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Dickson Co. Schools closing for Thanksgiving break early due to COVID-19

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Posted at 10:40 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 23:41:00-05

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dickson County Schools' Director of Schools Danny Weeks announced the district will be on break the entire week of Nov. 23, due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the community.

"While we are doing all we can in school to limit the spread of the virus, we are seeing an increase in community spread and contact tracing," Weeks said in an email to staff and parents.

Weeks said meal pick-ups will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday at WJMS, DMS, CMS, and VES. And daycare will be open on Monday and Tuesday at Oakmont Elementary.

The district will resume in-person learning on Monday, November 30.

"We trust that we can make it those following three weeks until Christmas break. Please do your part during this break to take every precaution to remain healthy. It is all of our personal and community responsibilities to help eliminate the spread of the virus and to protect ourselves. Remember the 3W's: Watch your distance, Wash your hands, Wear your masks. Our desire is to remain with in-person learning to the extent possible. However, we need your cooperation," Weeks said in the email.