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Shelby County Public Schools transition to virtual learning as COVID-19 continues to spread

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DECEMBER 12TH. SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BECOMES THE LATEST DISTRICT IN KENTUCKY TO RETURN TO N.T.I. N.T.I. WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY AND GO UNTIL THANKSGIVING BREAK — THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY. THOUGH CASES ARE LOW. SHELBY AND SURROUN

Shelby County Public Schools transition to virtual learning as COVID-19 continues to spread


Shelby County Public Schools is the latest district to move to non-traditional-instruction (NTI) as COVID-19 cases in Kentucky show no signs of slowing.In a letter sent to parents, the district said it will move to NTI beginning Nov. 18 through Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27). Due to the county’s red-zone status, the state recommends the suspension of in-person classes to help curb the spread of coronavirus. As of Saturday, the county is experiencing 55.4 cases per 100,000 residents, according to data from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.”While these measures have helped us to continue in-person learning for several weeks, the COVID-19 virus in the community is beginning to infiltrate our school community. Because of increased quarantines and absences among staff and students, we are unable to provide consistency in our current educational program,” Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sally Sugg said in the letter.Sugg the school will communicate further plans beyond Nov. 27 in the coming week. She also asked parents to call their child’s school to report any illnesses or COVID-19 information to the school nurse.

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Shelby County Public Schools is the latest district to move to non-traditional-instruction (NTI) as COVID-19 cases in Kentucky show no signs of slowing.

In a letter sent to parents, the district said it will move to NTI beginning Nov. 18 through Thanksgiving break (Nov. 27). Due to the county’s red-zone status, the state recommends the suspension of in-person classes to help curb the spread of coronavirus. As of Saturday, the county is experiencing 55.4 cases per 100,000 residents, according to data from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

“While these measures have helped us to continue in-person learning for several weeks, the COVID-19 virus in the community is beginning to infiltrate our school community. Because of increased quarantines and absences among staff and students, we are unable to provide consistency in our current educational program,” Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sally Sugg said in the letter.

Sugg the school will communicate further plans beyond Nov. 27 in the coming week. She also asked parents to call their child’s school to report any illnesses or COVID-19 information to the school nurse.

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