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McCracken County Public Schools News Article

Message From Superintendent Steve Carter- February 18

February 18, 2021
 
McCracken County families, staff and students,
 
Starting the week of March 1, we will begin offering in-person learning four days a week, Tuesday through Friday, with Mondays reserved for virtual learning and deep cleaning of school buildings. 

We’ve been monitoring local Covid-19 data closely, preparing for the time we could safely return to more frequent in-person learning. That time finally came. McCracken County is no longer “in the red,” with an incidence rate of 12. This means McCracken’s seen only 12 average new daily cases for every 100,000 residents over the last seven days.

Tomorrow afternoon 650 school staff will receive their second dose of the vaccine, further improving conditions in our schools to allow for safe, in-person learning. We are beyond grateful to Baptist Health and the team of school nurses, staff and administrators who made this unprecedented vaccination effort possible. 

We will continue our current hybrid schedule until the week of March 1 to allow time for staff inoculations to take full effect. We’re so excited to welcome our kids back to school more often, and to finish out the school year strong.
Families will still have the option of all-virtual learning for their children through the end of the school year. In our school buildings we’ll continue following the state’s Healthy at School guidelines, and we’ll work closely with the Purchase District Health Department to monitor Covid-19 locally. 

Food service will continue to deliver meals to all students on Mondays. In addition, meals will be delivered to all virtual students each Wednesday and Friday. Students who are 100% virtual will need to sign-up at this link for meal delivery-https://www.mccracken.kyschools.us/FoodService1.aspx

We’re so thankful for the chance to see students in school, nearly full-time, and we plan to make the absolute most of it. One of the many lessons this year has taught us is that our time together is precious. 

Stay safe and take care. Warmer days are ahead!

Steven T. Carter

Steven T. Carter, Superintendent
McCracken County Public Schools

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