Boys Basketball Also Set To Resume On Monday
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Superintendent of Schools Brian Alexander said that plans are still in place for students to return to in-person classes on Monday, January 11, 2021.
"We are planning for students on our staggered schedules to return to in-person classes on Monday," he said. "We're excited to have them back."
Local schools have been virtual-only since November 18th, when Governor Andy Beshear announced the closing of in-person schools until at least January 4th with elementary schools having the option to reopen on December 7th if those counties were not in the red zone. Not only did Edmonson County Schools choose not to open elementary schools on December 7th, they also chose to remain closed past the first recommended date of January 4th.
"We will continue the option of virtual learning for those families that are still not comfortable with in-person classes, but based on what families are telling us and what we've seen from other school districts, we feel good about returning to in-person on Monday," Alexander said.
He also added that social distancing and mask wearing would continue as it has all year long.
"We want to get students back in school because we feel they learn better there than at home. We're proud of our plans that have been put in place since the fall. Our custodians and all our staff have worked very hard to keep our schools clean and provide a safe environment and we are dedicated to our plan."
Alexander also said the ECHS boys basketball team will fulfill their quarantine requirements by the end of this week and plans are moving forward to resume play, also on Monday, as the team will travel to Cloverport to play the Aces, which will be the Wildcats' first game of the season. The team has not experienced any further cases that would hinder their quarantine, practice, or play at this time.
"Because basketball is such a high-contact sport, we have to take things very carefully," said Alexander. "The safety of our students and staff is most important and the team has done a great job in their effort to do what's necessary. We may add or subtract games here and there throughout the season, but we're ready for basketball to begin with our boys on the road on Monday night and a freshman/JV game at home."