SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT - March 26, 2020

Message from the Superintendent - March 26, 2020

COVID-19 School Closure Update for Trussville City Schools:

Today, March 26, 2020, the Governor announced that Alabama schools are closed through the end of the school year to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This includes sporting events, field trips, and extra-curricular activities.  Safety is our first priority! 

The TCS calendar ends May 22 but all Alabama schools can provide online instruction through June 5 as needed.   TCS faculty and staff will rise to meet the need for a new instructional delivery system that will create a “new normal” for students for the end of the 2019-20 school year. We will meet the challenge to redesign teaching and learning in the form of online instruction. Co-teaching and alternative methods of instructional delivery  will also be available in some circumstances.

March 30 – April 3 will be planning time for teachers and staff to prepare for the start of online classes April 6, 2020.  We are using a Classroom to Cloud platform to deliver instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Alternative instruction may occur for some students. 

Important Information for Instruction and Meals

Instruction:

Friday, April 3, look for the link to be sent through our mass communication system with instructions to get started Monday, April 6 in the Classroom to Cloud platform and other alternative instructional delivery methods from your child’s teachers. 

Meals:

Friday, March 27, information will be sent out through our mass communication system for meal orders for March 30 – April 3 for pick up at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School.  Thereafter, the link for meals will be sent each Friday by the mass communication system for the following week.

On a personal note,  please stay well and healthy.  We are in an unprecedented time of rapid change as we navigate the educational impact of the COVID-19 virus.  So, I encourage you to practice social distancing, patience, and kindness as we adapt to these uncertain circumstances.  Parents are part of our team and this is a transformational time to become better, wiser and stronger on the other side of this pandemic.   

Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent

Trussville City Schools