Coffee County Schools moving to hybrid schedule due to COVID-19 case numbers

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 06:51:01-04

COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout various areas of Tennessee, Coffee County Schools announced Friday the school district will move to its hybrid schedule this week.

Beginning in earnest August 12, the hybrid schedule breaks up the number of students at a school any given day.

Students in Group A will attend on Mondays and Wednesdays, while students in Group B attend Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays are distance learning days for which no student reports to the school.

Instructions for what is expected of students who are at home will be given by the teacher of each class.

Schools in Coffee County will remain on the regular schedule through August 11 to allow for the monitoring of COVID-19 case count.

Any exceptions to the schedule are promised to be communicated to affected families.

One exception announced today is for North Coffee Elementary grades 3 through 5. Those students will be on virtual learning for the week of August 10 due to staffing issues.

In order for the district to move back to the traditional school schedule, case rate must remain below .5 percent for at least two consecutive weeks.