Russellville NTI students to return to classroom Sept. 28
By Leon Smith, Interim Superintendent


Posted on September 13, 2020 10:22 AM



 

Russellville Independent will return to in-person instruction for students who are currently participating in Teacher Directed NTI on Monday, Sept. 28. We plan to open on the timeline per Governor Beshear’s recommendation.

Because of the large number of students enrolled in our Virtual Learning Academy, we feel confident we can provide a safe environment to return all P-5 NTI students on that date. Russellville Middle School and Russellville High School will return in an A/B model as Warren County, Bowling Green and Logan County have done. Virtual Learning Academy students will remain online at this time, and if parents/students on VLA want to return to in person instruction, they would be able to return on Nov. 2, which is the start of our second quarter.

We will adhere to our current calendar with fall break on October 5-9. Meals will continue to be provided for our VLA students with pick up at Stevenson Elementary and Russellville High School. More information regarding meal pickup times will be sent out as soon as those times can be established. 

As we prepare for the Sept. 28 “Panthers Return to School,” each school will be providing additional information for their respective schools during the next two weeks. Teachers will also provide instructions and updates for students during daily online classes.

I want to compliment all staff members of the Russellville School system for their extreme hard work since Aug. 12. The efforts by our staff reaching out to over 1,100 students and working tirelessly to provide fresh hot meals and instruction during this time are commendable. Also, a deep appreciation to all parents who have worked to support us during these difficult times; we recognize that parents are struggling as well. We are going to work hard to adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines to provide a safe environment and ask parents to support us in that effort.

Finally, a deep appreciation for our Russellville Community! It has been amazing to see the support and encouragement offered by community leadership. Special thanks to our churches for providing internet cafes and internet assistance for our students—First Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church, United Methodist Temple, Center for Teens, Post Oak Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, and EPB Smartnet. We couldn’t have done this without you! 

 




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