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University School announces remote status for Aug. 3 opening

JOHNSON CITY— University School will begin its 2020-21 academic year on Monday, Aug. 3, and will be on full-remote status. The school will continue with remote operations through Sept. 18, which is the end of the first quarter.
“In recent weeks we have witnessed the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus rise both locally and across the nation,” said Dr. Brian Partin, director of University School. “Our school year launches in just over 10 days, and we do not see this situation drastically improving by that time.
“This has been a very difficult decision but the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff remain our highest priority.”
Partin added that University School has continued to make investments in its online infrastructure and content.
University School is located on the East Tennessee State University campus. ETSU will open Aug. 24 and plans to offer on-ground and online instruction.