Knox County Schools announced Sunday that students at Cedar Bluff Middle School will temporarily switch to online learning because of a substitute teacher shortage.
Classes will resume online on Tuesday. Students are expected to be back in the classroom on Sept. 15.
“This decision is based on the district’s metric of substitute availability. Online learning is being implemented in order to ensure that students continue to receive high-quality instruction,” KCS wrote in a social media post.
Cedar Bluff Middle sent at least three emails to families last week announcing COVID-19 at the school, including an email Friday that referenced “cases” as opposed to a singular case referenced in each of the two prior emails.
District spokeswoman Carly Harrington said the emails were sent to all families and staff.