A teacher and her kindergarten students are playing with toy building blocks in their classroom.
According to Washington County Family YMCA Director Kristy Purlee, the classes held at Bradie M. Shrum Elementary School and the YMCA will be delayed through September 4th because of COVID-19 precautions.
“As you may have heard, Salem Community Schools moved all of their students to Virtual Learning through Sept 4,” Purlee wrote in a press release. “Because our BSE and YMCA locations follow the Salem Calendar, we will follow SCS directives.”
Purlee said the West Washington classroom is not affected at this time.
“We will begin as scheduled, Monday, August 24. This program follows the West Washington school calendar,” Purlee noted. 
“We encourage all Parents and Guardians to connect ASAP to the Seesaw program so that in the future we can offer virtual lessons to your students,” Purlee said. “Instructions for Seesaw were sent home in [parents] orientation packet.”
If parents need more information, contact the student’s assigned teacher or Preschool Director, Robin Deaton at [email protected].  
“We thank you for entrusting us with your children and we promise to honor our commitment to serving your family through the Y’s early learning program,” Purlee added.