Pine Ridge Middle School stops in-person classes for 2 weeks due to COVID tests

Students at Pine Ridge Middle School will move temporarily from in-person classes to virtual learning for two weeks.

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The virtual learning period will begin Tuesday (Feb.16) the day after the President’s Day holiday. Students are tentatively scheduled to resume in-person classes on the Pine Ridge campus on Monday, March 1. 

The decision to move to temporary virtual instruction is a result of the school meeting the 5 percent district metric for positive COVID-19 cases among students. 

There will be no athletics, clubs, activities and/or events held on school grounds during the two-week virtual learning period.  These activities will resume when students return to the Pine Ridge campus for in-person classes.

Families may pick up free student meal bundles at Pine Ridge Middle School on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during the two-week virtual learning period.  Reserving free meals in advance is highly encouraged to ensure availability.  For ordering instructions, click this link: For additional questions about meals, contact food services at (803) 739-8381.

The two-week shift to virtual learning does not affect students in the full-time Virtual Academy.