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Board of Education Meeting Recap - Adjusted Schedule for NAHS

October 23, 2020

Dear New Albany Families, Staff, and Students,

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to the safety and health of our students, families, and staff.  In an effort to keep you completely informed, we are providing an update to yesterday’s communication.  There are now eight students that tested positive this week and over 300 students required to quarantine due to potential exposure at the high school.  

As explained before, if anyone is determined to be a “close contact” to the person testing or presumed positive, then additional action to isolate or quarantine is required within 24 hours of such confirmation to fulfill Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) requirements.

To mitigate additional quarantines, the New Albany-Plain Local Board of Education held an emergency meeting today and passed a resolution to transition IN-PERSON NEW ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY to a hybrid attendance model (maroon and gold groups) beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

On Monday, October 26, 2020, high school students currently attending school in-person only shall be assigned to home.  These students are responsible to independently complete any/all assignments posted by their high school teachers in student Schoology accounts while their teachers prepare for a transition to the hybrid attendance model (maroon and gold groups) beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2020.  

A detailed hybrid attendance schedule for in-person high school students will be shared on Monday, October 26, 2020. 

What about students in grades Preschool through 8?
All other in-person students in grades PK-8 will continue to attend school daily using the “all-in” attendance model unless the data should require us to consider a shift to a hybrid attendance model in any other school location.  

What about VLP students?
All students enrolled in the VLP for the first semester will continue in the VLP uninterrupted.

Please know the school district has and will continue to consider the orders and guidance from state, and local health departments, the input of the New Albany COVID-19 community task force as well as information from national and international health experts, education experts, and input from faculty, staff, parents, students and community members.  We will continue to provide regular communications. 

Thank you for your continued partnership during these unprecedented times.


John McClelland                  Michael Sawyers
Board President                  Superintendent