All Wilson Co. Schools go remote ahead of holiday break

Wilson county school board
Posted at 4:34 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 17:34:11-05

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — All Wilson County students will be learning remotely during the week of Mon., Dec. 14 - 18 due to COVID-19.

School officials made the announcement Wednesday, saying the week will lead into the upcoming Holiday/Winter Break. Students will return to their respective teaching and learning models on Tues., Jan. 5, 2021 (K-5 Traditional & Grades 6-12 Hybrid).

Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright released the following statement:

“This is the last thing we wanted to do, however given the latest reports and health trends from our district, we feel that this course of action is best at this time. While staffing concerns remain extremely high, our goal is to make sure we do what’s best for our teachers, students and staffs overall. Our school administrators and teachers have worked extremely hard in making sure any gaps that needed to be filled were taken care of. This full transition will help ease that burden as we all try to do everything we can to get healthy, stay healthy and continue to navigate responsibly through the ongoing pandemic.”

The district said the change was made "out of the extreme caution for keeping our school community healthy."

Eight schools (around 1/3 of our entire district) are currently operating on a Remote Learning Plan. A few schools were scheduled to roll off remote learning next week, but that will not happen. Instead, they will follow the newly announced remote learning plan.

Schools already on Remote Learning this week and scheduled to remain on Remote Learning through next week, will continue on as originally instructed. Schools operating on Traditional or Hybrid this week will be open on Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11.

The change will not disrupt the Virtual Learning Program. Students currently enrolled in the VLP are not affected with this announcement.