Following the regularly scheduled Thanksgiving break, middle and high school students in Williamson County Schools will learn remotely from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, according to an announcement form the district.

The decision was made following an increase in active coronavirus cases in the county, according to the announcement. Over the last two weeks, 23 out of 49 campuses in the district have already transitioned to remote learning. According to WCS, the Williamson County Health Department made the recommendation to transition to remote learning. As of Nov. 20, Williamson Coubnty had more than 1,500 active coronavirus cases.

Elementary students will return to campus Nov. 30 with the district deciding on a day-by-day basis to transition those campuses to remote based on quarantines and staffing.

In addition to the transition, the district will also be conducting a hybrid learning pilot program at two high schools, Independence and Renaissance. Students at those campuses are expected to have staggered on-campus and remote days.

"Our hope is to have our secondary students on campus for exam preparation and for semester exams for the last two weeks of this semester," WCS officials said in the announcement.