Harvest Elementary School, in the Madison County School System, will temporarily transition to 100 percent remote learning due to coronavirus, Superintendent Allen Perkins announced Thursday.
This begins Nov. 16 and lasts through Nov. 23.
Katie Morgan is one of the parents who is preparing for her son to learn from home next week. She turned their craft and game nook into a makeshift classroom.
"Schools are doing the best job they can, the teachers are doing the best job they can and parents are doing the best job they can. Unfortunately, when we go into remote learning, like my son, there's a learning gap that happens in between and they can fall behind. And it's hard," Morgan said.
In a statement about the shift, Perkins also wrote:
Students will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, November 30, 2020, following our Thanksgiving Break.
Remote instruction will be provided through Google Classroom and SchoolsPLP. Teachers will also be available throughout the day (7:45-2:45) to help students with their work via email and Google Meet. Google Meetings will also be scheduled for students to receive direct instruction and live help.
The school will serve curbside meals from 11AM - Noon at the school for students during the remote learning period.