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Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

This Back to School Hub is designed to help you find everything your family needs to be ready for the new year. Click through the categories below to find the information you're looking for. We may add additional information to the Back to School Hub as needed.

COVID-19

As we announced in May, we're excited to return to full capacity, 5-days a week this school year! As we make this shift, we will remain vigilant in maintaining many of the health and safety standards we implemented last year. 

Read more about COVID-19 protocols here!

Cleaning Protocols

Despite our full return to the classroom and extra-curricular activities, we won't cut corners when it comes to keeping our buildings and facilities clean. This year, we will continue employing Safety Compliance Assistants in each building to ensure our safety measures are being followed. SKB, our cleaning provider, will also continue the "Red Shirt Custodian" who will be in charge of regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and serve as a visible reminder of sanitation efforts.

Hand sanitizing stations will also be stocked in all classrooms and common areas, and we will utilize the Clorox 360º machines as needed.

Read more in Superintendent Jeff Mayo's welcome back message to families.

Face Masks

On August 6th, the Shelby County Health Department issued a mask mandate for all schools in Shelby County beginning Monday, August 9, 2021. According to the SCHD directive, anyone on school premises must wear a mask while indoors, regardless of the individual’s vaccination status. The mandate currently does not extend to outdoor activities. The SCHD said they are issuing this mandate due to rising pediatric COVID-19 cases and the prevalence of the Delta variant in the county.

Considering the SCHD’s latest decision to issue this mask mandate for schools, we must now reevaluate our mask policy. Per ACS Policy 6.403, the SCHD mandate signifies a communicable disease outbreak; therefore, all students, employees and visitors on our campuses must wear a mask while indoors until further notice. Students must also wear masks on school busses. Masks will be available at all school sites for students and staff who may need one.

Read more about the updated mask mandate by clicking here.

Self-Screening at Home

Parents are asked to screen their children for the prevalent COVID-19 symptoms every morning before arriving at school. If your child is experiencing any one of the following symptoms, please keep your child home from school until you have contacted a medical provider or the school nurse:

  • Fever of 100.3 for greater in the last 72 hours
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea

Quarantine

If your child must quarantine due to a positive diagnosis or possible exposure, please contact the school nurse for more information about when your child may return to school.

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