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School Closure Update
School Closure Update
Brandon Hubbard
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Chilton ISD Alert Status: Level 1 (March 18, 2020)

Pirate Nation,

            Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and well-being of our students and families, we have made the proactive decision to extend closure through Friday, March 27, 2020.  Though we have no reported cases within the community, we do understand there are cases in neighboring counties.  Even though we are extending campus closure, we cannot discontinue learning and student development.  Though this situation presents a challenge to the Chilton ISD, I am certain that our institution will become stronger as a result of this situation.

Learning Plans

            One of the means of ensuring that we will not have to make up days as a result of this closure involves the district extending learning opportunities during this closure.  As a district, we will extend plans that involve high technology usage and those that involve little or no technology usage.  Learning plans will be designed and disseminated for core content areas initially.  As a rule, we are planning for learning activities to require the following time constraints:

Grade Level

Time Commitment

PK – 2nd Grade

20 minutes

3rd Grade

30 minutes

4th Grade

40 minutes

5th Grade

50 minutes

6th Grade

60 minutes

7th Grade

70 minutes

8th Grade

80 minutes

9th Grade

90 minutes

10th Grade

100 minutes

11th Grade

110 minutes

12th Grade

120 minutes

All assignments for the week of March 23, 2020 will be posted to the district website and social media pages by Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.  Additionally, those wishing to have hard copies can pick them up from the cafeteria during the lunch feeding time on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Additionally, we will plan a second distribution at the Dollar Tree in Marlin, TX on Monday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any questions concerning assignments should emailed directly to the teacher of record.  Teacher email addresses can be found on the district website under the menu tab.  If you have concerns regarding distribution of materials, please contact the campus principal via email.  In the coming weeks, we will publicize virtual office hours for all Chilton ISD teachers.  These specified times will allow students and parents to contact teachers with questions regarding assignments and/or instructions. 

Feeding Opportunities

            The Chilton ISD Child Nutrition Department will continue to serve students within the community.  Though we understand that necessary precautions must be taken to limit the spread of disease, we also understand that it is essential to ensure that every child in our community has access to healthy and nutritional meals.  For that matter, the Child Nutrition Department will serve during the following times:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch:  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All meals will be packaged to go in the district cafeteria. 

Visitor Procedures

            Upon reopening,  the Chilton ISD will implement new procedures for any visitors to the district.  All visitors entering Chilton ISD facilities will be required to sanitize hands.  Additionally, temperatures will be taken by district staff to ensure that the visitor is not running a fever.  Any and all persons refusing to comply with temperature screenings will be refused entry into Chilton ISD facilities.  Additionally, we recommend that all visitors contact Chilton ISD prior to visiting to determine the Alert Level for the district and whether non-essential personnel are being allowed access to district facilities.  In the coming days, the district will post a google document that ascertains travel patterns and symptom presence within students and staff members.  This document will help district officials to make final determinations regarding district closure and/or exclusion from district events.

            During this time, district leadership will work to refine procedures that will allow our students and staff to return as quickly as possible while ensuring the safety of all involved.  Again, this situation presents an unusual challenge for all Chilton ISD stakeholders.  However, challenges often create the best opportunities for learning and growth.  Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility during this unprecedented season in the Chilton ISD.

Per Aspera Ad Astra,

Brandon K. Hubbard, Superintendent of Schools

Chilton ISD