Sanders Middle School joined Waterloo Elementary moving to e-learning for the final week of school before the Christmas break due to COVID-19 quarantines, Laurens County School District 55 announced Friday.
“LCSD 55 will be moving all students and staff at Sanders Middle School to eLearning for the final week before the holiday break,” said District 55 Superintendent Ameca Thomas. “We will continue to monitor staff and student cases over the two week holiday break,” added Thomas, “but we do expect to return all campuses to full five (5) day per week face-to-face instruction when we return on January 4, 2021.”
COVID-19 protocols require that District 55 quarantine or isolate approximately 50 members of the staff and students at Sanders because of positive tests and close contacts. Like Waterloo Elementary School, the small staff at Sanders cannot absorb the significant level of staff absences.
The school will also shift to providing meals through use of a drive through package meal pick-up following guidelines similar to what has been done most recently.