Other County Schools Will Continue Staggered Schedule
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Brian Alexander has announced that ECHS will be in virtual sessions only next week, February 1st through 5th, 2021.
His full statement is published below.
Edmonson County High School will be moved to a distance learning format for the school week of Feb 1-5 due to a high number of COVID cases and quarantines associated with positive COVID cases. All ECHS students will be asked to complete learning tasks for home during this week. All other schools in the district will remain on a staggered schedule.
It has been our goal to keep our schools open as long as we can adequately supervise and care for our students. A large number of students at the high school are dealing with COVID, or are quarantined due to contact tracing, and we monitor students and staff numbers throughout the day at ECHS and all schools. Unfortunately, right now in-person learning is not viable at ECHS. We have dealt with significant issues in staffing that just make it impossible to have in-person learning this coming week. We will look at where we are next Thursday and make a decision for the following week.
I apologize for the timing of this decision, but some positive cases have come to light during the day on Saturday that are making this announcement necessary at this time.
All available ECHS staff will be on-site at the high school working with students throughout the week in hopes of meeting their distance learning needs. If any student is in need of assistance and cannot directly reach their teacher, please contact Mr. Williams (270-597-2151) at the high school for assistance. As always, it is the school districts' goal to meet the needs of all of our students.
As previously stated, our plan is for all other schools in the district (Kyrock Elementary, South Edmonson Elementary, Edmonson County 5/6 Center, and Edmonson County Middle School) to remain on the Monday-Wednesday and Tuesday-Thursday staggered schedule.
Superintendent, Edmonson County Schools