Classes Will Go NTI Through December 4th, Possibly Longer
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Schools have released a statement regarding the suspension of in-person classes beginning on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020.
The statement is published below in full:
Edmonson County Schools will continue In-Person learning on Monday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 17, 2020. It is very important for students on the In-Person staggered schedule to be in attendance on this Monday and Tuesday to receive learning materials.
Edmonson County is now a RED county (25.9 Incident Rate* at the time of this writing), with an expected spike in the incidence rate in the coming days. This has led to a great number of staff positive and quarantine cases related to COVID. We have been forced to make the decision that starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020, through December 4, 2020, Edmonson County Schools will suspend In-Person learning due to complications stemming from COVID-19 and institute NTI at-home learning during this time period for students on the staggered schedule. Students on virtual learning will continue their learning path as well. Edmonson County Schools will assess the feasibility of a return to In-Person learning prior to December 7, 2020 in hopes to return on this date for the remainder of the Fall semester. An announcement will be made no later than December 3, 2020, should the school district determine a return to In-Person learning is not possible due to COVID-19 conditions. If this is the case, NTI at-home learning will continue.
Food delivery will be available to participating students. The delivery dates will be November 20th and December 4th. Edmonson County Schools will also have food delivery December 11th and 18th should we determine we cannot return to school December 7th.
Teachers will be available for assistance for students each day from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during this time period via email.
Since we currently have no cases involving sports, our sports teams will be allowed to continue to participate and practice. Should cases arise, these activities will be suspended.
Edmonson County Schools wishes to thank our students, parents and staff for their efforts in implementing our reopening plan since Sept 8th which has allowed our students to safely and successfully participate in In-Person classes to this point. The issues that necessitate the suspension of In-Person classes at this time have not stemmed from our schools, but are due to external factors outside our school community. While we deeply regret the need to suspend in-person classes and the return to Non-Traditional Instruction, the health and safety of all stakeholders in the school community is a priority at this time.