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    Assistant Superintendent Dr. Denise Woods, Vice President Dr. Celia Rudolph
    Standing:  Dr. Jamie Stoddard, Mrs. Sonya Allman, and Dr. Marilyn Granville Davis

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Covid-19 School Information

  • Latest school operations plans for COVID-19 mitigation 

    Updates to School Operations Plan 8.11.2021

    MUSCLE SHOALS CITY SCHOOLS

    FY2021-22 Covid-19 Mitigation Procedure on Masking

      

    Procedures for Students

     

    1. Face Masks. Face masks which cover the nose and mouth are to be worn in the following circumstances:
      1. Inside MSCS Facilities. Face masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are to be worn by everyone inside any MSCS facility, regardless of vaccination status, when within 6 feet of a person from another household.  This requirement also applies to any indoor MSCS activity or event, including Muscle Shoals City Board of Education meetings.
      2. Traveling on School Bus or Any MSCS Vehicle. Face masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are to be worn by everyone while traveling on any MSCS school bus or vehicle regardless of vaccination status.  This provision is intended to comply with CDC Order, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 264(a) and 42 C.F.R. 70.2, 71.31(b), and 71.32(b).
    2. Exceptions.  Face masks are not required in the following circumstances:
      1. Infants. Face masks shall not be required for individuals younger than two (2) years of age.
      2. Strenuous Physical Activity. Face masks shall not be required for any student while engaged in strenuous physical activity.  When a student is not participating in such an event, he or she should wear a face covering.
      3. Exigent Circumstances. A face covering will not be required if a student is: experiencing acute difficulty breathing; unconscious or incapacitated; receiving healthcare where it is necessary to remove the face covering; or is personally unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
      4. Medical Exemptions. 
    1. If a family believes which their student requires an exemption to this procedure based on a medical, physical, or psychological contraindication, the family should reach out to their student’s principal.    
    2. MSCS may require documentation from a licensed healthcare provider before granting an exemption, and it is ultimately MSCS’ determination – and not the outside licensed healthcare providers – as to whether a student’s medical condition justifies an exemption.
    3. Given the number of masking exemption requests MSCS may receive, it may take several days before MSCS can review a particular request for an exemption and to determine whether any such exemption is warranted.
    1. Questions.  If a family or student is unwilling to comply with this procedure, the school principal will attempt to contact the student’s family to discuss possible alternatives to in-person instruction.
    2. Enforcement.
      1. Student Discipline.
      1. Misplaced or Forgotten Mask.  MSCS will not punish students for failing to bring a mask to school or for misplacing their masks or for forgetting to bring a mask with them to school.  Each school will have spare masks for students.

     

    • Defiance. If a student is defiant for refusing to wear a mask, the student will be subject to the applicable consequences and interventions from the MSCS Code of Conduct.  

     

    1. Alabama State Law 16-1-24.1 states that parents are required to compel the child to properly conduct himself/herself in accordance with the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of behavior adopted by the system and the local school.

     

    1. Notice.  The information in this newsletter and the MSCS webpage serve as notice to you of MSCS’ policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 mitigation procedures.
    1. Updates.
      1. Amendments. The Superintendent, or his designee, will develop, and amend as necessary, these procedures based on current guidance from local and state government and health officials.
      2. Notice. 
    1. The Superintendent, or his designee, will ensure that this information is updated to reflect the latest version of the COVID-19 mitigation procedures.
    2. The Superintendent, or his designee, will update the Board of Education when making major changes to these procedures.
    3. The Superintendent, or his designee, will send updates to MSCS families using typical methods of communication (e.g., robo-calls, e-mails, website, etc.) when making major changes to these procedures.

