When does my school start? List of dates, reopening plans for schools in our viewing area

When does my school start? List of dates, reopening plans for schools in our viewing area
Back to School Dates and Reopening Details (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - It’s almost time for the 2020-2021 school year and it’ll look different than any ever seen before due to COVID-19.

Many school systems pushed back their original start dates so they could have more time to prepare.

Here’s a look at the start dates we have so far for school systems in our viewing area and a link to information about school openings.

*If you do not see details for your school system below or believe the information below is out-of-date, please email our news room at waff-newstips@gray.tv

Albertville City Schools -

Start date: August 24, 2020

Click here to view the ACS reopening plan or read the full PDF below:

Arab City Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

See the full reopening PDF available here.

Athens City Schools -

Start date: August 17, 2020

See the full reopening release here.

Boaz City Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Colbert County Schools -

Start date: August 24, 2020

Cullman City Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Cullman County Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Read more about the Cullman County Schools reopening guide here.

Decatur City Schools -

Start date: August 12, 2020

DeKalb County Schools -

Start date: August 10, 2020

Click here to view the DeKalb County Schools reopening guide.

Fayetteville City Schools -

Start date: August 3, 2020

Fayetteville City Schools Reopening Guide
Fayetteville City Schools Reopening Guide (Source: Fayetteville City Schools)

Florence City Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Click here to read the full Florence City Schools reopening guide.

Fort Payne City Schools -

Start date: August 12, 2020

Franklin County Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Click here to view the Franklin County Schools reopening plan or see the full PDF below:

Guntersville City Schools -

Start date: August 25, 2020

Hartselle City Schools -

Start date: August 10, 2020

Click here to view the Hartselle City Schools reopening guide.

Huntsville City Schools -

Start date: August 17, 2020

All students will engage in remote learning during the first nine weeks in order to mitigate risk due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

HCS is joining both Madison City Schools and the Madison County School System in opting to begin the first nine weeks online. HCS Superintendent Christie Finley and leaders from the other districts made the joint announcement during a press conference on July 22.

“The health and safety of students, families and staff members is paramount,” Finley said. “This was not an easy decision, and this was not something we took lightly. We join our nearby school districts and school districts across the country in working to mitigate risk by beginning the school year remotely.”

The original plan prior to the above update can be viewed below:

Lauderdale County Schools -

Start date: August 24, 2020

Click here to view the Lauderdale County Schools reopening guide.

Lawrence County Schools -

Start date: August 12, 2020

Lawrence County has yet to finalize reopening plans. See below for a FAQ document released recently by administrators.

Lincoln County Schools -

Start date: August 3, 2020

Click here to view the Lincoln County Schools reopening plan or view the full PDF below:

Limestone County Schools -

Start date: August 7, 2020

Jackson County Schools -

Start date: August 7, 2020

Click here to view the Jackson County Schools reopening plan or view the full PDF below:

Madison City Schools -

Start date: August 12, 2020

On July 22, Madison City Schools issued new guidance for reopening this fall. The school year is still scheduled to begin on August 12 but the first nine weeks will be completed virtually.

Madison County Schools -

Start date: August 19, 2020

Madison County Schools provided an update on July 22.

Due to the ever-increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Madison County, we are announcing collectively that all instruction in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County School Systems will be conducted remotely for the first nine-weeks.

For our Madison County School System family, this means all students will start at Level 3 Substantial Spread of our reopening plan. We will provide additional information to our families July 31st.

Read the full reopening guide here or see the description of Level 3 Substantial Spread below:

Marshall County Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Morgan County Schools -

Start date: August 12, 2020

Click here to read the Morgan County Schools reopening plan or view the full PDF below:

Muscle Shoals City Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

Update: Muscle Shoals City Schools will now open August 20.

See the below video for more:

Original Plan:

Russellville City Schools -

Start date: August 19, 2020

St. John Paul II Catholic High School -

Start date: August 17, 2020

St. John Paul II Catholic High School Reopening Guidelines
St. John Paul II Catholic High School Reopening Guidelines (Source: St. John Paul II Catholic High School)

Scottsboro City Schools -

Start date: August 12, 2020

Sheffield City Schools -

Start date: August 17, 2020

Click here to view the full Sheffield City Schools reopening plan.

Tuscumbia City Schools -

Start date: August 20, 2020

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