After continuing to monitor the county and community spread of COVID and watching the schools quarantine numbers double since last Friday, he said, “It is with great regret that I informed Triton Jr/Sr High School student that they are going to need to transition to a digital learning environment through Thanksgiving Break.”
Riffle said, “We are thankful that parents and scholars have communicated in a timely manner allowing us to avoid positive cases on campus, however the number of students that have had to be quarantined due to community spread has reached a critical mass.”
Riffle said they have tried extremely hard to remain within person learning, however communications with the Kosciusko and Marshall County Health Department feel it is in the best interest of Triton teachers and scholars at this time to transition to Digital Learning.
Triton Jr.Sr High School will be in session Wednesday, November 11th. Items will be sent home in preparation for Digital Learning that will begin on Friday. Thursday will be used as teacher prep day for Digital learning to begin on Friday, November 13th, and will run through Tuesday, November 24th. Thanksgiving Break will remain as previously scheduled, November 25th-27th.
There will be no instruction for in person students on Thursday November 12th, as this time will be used for teachers to upload lessons in preparation for Fridays first day of asynchronous digital instruction. Students who are already digital will have class on November 12th since this is instruction from Wednesday. All students will be provided the same digital instruction beginning on Friday, November 12th.
Digital Lessons will be available on November 12th at 8am in Google Classroom.
Triton Jr/Sr High School will plan on a safe reentry on November 30th following Thanksgiving break.
Athletic practices will resume however scheduled games for the junior high and high school will be postponed through November 30th. Coaches will be in contact with our student athletes as needed.
Triton Elementary will resume with in person instruction due to significantly less impact at this time. Triton Elementary will continue to plan on having their Digital Learning Practice Day on November 19th unless communicated otherwise from Triton Elementary.
The Triton Superintendent asks Triton Scholars and families continue to follow health department guidelines by masking up, practicing physical distancing, and truly quarantining if and when possible during this time away from campus. Mr. Riffle said, “Our community will continue to experience this spread if we are not diligent about mitigation practices.”