ETOWAH Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Etowah County and Attalla City students will transition to virtual learning because of COVID-related staffing and case issues.
The plans are for students in both school systems to return to campus on Monday, January 11, 2021.
From the Etowah County Schools website:
Due to the increase in COVID cases and quarantines as well as staffing and substitute issues, the Etowah County Schools will transition to all virtual learning beginning Monday, December 14, 2020, through Monday, December 21, 2020. Winter Break will begin on December 22, 2020, through January 4, 2021. Students will then continue virtual learning beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021, through Friday, January 8, 2021. Students will return to traditional in-school learning on Monday, January 11, 2021. Each school will communicate its plan for students during this time. This will not affect students who are currently on the virtual learning option. Making our schools a healthy and safe environment that provides a high-quality education to all students is our primary goal. We urge everyone to continue to follow all appropriate measures to protect themselves and others.
From the Attalla City Schools website:
We would like to inform you that due to COVID related staffing and student issues, all Attalla City Schools will transition our traditional students to the blended learning option on December 10, 2020. This decision is based on staff and student illness, contact tracing, and limited availability of substitutes. Each school will communicate their plan for students during this time. Our plan is for all traditional students to return to campus on Monday, January 11, 2021. This will not affect students who are currently on the remote learning option. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.