Family Engagement

August 2021

Welcome Back to School!

We are so excited to have everyone back at school! The 2021-2022 school year is sure to be a great one! We hope you'll visit the Family Engagement section of our webpage frequently and will participate in our parent education series this year as well. It is our goal to provide parents and families with all the information and resources they need to help their child have a fantastic year in school We're better TOGETHER!! Check out this month's newsletter for the latest happenings in our school system.

WELCOME Back to School 2021

CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN 2021-2022

Return to School Plan General Information



  • All students are expected to return to traditional, in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Classes will meet for all students in all grade levels Monday through Friday.
  • Students in Grades 9-12 who meet the qualifications may apply for Virtual School.
  • Face coverings are optional for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Students with COVID-19 symptoms should not attend school.
  • Contact tracing will continue as directed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
  • Procedures and practices to help mitigate the spread of germs will continue at each school including, but not limited to:
    • Cleaning/Disinfecting as much as possible throughout the school day
    • Social distancing when possible
    • Limiting campus visitors
  • Depending upon the circumstances and data, students and personnel at each school campus may be required to adhere to more stringent guidelines.
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PEP Talks Parent Engagement Program

We'll continue year two of our virtual parent education workshops. We have some exciting topics already planned and some incredible parent resource packages to provide to our participants that the whole family will enjoy! If you have ideas of topics you'd like for us to cover, please let us know!! Suzannah Yoder: syoder@cherokeek12.org or 256-927-1734