COVID-19

The information surrounding the new coronavirus (COVID-19)COVID-19 Graphic continues to emerge at a fast pace. Please monitor this page regularly for the latest updates. 

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Alabama State Department of Education's Roadmap to Reopening Schools
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) released the "Roadmap to Reopening Schools" on June 26. We're in the process of reviewing the state's guidance, and we've assembled teams who are utilizing the framework to build plans specific to Pelham. We're embracing necessary changes, and we're committed to implementing plans for a safe and successful return to school. 

Click the links below to review the documents. 

Roadmap to Reopening Schools 
Parent Guide

COVID-19 Updates from the Superintendent

July 7, 2020

June 26, 2020

June 5, 2020

May 14, 2020

April 10, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

March 14, 2020

March 13, 2020

March 3, 2020


Child Nutrition Program
Meal distribution during the school closure ended on May 18. For more information about Pandemic EBT Benefits, Free & Reduced Meals Applications, and Summer Feeding Programs in our area, click here.


At-Home Learning
The 2019-2020 school year ended on May 21. Final report cards were mailed to homes during the week of May 25.

Visit the At-Home Learning and Technology Resou
rces pages for access to information, resources, and tips.


Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled student and parent questions and created a FAQs document. While we don't have definitive answers to all questions, we have provided the best information we have at this time. The document will be continuously updated as we receive new guidance and answers are determined. Click here to view.


Social Distancing and Preventing the Spread of Germs

Remember that we all play a role in slowing the spread of coronavirus in our community. We encourage our families to continue following the guidance of public health officials during the school closure. Please remember that even though students are out of school, it is important to minimize interactions with large groups, maintain social distancing, and focus on hand-washing and other measures that help stop the spread of germs. 

 We encourage everyone to practice good hygiene, including:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If your student or someone they have been in contact with is diagnosed with COVID-19, please follow guidelines from their medical provider and notify Pelham City Schools by emailing jstevenson@pelhamcityschools.org. If you have questions about symptoms your student is experiencing, please contact your medical provider for guidance.  


COVID-19 Resources

CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Alabama State Department of Education: COVID-19 FAQs
Alabama State Department of Education: COVID-19 Parent Guide
Alabama Public Health: Share Facts about COVID-19
Alabama Public Health: Stop the Spread of Germs
Alabama Public Health: Handwashing Directions 
Alabama Public Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website
CDC: Talking with children about Coronavirus 2019
White House/CDC: 15 Days to Slow the Spread