Madison City Schools extend staggered schedule

Madison City Schools extend staggered schedule
Madison City Schools will remain on a staggered schedule (Source: WAFF)

MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison City students are returning back to school following Winter break, but due to rising COVID-19 cases, they will continue on a staggered schedule.

Following consultation with the Madison County Health Officer and with the current positive rate for COVID-19, traditional students in Madison City Schools (MCS) will remain on a staggered schedule through Friday, January 15.

The schedule for the next week is as follows:

Group A: Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday - Virtual.

Group B: Thursday and Friday

Group Schedule Breakdown:

● First Class Pre-K - Group A is A-L and Group B is M-Z

● Columbia - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Heritage - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Horizon - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Madison - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Mill Creek - Group A is A-L and Group B is M-Z

● Rainbow - Group A is A-J and Group B is K-Z

● West Madison - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Discovery - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Liberty - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● Bob Jones - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

● James Clemens - Group A is A-K and Group B is L-Z

An announcement made by officials with the school district say this does not impact students enrolled in virtual classes.

Additionally, they said school-based (face-to-face) students in the AA/BB rotation schedule should follow the guidance of their teacher on days they are not in the building. This includes classroom expectations, assignments, asynchronous instruction, Schoology requirements, etc.

Officials also want to remind staff, students and parents of the protocols set in place such as requiring students and staff members to wear masks at all times, practicing social distancing to the greatest extent possible, encouraging frequent hand washing and sanitizing, adhering to directional signage, and prohibiting visitors in school buildings.

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