WOODBURY – Cannon County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, August 31, 2020; Wednesday, September 2, 2021, and Thursday, September 2, 2021. The School District was already off for the Labor Day Holiday on Friday, September 3, 2021 and Monday, September 6, 2021. Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. These closures are due to the potential of Flash Flooding and Severe Weather from the remnants of Hurricane Ida and the recent increasing COVID-19 cases and contacts with students and staff in all Cannon County Schools.
Director of Cannon County Schools, Mr. William F. Curtis stated, “Due to the treat of Flash Flooding and Severe Weather associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida and due to the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases and contacts these past few days in all our schools, is the reasoning for these three days of closure. No Instruction or distance learning will take place during these days. There has been a recent up-tick in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 with students and staff at ALL our Cannon County Schools this past week. The following Statistics indicate:
- Total Positive Cases = 68 Students or 3.6%
- Total Contacts = 167 Students or 9.0%
- Total Cases/Contacts = 235 Students or 12.6%
Staff – Total 24 Staff Full and Part-Time
- Total Positive Cases = 14 or 5.6%
- Pending Cases = 12 or 4.8%
- Total Staff Cases/Pending Contacts = 26 or 10.4%”
Curtis continued, “We are instructing Principals to have their custodians deep clean our schools during this time off and hopefully will allow time for these possible exposures and cases to diminish. Our School District was already off for the Labor Day Holiday on Friday, September 3, 2021 and Monday, September 6, 2021. Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 thus allowing for a week for this current “surge” in our area to diminish. No Instruction or distance learning will take place during these days. All Athletic Games have been cancelled including, CCHS Golf, CCHS Volleyball, and Soccer. The CCHS Football Game with Sequatchie County scheduled for Friday night, September 3, 2021 had already been cancelled. Athletic practices will be allowed to proceed, weather conditions permitting, with precautions and COVID-19 protocols in place. We appreciate all our parents/guardians and our entire community with their understanding during this inclement weather and COVID-19 event.”
For media inquiries, please contact Mr. William F. Curtis, Director of Cannon County Schools at 629-201-4801 Extension 10101 or at email@example.com (opens in a new window) for local Cannon County Schools information.