Grade 5 students at Knightsville Elementary School switch to virtual learning

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Dorchester District 2 announced on Sunday that it will transition Knightsville Elementary School’s Grade 5 class to temporary virtual learning.

They said it comes amid a growing number of “COVID-19 related situations in our schools and in the community.”

DD2 said their operations are “increasingly affected”.

“The main concern is the health and safety of our students and staff. But also, the increased number of positive and quarantined employees has presented a challenge to safely and adequately staff positions critical to the operation of the school.

As a result, Dorchester School District 2 will transition Knightsville Elementary School Grade 5 to virtual learning from Tuesday, January 25 through Thursday, February 3.

Students will resume in-person instruction at school on Friday, February 4.

The school will provide important information about the daily teaching schedule and student expectations, as well as curbside meal pickup.

Temporary virtual students will receive meals at no cost through curbside pickup. Meals for the week, including breakfast and lunch, can be picked up Monday, January 24 from 4-7 p.m. at any of the following locations: Ashley Ridge High School, Joseph Pye Elementary School, Beech Hill Elementary School, Newington Elementary School.

During the class closure, DD2 administration will assess COVID conditions to determine if the appropriate level of staff is available to operate safely and resume on the scheduled return date.

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