Cannon County Schools has announced that Monday, January 4th, 2021 will be a regular or “On-Campus” Instruction Day for ALL Cannon County Schools’ students. ALL Students will report to their respective schools for “live” instruction from their teachers.
Director of Cannon County Schools, Mr. William F. Curtis, stated, “Monday, January 4th, 2021 will mark a return to On-Campus Instruction. Even though Cannon County active cases are averaging around 140, reported cases or contacts in Cannon County Schools are low. As of today, Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, Cannon County Schools have REPORTED – Less than 5 student and staff active cases and contacts.
We are hopeful that these cases/contacts of COVID-19 will remain low in our schools during the coming weeks in January as we begin the new Semester. Students will return and Cannon County Schools will be ‘Back in Session’ on Monday, January 4th, 2021.”
Curtis continued, “This is a very fluid situation and the Cannon County Board of Education’s desire is to return to On-Campus learning, but balances this desire with the safety and health of our students. So a return to Distance Learning could occur in January depending on the number of cases and contacts in our schools. We monitor the numbers each day reported to our School Nurse and then consult with Local, Regional, and State Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health. The Cannon County Board of Education will be examining its COVID-19 ‘Continuous Learning Plan’ at the Tuesday, January 11th, 2021 Workshop and voting on any revision to the COVID-19 ‘Continuous Learning Plan’ at the Cannon County Board of Education’s Thursday, January 14th, 2021 Meeting.”
“During this past Christmas Break, I have been reminded regarding each one of our dedicated employees for the essential role that they play to make learning happen in our Cannon County Schools. Each employee and specifically our Teachers, have ALL adapted to this new learning environment, and getting our students back to On-Campus Learning is very important that students are receiving the very best instruction and interaction with their teachers in the ‘On-Campus’ setting. We still have some students that have been approved for continued ‘Distance Learning’ due to health issues in their family environment, and each school is working with these students on an individual basis.”
Curtis concluded, “The Christmas Break is nearly concluded. What a well-deserved time of rest and relaxation that each of our employees have earned this year, and we hope this was a time of rejuvenation from constant ‘COVID-19 Fatigue’ during these final few days of our Christmas Break! We sincerely ask each Parent/Guardian to be attentive to slowing the spread of COVID-19, and we will continue Social Distancing and encouraging our students and staff to wear masks. ALL of OUR Cannon County Schools Employees are committed to work for OUR common VISION – ‘Engaged in Excellence EVERY Day and in EVERY Way!’ to fulfill OUR MISSION – ‘To create a Unified Environment That Will Provide Opportunities for ALL Students to Reach Their Full Potential.’ A very Happy 2021 New Year from Cannon County Schools! We look forward to seeing our students back on our Campuses on Monday, January 4th, 2021!”