Newberry Elementary To Temporarily Shift To e-Learning

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Following is a statement released from The Newberry County School District on Monday afternoon:

Beginning Wednesday, January 12, Newberry Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person learning to eLearning. There will be no school-related extracurricular or after school activities from January 12 through January 17.  This shift to eLearning only applies to Newberry Elementary School.  Virtual parent-teacher conference will continue as scheduled on January 13 and 14.  

This decision was not taken lightly. We recognize that a shift of this nature impacts families and child care, and of course, classroom instruction. However, it has become necessary as we struggle to maintain regular operations due to the percentage of staff at Newberry Elementary School who are positive, symptomatic, and/or quarantined for Covid-19. There is also a growing number of student absences due to Covid-19.  It is our goal to resume in-person learning at Newberry Elementary School on Tuesday, January 18. However, we will monitor the numbers and staff availability over the weekend and notify parents and staff no later than Sunday, January 16, if an extension is warranted.