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TA Dugger goes hybrid

Elizabethton Director of Schools Richard VanHuss announced on Tuesday afternoon that
T.A. Dugger Jr. High will be back in a hybrid schedule beginning Thursday, November 19, 2020.

The following is the release in its entirety.

“Due to the rising number of positive COVID cases within our community, students on the
Traditional Learning Track at TA Dugger Junior High will return to a hybrid schedule beginning
this Thursday, November 19, through Thanksgiving break.

This DOES NOT impact students on the Distance Learning Track and DOES NOT apply to any
of the elementary schools.

Students with last names beginning with letters A – L will be in Cohort A, and students with last
names starting with M – Z will be in Cohort B.

For this the remainder of this week:
• All students will be virtual on Wednesday, November 18.
• TAD students in Cohort A will attend school on Thursday, November 19 and be virtual on
Friday, November 20.

• TAD students in Cohort B will be virtual on Thursday, November 19 and attend school in-
person on Friday, November 20.

For next week:
• TAD students in Cohort A will attend school in-person on Monday, November 23 and
virtually on Tuesday, November 24.

• TAD students in Cohort B will attend school virtually on Monday, November 23 and in-
person on Tuesday, November 24.

Again, this change only applies to students at TA Dugger Junior High. All Elizabethton City
elementary schools will remain on the same 4-day schedule that has been in place.

All of this information and a calendar showing these dates will be published on ECS social media
pages and available on the system web page at www.ecschools.net. We will continue to monitor
the situation daily and will further update you if other changes become necessary.

We want to encourage all members of the Cyclone Family to continue the practices of social
distancing, mask-wearing, and frequent hand washing so that, as a community, we can
combat the impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

If you have further questions, please contact your child’s school.”
Richard VanHuss – Director of Schools