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SNSD to move to virtual learning for remainder of week starting Wednesday

by Matt Hutcheson | January 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
The Smackover-Norphlet School District Administration building is seen in this News-Times file photo.

The Smackover-Norphlet school district announced on the district blog Tuesday that they will move to virtual learning or AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction) starting Wednesday, January 12 through Friday, January 14 “due to a significant amount of Covid cases [and/or] quarantines for students and staff.”

At the regular board meeting Monday night, superintendent Jason Black said quarantine numbers were up to 24% of students in the district along with 14 to 15% of staff.

The board voted 3-2 to reintroduce a mask mandate at a special-called meeting last Wednesday.

According to the post on the Buckaroo Blog, schools will “observe Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, January 17” and “hope the adjustment will allow for the majority of our students and staff to return to school on January 18.”

Junior and Seniors girls basketball games are still set to take place this evening, according to the post, and school cafeterias will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

For more information on AMI packet access and procotol for SNSD SouthArk students, see the district’s blog at thebuckarooblog.wordpress.com.

More information on this developing story will be available in the Wednesday edition of the News-Times.

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