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Many Tennessee Valley schools transitioning to virtual learning

Some North Alabama school districts are scheduled to go virtual amid a rise in Covid-19 positive cases.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Lauderdale County Schools:

Due to continuing staff shortages, all Lauderdale County Schools will remain on remote learning through Friday, January 21, 2022. 

The current plan is for all teachers/staff/students to return to school on Monday, January 24, 2022. 

Colbert County Schools:

Remote learning January 18-21, 2022

Lawrence County Schools:

Lawrence County Schools will transition to virtual learning for students next week January 18-21, 2022 due to staffing shortages. 

Bus Wifi Stations listed below are available this week to assist our students who may have limited access to the internet. The login information is in the window of each of the buses.

School Wifi is also available in the parking lot of each school. School-issued devices will automatically connect to the school's Wifi.

Limestone County Schools:

Due to COVID and staffing shortages, all Limestone County Schools will transition to e-Learning beginning on Friday, January 21 through Monday, January 24. Schools will transition back to in-person learning beginning Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Florence City Schools:

We have had continued increasing reports of positive COVID cases from both students and adults. For that reason, we will move to remote learning through Friday, January 21. We will return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 24. We will be in school, tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18.  

Muscle Shoals City Schools:

Reports of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 among students and staff have continued at a steady pace throughout the weekend.  As you know, the community transmission rate remains high.  Thankfully, reported symptoms continue to be mild but the virus, nonetheless, would prevent a large number of students and staff from attending school in-person this week.     

As a result, the Muscle Shoals City Schools will continue to operate via remote learning through Friday, January 21, 2022.  In-person classes will resume on Monday, January 24, 2022.  Upon return, it is highly recommended and preferred that students and staff wear the best fitting mask available to them until this COVID surge subsides.   

Athens City Schools:

Due to the increase in sickness and quarantines among our students and staff in Athens City Schools, we feel that it is necessary to transition all of our schools in the district to eLearning beginning Wednesday, January 19 through Friday, January 21.  

Hartselle City Schools:

Due to rising numbers of COVID cases causing staff shortages and high absenteeism, Hartselle City Schools will remain on virtual learning for the remainder of this week. Our current plan is to resume a regular in-person schedule beginning Monday, January 24, 2022.

DeKalb County Schools:

Dekalb County Schools will continue with remote instruction on Monday, Jan.24, and Tuesday, Jan.25, due to continued staffing shortages caused by COVID related issues.

Huntsville City Schools:

All Huntsville City Schools will transition to remote learning beginning Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28. Students will return to campus on Monday, Jan. 31. 

HCS is joining school systems across North Alabama in transitioning to remote learning due to the impacts of COVID-19 and staffing availability. This decision helps ensure instruction can continue safely and effectively. 

Students should take all necessary devices home for remote learning including laptops and chargers on Friday, Jan. 21. Remote learning will include live instruction with classroom teachers daily. Teachers will provide times when live instruction will occur. Curbside meals will be served daily during the remote learning period. 

Madison County Schools:

Like many other school districts, the Madison County School System is experiencing a high number of Covid positive cases among its staff. The staffing shortage, including substitutes, is hampering our ability to operate schools safely and effectively. Based on this information, the decision was made to transition to 100% REMOTE LEARNING. This transition is effective Friday, January 21, 2022, and continues through Friday, January 28, 2022. In-person learning for students will return on Monday, January 31, 2022. 

The well-being of our students and staff is of the utmost importance, and we hope this transition to remote learning will allow time for our family to recover from illness and curb the spread of infection. 

Further instructions about remote learning will be forthcoming from school administrators and teachers. Lunches will continue to be provided to students. Schools will provide more information regarding pick-up times and locations.   

Albertville City Schools:

Due to staffing shortages and spikes in COVID-19, Albertville City Schools will transition to remote learning by implementing three (3) Health E-Learning Days to have a positive impact on our current COVID-19 levels. All faculty, staff, and students will work from home via Schoology from Wednesday, January 19th through Friday, January 21st. ACS plans to return to normal operations on Monday, January 24th. 

All extra-curricular activities will continue as scheduled. Despite enhanced cleaning protocols, ACS is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 with positive cases now over one hundred (100) students testing positive and over ninety (90) faculty/staff testing positive or in quarantine. Regularly updated numbers can be viewed on the albertk12.org website under the “health bulletin” button.

Cullman County Schools

Cullman County Schools will transition to remote learning Thursday 1/20 and Friday 1/21. At this time, we plan to return to in-classroom instruction on Monday, 1/24.

Decatur City Schools 

"Decatur City Schools will move to virtual learning beginning Friday, January 14th due to an increased number of confirmed cases and exposure to COVID -19 and the spread of the Omicron variant. In-person learning will resume on Monday, Jan. 24th.

"The main goal of this school year has been to keep our schools open for in-person learning as much as possible, however, we feel it's in the best interest of faculty and students to move to virtual learning during this time of sickness."

Russellville City Schools

"Russellville City Schools will move to all virtual learning instruction from today, January 13th, and will remain in an all-virtual format for tomorrow, Friday, January 14th, and for the entirety of next week. Russellville City Schools will resume in-person learning on Monday, January 24, 2022. 

"Students will be receiving instructions from their teachers about assignments and other virtual work that will be due during this time. Elementary students will be receiving instruction mainly through Imagine Learning."

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