In the Loop
October 12, 2020
Message from the Superintendent on Revised Guidelines for Close Contacts
The Alabama Department of Health has updated the school toolkit which contains COVID-19 guidelines for schools. The changes are summarized below:
· Schools are now only required to quarantine close contacts of confirmed positive cases or suspected cases that include the major symptom of new loss of smell or taste.
· There is no longer the requirement to quarantine close contacts of suspected cases with a new cough or shortness of breath.
The guidelines have not changed regarding handling students who are ill. Students who have any symptoms will be sent home or asked to stay home and follow up with a health care provider. They may return to school with a note from a health care provider which indicates that they do not have COVID-19.
The guidelines have not changed regarding isolation for a positive case and quarantine for close contact exposure to a positive case. Students and staff diagnosed or testing positive for COVID-19 are still required to isolate at home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and may return on Day 11 if they are well and have been fever free for 24 hours.
Students and staff who are determined to have been exposed to a positive case are still required to quarantine at home for 14 days from the last day of exposure and may return to school on day 15 if symptom free.
Students who have been quarantined due to exposure to a suspected case with the major symptom of loss of smell or taste may be released from quarantine if the suspected case is cleared by a health care provider with an alternate diagnosis. Otherwise, they will be required to quarantine the full 14 days from last exposure.
Please remember that isolation and quarantine are public health orders from the state health officer. Students and staff under isolation and quarantine should stay at home for the entire time frame and are not to be at school for any reason, including school activities, events, meetings, practices, or competitions.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we all work together to help keep our school and community as safe as possible during this pandemic.
Mrs. Willliams' Kindergarten Class enjoys Paine's Outdoor Classroom on a beautiful Fall Day!
Congratulations Cahaba Elementary School's Gracen Patterson!
Congratulations to Hewitt-Trussville High School Student Matthew Antkowiak!
For immediate release
TRUSSVILLE, AL – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Don Haisten Student and Teacher of the Month for October from Hewitt-Trussville High School (HTHS).
The Student of the Month from Hewitt-Trussville is senior Matthew Antkowiak. Matthew is a member of Alabama Boys State, Student Council Association, National Honor Society, and HTHS Leadership team. Matthew is also a member of the Hewitt-Trussville Cross Country team. In May of 2020, Matthew started Free Lawn Care, a nonprofit designed to provide free lawn care service to elderly and disabled members of the community.
Matthew has chosen Kurt Kristensen as his Teacher of the Month. Mr. Kristensen is a Science teacher at Hewitt-Trussville who is known for his passion for teaching and for pushing his students to excel in and outside of the classroom.
The program is sponsored by Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Each honoree received a gift card from Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q. The Club currently meets at 7 a.m. on the first through fourth Wednesday mornings of each month, mostly by Zoom. For more information on the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club, or to help with one of our projects, please email Diane Poole at email@example.com.
Congratulations to HTHS Student Tristan Pearcy
Elementary Schools Red Ribbon Week Schedule
Elementary Schools Red Ribbon Week - October 26-30, 2020
Monday - Tie Dye Day - Peace Out to Drugs with 60's theme
Tuesday - Camo Day - Drugs Can't Find Me...I Will Stay Drug Free
Wednesday - Plaid or Checkered Shirt Day - Check Yourself & Stay Drug Free
Thursday - Outer Space Day - Get Drugs Out of This World
Friday - Super Hero Day - We are too Brave to do Drugs!
Cahaba, Magnolia and Paine Elementary Schools invite students and staff to participate in the daily dress up themes.
Congratulations to Cahaba Elementary Team Member of the Month....Candice Tillman!
Magnolia Elementary Presents September Awards! Congratulations Students!
PACE Award for Friendship Kindergarten - 2nd grades
Savannah Smith, Mia Durham, JW Woods, Kendall Davis, Adalynn Glenn, and Issac Slawson
PACE Award for Friendship Grades 3rd - 5th
Family Member of the Month...Vickie Morrison! Congratulations!
