Greetings, Community Partners.
As we prepare our hearts and minds for a much needed winter break and pause to reflect on what 2020 has taught us about appreciating those things we may have overlooked before this outbreak, I want to share the latest information on how the pandemic is impacting our schools.
As you know, we are keeping the health and safety of our staff and students at the forefront of our planning as we closely monitor new COVID-19 cases and potential exposures to the virus in our community. Unfortunately, in the last few weeks, we have seen an upward trend of coronavirus cases in Shelby County. Due to this increase in cases, the Board and I agree that we will need to delay our gradual reopening of schools and return no earlier than the second semester, February 8.