Dear Trimble County Students and Families,
Just this week the Governor provided new guidance and recommendations for re-opening our schools to in-person learning in January. The recommendation was that students not return in person until January 11th. Currently, Trimble County students are scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday, January 4th, 2021 however, at this time, Trimble County has one of the highest incident rates in the state of Kentucky. Therefore, instead of making a decision at this moment, we will continue to monitor the incident rate for Trimble County and the number of cases within the school district also. We have set December 30th as a deadline and we will communicate with you on December 30th, our intentions for returning.
I hope that all of our students that selected the in-person learning option will be able to return in person following the holidays. However, if our incident rate is still extremely, high, we have developed another option that could be used to help Trimble students return sooner than later. We have created a Hybrid In-Person Learning Schedule. A hybrid schedule would allow us to reduce the numbers of in-person learners on a given day so that socially distancing at all times could be achieved. We would have Blue learning days and Gold learning days.
- Blue learning days would mean that students in the “Blue” Group would attend in person classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and would do virtual learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students whose last name begins with any letter from A through M are in the Blue Group.
- Gold learning days would mean that students in the “Gold” Group would attend in person classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and would do virtual learning on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students whose last name begins with any letter from N to Z are in the Gold Group.
- Fridays would still be NTI learning days for all students.
- If there are siblings in a household with different last names, the oldest child’s last name in the household is used to determine if your children will attend in person on blue days or gold days.
We are not saying that we WILL return using this Hybrid Blue/Gold Schedule… we don’t know yet. Once again, we are monitoring our county covid data daily and will not make a decision until we are closer to January. We just want you to know that this has been created as another option.
If you have questions or need clarification on any of the information provided, please don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll do our best to answer any questions or concerns that you may have! Happy Holidays!!!