Piedmont Public Schools Superintendent (Dr. James White) sent a letter to parents today informing them that the school district with move to distance learning beginning Monday, December 14th. The move is in anticipation of the continual rise of positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines during and following the upcoming Holiday break. Distance learning will begin on December 14th and classes will resume after the Holiday Break on January 5th with students having the option to return to in-person classes on January 19th.
You can read his full statement below:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have all lived in uncertainty. Fortunately, this school year has provided some sense of normalcy for our students, staff, and families. We have been blessed to provide the opportunity for in-person learning, and we sincerely thank all of those who have worked incredibly hard to make it happen.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, we have seen the number of both positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines in our school community rise dramatically. With the best interest of our students, staff, and families in mind, we have made the difficult decision to transition to distance learning beginning Monday, December 14. In anticipation of the continual rise of positive cases and quarantines during and following the holiday break, we will resume distance learning for the beginning of the second semester on January 5. Students will have the opportunity to return to in-person classes on January 19. We certainly understand the hardship this places on our families, however, the health of our students and staff is our priority.
Below you will find answers to many of your questions regarding distance learning. In the coming days, we encourage you to watch for additional information via email and social media.
Dr. James White