Superintendent Michael Ford and the Russell County school district is seeking input from parents as plans are being made for the upcoming school year.
In an email sent district wide to parents and guardians last evening, Ford is asking parents to go online and answer a survey which will help the school system make some decision regarding the conditions under which school will resume.
In his email, Ford says state public health and education officials have issued guidance for schools on how to safely reopen school amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The main points of the guidelines are as follows:
• Students must wear a mask on buses.
• Students must have a temperature check before entering school.
• Students should adhere to the 6 feet social distancing rule as much as possible.
• Students (1st grade and above) must wear a mask when moving through the
building or when unable to adhere to social distancing.
• Considerations will be made for students with medical waivers.
• All staff must wear masks.
• Cloth masks are preferred so that they may be laundered and machine dried.
Ford said with these points in mind, the district is seeking thoughts and input on the best way for student to begin school on August 26.
The survey link for parents and guardians is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rcschools2020-2021. Superintendent Ford asks that parents and guardians complete the survey by midnight on Tuesday, July 7th.