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Notice for students without internet access to instruction!
Students who are unable to receive instruction via online access can pick up paper packets from their schools on the following date and times:
Monday, April 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Any packets that are not picked up on these two days will be mailed to the student by the end of the week. If you have had an address change and not updated your records with your school, please notify the school of these changes or email your child's teacher with your updated address.
The pickup line will be drive-thru only. Do not exit your vehicle. A packet will be brought to your car.
If you or anyone in your family is sick or has potentially been exposed to the virus. Do not come pick up a packet. It will be mailed to your address.
March 31, 2020 - Curriculum Update due to COVID-19
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
We are working diligently to develop our plans to meet student needs as we make the shift to a distance learning model due to the national response to COVID-19 and school closures. Obviously, our efforts to provide educational continuity for all of our students during the school closure period include strategic planning for our students. Although these services may look different in light of these unfortunate circumstances, our commitment to your child and your child’s success remains the same.
Teachers, counselors, and staff are currently gathering information from student households about the availability of devices and internet access for completion of online course work. You will be receiving communication from the teacher or staff who currently teaches your child to assess your child’s technological needs and your communication preferences. They will discuss what will be accessible for your child during the school closure period including virtual services and/or paper assignments.
Our current plan is to gather information and prepare lessons and materials over the next few days and follow guidelines provided by the Alabama State Department of Education to begin the delivery of these lessons, be it online or via paper packets, on Monday, April 13, 2020. Many state news agencies are stating that April 6 is the day these lessons will begin; however, Cleburne County is having a scheduled Spring Break April 6-10, 2020 so we will begin our lessons on Monday, April 13, 2020.
There are three options for parents and students to receive the course work:
Option 1 - Digital Delivery via online learning platform.
Option 2 - Pickup a paper packet at school when picking up student meals.
Option 3 - Delivery of paper packet to the home (option only available on limited circumstances, more info coming)
Paper packets (if needed) will be given out twice during the remainder of the school year. The first session will begin on April 13th and will contain course work to span approximately 3 weeks. The second session will be the first of May and will contain any remaining course work that needs to be completed prior to the end of the school year. Further information will be provided as to how to return the paper packets to teachers. If using pencil/paper resources, please keep up with them.
We are eager to work together in partnership to design and implement an effective alternative learning program for your child, in light of the current circumstances. Should you have any questions at this time, please contact me at 256-926-7046 or email me at email@example.com.
With Sincerest Regards,
Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator
Cleburne County Schools
The governor announced today that we will not return to school this year due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19.
We have not received exact requirements that apply to us in Cleburne County at this time, but we expect to get advice and directives from the Alabama State Department of Education soon.
Your child will have the opportunity to complete the standards that they may have missed due to this emergency. Our staff will be working to best determine what needs to be available to each student and how to get the information to them during this school closing.
We know that internet access is not available to every child, so other methods will be in place to get needed work to students. Please be patient with us and look for updates next week on our Cleburne County Schools App, Website, and Facebook page to inform you about what is next.
The most important task we have is to listen to health officials. Stay at home when possible and always practice social distancing and good hygiene to help defeat this virus.
Thank you for being patient with us and we will be getting more information to you next week.
Effective March 17, 2020 - Cleburne County Schools will be closed until April 13, 2020.
In light of updated guidance from the CDC and the State of Alabama Department of Education, Cleburne County Schools is revising our closure dates. Cleburne County Schools will be closing at the end of the day on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain closed until April 13, 2020. We will re-evaluate during the week prior to April 13, 2020 to see if this date needs to be adjusted.
The following website will be used to update information and Frequently Asked Questions about the closure and when our students and staff are cleared to return to campus.
Updated Information March 13, 2020 from ALSDE:
From State Superintendent to all schools:
Based on guidance issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on March 12, 2020, I am revising my guidance to you to include the following components:
As soon as possible, and no later than March 20, 2020,
To cancel or limit any event where it would be expected to have 500 or more people gathered. This would include performances, plays, athletics, conferences, etc. Please note that amended activities may still be appropriate if you can limit attendance.
To postpone or cancel any and all field trips, whether inside or outside of Alabama.
Please consider this guidance as applicable through April 30, 2020. We will re-assess at that time based on guidance from ADPH.
Important Parent Guide concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) shared by the Alabama State Department of Education.
Although there are no confirmed cases of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Alabama, this virus can spread from person-to-person and the number of detected cases across our country is growing. The resources in this guide are intended to help parents, guardians, and families understand
the school’s role during a closure and commitments to students.