BREAKING: Worcester County immediately moves all schools to distance learning
WORCESTER CO., Md. – Worcester County Public Schools announced on Sunday that they will be moving all schools to distance learning starting on Monday.
In a statement, Superintendent Lou Taylor says, “Worcester has crossed a critical threshold as the numbers have hit a 6.6% daily positivity rate and 18.3 cases per 100,000 people.” Those numbers are reportedly above the metrics that the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Department of Education have recommended for a reexamination of their “Responsible Return.”
All Worcester County Public Schools will transition to distance learning from Monday, November 16 until Tuesday, December 1.
The statement goes on to say, “This also means that all after school activities and athletics are virtual during this time. We will be monitoring our community statistics closely throughout this two-week period, and we will communicate to you any changes to our Return as soon as decisions are made.”
WCPS says, for Monday, they’re telling families to look for specific communication from their school or teacher regarding logging in for distance learning. If you need to pick up your child’s device or other materials necessary for distance learning, you should contact your child’s school.
“Lastly, we recognize the inconvenience that this sudden announcement may cause, but we thank you for your understanding as we put the health and safety of our students, staff, and community first,” says Superintendent Taylor.