The New Albany and Union County School Districts will be fully virtual on Friday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 18. There will be no school on Monday, January 17 to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
The current Covid numbers reflect some of the highest positivity rates in our districts as well as in Union County that our area has experienced since the beginning of the pandemic.
During the time that students are learning virtually, there will be no athletic practices or events and no after-school activities.
Students will be following an abbreviated virtual schedule. This schedule will be communicated through School Status.
The teachers, assistant teachers, nurses, principals and janitorial staff are doing their very best to keep all of our schools open but we have come to a point in which we do not have enough adults to safely keep schools open,” said Dr. Lance Evans, Superintendent of New Albany Schools.
“The health and safety of our students is always the number one priority in our school districts”, said Russell Taylor, Superintendent of Union County School District. “Utilizing virtual instruction will help reduce our quarantine numbers and get our students and staff back in the classrooms learning.”
Upon return on Wednesday, January 19, all students and staff members in both districts will be required to wear masks for the remainder of the week. Schools districts will reevaluate and make any necessary changes as we have in the past using the currently established COVID transmission plan.