District Update - January 12th, 2021
On Monday evening, January 11, Superintendent Dr. Sheila Quinn announced at the board work session that Clover High School and the Ninth Grade Campus will remain in the A/B/SEE hybrid model. In October, the Clover School District communicated a plan to start the 4+1 model (four days in-person and one day eLearning) at CHS and the NGC at the beginning of the 2nd semester (Tuesday, January 19, 2021). With this delay, the high school will join the middle schools on a target date to move to the 4+1 model on February 1, 2021, if it is safe to do so.
While York County is at a high incident and positivity rate, the CSD student and staff positivity rates remain low (LINK TO COVID DASHBOARD). However, due to detailed contact tracing, a higher number of individuals were quarantined following the holiday break. In the abundance of caution, the district will continue to monitor quarantined individuals for another two weeks to confirm that the positivity rates remain low.
Due to this virus's rapidly changing nature, the district is committed to monitoring our data daily and moving forward, notifying families at least two weeks before we make any change from the Hybrid A/B/SEE model to the 4 +1 model. If there is a need to delay the February 1 start date for the 4 +1 model, the district will notify families on Tuesday, January 26.
Additionally, we are excited to report that Governor McMasters has included school personnel in the COVID vaccine dissemination for Phase 1B. The district is working on a coordinated plan with health officials to rapidly and efficiently make the vaccines available to staff. It is not clear when Phase 1B can begin, but we remain hopeful that implementing the vaccine could aid in the consistency of school models for families and staff for the second semester.