MADISON, Ala. — After a semester of remote and hybrid learning, Madison City Schools returns to five-days-a-week in-person classes on January 19.
This is only for students who chose school-based learning. Those on an all-virtual program will not be affected.
Superintendent Ed Nichols made the announcement on January 13, stating:
Beginning Tuesday, January 19, after the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all Madison City Schools students who chose school-based learning will return to our schools for every day instruction. After reviewing our positive tests rates and quarantining data during our hybrid period, I feel that allowing our school-based learners back in our schools is manageable. It must be emphasized that masks, social distancing and other safety protocols will continue to be followed as outlined in our Madison City Schools Return to School Plan.
I will continue to daily monitor positive cases and quarantines in our schools. I know all of this has been a hardship for many of you and your students. Our teachers and staff are certainly feeling the strain of this unprecedented year, but they are committed to providing our students the highest quality of education.
Please know that I am grateful for your understanding and support as we navigate through these challenging times together.
Huntsville City Schools is also returning to to a five-days-a-week schedule for students enrolled in traditional learning.
The district was on a staggered schedule following the return from winter break as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.