Summer School To End Early

Superintendent Anna Shepherd announces that Thursday, July 29, 2021 will be the last day for the Floyd Forward Summer II Session.

Superintendent Shepherd says, “Out of an abundance of caution and upon recommendation of the Floyd County Health Department, tomorrow will be our last day of summer school. We want our students and teachers to have the opportunity to wrap the session up together as this is one week earlier than our scheduled last day.” 

Shepherd continues, “We will always take precautions to keep our students and staff safe and at this time, we feel that closing summer school early is the best decision. Our summer classes were designed to help kids catch up, to allow them to do extra activities they may not normally get to do and to fall in love with school again. We think it has been very successful and we will definitely plan to have this opportunity again next year for students.” 

Shepherd adds, “We wish we could go back to school the way it was pre-pandemic, but that’s just not possible at this time and it’s not the responsible thing to do. We’re meeting with our health department and keeping up to date with the Center for Disease Control and Kentucky Department of Education guidelines. We will have a plan, but we will be flexible as we know this is a fluid situation. Ultimately though, we will continue to meet the needs of our students.”  

Lastly, Shepherd asked that all eligible Floyd Countians and beyond consider vaccination to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.