The Harrell Learning Center will delay the start of in-person (face to face) learning and transition to distance learning for all students starting Wednesday, August 19th through Friday, August 28th. The plan will be to begin in-person learning for students who chose that option on Monday, August 31st, 2020.
Harrell Learning Center staff worked throughout the summer to develop safety plans with the health and well-being of our children and staff as our priority. One of these plans called for brief school closures if the school had isolated clusters of COVID-19 cases or “close contact” exposure in classrooms. We have had adults who had to quarantine due to positive test results or “close contact” exposure that will affect school operations. Following CDC and Georgia Department of Health guidelines when a student or staff member has been determined to be in “close contact” with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, that person(s) must quarantine for 14 days. While we understand the spread of COVID-19 will happen in both the community and schools, our school will be diligent in our efforts to be extra cautious and make sure we do everything possible to decrease the spread.
For this reason, the Harrell Learning Center will delay the start of in-person school briefly and move students to distance learning during that time. We will use this time for mitigation measures to slow/decrease the spread of the virus. Your child’s classroom teacher will be in touch with you as we begin with distance learning next week.