Letter From Dr. Noris Price Regarding COVID-19
Dear Baldwin County School District Families,
We have been monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and want to update you on our efforts to keep our students and employees safe and healthy. Governor Brian Kemp has given local school districts the flexibility to make informed decisions about school and district closings. The Baldwin County School District will resume a regular schedule on Monday, March 16th. The Board of Education will be meeting Monday evening at a Called Board Meeting to make a decision about closing schools for the remainder of the week. Out of 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 next Saturday.
In order to prepare for closing schools for an extended period of time due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are preparing for home-based instruction and have asked teachers to put packets together with lessons focused on essential standards as well as create digital lessons using the Google Classroom and Schoology platforms. Teachers will provide instruction to students about the assignments they are to complete during the school-based instruction period on Monday. We are also developing a plan to continue to provide meals to students who suffer from food insecurity.
Our number one priority is the safety and health of our students and employees. We will continue to work with our custodial cleaning service to ensure a greater detail of cleaning throughout our facilities and reminding our students and staff of good hygiene practices to help prevent the spread of the virus. We are also committed to keeping our families and employees up to date on all the information that is shared with us by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health, North Central Health District and the Georgia Department of Education. Please follow the link below for helpful information about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of this virus.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through these unprecedented times, and thank you for your support.
Dr. Noris Price
Superintendent of Schools