As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Russell County, as well as other counties in the state, high school classes will continue with virtual instruction. Governor Andy Beshear announced new guidelines and more restrictions to try to “flatten the curve” on Wednesday, November 18th in his public briefing. One of his requirements was for all middle and high schools to cease in-person classes and remain on a virtual or remote learning platform until after the first of the year with the hopes of getting back to in-person classes following closely behind.
“As for our schools, I want to thank everyone who is working to continue to educate our children and to make sure they have access to healthy meals,” Gov. Beshear said. “Our children are resilient, but they are sacrificing so much and we need them to sacrifice even more right now so we can protect them from this surge in cases.”
If any plans change after the January 4th date, parents and students will be contacted by the school. As always and until then, if any help is needed, do not hesitate to reach out to a teacher or administrator. We hope to be able to safely provide instruction in person as soon as possible. Until then, stay safe and have a happy Thanksgiving!