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WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley School District released plans for the week following Thanksgiving when all students will switch to virtual learning for the five day period.
The recommendation for virtual learning from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 was approved by the Water Valley school board on Oct. 30 as a preemptive measure as many students will attend family gatherings during the holidays, increasing their risk for exposure to coronavirus.
Superintendent Jerry Williams reported the decision will help mitigate the effects of any potential symptoms students may exhibit during that time period as a consequence of possible exposure.
All school district employees will report to work during the virtual learning week. School buses will deliver meals each day. Students should be at their bus stop four hours after normal pick-up time. Parents and students may also pick up lunch at the schools between 11 a.m. and noon each day.
Students will receive instructional material with daily course work for the week. All students will have packets sent home, but may complete the work online if they have access to the internet.
The packets will be distributed Friday, Nov. 20. All work will be labeled daily so students know what day to complete the assignments. The work will be turned in on Monday, Dec. 7, when students return to the classroom. The completed work will also be used to track daily attendance for the virtual learning week.
Williams also reported that students who are virtual this semester and checked out a computer must return the computer before they can take their last semester exam.