Source: Fort Mill School District

Two schools in the Fort Mill School District are moving towards virtual online learning for the week of December 14th following a rise in COVID-19 cases.

Pleasant Knoll Middle School. Source: Fort Mill School District

The Fort Mill School District announced Sunday afternoon that Fort Mill Elementary School and Pleasant Knoll Middle School students will learn online between December 14th-18th. Fort Mill experienced a rise in student COVID-19 cases while Pleasant Knoll had many staff members in quarantine following close contact with possible exposure. The school didn’t have enough replacement staff to be able to operate as a result.

Fort Mill Elementary School. Source: Fort Mill School District

Families of either school should receive more information regarding details about virtual learning according to the District.

Full press release is down below:

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The Fort Mill School District has determined that Fort Mill Elementary and Pleasant Knoll Middle Schools will move to virtual learning for all face-to-face students for the week of December 14–18.

Fort Mill Elementary School has seen a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 and is being transitioned to virtual learning to help slow the possible spread of the virus.

Pleasant Knoll Middle School has a high number of staff under COVID-19 guidelines identified as close or household contacts and will now begin quarantine protocols. The number of replacement staff needed to properly operate during the school day is beyond the threshold for safe school operations.

These decisions were made with the safety of our students, staff and community in mind. Each school has a plan for virtual learning and will be communicating details directly to students, parents and staff.

Mitchell Mercer has lived in Fort Mill since 2003 and graduated from Nation Ford High School in 2019. He currently attends Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC and is majoring in English-Communications....