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Knox County Schools move to online learning Friday because of winter weather

Written by Mamie M. Arndt
Knox County Schools move to online learning Friday because of winter weather




Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel



All Knox County students will learn virtually Friday due to weather and the potential for hazardous road conditions, the district announced on social media Thursday afternoon. 

All students should log on to their Chromebook at their normal school time. Teachers will work from home, according to a separate tweet.

School is expected to resume to in-person learning on Monday unless families are told otherwise.

Students returned to school buildings Tuesday for the first day of second semester. This is the first districtwide virtual learning day of the semester, but students spent the last week of first semester online due to COVID-19 concerns. 



a desk with a laptop computer sitting on top of a wooden chair: Chairs sit atop tables in an empty classroom at Gibbs Middle School in Corryton, Tenn. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The school has currently gone virtual until after Thanksgiving break due to teacher and staff attendance and "elevated student quarantine levels.


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Chairs sit atop tables in an empty classroom at Gibbs Middle School in Corryton, Tenn. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The school has currently gone virtual until after Thanksgiving break due to teacher and staff attendance and “elevated student quarantine levels.

Anderson County, Blount County and Loudon County Schools will be closed Friday due to weather. 

More school news: Knox County Schools superintendent defends in-person learning: ‘We made a commitment’

Isabel Lohman reports on children’s education, health, welfare and opportunities in East Tennessee

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Mamie M. Arndt