Update 3/26/2020

Governor Ivey has ordered alternate methods of instruction for the remainder of the school year.   That means students will not return to school, but we will begin providing instruction April 6th.  Chilton County Schools will release a plan next week by Wednesday so that students, parent/guardians, and school employees will know how it will work.  Chilton County is a great community and we will make this work!  I know there are lots of questions and we will answer those by next Wednesday in a comprehensive plan.


COVID-19 Update Letter from Chilton County Schools 3/22/20 


Chilton County School Closure Feeding Plan


Due to the low participation at Maplesville High School for the school closure feeding program, we are going to monitor Thursday and Friday and will not resume the feeding program after spring break if the participation doesn't increase. The other feeding sites will remain open. Please look at the district website and social media for updates.


Pre K Drawing
The Chilton County School District conducted the 20-21 Pre K drawing at the CCBOE Friday morning 3/20/20.  If your child was selected, you will receive an email with information regarding the steps you will need to follow to accept the position.  If you are not notified, you will be placed on the waiting list and will be notified at a later date. 


Board Work session canceled for March 17th 5 pm. Board meeting at 6 pm is still scheduled. 

Update as of 8:50 pm 3/14/20: After consultation with health agencies and surrounding school systems, Chilton County Schools will close immediately. All school related activities are cancelled or postponed. No school activities will occur until Monday, April 6, 2020. Information about lunch meal services will be provided on Monday, March 16, 2020. Thanks for your patience as we work through this crisis!


Breaking:  Gov Kay Ivey has declared a State of Emergency, and will be closing all K12 schools for two and a half weeks after close of business on Wednesday March 18th.  


Chilton County Schools will excuse all student absences on Monday, March 16th, Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th. We will still have school, but if your student is absent, they will be excused. The absences will not be counted toward semester exam exemtpions for middle or high school students.



Chilton County Parents, Students, and Staff:


As you are aware, new information about COVID-19 becomes available daily. The Chilton County School System is continuously monitoring the situation and is in contact with our state and local public health agencies, the State Department of Education, and other local experts. We met with multiple agencies on Thursday to have a plan of action if the need arises.  As Spring Break approaches, many of our staff and students will be traveling. As everyone embarks on trips, we want to remind you of effective flu and virus prevention strategies that will help keep your family healthy.  If you or a family member are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing or difficulty breathing, please call your family physician for guidance.


The Chilton County School System remains committed to providing a safe, healthy learning environment for our students. Our district has adopted routine cleaning protocols to further prevent the spread of any flu or virus.  I and our Lead Nurse have contacted administrators, custodial teams, child nutrition managers, and school nurses to review best practices in the areas of cleanliness and student health.


All field trips inside or outside Alabama have been cancelled beginning March 16th to April 30th. We will re-evaluate before April 30th. We will monitor these events and adjust schedules as needed. We will continue to remind students about effective prevention methods and their role in helping keep our schools and community healthy. All school sponsored trips or extracurricular sports trips have been canceled during spring break. At this time events expected to have 500 or more people have been cancelled or rescheduled, including Special Olympics and Law Day.  At this point all spring sports will continue as normal except spring break.


Spring Break Travel:


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information about COVID-19 on their website. If you are traveling to a Level 2, 3, or 4 Country as outlined by the CDC, we respectfully request that you notify your local School Administrator. In addition, please communicate with us if you are traveling to a domestic location with a known outbreak or if you are scheduled to travel on a cruise ship.


Based on the CDC levels of concern, there may be post travel protocols that apply. If you are traveling, please visit the CDC website for continually updated information on travel risks and recommendations. We are continually monitoring new information and will update you as it becomes available. Please visit the Chilton County Schools website for updates. Thank you for helping us keep our schools and community healthy!


Jason Griffin