School systems transition from remote to in-person learning
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Several schools in the Tennessee Valley are transitioning back to in-person learning after changing COVID-19 policies due to a large spike in cases in the region. We are on your side letting you know what changes are being made to keep your children safe.
Scottsboro City Schools - 40.8% positivity rate in Jackson County
On Friday, Scottsboro City Schools announced students will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 31.
Huntsville City Schools - 42.6% positivity rate Madison County
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.
Muscle Shoals City Schools - 51.4% positivity rate in Colbert County
Students are back in the classroom as of Monday, January 24.
Masks will be highly recommended for students and faculty after they return to class Monday. School officials believe this is the safest course of action after monitoring the situation over the weekend.
Decatur City Schools - 42.3% positivity rate in Morgan County
Students at Decatur City Schools are back to in-person learning Monday, January 24.
School officials say more than 117 staff members are already out sick with COVID and that number continues to climb. They believe this short pause to in-person classes will help alleviate the staffing issue the virus has caused.
Lauderdale County Schools - 46.8% positivity rate in Lauderdale County
Students and staff returned to normal classes on Monday, January 24.
If staff shortages remain an issue at that point, officials say they will notify parents of any potential changes to the current schedule.
Florence City Schools - 46.8% positivity rate in Lauderdale County
Florence City school students returned back to the classroom Monday, January 24.
Albertville City Schools - 43% positivity rate in Marshall County
Albertville City School officials say students returned to normal operations on Monday, January 24.
Sheffield City Schools - 51.4% positivity rate in Colbert County
Sheffield City Schools have returned to normal classes Monday, January 24.
School officials also have announced masks will now be required until January 28, due to the increase of COVID cases in the area.
Athens City Schools - 45.6% positivity rate in Limestone County
Athens City Schools have announced students will move to eLearning bringing Wednesday, January 19 through Friday, January 21.
School officials say they feel it was necessary to transition all students due to the number of people who are currently out with COVID-19. They also say the plan is to resume in-person classes on Monday, January 24. However, officials say they will continue to monitor the situation and will notify parents should any changes be made to the return date.
Marshall County Schools - 43% positivity rate in Marshall County
Marshall County Schools have announced students will transition to remote learning due to staffing shortages starting, January 20 until January 24. School officials say January 19 will be optional attendance for students. In-person learning will resume on Tuesday, January 25.
Colbert County Schools - 51.4% positivity rate in Colbert County
Colbert County Schools have announced students will transition to remote learning the remainder of the week due to an increase of positive COVID cases. The school system says they are currently planning for students to return to the classroom on Monday, January 24. For more information on the transition to remote learning, click here.
Tuscumbia City Schools - 51.4% positivity rate in Colbert County
Tuscumbia City Schools will transition to e-learning starting Wednesday, Jan. 19, through Friday, Jan. 21. Each school will send out information regarding assignments.
Hartselle City Schools - 42.3% positivity rate in Morgan County
Hartselle City Schools returned to normal, in-person learning Monday, January 24.
DeKalb County Schools - 50.1% positivity rate in DeKalb County
DeKalb County Schools announced students will continue virtual learning due to staffing shortages and caused by COVID-19. Remote learning will be on Monday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Fayetteville City Schools - 56.7% positivity rate in Lincoln County
Classes at Fayetteville City Schools will resume on Monday, January 24.
Cullman County Schools - 30.4% positivity rate in Cullman County
Cullman County schools have moved back to in-person learning Monday, January 24.
Madison County Schools - 42.6% positivity rate Madison County
Madison County Schools will transition to remote learning starting Friday, Jan. 21 due to an increase in positive COVID cases among staff members.
“The staffing shortage, including substitutes, is hampering our ability to operate schools safely and effectively,” said MCSS. “Based on this information, the decision was made to transition to 100% remote learning.”
Students will return for in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 31. Lunch will continue to be provided to students. Schools will provide further information regarding pick-up times and locations.
Lincoln County Schools - 56.7% positivity rate in Lincoln County
Lincoln County Schools will be closed the remainder of the week due to staffing shortages as a result of COVID- 19.
Limestone County Schools - 45.6% positivity rate in Limestone County
Limestone County Schools will transition to e-learning effective Friday, Jan. 21 due to COVID and staffing shortages. Students will return to the classroom on Tuesday, Jan. 25 for in-person learning.
Madison City Schools - 42.6% positivity rate Madison County
Madison City Schools announced that it will transition to virtual learning on Thursday, Jan. 27. Students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
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