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Tri-State Schools Shift Back to All-Virtual Learning

Owensboro Middle School

Students at two local schools will be out of the classroom for more than a week.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 2:43 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2021 8:14 PM

Officials with the Owensboro Public Schools district announced Thursday that as of Friday, Jan. 22, all students of Owensboro Middle School would return to virtual learning.

According to the announcement made Thursday, virtual learning will continue at Owensboro Middle School through Friday, Jan. 29.

After that, students in the “A” Group will return to in-person learning on Feb. 1.

School officials say the closure comes as a result of an increased number of students and staff having to isolate, which has affected the school's ability to maintain operations.

The school's switch to virtual aims to allow individuals in quarantine enough time to be released, and for those who may be COVID-19 positive to fully recover.

If additional time is needed, the school says it will communicate new information with its families.

No other schools in the Owensboro Public Schools district are affected by this announcement.

Meanwhile, in Ohio County, Southern Elementary School will be switching to virtual-only learning starting today.

That will run trough at least Friday, January 29th.

All other Ohio County Schools will continue with the hybrid schedule.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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