COVID-19 Board Decision

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

Dear Baldwin County School District Families,

While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Baldwin County, in the greater interest of public health, the Baldwin County Board of Education unanimously approved a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Noris Price to close all schools beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020. Spring break is scheduled from March 30th through April 3rd. The District will use this time to have the custodial staff conduct deep cleaning in each of our schools. Bus drivers will also use enhanced cleaning measures for cleaning the buses during the closure.

The District will monitor communications from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Public Health, and other state and local agencies to determine if this closure should be extended. In an abundance of caution, all athletic competitions, field trips, and school events are canceled until further notice, including the literacy fair and 5K scheduled for this Saturday.

Home-based instruction will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020. As we transition from learning at school to learning from home, we want to share some key updates. Today, students received paper packets with lessons/activities focused on essential standards from their teachers and directions on how to access digital lessons using the Google Classroom and Schoology platforms. Teachers provided instruction to students about the assignments they are to complete during the extended school closure. Please visit the BCSD Website, go to the Parents tab and click on Remote Learning. Parents who completed the digital survey and indicated that their children needed a computer will be contacted this week with more information.

Charter Communications has agreed to provide free Spectrum broadband and WiFi access for 60 days in homes with K-12 and/or college students that don’t have an existing Spectrum service plan. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. If you are interested, please call 1-844-488-8395 and mention the COVID-19 free plan. Spectrum are also opening WiFi hotspots for public use.