Letter from the Superintendent: In-person instruction won’t resume before Sept. 28

Letter from Superintendent Mark Martin

The purpose of this communication is to inform our families who selected the traditional in-person instructional model for the 2020-2021 school year. Governor Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack of the Kentucky Department of Public Health recommended yesterday that school districts do not begin in-person instruction prior to September 28th. Meade County Schools will comply with these recommendations by beginning the school year virtually on August 25th. We will not resume traditional in-person instruction before September 28th. The current school calendar will not be adjusted. MyMeade Online students are not impacted by this announcement and will open as scheduled on August 25th. Our district will continue to monitor the guidance of state officials and collaborate with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

Our leadership team has been preparing for virtual learning in the event of an extended closure since last spring based on what we learned at the beginning of COVID-19. We are better positioned to engage students virtually now. Our school teams will now focus their efforts on virtual learning during the next two weeks to ensure the best possible start to the school year. Please reach out to your child’s school if you lack resources for virtual learning.

This is a very difficult time for everyone and we miss our students. I am hopeful that we will receive guidance from our state and local health officials that it is safe to return to traditional in-person instruction in the near future. I believe with all of my heart in our dedicated teachers and staff. I am confident they will rise to the occasion during this unprecedented time. Meade County Schools will educate, feed, and care for children no matter the learning environment. Meade County Schools will continue to serve our students and community.

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