Alabaster City Schools to transition to five days a week for traditional learners

Alabaster City Schools to transition to five days a week for traditional learners
Thompson High School

ALABASTER, Ala. (WBRC) - Alabaster City Schools’ leaders announced traditional students will return to five day in-person instruction on September 14.

Students and parents who elected virtual learning will continue with the same remote learning schedule.

This is the letter sent to parents and students from Dr. Wayne Vickers, Superintendent:

Dear Warrior Family,

We have experienced an encouraging start to the 2020-2021 academic year. I would like to thank our students, parents, and employees for their patience, particularly in recent weeks, as we navigated the A/B schedule on our five campuses. Since school began on August 19, we have encountered a relatively low number of COVID-19 cases and feel our efforts to mitigate the spread of this virus have been successful thus far. As a result, I am pleased to announce that traditional learners will resume on-campus instruction five days per week, beginning Monday, September 14, 2020.

Our timeline for this transition is as follows:

  • All schools and offices will be closed in observance of  Labor Day on Monday, September 7.
  • Group A students will attend in-person classes on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9. These students will take part in remote learning on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11.
  • Group B students will take part in remote learning on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9. These students will attend in-person classes on Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11.
  • All traditional students will return to campus for regular, in-person instruction beginning Monday, September 14 and will resume a normal, five-day schedule.
  • Students enrolled in our Champions’ Virtual Academy will continue their studies without interruption, with the exception of the Labor Day holiday.

As in recent weeks, we will continue our diligent efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. Masks will be required for all students and employees based on the mandate set forth by Governor Kay Ivey.  While we will be unable to ensure social distancing in the exact manner we have practiced since August 19, we will continue enhanced cleaning protocols and procedures as outlined in our Roadmap to Reopening Schools, which may be reviewed by visiting  https://www.acsboe.org/ReOpening

The Alabaster City School System is committed to providing a safe school environment for our students and employees, and we look forward to transitioning our campuses to a newer sense of normalcy. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama State Department of Education, and Governor Kay Ivey.  As always, we appreciate your support as we navigate this unprecedented event.

We will get through this together.

L. Wayne Vickers,

Ed. D Superintendent

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