SCS teachers not returning to classrooms today due to boil water advisory

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Teachers at Shelby County Schools will not return to the classrooms today as a boil water advisory is still in effect.

SCS made the announcement Saturday evening, according to the Commercial Appeal.

District offices are closed Monday and Tuesday, with teachers working remotely.

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The SCS school board will meet virtually Tuesday, according to the CA.

Classes are continuing virtually, but are designated as asynchronous learning days through Friday, according to a tweet from SCS.

This means students complete assignments on their own, rather than with a teacher leading instruction.

According to the CA, this switch to asynchronous learning will allow SCS teachers and staff to continue planning for a return to in-person learning.

SCS students in grades PreK to 5th grade are still scheduled to return to classrooms on March 1.

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Students in grades 6th through 12th grades will return March 8.

SCS told teachers they will have an update about a return to buildings by Wednesday, according to the CA.