According to the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon, all Mount Vernon Schools will be closed through Friday, Oct. 23, due to staff quarantine and a lack of substitutes.
MSD of Mt. Vernon currently plans to resume in-person classes at the schools on Monday, Oct. 26.
The district said that during the closure, eLearning days would be utilized for in-person students, and that assignments would be posted by teachers by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Virtual students will continue with their classes as normal.
SICTC and Biology 3 students will continue on-site learning in Evansville as long as their locations remain open.
MSD of Mt. Vernon says that starting Monday, Oct. 19, students should follow guidelines as posted in the Continuous Learning plan on mvschool.org.
Lunches will still be available from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the school each student attends. Information on meal pickups will be emailed to parents/guardians.
Athletic teams not on quarantine will still be able to practice and compete as scheduled.
During the closure, custodians will perform additional cleaning measures in classrooms, locker rooms, and other high-traffic areas.
"We want to stress that although our part of the state has greatly increased in coronavirus cases, our district continues to have a low positivity rate," MSD of Mt. Vernon said on Tuesday. "What cases we do have and many of our quarantines have been due to outside activities."
You can see a list of all schools within the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon by clicking here.