The Hale County School System has announced its plans to begin the 2020-2021 academic year.

Students will start the semester with virtual learning on August 20th. Virtual learning will continue through September 7th.

On Tuesday, September 8th, students will begin a staggered re-entry plan for in-classroom learning. Students will alternate the days during which they are in the classroom, with the current schedule based on students' last names:

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with A-M will come to campus.
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with N-Z will come to campus.
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with A-M will come to campus.
  •  Friday, September 11, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with N-Z will come to campus.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 - Virtual Day – Technical Assistance (Students will attend class remotely.)
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with A-M will come to campus.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with N-Z will come to campus.
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with A-M will come to campus.
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 - All students with a last name beginning with N-Z will come to campus.

The Hale County School System says schools will take additional measures to mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, including cleaning and sanitizing classrooms, cafeterias, and buses.

Students will be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19, and those who test positive will be required to quarantine as per CDC and ADPH guidelines. Faculty who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days and will be required to obtain two negative tests before returning to work.

As per Alabama Governor Kay Ivey's latest "Safer at Home" order, students from second grade and up will be required to wear face masks.

Parents can read Hale County School System's Reopening Plan HERE.