Blytheville pivots to virtual for next two weeks

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Via its Facebook page, the Blytheville School District announced Saturday night that it will be fully virtual for the next two weeks.

"Blytheville School District will be pivoting to virtual instruction for all students in K-12 starting Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 30th due to multiple positive cases and probable close contacts associated within the district," the post reads. "All buildings will be closed on Monday, October 19th for deep cleaning and staff will report to campuses on Tuesday, October 20th. Chromebooks for students in grades K-5 will be distributed on Tuesday between 10:00 am and 3:00. Any students or staff who have been personally impacted have been contacted."

Blytheville superintendent Bobby Ashley said there are a lot of close contacts with those who have tested positive for COVID-19.