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Dothan City Schools COVID-19 UPDATE
UPDATE: JANUARY 20, 2022
Girard Intermediate School’s 3rd Grade Return to In-Person Learning on Friday, January 21, 2022
4th Grade Classes will remain closed until Monday, January 24, 2022
DOTHAN, Ala. – Girard Intermediate School’s 3rd Grade Classes will return to In-Person Learning on Friday, January 21, 2022.
Girard Intermediate’s 4th Grade will remain remote on Friday, January 21, 2022 and will return to In-Person on Monday, January 24, 2022.
UPDATE: JANUARY 17, 2022
Dothan City Schools Returns to In-Person Learning on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Girard Intermediate School’s entire 3rd and 4th Grade will remain in remote learning until January 20
DOTHAN, Ala. – The majority of Dothan City Schools will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Girard Intermediate School’s entire 3rd and 4th Grade Classes will remain in remote learning until Thursday, January 20, 2022, and will return to In-Person learning on Friday, January 21, 2022. Transportation will return to normal operations covering all DCS Bus Routes.
All athletic events will continue as scheduled.
Dothan City Schools will continue to monitor COVID-19 and its variants impact on our schools, staffing issues, and communities. Masks will be strongly encouraged inside all DCS facilities and campuses; Per Federal regulations, Masks are required on all DCS Transportation and DCS Head Start’s campus (a federally regulated school/program). Per CDC, any individual who was out last the week positive will be required to wear a mask for the remainder of this week.
All DCS facilities will continue to use best practice strategies for cleaning recommended by the CDC. All students and staff will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they are feeling sick, they should stay home from school.
UPDATE: January 11, 2022
Dothan City Schools to Move to Remote Learning Model
Today, the Dothan City Schools received information from our schools’ on their staffing and substitute shortages, based on an increased number of confirmed cases and exposure of COVID-19 and the spread of the Omicron variant, the safest path forward is to temporarily close our buildings and switch our students to remote learning.
Beginning Wednesday, January 12, we will move forward with fully remote teaching and learning. We expect this model to remain in place for at least 3 days with plans for classes to resume on Tuesday, January 18 (Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday). We will continue to re-evaluate the situation and determine if we can safely reopen our school buildings after the holiday. It is our hope that this is a temporary measure.
12-month employees will continue to report to work.
Our school principals will follow up with you soon to provide more detail on how learning will look for your student. Remote learning packets will be sent home this afternoon with students and packets will be made available outside of the school buildings for pick up beginning tomorrow morning. Meals will not be provided during this temporary closure.
Please continue to watch for the symptoms of COVID-19, which include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If you or your child begins to experience symptoms, please consult a healthcare provider and notify the school office.
While we know remote learning is not optimal, we are working hard to ensure a high-quality learning experience for all students and that connections between and among students and teachers continue. As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging situation.
Hoy, las escuelas de la ciudad de Dothan recibieron información denuestras escuelas "acerca del personal disponible y escasez desunstitutas, basado en el aumento de número de casos confirmados yexposiciones al COVID-19 y la propagación de la variante deOmicron, el camino más seguro es cerrar temporalmente nuestrosedificios y cambiar a nuestros estudiantes al aprendizaje remoto.
Comenzando el miércoles 12 de enero, comenzaremos con laenseñanza y el aprendizaje a distancia. Esperamos que este modelopermanezca en su lugar por lo menos 3 días con planes para que lasclases se reanuden el martes, 18 de enero (lunes es Martin LutherKing, Jr. NO HAY CLASES). Continuaremos reevaluando la situacióny determinaremos si podemos reabrir de forma segura nuestrosedificios escolares después de las vacaciones. Esperamos que setrata de una medida temporal. No se proporcionarán comidasdurante este cierre temporal. Todos los eventos atléticos continuaránsegún lo programado.
UPDATE: January 10, 2022
Dothan City Schools Transportation Update
DOTHAN, Ala. – Due to Transportation staffing shortages, DCS Buses will not provide transportation to Carver 9th Grade Academy and Dothan High School for the remainder of the week beginning Tuesday, January 11. Buses will resume on Tuesday, January 18.
DCS will continue to provide transportation for special needs students to Carver 9th Grade Academy and Dothan High School.
Students who cannot secure transportation to school and have internet access will be provided a device if needed to conduct instruction remotely.
Please note: Carver 9th Grade Academy and Dothan High School will remain open.
If you have any questions, please contact your school.
Thank you for your patience.
Cierre de Transportación de Escuelas de la Ciudad de Dothan - 10 de enero de 2022
DOTHAN, Ala. – Debido a la fakta de personal en el Departamento de Transportación, los autobuses escolares de la Ciudad de Dothan no proporcionarán transporte a la Escuela Carver 9th Grade Academy y a la Dothan High School por el resto de la semana que comienza el martes 11 de enero. Los autobuses se reanudarán el martes 18 de enero.
DCS continuará proporcionando transporte para los estudiantes de educación especial a Carver 9th Grade Academy y Dothan High School.
TENGA EN CUENTA: CARVER 9TH GRADE ACADEMY Y DOTHAN HIGH SCHOOL PERMANECERÁN ABIERTAS.