Selma City Schools 2021–2022 Return to Excellence Reopening Plan
As Selma City Schools begin the 2021-2022 school year, the following guidance is offered based on recommendations from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC).
1. Selma City Schools will reopen for all scholar on August 16, 2021.
2. All scholars are expected to attend school in-person unless enrolled in Saints Virtual Academy (grades 6-12 only).
3. Vaccinations are encouraged for teachers and students over the age of 12. Vaccinated individuals identified as a close contact will not have to quarantine so long as the individual remains asymptomatic.
4. Continued social distancing in the schools will be beneficial to mitigate the further spread of COVID.
5 . Masking is required for all staff, scholars and visitors in all schools and offices and while riding school buses.
6. Temperature checks will continue for any persons entering SCS office and school buildings.
7. Schools will be required to report suspected and diagnosed cases of COVID to ADPH.
8. Individuals who test positive or are diagnosed with COVID will quarantine for 10 days.
9. Subject to the following exclusions, school officials will notify individuals who are close contacts to a diagnosed COVID case as soon as possible and send them home for 10 days. However, asymptomatic close contacts who are vaccinated, who wear masks, or who have tested positive for COVID and recovered in the previous 3 months will not need to quarantine.
10. All individuals should practice frequent handwashing and respiratory etiquette.
11. All students and staff who have symptoms of COVID should remain at home and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.
12. Routine, extensive cleaning will take place in all learning and office spaces.
13. At this time, there are no restrictions on attendance at extracurricular activities.
14. The SCS COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated weekly.
15. We will continue to partner with local health service agencies, including Rural Health and ADPH, to provide vaccination clinics.
Finally, please recognize and remember that COVID remains a threat outside of the school setting. Vaccinations, face-coverings, social distancing, and hygiene are the best tools to combat this pandemic in all areas of our society. Selma City Schools may modify this guidance based on changes to the ADPH and CDC recommendations or as conditions may warrant.