PARENT NEWS FOR 8/17/2021

Covid-19 Updates – A number of states have had significant issues in reopening schools for the 2021-22 school year

New York

Citizens groups are protesting mask mandates in Long Island, NY according to Alek Lewis in riverheadlocal.com

Vermont

Districts in Vermont are adhering to mask requirements according to Kate Barcellos of the Saint Albans Messenger.

Nevada

KNTV is reports that an elementary school in Henderson,NV is going to distance learning due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Florida

8000 students in Hillsborough, FL are having to isolate due to exposure from Covid-19 according to the Washington Post.

South Carolina

South Carolina State Superintendent urges parents to take Covid-19 seriously and understand that the Delta variant is different now with children according to Riley Bean at live5news.com

Georgia

Officials in Georgia release standardized test scores which confirm learning loss due to Covid-19 according to the Atlanta Constitution.

Texas

West Texas School District to Close For 2 Weeks Due to COVID-19 according to NBC Dallas. Students at Iraa-Sheffied ISD were in school just 5 days.

Waskom, Texas, ISD leaders decided Sunday, Aug. 15 to close the district’s elementary campus Aug. 16-20 due to the number of staffers out with COVID-19 according to KSLA.com

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