(WFXR) — Two more public school divisions in the New River Valley — more specifically, in Pulaski and Wythe counties — have scheduled school closures in the coming weeks so staff members can receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
This comes after Montgomery County Public Schools announced its plan to scheduled inclement weather days in order to vaccinate employees of the school district.
Pulaski County Public Schools says school will be closed for three days over the course of a week in order to give staff members the chance to receive their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The dates for those closures are listed below:
- Thursday, Feb. 18: An asynchronous instruction day, which means students will work on their assignments independently and reach out to their teachers if they have any questions.
- Friday, Feb. 19: An asynchronous instruction day, which means students will work on their assignments independently and reach out to their teachers if they have any questions.
- Thursday, Feb. 25: A synchronous instruction day, which means students will log on and engage with their teachers in real-time lessons.
“The second vaccinations are being scheduled in a way that allows everyone a recovery day as many recipients experience mild to moderate symptoms following the second injection,” Pulaski County Public Schools wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, Jan. 27. “We apologize for any problems that this change in schedule may cause for our families but are excited to complete this next crucial step to ensure that we will be able to have a safe and successful second semester.”
Meanwhile, Wythe County Public Schools has scheduled a division-wide vaccination day for employees, which has resulted in the following changes to the school calendar:
- Tuesday, Feb. 9: Early dismissal at noon for the COVID-19 vaccination day, but normal meal services will be provided.
- Wednesday, Feb. 10: A “digital learning day” (Code 4), but drive-up and bus delivery for meal services will still be provided.