The Lowndes County Public Schools will be closed March 16, 2020, through April 3, 2020. Students will return to school on April 6, 2020. All school-sponsored activities(i.e. athletics, field trips, prom, etc.) scheduled during the statewide school closure are suspended until April 30, 2020.
On Thursday, 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 extracurricular activities. Safety is our first priority!
Instruction will continue in the Lowndes County Public Schools through alternative methods, such as Google Classroom, Edgenuity, Class Dojo, instructional packets, etc. The teachers and staff will be planning next week to make this instruction available to the students by April 6, 2020. Parents will be contacted by the schools next week about the next steps.
School meals will continue to be provided between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM each day at Fort Deposit Elementary School, Hayneville Middle School, Jackson-Steele Elementary School, and Mount Moriah II. We are looking at expanding to additional sites.
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.
Jason D. Burroughs