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Harvest Elementary temporarily returns to 100% remote learning

The decision to return to remote learning is for student and staff safety.

HARVEST, Ala. — Harvest Elementary is temporarily returning to 100% remote learning. The school serves about 700 students in grades PK-5.

Madison County Schools Superintendent Mr. Allen Perkins said in a statement:

"Harvest Elementary School, in the Madison County School System, will temporarily transition to 100%r emote learning due to COVID-19. The school has roughly 700 students in ages PK- 5th grade. 

"After assessing a number of variables within the school, the decision was made for student and staff safety to transition to remote learning. All students will move to remote learning beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, through Monday,November 23, 2020. 

"Students will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, November 30, 2020, following our Thanksgiving Break.

"Remote instruction will be provided through Google Classroom and SchoolsPLP. Teachers will also be available throughout the day (7:45-2:45) to help students with their work via email and Google Meet. Google Meetings will also be scheduled for students to receive direct instruction and live help.

"The school will serve curbside meals from 11AM - Noon at the school for students during the remote learning period."

Earlier in November, three Huntsville City Schools high schools temporarily transitioned to remote learning while multiple staff members were in self-quarantine.

COVID-19 numbers in Alabama schols can be tracked on the Alabama Dept. of Public Health website.

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