(BEDFORD) – North Lawrence Community middle and high school students will continue with virtual learning Monday. Students in grades K-6 continuing in-person learning five days a week.
“NLCS is tasked with making a decision that we realize not everyone will fully support,” said Superintendent Ty Mungle. “Our schools provide essential social and emotional support to our students daily, and each week we are in school we also provide approximately 10,000 free meals to our students, in addition to providing daily educational opportunities, supporting our students with special needs and continuing to offer rigorous academic classes that ensure students are prepared for life after high school.”
NLCS officials reached out to Dr. Alan Smith, the Lawrence County Health Officer, Southern Indiana Pediatrics, and local health providers as well as the North Lawrence Education Association to evaluate and discuss the best option for students and staff.
In agreement with the Lawrence County Health Department, NLCS will start Monday, January 4th, with students in grades K-6 continuing in-person learning five days a week.
Middle and high school students will begin a virtual schedule for one week and then transition to a hybrid schedule on January 11. On each virtual school day the middle and high school students will be expected to login and participate virtually during the designated times that will be communicated on each school’s website.
“If there are any middle or high school students that are in need of academic assistance or WiFi during this period of virtual or hybrid learning they may attend daily as was offered prior to winter break,” Mungle added. “Students in our self-contained classrooms will have the option for in-person learning. Our bus routes will continue to run daily and meals will be available on these days. Empire students will continue in their virtual program.”
BNL athletic events will continue as scheduled through January 14 with only participants, support personnel and immediate family members in attendance. No tickets will be sold to the public. All upcoming middle school events and practices will be postponed and evaluated again on Thursday, January 14.