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Columbus Schools will be all virtual to start new year


     Students in the Columbus County Schools will revert to all virtual instruction to start the new year, the district announced in social media posts Wednesday.

     All students, from PK through grade 12, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5. Teachers have a work day on Monday.

     “I think that’s in anticipation of a possible surge in COVID-19 cases,” district spokesman Kelly Jones said.

     Schools will be in contact with students and parents “to address needs and questions, and are aware some students do not have devices,” the post said.

     Parents with questions should contact their child’s school Monday. They may post questions on the school district’s Facebook page “and we will try to get them answered for you,” the post said.

     Updates will be posted here as warranted. Look for continuing coverage of the pandemic’s local impacts in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.