     

    Effective Date: August 11, 2021
    Expiration Date:  October 1, 2021 at 5pm

     

     

    Procedure for Parents, Guardians, and Visitors to MSCS Facilities

     

    1. Face Masks. Face masks which cover the nose and mouth are to be worn in the following circumstances:
      1. Inside MSCS Facilities. Face masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are to be worn by everyone inside any MSCS facility, regardless of vaccination status, when within 6 feet of a person from another household.  This requirement also applies to any indoor MSCS activity or event, including Muscle Shoals City Board of Education meetings.
      2. Traveling on School Bus or Any MSCS Vehicle. Face masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are to be worn by everyone while traveling on any MSCS school bus or vehicle regardless of vaccination status.  This provision is intended to comply with CDC Order, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 264(a) and 42 C.F.R. 70.2, 71.31(b), and 71.32(b).
    2. Exceptions.  Face masks are not required in the following circumstances:
      1. Infants. Face masks shall not be required for individuals younger than two (2) years of age.  
      2. Exigent Circumstances. A face covering will not be required if a parent, guardian, or visitor is: experiencing acute difficulty breathing; unconscious or incapacitated; receiving healthcare where it is necessary to remove the face covering; or is personally unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
    3. Questions.  If a parent, guardian, or visitor is unwilling or unable to comply with this procedure, he or she should reach out to the school principal to discuss possible alternatives (such as communication through telephone or Zoom).  If seeking some type of exemption from this procedure, the school principal or other MSCS employee may ask you for additional information to determine whether appropriate accommodations can be made.
    4. Updates.
    1. Amendments. The Superintendent, and his designees, will develop, and amend as necessary, these procedures based on current guidance from local and state government and health officials.
    2. Notice. 
    1. The Superintendent, and his designees, will ensure that this page is updated to reflect the latest version of the COVID-19 mitigation procedures.
    2. The Superintendent, or his designee, will update the Board of Education when making major changes to these procedures.
    3. The Superintendent, or his designee, will send updates to MSCS families using typical methods of communication (e.g., robo-calls, e-mails, website, etc.) when making major changes to these procedures.

    Effective Date: August 11, 2021
    Expiration Date:  October 1, 2021 at 5pm

     

    Procedures for Employees

     

    1. Inside MSCS Facilities. Face masks or face shields (depending on distance), which cover the nose and mouth, are to be worn by everyone inside any MSCS facility, regardless of vaccination status, when within 6 feet of a person from another household.  This requirement also applies to any indoor MSCS activity or event, including Muscle Shoals City Board of Education meetings.
    2. Traveling on School Bus or Any MSCS Vehicle. Face masks, which cover the nose and mouth, are to be worn by everyone while traveling on any MSCS school bus or vehicle regardless of vaccination status.  This provision is intended to comply with CDC Order, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 264(a) and 42 C.F.R. 70.2, 71.31(b), and 71.32(b).
    3. Exceptions.  Face masks are not required in the following circumstances:
      1. Exigent Circumstances. A face covering will not be required if an employee is: experiencing acute difficulty breathing; unconscious or incapacitated; receiving healthcare where it is necessary to remove the face covering; or is personally unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
      2. Strenuous Activities. Face masks shall not be required for any employee while engaged in strenuous physical activity.  When not participating in such an event, employees shall wear a face covering.
      3. Disability Accommodations.  If an employee requires a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of his/her job which would impact his/her ability to wear face covering as required by these procedures, the employee must reach out to his/her  supervisor to seek such exception.  The employee’s supervisor and relevant MSCS administrative personnel will engage in the interactive process to determine whether the request accommodation is reasonable.  
      4. Practical necessity and essential job function.
    4. Questions.  If an employee is unable to comply with this procedure, he or she should contact his/her supervisor to discuss possible alternatives.
    5. Enforcement.
      1. 5.1 Employee Qualifications and Duties: Employees are required to perform the duties and responsibilities that are assigned to them by the Board, the Superintendent, or their supervisor(s) or their designees. Such duties and assignments may extend beyond or outside the instructional day and may include off-campus functions, events, and activities 
    6. Updates.
      1. Amendments. The Superintendent, or his designees, will develop, and amend as necessary, these procedures based on current guidance from local and state government and health officials.
      2. Notice. 
        1. The Superintendent, and his designees, will ensure that this page is updated to reflect the latest version of the COVID-19 mitigation procedures.
        2. The Superintendent, or his designee, will update the Board of Education when making major changes to these procedures.
        3. The Superintendent, or his designee, will send updates to MSCS employees using typical methods of communication (e.g., robo-calls, e-mails, website, etc.) when making major changes to these procedures.

    Effective Date: August 11, 2021
    Expiration Date:  October 1, 2021 at 5pm

     

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  • New Non-Resident Application Process 2021-2022

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  • MSCS Non-Resident Policy

  • Intent to Return CURRENT Non-Residents

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