Due to the high number of COVID positives, Columbus County Schools is moving South Columbus High School to full-time virtual for the week of August 30th-September 3rd. This time could be extended as dictated by the number of COVID infections in the immediate community. We will decide regarding a return to in-person instruction at the end of the week.
Since August 9th, there have been 92 positive COVID cases among staff and students at South Columbus. There is also a confirmed cluster centered around the football team. Most positives, however, are coming from community spread of the virus.
We all want a return to normal. Our students have suffered academically, athletically and socially because of the disruptions created by the pandemic. We need students back in school, but in order to do so, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please curtail all social activities and gatherings to the greatest extent possible. If a gathering must happen, observe masks and social distancing. If there is a suspected exposure or symptoms in your home, do not send your students to school. Vaccines, if desired, are another way to avoid school closures and quarantines.
This is not the start for which we had hoped, but if we can pull together and observe safety protocols in our communities, churches and homes, we should be able to return to normal quickly. Please monitor social media and school and district websites for updates.