Spring Cove Closes Schools from Nov. 25 through Jan. 3
All in-person instruction suspended; Google Meet to be used for instruction
November 19, 2020
The Spring Cove School District has issued the following letter explaining that the schools will be closing to in-person instruction as of Nov. 25, and remaining closed through Jan. 3, 2021. The Herald is providing this letter in its entirety, unedited.
November 24, 2020
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Today, our District was notified of three additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. This equates to six new cases within a two-day time span and ten total cases currently. Under the new, stricter requirements released by the state yesterday, these numbers indicate the need to close our schools at this time. Therefore, ALL SCSD schools will be closed for in-person instruction effective tomorrow, November 25, 2020, through January 3, 2021. During the closure, Google Meet will be utilized for live, virtual class sessions in accordance with the schedule posted on the school’s Google Classroom page for CHS and SCMS and to the teacher’s Google Classroom page for MES and SCE. Additionally, when not engaged in live virtual classes, students will be expected to complete daily, remote learning assignments which will be posted to each teacher’s Google Classroom page. Work completion is required, and assignments may be graded. Daily attendance will be taken via the Google form at the top of the school’s Google Classroom Classwork page.
During this time, all school building activities, including athletics, extracurricular activities and all other events are cancelled.
Free breakfasts and lunches for all students will be available from 10:30 to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday at the back dock behind Spring Cove Middle School and behind Central High School. Students are not required to be present for the meal pick up, but their name will need to be provided. Meal orders should be placed in advance by completing the “Grab and Go Meal Order Form” available at http://www.springcovesd.org/FoodService/.
We understand that this closure may cause hardship for some families; however, this action is a proactive measure to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and community. We will continue to monitor the situation and to provide updates through our SchoolMessenger system as more information becomes available.
Betsy A. Baker, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools