County schools all virtual this week
The Marshall County School District has gone to remote learning for all schools this week.
Schools will also be out of session next week, as scheduled, for the Thanksgiving break.
Face-to-face learning will resume November 30.
“There are not positive COVID-19 cases at every school,” superintendent of education Roy Lawson said. “There are positives on some campuses.
“We just believe that at this point, it is growing in the county and in most of our communities.” He said administrators also believe giving everyone two weeks at home, away from others, can help stop the spread within the schools. “Safety of our students and staff is always first for us, and we think this can help them and their families,” Lawson said.
Instructional packets sent home with students should be completed and returned when they go back to school.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day this week. More information about each school site will be posted on social media.
“Please be safe and have a great Thanksgiving,” Lawson said.
There will no athletics this week since students are not in school.
Basketball games scheduled the week of Thanksgiving can be played, Lawson said, as long as the teams continue to have no positive cases.
He urges parents and students to assist in keeping schools safe.
“If you are around someone with COVID-19 or if you do not feel well, please stay home and isolate so we do not see the virus spread within our schools,” Lawson said. “This will assist in keeping our schools open and students learning.
“These times are not easy on our parents in finding daycare and other things for their kids, and we need to be able to have our doors open as much as possible to assist families in our community. Hopefully, during this time our parents and faculty and staff can work together and build even stronger relationships as we work together for the betterment of our children.”
He complimented teachers and staff members for the “terrific job” they are doing with everything that has been thrown at them during this school year.
“As with any situation, I am sure you could find someone that is not happy with what we have done, but I am confident in our staff and proud of the job they have done in such difficult times,” Lawson said. “We will continue to do our very best to provide the best services to our students that we possibly can.”