Snow Creek Elementary Goes All Virtual Out of ‘Abundance of Caution’

SNOW CREEK – Snow Creek Elementary School will temporarily go to all virtual instruction starting Monday in an abundance of caution due to staffing issues related to COVID-19, according to Superintendent Bernice Cobbs. The change is not directly due to COVID cases, rather a precautionary measure Cobbs said.

Below is correspondence that was sent to families today.

‘Dear Franklin County Public Schools Community: 

Due to the community spread of COVID-19 and the difficulty to provide adequate classroom supervision, it will be necessary for us to initiate all virtual instruction for Snow Creek Elementary School from Monday, January 11, 2021, through Friday, January 15, 2021.   Students will return to a normal schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Please note that the reason to go completely virtual is due to a staffing issue, not the spread of Covid-19. 

The Franklin County community has had a significant rise in cases of COVID-19.  In an abundance of caution, we are asking increasing numbers of our staff and students to quarantine and teach/learn from home when someone comes into their classroom and is positive for COVID-19, and they could have been exposed. This still leaves a coverage deficiency for the remaining hybrid students. We believe temporarily reverting to full virtual learning at Snow Creek Elementary will allow our current quarantining staff to finish their quarantine, and it will curb some of the greater community issues from potentially spreading within the schools.

For more details about the necessity to take this action at this time, please visit this link, offered by the Virginia Department of Health.


Dr. Bernice Cobbs  Division Superintendent Franklin County Public Schools”

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