MESSAGE FROM McDANIEL ON LCSS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
March 25th, 2020
LCSS Students and Families,
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we have been in ongoing discussions with our local and state governments and health officials. Governor Lee has encouraged all schools in Tennessee to extend their closure through April 24. Lawrence County Schools will follow the guidance provided from the Governor, and we will extend our school closure through April 24. During this closure period, there will be no school sponsored activities or events.
This extended closure will provide opportunities for continued social distancing and other recommendations made by our local and state health officials. We ask that families continue to follow the warnings of our health experts and limit social interactions during this time to help prevent the spread of the virus.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to communicate plans and optional learning resources to our students and parents. These resources are intended to allow our students to practice grade level skills in this time of school closures. These resources and websites are offered simply as activities for instructional practice only; no grades will be assigned from any of these activities. The Tennessee Department of Education and Commissioner Schwinn are also working on a plan with resources to assist during school closures, including a partnership with PBS and radio stations to provide opportunities through TV and radio. Starting April 6, Tennessee’s six PBS stations— WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI— will deliver two hours of programming with high-quality instructional content from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. Four hours of content will also be streamed overnight, which viewers can watch live or record.
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate these challenging circumstances. Stay safe!
Director of Schools