September Reading Award.....Millionaire Wilhelm Blaauw
Students of the Month Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Students of the Month 3rd - 5th grades
Paine Elementary' s 5th Grade GROOVY Lava Lamps
Mrs. Brandon’s Fifth Grade virtual students explore the properties of matter and create GROOVY Lava Lamps!!!
Peace, Love and Virtual Learning… GROOVY Lava Lamps
Trussville City Schools Education Foundation....Another Successful Event!
Cahaba Elementary Celebrates....Walk to School Day - October 7, 2020
Paine Elementary’s Fourth Grade Alabama History Projects... Such an artistic way to learn all about our great state of Alabama.
If your child is quarantined, and you would like to receive Curbside Meals, please follow the process listed below...
Process to receive meals the first days/week of quarantine:
During your child’s quarantine from school, parents may choose to receive meals from the lunchroom for their student. Parents should email the CNP Coordinator, Morgan Bean by 4:00 pm to make a reservation to pick up a meal for the next day(s).
Morgan.bean@trussvillecityschools or 205-228-3034. Ms. Bean will provide information on date/time/place and how to pick up your meals each day.
Process to continue to receive meals following the 1st days/week of quarantine:
Each week in In the Loop, there is a TCS Curbside Meal order form (see above). The form is due Thursdays by 8:00 am for meals for the following week. The following Monday, you pick up the full week’s meals for breakfast and lunch.
If you have breakfast or lunch meal questions, please contact Morgan.firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-228-3034.
HTMS Husky Wrestling Registration
Come join our family...just scan the link above and fill out the information
If you want to become better at football - wrestling isyour answer for the off-season!
Everyone gets matches and no one sits on the bench.
Too small? Not in wrestling! Everyone competes!
Please do not send your child to school sick or if someone in your family has tested positive or has symptoms.
COVID 19 Symptoms
Be Kind to Others by Practicing the 3 W's
1. Wash your hands
2. Watch your distance
3.Wear a mask
HTHS Men's Soccer Tryouts!
November 9th, 10th, 12th, 16th, and 18th
7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Game Field
All players must complete forms on DragonFly prior to tryouts
All players must have appropriate equipment - cleats, shin guards, soccer socks
All players must be on the tryout roster google form:
Scan QR code to access google form
Shane Ashcraft - email@example.com
Tyler Marlow - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Cane - email@example.com
Trussville Park & Recreation
Sunday, November 8, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Boys and girls ages 6-14
Program fee is $45 and includes:
lacrosse stick; lacrosse ball; tshirt
No experience or equipment is necessary
Activities are no contact and performed in small groups.
Registration opens online at www.gbyla.org on 10/2/20
For more information contact Kristi Miller at Kristi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Trussville Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball
Ages: 5 - 18
Age Groups: 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U 14U, 18U
Evaluation Dates by age groups:
Thursday, November 9 - Thursday, November 12
Practices start: November 16 week
Games Start: December 3
Registration Deadline: November 2
Trussville Park & Rec Presents....
Halloween Zombie 5K and FunRun
First 100 to sign up get goody bags
Register online at Trussville.org
Annual Candy Drop will follow the Race
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Race Starts at 5:00
Starting Line: Spradling Field / Finish Line: Sports Complex
5K Price $25 Adults/$15 (HS and under)
Fun Run: Free
For questions contact Chevelle Lee at Clee@trussville.org or 205-508-0359
Trussville Park & Rec Youth Wrestling
Youth Wrestling is Back!
Powered by Iron Clad
November 2 February 6, 2021
Age Groups: 5 - 12 years of age
Price: $425.00 per wrestler
Practice at Hewitt-High School Wrestling Room
Practice Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Registration Dates: August 1 - October 26
Register on-line: Trussville Parks and Recreation Website
Information: Zach Manning; email@example.com