Southwest goes to remote learning for two days

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Staff shortage in key department necessitates change

Southwest High School students have moved to remote learning today and Friday this week due to a staff shortage.

Tosha Tilford, Southwest superintendent, said in an email to parents that there is no outbreak of COVID-19, rather, a shortage in a department necessary for school to be open for the students.

For those without internet access, paper homework is being sent with students to complete over the next two days.

“Of course, as always, please be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and do not send your students to school when they are demonstrating any of them,” Tilford said.

Preschool through eighth grades are attending school as normal. There are no changes to the busing schedules or the means of instruction for those grade levels.

Middle School activities are continuing as normal, but high school activities will be canceled until Tuesday. High School students who are to work concessions for the middle school games will be working those events.

Vo Tech will be attending classes at SRTC. Those students can ride the school bus to school, but they will need to have transportation home once they return from Monett at about noon.

All teachers and staff members will be on campus to answer questions or if a student needs assistance with remote learning.

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