Autauga, Crenshaw County schools temporarily switching to virtual learning

Autauga, Crenshaw County schools temporarily switching to virtual learning
Autauga County Schools will switch to virtual learning for two weeks, Autauga County Schools Superintendent Timothy Tidmore said. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

AUTAUGA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Autauga County Schools will switch to virtual learning for two weeks, Autauga County Schools Superintendent Timothy Tidmore said in a message to parents Thursday afternoon.

Virtual learning will take place from Jan. 11 to Jan. 22.

Tidmore said the decision to move to virtual learning was not an easy one but felt it was in the best interest of students and staff as COVID-19 cases are increasing.

Students will have lessons to complete on their Schoology account. They may also have books at home to supplement their virtual lessons.

Tidmore said a map of the locations of their mobile hotspots to help families without internet at home will be posted on Monday.

Meal pick-up will continue at the same locations.

Autauga County is currently in the moderate risk category on the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 risk indicator map.

Crenshaw County Schools will remain virtual Jan. 11-15. School officials say they hope to return to traditional learning on Jan. 19, but that decision will be made later.

Officials say more information on instructional materials and meals will be forthcoming.

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