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Metro Nashville Public Schools return to virtual learning for remainder of 2020

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 09:37:01-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The long holiday weekend is over but students in Nashville are not headed back to the classroom on Monday.

A rise in COVID-19 cases pushed Metro Nashville Public Schools to return to virtual learning.

Superintendent Dr. Adrienne Battle said the transmission and positivity rate of COVID-19 are the highest points in months. She fears it could only get worse if they didn’t switch to virtual learning.

Starting November 30, Metro students will move to virtual learning until the end of this semester.

Dr. Battle says the district will renew its vigilance and take the safety precautions necessary to keep everyone safe.

They will be surveying parents about their preferences for in-person or virtual learning for the spring semester, which begins on January 7. The survey is for parents who want to change the decision they made in September. The survey opens Monday and closes on December 4.

For a link to the survey, click here.

Metro schools will be working with the YMCA to provide emergency child care for students 5 to 12 years old. They will provide students with support and supervision for virtual learning.

The Metro Schools locations for YMCA emergency child care are:

  • Buena Vista Enhanced Option: 1531 Ninth Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37208
  • Gra-Mar Middle School: 575 Joyce Lane, Nashville, TN 37216
  • Glencliff Elementary: 120 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
  • Gower Elementary: 650 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209
  • Tusculum Elementary: 440 McMurray Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
  • Andrew Jackson Elementary: 110 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN 37138
  • Stanford Montessori: 2417 Maplecrest Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Carter-Lawrence Elementary: 1118 12th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203

The district will continue to provide free meals for all students 18 years old or younger at school sites and bus stops.