Madison, Montgomery schools adapt class schedules to COVID

Updated Nov 30, 2020; Posted Nov 30, 2020

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A school bus in Alabama

By Lee Roop |

Alabama public schools continue adapting their approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic with two large counties announcing mixes of hybrid and all-virtual education.

Madison County’s roughly 19,000 students will move to “hybrid” teaching – some in class and some online – in December. Montgomery public schools will be virtual in December starting Dec. 7.

The Madison County changes begin Dec. 3 with students divided by last name into in-person and remote instruction. The breakdown is as follows from Dec. 3-18:

Group 1 students with the last name A-K: In-person instruction: Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; remote instruction: Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18; Group 2 students with the Last Name L – Z: In-person instruction: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18; remote instruction: Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Buses will run regular schedules. Meal pickup times for remote learning days will be provided by each school, social distancing and masks are required on all campuses.

In Montgomery, all students will be learning virtually starting Dec. 7 until they break for the holidays Dec. 21. When students return Jan. 4, 2021, all classes will be virtual. Face-to-face classes will start Jan. 11 for students who have turned in commitment forms.