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Covid Update from Dr. Suzanne Lacey - Feb. 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your patience as we continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 data in Talladega County Schools. Data suggests a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases during the month of February.  

The current nine week grading period ends on Friday, March 12.  On Monday, March 15, students may return to school  five days per week. Students currently attending the Beacon Virtual Academy may remain as full-time remote learners or return to school five days per week  by completing a BVA Intent Form.  

Moving forward, social distancing will be practiced as much as possible but will be more difficult to accomplish with additional students returning to in person learning.   Masks/face coverings will be required for all students six years of age and older.  All sanitation practices will remain to ensure the cleanliness of both our school facilities and school buses.

COVID-19 data will continue to be monitored carefully.  Please understand that larger class sizes are expected and could result in a higher number of students being identified as close contacts.  School and/or system schedules might have to be altered to accommodate positive COVID-19 cases should this occur.  I will notify you as quickly as I possibly can if a change in the schedule is necessary.

Information related to COVID-19 will be collected and reviewed daily as the school year is quickly coming to a close.  Procedures for extra curricular activities, athletics, and other school sponsored events will remain the same.

Please stay safe and well.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Lacey, Ed.D.

Superintendent

 

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