Shelby Senior High School

SHELBY -- Shelby City Schools will go remote Monday, Nov. 23, due to COVID-19 cases and staffing issues throughout the district, Supt. Tim Tarvin announced Thursday.

Students will receive virtual instruction immediately before and after Thanksgiving Break, with remote classes on Nov. 23 and 24 and again from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.

In-person classes will resume Dec. 7, the superintendent said.

"Since we began the school year on Aug. 24, it has been the goal of Shelby City Schools to provide a safe environment for our students and staff, so that face-to-face instruction can be provided to our students throughout the district," Tarvin said in a letter to Shelby families.

"However the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our area is beginning to negatively impact our student attendance and particularly our ability to adequately staff our buildings throughout the district," he said.

Meals will be provided to all students during the period of remote learning, Tarvin said. Information regarding meal distribution will be posted on the district website. Athletics will also continue during the virtual learning period.

"It is the hope of the Shelby City Schools that this change will allow our staff and students to continue face-to-face instruction in a healthy and safe manner beginning on December 7," Tarvin said. "Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this change in the school calendar may cause your family."

Tarvin also said the district continues to assess current health conditions and plans are subject to change.

Shelby is just the latest school district to announce remote learning periods due to COVID-19. Lexington, Ontario, Clear Fork and Lucas have all announced district-wide remote learning periods over the last couple of weeks.

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