Troy City Schools Virtual Instruction for January

TCS Parents/Guardians,

School officials are monitoring the influx of COVID-19 cases in Pike County. Although an outbreak has not occurred within Troy City Schools, our concern is the number of students who are in quarantine due to being in close contact or who have symptoms. As a result, students, parents, and employees should be prepared for the shift to complete virtual instruction effective Wednesday, January 20 through Friday, January 29, 2021. January 19 will be a workday for teachers.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and make the best decision as we get closer to returning to in-person learning. We understand that this may present some challenges as it relates to childcare and etc., however, we feel this decision is in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff at this time. TCS will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

During this two-week period, providing virtual instruction to our students will help mitigate the transmission of the virus in our community. This transition will have no impact on students who are already receiving virtual instruction. During this time, it is important for all students to put forth their best effort to participate in their instruction and complete all assignments. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible and no later than by the end of the week.

TCS students are my number one priority. Our decision is one that has not been taken lightly but is necessary to ensure the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff. Please help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing the Center for Disease Control guidelines. As always, we will continue to provide pertinent updates and resources as they relate to safety and academics to ensure that our students receive a quality education while being kept safe. Lastly, thanks for being our partners in education and entrusting Troy City Schools to provide your student with a quality education.

Sincerely,

Cynthia G. Thomas

Mrs. Cynthia G. Thomas,
Superintendent
Troy City Schools