Opelika Middle School Speaks on Remote Learning

Opelika, AL--Based on COVID-19 updates to the OCS head nurse and in consultation with local physicians, Opelika City Schools has determined it is best to move Opelika Middle School to remote learning beginning October 7 and ending on October 12. This is not a quarantine. Instruction will continue on Chromebooks through Google Classroom. This is a time to create separation among groups. The current cases are isolated; however, we feel that moving to remote learning will help us to reduce the potential for an increase in the total number of cases. All students and staff should plan to return to school on Tuesday, October 13.

Overall, the Opelika City Schools are in good shape regarding positive cases of COVID-19. Opelika Middle School has isolated cases and has recently experienced an uptick in positive cases. The remote learning period will help create separation and potentially flatten the curve with new positive cases. In order to continue face-to-face instruction, it is critical for everyone to continue to wear a mask, social distance, and not gather in groups.

We appreciate the efforts of our teachers, staff, students, and families in helping us continue learning both in person and virtually.