Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic begins four days a week in-person instruction March 2 at McCracken County Schools
Four days a week in-person learning starts week of March 1
Beginning the week of March 1, McCracken County Schools will start in-person instruction Tuesday through Friday. Mondays will be used for virtual days.
Today, February 19, 650 McCracken County School teachers, administrators, and staff will get their booster COVID-19 vaccination. Having received their second shot has helped to prompt the board of education to unanimously vote to bring students back into the classroom.
Here's a message from the McCracken County Schools Superintendent Steven Carter
Starting the week of March 1, we will begin offering in-person learning four days a week, Tuesday through Friday, with Mondays reserved for virtual learning and deep cleaning of school buildings.
We’ve been monitoring local Covid-19 data closely, preparing for the time we could safely return to more frequent in-person learning. That time finally came. McCracken County is no longer “in the red,” with an incidence rate of 12. This means McCracken’s seen only 12 average new daily cases for every 100,000 residents over the last seven days.
Friday afternoon 650 school staff will receive their second dose of the vaccine, further improving conditions in our schools to allow for safe, in-person learning. We are beyond grateful to Baptist Health and the team of school nurses, staff and administrators who made this unprecedented vaccination effort possible.
We will continue our current hybrid schedule until the week of March 1 to allow time for staff inoculations to take full effect. We’re so excited to welcome our kids back to school more often, and to finish out the school year strong.
Families will still have the option of all-virtual learning for their children through the end of the school year. In our school buildings we’ll continue following the state’s Healthy at School guidelines, and we’ll work closely with the Purchase District Health Department to monitor Covid-19 locally.
Food service will continue to deliver meals to all students on Mondays. In addition, meals will be delivered to all virtual students each Wednesday and Friday. Students who are 100% virtual will need to sign-up at this link for meal delivery-https://www.mccracken.kyschools.us/FoodService1.aspx
We’re so thankful for the chance to see students in school, nearly full-time, and we plan to make the absolute most of it. One of the many lessons this year has taught us is that our time together is precious.
Stay safe and take care. Warmer days are ahead!
Steven T. Carter, Superintendent
McCracken County Public Schools