The Warren County School System will be altering the school calendar by making Monday, Nov. 23, a remote learning day.
All students will be given remote learning activities and learn at home that day. Students were originally scheduled to only attend school the Monday of Thanksgiving week. During the time of a pandemic, the school system is seeking to give students more time away from the building and classrooms while still learning.
Director of Schools Grant Swallows explained, “It just doesn’t make sense to bring students in for one day when we can give them 10 days away from each other while still giving instruction remotely. I realize it can be a hardship on families but the nature of our school year dealing with COVID-19 lends itself to taking advantage of an opportunity to distance and limit any spread of the virus. Hopefully, by announcing this far in advance everyone will have a chance to adjust plans.”
Students will return to in-person learning following the holiday weekend on Monday, Nov. 30.