Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, students in grades 5-6 at Cheatham Middle School, Harpeth Middle School and Sycamore Middle School will return to the traditional schedule (in-person learning five days a week).
This means the hybrid schedule (a combination of both in-person and virtual learning) will no longer be available for students in grades 5-6.
Students in grades 7-8 will remain on the hybrid schedule.
This decision will allow our middle schools to navigate the logistics of eventually bringing all students back into the building for in-person learning.
Students in grades 5-6 who are currently all-virtual may continue as all-virtual.
As students in grades 5-6 return to the classroom, we will continue daily monitoring of data in hopes of reinstating the remaining middle school students as well as high school students to in-person learning after fall break.
As a reminder to our families, we have ordered laptops for students in grades 5-6. We are in constant communication with our vendor about our receipt of the devices and it is still to be determined when they will be delivered. Once they are received, they will be distributed to the students.
If we experience cases of COVID-19, we will contact trace and quarantine based on Tennessee Department of Health guidelines. We will continue to respond as quickly as possible so that we can minimize the spread and keep students in school for as long as possible.
Additionally, you can help us out by not sending your student to school if they are sick.
Please remind your students of the following mitigation strategies so that we can help to maintain a safe environment for all:
• Continued adherence to our mask requirement
• Daily screenings, including temperature checks
• Social distancing as much as possible
• Strategic movement of students
• Frequent handwashing and hand sanitizing
• Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces throughout the day
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we move closer to having all students at school while also navigating the COVID-19 situation.