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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Wednesday morning marked our coldest start to a day in nearly 3 weeks - morning low temperatures dove into the single digits for much of the Tri-State and our northerly winds routinely drove wind chill values well below zero throughout the Lower Ohio Valley. If there was any silver lining, our clear skies did allow temperatures to climb back into the mid 20s later in the day; though Evansville’s peak temperature of 25° remained 17° below average for this time of the year. The clear skies are expected to linger throughout the evening and much of the night ahead and will allow temperatures to fall back down into the mid to low teens early Thursday morning. We will fall to 14° in Evansville around daybreak Thursday.
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