Escambia County School system updates community

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Escambia County School Systems communicated with the community last week.

Superintendent John Knott reached out on behalf of the school system. He said, “We hope all are safe and doing well and encourage all to follow the health department guidance and focus on your family’s safety during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Working to create a plan in compliance with guidelines provided by the Alabama State Department of Education, the staff and administrators are working together to reach the students.

“Currently, teachers in each grade level/department are thoroughly examining standards and preparing instructional packets,” said Knott.

All instructional packets have been mailed to every student in the county via the United States Postal Service. These packets are to be completed by the students and returned to the school no later than Fri., May 8. These packets can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off at the school.

Teachers will also be reaching out to students through email, phone calls, and text messages. At this time, all accountability tests have been waived for the 2019-2020 school year by federal and state authorities.

For the class of 2020, Knott declared seniors graduates. The graduates include all seniors who are on track to graduate and in good standing as of the third nine weeks reporting period are considered “as meeting the graduation requirements,” for the state of Alabama. “As a result of this authority, we congratulate seniors for their outstanding achievements over the previous four years,” said Knott.

Finally, the school system did suspend the Grab & Go Meal program. “Last week we served a combined total of approximately 13,000 meals. It is my hope that we will be able to resume this service once the health crisis is under control,” said Knott.