On Tuesday, August 4th, Governor Reeves announced that eight counties, including Hinds County where our schools are located, will have a delayed start to the school year for school for students in grades 7 through 12, including schools beginning the year with virtual learning. To prepare for this school year, we’ve closely tracked local health data throughout the spring and summer, as well as followed health expert advice. We also surveyed our parents and staff members early in the summer about their health and safety needs. With the overwhelming support of our families and staff, we’ve decided to start our school year virtually with distance learning. We’ve worked with our families and staff throughout the summer to ensure that our scholars are set up for a strong start. We look forward to welcoming all of our scholars back online on Monday August 10th, including our seventh and eighth grade scholars. To support the governor’s request, we will not record formal attendance next week for our seventh and eighth grade scholars, but look forward to seeing all scholars in our virtual classrooms so that we start the year as strong as possible.