As we shared with you previously, we continue to review our decision matrix regularly. In the latest data reviews, it is clear that community transmission of COVID-19 is still concerning. APS, in partnership with public health officials, has implemented and maintained strong mitigation procedures. While we know that our students and staff can thrive with more in-person learning, the sustained community spread interferes with our ability to maintain the full range of our mitigation measures across all of our grades. Thus, we will maintain our current status through Winter Break.
This means most students in grades 1-12 will remain in remote learning for the rest of the semester. Our students with specialized learning needs will continue in-person learning through Winter Break. This includes the following groups of students:
- Preschool and Kindergarten students (Please see the updated calendar that shows “A” and “B” weeks for Kindergarten cohorts.)
- Students with special needs on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) who require in-person learning
- Newcomer students who are in the early stages of English language development
- Career and Technical Education students at Pickens Technical College
Transportation will continue to be available for these groups as it was during the first quarter.
If you have specific questions about your child’s remote learning schedule or need access to any materials to engage in remote learning, please reach out to school staff.
Free Grab-and-Go Meals
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our 47 drive-through grab-and-go locations. Meal pick up is from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools also have an evening pick-up time from 4:15-5:00 p.m.