WOODBURY: Woodbury Grammar School located at 530 West Adams Street, Woodbury, TN, will cease on-campus learning on Fri., Jan. 28, 2022, and Mon., Jan. 31, 2022. Students may return to on-campus learning on Tue., Feb. 1, 2022. All Woodbury Grammar students will be participating in distance learning during this time with specific details issued through the school and classroom teachers. The Woodbury Grammar School basketball games scheduled for Thu., Jan. 27, 2022, at 6 PM with Auburn Elementary School at Woodbury Grammar School, will be rescheduled.
Director of Cannon County Schools, William Freddy Curtis said, “There has been a recent up-tick in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 with students and staff at Woodbury Grammar School this past week. The following statistics as of Thu., Jan. 27, 2022, indicate:
Total Woodbury Grammar School students: 326
Total positive cases and contacts: 80 students or 25% of total students
Total staff, full and part-time: 59
Total positive cases and contacts: 20 or 33.8%.”
Curtis said, “We have been in consultation with the Tennessee Department of Education and have been approved for a COVID-19 relief waiver by Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Penny Schwinn to allow for virtual learning to take place on Fri., Jan. 28, 2022, and Mon., Jan. 31, 2022, for Woodbury Grammar School. These days will allow our custodial staff for additional deep cleaning and allowing time for these possible exposures and cases to diminish. Our Woodbury Grammar School students will transition to ‘distance learning’ on Fri., Jan. 28, 2022, and Mon., Jan. 31, 2022. Woodbury Grammar School students may return to “on-campus” learning on Tue., Feb. 1, 2022. Cannon County High School students living in the Woodbury area will still have school bus service, departing from Woodbury Grammar School at the regular time, and the same occurring in the afternoon. Parents of Woodbury Grammar School have been contacted by school officials via multiple means, and we sincerely appreciate their cooperation in these unprecedented times. Thank you for your understanding. Cannon County Schools appreciates the hard work of Woodbury Grammar School Principal, Emily Hancock, teachers, staff members, school nurses, Leslie Pelham and Emily Gilley, and Coordinator of School Health, Bonnie Patterson, to continue the education of the children of the Woodbury Grammar School community during this pandemic event. Please contact Woodbury Grammar School at (629) 218-3201 for any additional needed information.”
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