April 2, 2020
March 27, 2020
As most of you know, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey held a press conference late yesterday afternoon where they announced schools in Alabama will not physically open for the rest of the school year.
However, we will have alternative schooling starting April 6th. There are many questions still left to be answered.
Please know we are diligently working through this and try to remain patient as we work through this unprecedented time together.
Eufaula City Schools is committed to the success of every student and keeping our mission in mind to equip students to reach their dreams by providing an innovative, collaborative environment that promotes focus, creativity and confidence.
You will be hearing more detailed information next week. We know these are tough times for many families, including our own families. We will take care of our students. We will support our teachers and staff to do all we can to educate our students and graduate our seniors for the 2019-2020 school year. We are already looking at options for a graduation ceremony.
Thank you for your patience and continued support of Eufaula City Schools!
Patrick J. Brannan, Jr.
Due to new CDC guidance, Eufaula City Schools has decided to close at the end of business today, March 17, 2020. Staff will report at 9:00 to their buildings on March 18, 2020. Students will return tentatively April 6, 2020.
Instructional packets will be available for pick up at schools on Wednesday, 9:00 - 12:00 (noon).
We encourage you to continue taking recommended precautions advised by health officials.
March 16, 2020 1 p.m.
At the end of the school day, Wednesday, March 18th, Eufaula City Schools will be closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. During this closure, Eufaula City Schools will be taking steps to help students and families in different ways.
Eufaula Early Learning Center, Eufaula Primary School, Eufaula Elementary School and Admiral Moorer Middle School will have instructional packets that will be sent home with students on Wednesday. If your child does not attend school on Wednesday, the packet may be picked up by the end of the school day on Wednesday. Students are not required to complete the packets by April 6; the packets are contingency plans in case we are unable to return to school on April 6. Students who attend Eufaula High School should check Canvas, our learning management system. If your child attends Eufaula High School and you have questions, please contact your teacher and/or a principal.
Charter Spectrum will be offering free internet services (broadband and Wi-Fi access) for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Additionally, Charter Spectrum will open its Wi-Fi hotspots locally for public use. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2WgN25R
Children will be able to receive meals Monday through Friday starting Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 3. Locations are setup to distribute grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for all Eufaula City Schools’ students and any child 18 or under.
Children must be present to receive a meal. Pick-up times will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the following locations:
- EufaulaEarly Learning Center/Central Office Lunchroom (333 State Docks Road)
- Eufaula Elementary School Lunchroom (422 Sanford Avenue)
The dinner program at Eufaula High School will continue as scheduled this week, March 16-19. The program will close for spring break and will start again on Monday, March 30, even though schools will be still be closed. The dinner program serves 4 p.m. to 6p.m. each scheduled day; it is open to children 18 or younger.
If your child has medication at school with a nurse and needs that medication, please pick up the medication by the end of the school day on Wednesday, March 18. A parent must pick up the medication.
Special Education IEP Meetings
Scheduled IEP (Individualized Education Program) annual review meetings will be held via use of Google Hangouts video conferencing. Parents will receive an invitation via phone or personal email. Please contact your child’s special education teacher for more information.
Again, thank you for your patience and stay safe during this trying time in our world. During this unexpected long break, as we have been advised by health officials, please do not congregate in small areas and stay away from crowds.
I read a profound statement from another superintendent today that in summary states: we will never know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be very apparent if we did too little.
Patrick J. Brannan, Jr.
March 13, 2020
Eufaula City Schools Parents, Students and Staff:
Governor Kay Ivey, along with State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, declared a State of Emergency regarding COVID-19, and President Trump today declared a National State of Emergency.
As part of the State of Emergency and in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, Governor Ivey ordered that all K-12 public schools in Alabama must close beginning Thursday, March 19, and reopen on Monday, April 6.
We are still working on the details of this closure, but we wanted to get information out as quickly as possible. We will be in touch with employees Monday about what this closure means for work.
We will keep everyone updated on the closure and the reopening of school via our automated telephone/text/email system, our website, system social media pages and The Eufaula Tribune.
These days will not have to be made up by our students due to the Governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency,
I encourage each of you to continue taking recommended precautions advised by health officials.
Patrick J. Brannan, Jr.