CCS COVID Response Plan

COVID - 19 School Re-Opening Information

  • Parents/Guardians,

    The Cullman City Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on August 19, 2020 pending guidelines set forth by the Alabama State Department of Education. We are excited to begin the new school year though we will have many challenges ahead of us. Our primary goal is to provide a safe and instructionally sound plan for reopening the Cullman City Schools. We are providing parents two options for their child to receive the best education possible. The Traditional option allows students to return to the school campus and receive face to face instruction, although the school day will look different than in the past. The Traditional option includes a remote opportunity transitioning from campus to online work at home as needed following guidance from the ADPH and CDC to ensure a safe learning environment. The Virtual option allows students to work from home through the Schoology learning platform. Attendance is tracked daily requiring students to log in daily to complete assignments. Grades will be given to determine promotion/retention (same as with Traditional option). With the Virtual option, instruction is directed by a virtual teacher not the classroom teacher. 

    We all must work together to help ensure safety by following guidance from the ADPH and CDC.

    We ask that parents: 

    • Check your children’s temperatures and do not send them to school if 100.4 or greater.
    • Monitor your children for symptoms daily, including cough, congestion, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal symptoms. Any positives should be kept home from school. 

    Our attendance policy will be revised and shared at a later date. 

    The CCS Central Office has sent out parent surveys via email to determine which educational option parents feel is best for their child. Parents are asked to register for one option by July 17, 2020. You will need to complete a separate form for each student in your family. 

    We want all of our parents to know how much we appreciate thier patience as we navigate our new school year.

    Dr. Susan Patterson


    (The form for the Cullman City School Re-Opening Options can be found at the link near the top of the page.)

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  • Update 7/8/2020

    Posted by Sharon Drake on 7/8/2020

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  • Can I drop off items to my child as I have in the past?

  • Can I have classroom visitors such as medical professionals, local leaders, policemen, firemen, etc. visit my classroom?

  • For the remote instruction option, is remote learning up to the parents' discretion or is this decided by the school? Is there a limit as to how much remote learning can be done?

  • How can I utilize small group instruction while maintaining social distancing and ensuring student safety?

  • How do we enroll/sign-up for virtual learning?

  • How does COVID-19 impact school supply lists?

  • How many hours a day will be required for virtual learning?

  • How will I be expected to identify and address learning gaps created by the March-May 2020 school closure?

  • How will instruction be provided for students with extended absences due to a positive COVID test or mandatory quarantine?

  • How will our school calendar and master schedules be impacted by CDC suggestions?

  • How will parents of virtual students be supported?

  • How will school and classrooms be cleaned and sanitized?

  • How will social distancing be maintained in the classroom?

  • How will students be graded under virtual learning?

  • How will virtual learning work day to day?

  • Message from the Superintendent

    Cullman City Schools is taking proactive steps to protect students, employees, and the community from the spread of illness. Our custodians regularly clean and disinfect common surfaces. Our nursing staff will work to remind students and employees of preventative practices. Students and staff will be provided with ample soap and sanitizer to encourage frequent hand washing. Our administrators will remind students and parents to keep students home when an illness is present.

    While Cullman City Schools is sensitive to the concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we also remain focused on educating our students. At this time, we are continually monitoring levels of infection in our community and in the State of Alabama. We continue to be in contact with the Alabama State Department of Education as well as the Alabama Department of Public Health and will act upon recommendations of these agencies.

    Cullman City Schools will keep students and parents aware of developments that may directly impact our community. Should a concern arise, Cullman City Schools, in conjunction with State and Local officials, will make decisions in the best interests of student and community safety. We ask that if your family is affected by the virus, please contact your school nurse as soon as possible so that measures may be put in place to ensure our students, employees, and the community are protected.

    We appreciate your support in this matter as we work to protect all of our stakeholders.


    Susan Patterson, Ed.D. Superintendent