Changes to In-Person Begin 03-22-21

Superintendent Danny Adkins announces that beginning Monday, March 22, 2021, Floyd
County Schools will begin in-person instruction four days per week.

Adkins comments, “On Tuesday afternoon at a special called meeting, our board members
voted to return to in-person instruction Monday through Thursday. Parents can choose to send
their children for in-person instruction four days a week with Friday remaining what we have
been calling a flex day or they can choose for their children to have virtual instruction those 4
days with the flex day on Friday.”
Adkins discussed Governor Beshear’s directives saying, “The governor reminded everyone that
helping kids to be back in school is why he allowed educators to receive vaccinations early. He
says that at this time, there is still a choice but that he expects school to be back to a normal 5
day a week schedule in the fall with all students attending in-person instruction.”
“Once again, we want to make it clear to parents that they have the option for their children to
continue on virtual instruction for the remainder of this school year. No child is required to attend
school in person for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. Second, we want everyone to
understand that all students will be in classes Monday through Thursday, regardless of whether
your child is attending virtually or in person,” Adkins stated.
Superintendent Adkins announced a new facet to in-person instruction saying, “We’re beginning
ESS (Extended School Services) tutoring next week after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students can stay and work with teachers on anything they may need to catch up on or just to
get more help understanding some content from class. We’ll have transportation for the
students and snacks.”
Adkins addressed meal service saying that virtual students or any child age 1 to 18 will be able
to pick up 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Students who are
attending in-person instruction will take home additional meals on Thursdays after school.
Adkins concluded saying, “We’re very excited to be able to offer the opportunity for our students
to be back in our buildings 4 days a week. We are getting closer to normalcy and we believe
that is best for our students and for us.”