Alamo City School Re-Opening Framework
To the Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff of Alamo City School,
Welcome Back!! We cannot wait to see each and every one of you!
The Alamo City School District is working with local, state and federal health and safety agencies in response to the Coronavirus-19 pandemic. Our District’s planned return for the 2020-2021 school year is termed as Forward Together 20-21. We have spent many weeks meeting, planning, listening, reviewing and evaluating local, state and federal health recommendations. It is important that everyone in our school family take all necessary steps to reduce transmission of this virus.
Alamo City School strives to nurture, support and educate all children. We proudly serve the students and families from a variety of backgrounds, cultural experiences and faiths. We want our children, their families and our staff members to feel safe in our schools and community. While we are planning for the majority of students to return to our buildings, we understand there will be those who are unable to return and may decide to use our ACS Online Program option when school starts.
We developed our Forward Together 20-21 plan to provide PK-6th grade students, parents, and staff guidance around policies, practices, and strategies that we must implement and recommendations to optimize education, while promoting health and safety throughout the school year. Our plan is based on best practice guidance and information from local, state and federal agencies. Due to the nature of COVID-19, our plan is continually changing as we work closely to ensure our policies, procedures and protocols align with the most current information and Crockett County data about COVID-19. It is expected that these plans will need to be re-evaluated and adjusted as necessary.
Our Forward Together 20-21 will begin on August 24th for those students who feel comfortable starting back in-person. In order to provide distancing and other safety precautions, ACS will begin the 2020-21 school year in Scenario 3 for the first two weeks, then transition to Scenario 2, taking the current local and state health guidelines and CDC recommendations into consideration. The following schedule will be followed beginning August 24th through September 4th. Teachers will be notifying parents of the student assignments to groups A & B for the initial two weeks.
As we move forward toward a better future together, we are committed to ensuring all students, families and staff feel safe, valued and connected to our school family. Our plan will provide guidance on Scenario plans 1,2,3,4 and 4* and what they will mean for instruction, Special Education Services, English Language Learners, environment and transportation.
In all scenarios of the plan, the health and safety of our students and staff are a top priority and the opening of school will be done in consultation with our partners in public health. As you will see towards the end of the plan, we will prepare for the possibility of transition between scenarios throughout the school year based on positive CODID-19 cases in our community.
Thank you for trusting us with your children. We appreciate your continued support and patience as we work together to return to ACS.
Reecha Goode Black
Director of Schools