Radford City Public Schools temporarily going virtual due to community spread of COVID-19

School buildings to reopen for in-person learning Dec. 7

RADFORD, Va.UPDATE

All PK-12 students in Radford City Public Schools will participate in remote learning starting on Tuesday.

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In a letter shared with the school community Monday evening, school leaders said they made the decision to due to “an increased likelihood of possible exposures to COVID-19 cases involving staff, students and the Radford community.”

All school buildings will be closed starting Tuesday through Friday, December 4. The current plan is to reopen school buildings for in-person learning on Monday, December 7.

Students will have asynchronous learning opportunities on Tuesday, according to school leaders. Teachers will provide virtual synchronous instruction the week after Thanksgiving, from November 30 through December 4, with the exception of Wednesday, December 2, which is an asynchronous learning day with the exception of McHarg Elementary’s and Belle Heth Elementary’s specialty synchronous learning opportunities.

School leaders said they’re working closely with the New River Valley Health Department.

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John Dalton Intermediate School in Radford has decided to send students home early on Monday “out of an abundance of caution.”

According to a post on the school’s Facebook page, students will be sent home Monday at 11:30 a.m. Students will reportedly be able to pick up lunch, but will have to wait until getting home to eat it.

Starting Tuesday, the school will switch to an all-virtual learning platform that will go until Dec. 7.

McHarg, Belle Heth Elementary and Radford High School will all remain in a hybrid schedule.

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