Starting Monday, one more South Carolina school district to switch to virtual learning

More and more school districts are deciding to switch to virtual learning in South Carolina as a result of the high number of infected students in the state.

The current Covid-19 situation already forced some school schools to switch to virtual learning like Colleton County School District who announced their decision on Friday.

According to the latest information, the Jasper County School District also announced that they are moving to virtual learning starting Monday, August 20, and this will last until Friday.

The decision was announced in a statement from the school district as a result of the rising trend in Covid-19 cases in the area and in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus, especially among students.

The decision came after the health officials evaluated the situation and said that is no longer safe for both students and school staff to attend in-person classes.

“The school district will reevaluate data before the return date for further instructions,” Superintendent Dr. Rachel Anderson said.

A link for parents and students to pick up a device will be sent out on Aug. 30. Students in all grade levels, including Pre-K through 2nd grades, will need to fill out the technology form to pick up a device.

There must be a scheduled pick-up time before parents arrive the location for the pickup. There will be a $35 fee too. Those students who already have the device, won’t have to go through the process.

Device Pick-Up Options:

Hardeeville Campus: Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ridgeland Campus: Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monica Doyle

Editor-in-Chief

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