MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A few central Alabama school systems have announced some schools are going virtual due to COVID-19 concerns.
Elmore County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Dennis said that due to the increase in staff in quarantine and self-isolation at Coosada and Holtville elementary schools, both schools will go to virtual platforms for the rest of this week for all students.
Dennis said they will evaluate the health status after Friday to determine if the students will return to school on Jan. 19.
All Pike County schools will go virtual-only starting Tuesday.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Pike County students and parents may meet with teachers on campus to ensure they can access the Schoology learning platform and receive their instructional schedule. Students may also pick up any instructional materials they may need at this time.
The change to all-virtual learning will go through Jan. 29. School officials will determine if this needs to be extended.
The Child Nutrition Program will provide curbside pickup at each school for breakfast and lunch beginning Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Students receiving instruction by ACCESS should continue with their classes as scheduled. Instruction for students participating in dual enrollment Academy programs or dual enrollment short-term certificate programs through Career Technical Education offerings will continue as scheduled.
Troy city school officials say students, parents and employees should be prepared for the shift to complete virtual instruction from Jan. 20-29.
Troy school officials say there is not currently an outbreak, but they are concerned about the number of students who are in quarantine due to being in close contact or who have symptoms.