus, at school events, or online. Click here to report a bullying/harassment incident.

State Required Information

A School of Innovation

The West Fork High School and Middle School were recently awarded the status of School of Innovation. As such, we strive to meet each student at their current academic state and help them achieve their personal best.

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