Haywood announces spring school calendar
Following the semester and holiday break, Haywood County Schools will return for blended and in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The previous return date for blended and in-person learning was Wednesday, Jan. 6, but now Jan. 6-8 will be remote learning days for all students. Information about these three remote learning days will be provided by individual schools.
The employee calendar is unchanged. Monday, Janu. 4, is an Optional Workday for staff. Tuesday, Jan. 5, is a Mandatory Workday for high school staff making the semester transition. Teachers and other staff will work on-site on Jan. 6-8 to provide instruction and other essential services.
“This brief student schedule change was made in consultation with local public health and Board members,” said Dr. Bill Nolte, Superintendent.” “The Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge in cases stretched school staffing capacity at some schools. Bringing students back to campus on the 11th gives us over two weeks to see the COVID-19 surge related to Christmas. It will also give us over a week to see the initial impact of COVID-19 from New Year’s activities.”
The school system will not update the COVID-19 Dashboard or send notifications December 23, 2020 through January 3, 2021. The Dashboard will be retroactively updated with active cases on Monday, January 4, 2021. Rapid notifications for school-related cases will also resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.
We hope everyone has a safe and restful break. We look forward to your return. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation. We will provide additional notifications as needed.