Middle and high school students in St. Martin return to in-person instruction

The change will happen January 28
Blanchard appointed Superintendent of St. Martin Parish schools
Posted at 3:08 PM, Jan 15, 2021

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. — Middle and high school students in St. Martin Parish will be heading back to full in-person instruction starting Jan. 28, 2021.

In a letter to parents, Superintendent Allen Blanchard says that transmission rates of COVID-19 in the school system are low and they feel "very strongly that the best place for children is indeed in the classroom."

Some districts in the parish have already transitioned from hybrid schedules to full attendance beginning at the end of September, Blanchard says. Others changed schedules later in the fall.

As a result of the decision, students in St. Martin Parish who are currently on hybrid schedule will return to in-person instruction for five days a week starting on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

The second semester begins on Monday February, 1, 2021, so Blanchard says students will start the second half of the year on a regular schedule.

Students who are enrolled as full-time virtual students in the district's Virtual Learning Program can continue taking their courses virtually.

According to LDH as of Jan. 13, St. Martin Parish has 19 enrolled schools with 9 COVID-19 cases among faculty/staff and 13 COVID-19 cases among students reported from Jan. 4 - 10.

St. Martin Parish schools did not report any cases from Dec. 21 - Jan. 3, which covers most of its holiday break.

St. Martin Parish schools report a total of 57 cases among faculty and staff with 126 cases among students.

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