NAFCS resumed in-person education January 12. By January 15, one elementary school is already virtual due to staff shortages.
Grant Line Elementary announced students would return to virtual learning after four classes were quarantined and there was a shortage of staff and substitute teachers. As of now, the students are expected to return to in-person learning on January 25, the situation will be monitored and this date could be pushed back, according to the official statement.
Last semester NAFC kept students on the same learning schedule district-wide. The closing of in-person learning at Grant Line Elementary only is similar to the approach Greater Clark did last semester – only having the epicenter school go virtual. This will allow for more substitute teachers across other schools and for other schools’ in-person learning not to be disrupted.
Here at NAHS it is not unusual to have a lack of substitute teachers, especially on Fridays. The need to quarantine also increases the need of substitute teachers, as a teacher would be out for two weeks, and need a substitute teacher for that entire duration.