Dear Chilton ISD Community,
Prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the Chilton ISD adopted the #RefuseToSink motto for the year. This motto would prove prophetic concerning the current state of events amid the COVID-19 pandemic that is impacting our world. However, I remind Pirate Nation that situations and adversity do not define us. However, our resilience and determination to persevere despite these adversities help to build our legacy.
Since the onset of this outbreak, the Chilton ISD Board of Trustees, administration, staff, and community have worked to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of students and staff in accordance with local and state guidelines. On that premise, and based upon the recommendations from our Governor, the Chilton ISD will extend closure through the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Despite the closure of the facilities, student learning will continue. Our remote learning plan will continue as implemented with the next packet distribution and online assignment distribution occurring on Monday, April 20, 2020 and Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Additionally, teachers will continue to offer virtual office hours as posted on the district website and conduct virtual teaching sessions. Though our current health crisis prohibits our traditional approach to teaching and learning, in Chilton ISD we are committed to finding solutions to ensure the success of our students.
Despite the long-term closure of our facilities, I want to remind all of you that meal services will continue Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to pick up three meals for the day during this time.
Thank you, Chilton ISD, for your flexibility and resilience during these times of uncertainty. We will continue to communicate as we receive updated information regarding this crisis. In the coming weeks, we will provide updated information regarding the Class of 2020 commencement exercises, summer enrichment opportunities, and other critical events.
As always, stay safe and we look forward to a time that we can all reunite.
Per Aspera Ad Astra,
Brandon K. Hubbard, Superintendent of Schools