Reopening of Schools Update

July 31, 2020

Trussville City Schools

113 North Chalkville Road, Trussville, AL 35173

(205) 228-3000

www.trussvillecityschools.com

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Dear Parent or Guardian,

Good News! We are almost ready to start school August 12, 2020. Please be patient with us as we work out ever changing details to ensure a smooth start to the school year!


School Options A, B or C remain the same if parents want to stay with their plans. However, we do have new information this week.


1. Governor Ivey's health order requires a face covering for all students in grades 2 - 12 through August 31st. Also, all educational institutions may open subject to social distancing and sanitation rules.


2. The Jefferson County Health Department would like us to consider a staggered schedule in grades 6 - 12. In Trussville we plan to offer the staggered schedule to all grades so parents with multiple children can be on the same schedule. This will be known as Option A Blended.



Keep in mind:
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students are still encouraged to wear a face covering.
  • Early dIsmissal is still on Thursday afternoon beginning August 20, 2020.

  • In case of a 50% building capacity health order, all Option A students will change to a blended schedule and attend school 2 days a week with 3 days online.

  • Because of this possibility, HTHS will run a 7 period schedule each day instead of a modified block schedule and HTMS will run a 7 period schedule with no flip days.

    If possible, plan for your children to be car-riders to reduce capacity on buses.

  • Elementary teacher letters will be sent by email August 6, 2020.

  • Of course, all plans can change subject to new health orders as they are issued.


What are the current changes?

All students in grades 2-12 will be required to wear a face covering while on school property and on the bus through at least August 31, 2020.


Option A – traditional has no instruction changes but wear a face covering on campus!

Option B – Husky Online Academy has no instructional changes but wear a face covering on campus!

Option C – Husky Online Academy Plus has no instructional changes but wear a face covering on campus!



What’s New?

Option A – Blended schedule

Students in this new option will receive two days of face to face instruction and 3 days of remote learning. This could be Monday/Tuesday traditional school with Wednesday, Thursday, Friday virtual/remote OR Thursday/Friday traditional school with Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday virtual/remote. This option was added per the local health department after our original plans were made.


The purpose of Option A - Blended schedule is to reduce capacity in each building and allow time for your child to acclimate to wearing a face covering in school. This Blended Option or the virtual Option B is recommended for the 1st nine weeks by the local health department for grades 6-12.


What does this mean for me?

If you are comfortable with the option you have previously chosen, no further action is necessary.


If you want to change your option at this time based on new information, please complete a new form for each child by midnight Sunday, August 2nd.


The link to the new option registration form is below.


Thank you for your patience as we begin the new school year!


Sincerely,

Dr. Neill

Superintendent

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Husky Fast Husky Mask

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Be Kind to Others by Practicing the 3 W's

1. Wash your hands

2. Watch your distance

3.Wear a mask

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Hewitt-Trussville Middle School 2020 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

HTMS Pawprint 2020 Yearbooks are here and ready to be picked up at HTMS.


PICKUP DATES AND TIMES

Last names A – F Monday, Aug. 3, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Last names G – M Monday, Aug. 3, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Last names N – S Tuesday, Aug. 4, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Last names T – Z Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Extra books will be sold first come – first serve Wednesday, Aug. 5,

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Please have a check ready for $45.00.

NO CASH will be accepted.

Books not picked up will be delivered the first week of school.


Please pull up near the cafeteria/pickup line and have a paper with the name of student written on it.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Crawford

bethanne.crawford@trussvillecityschools.com

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Did You Borrow a TCS Chromebook? If so, please read below

Parents/Guardians,

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, Trussville City Schools Technology Department has developed the following plan to begin collecting the Chromebooks that were distributed in Spring 2020. Please return any devices that were checked out. This includes chargers and accessories that may have been checked out as well. Also, if you have a device that has a known issue (keys missing, cracked screen, bad charger, etc), please note that in the Google Form below, as well as notify us verbally when you drop off the device.

Please see the below details regarding location and date/times for the Chromebook drop off:

Date/Times:

August 3rd 2020 – 8:00AM - 11:00AM and 12:00PM – 6:00PM

August 4th 2020 – 8:00AM – 11:00AM and 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Location:

Alternative Learning Center

601 Parkway Drive

Trussville, Alabama 35173

Please visit the below URL to sign up for a date/time. This does not commit you to a particular date/time, but gives us a better idea of how many people to expect per time period.

Google Form

https://forms.gle/w6GCB9Xk2Ve7iv4E9

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. I signed up for Option B/C. Do I still need to return my Chromebook?
    1. Yes – All devices need to be returned. The TCS Technology Department must prep all devices for the upcoming school year.

  1. I signed up for Option B/C. When will I get a Chromebook for the upcoming school year?
    1. TCS will be sending another email at a later date that will provide instructions for picking up Chromebooks for the upcoming school year.

  1. What if I can’t make it during the above time slots?
    1. Please complete the above Google Form and select the option (I am unable to return my device during this time). A member from the TCS Tech Department will reach out to you individually.

Please follow the below route. Drop off will be in the loop where the yellow star is located. There will also be signs directing traffic flow.


Thank you,

Dewayne Jackson

Systems Administrator


Questions:


dewayne.jackson@trussvillecityschools.com

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Please take the TCS Child Nutrition Program Survey

If your student is enrolled in Option A Blended, Option B or Option C, let us know if you might be interested in picking up meals during the school day for your child(ren) from our Child Nutrition Program.


Please take out quick survey:

https://forms.gle/SYS1uVeLBpUmXLm36


For questions, please contact Morgan Bean at morgan.bean@trussvillecityschools.com


Thank you!

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Check Out the HTHS Cross Country Boys Community Service Project This Summer...Way to go guys!

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Check Out the Award Winning HTHS Culinary Team

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YMCA Afterschool Academy Childcare Program Information

"Secure your spot in the YMCA's Afterschool Academy childcare program by August 7th. For more information, visit https://www.ymcabham.org/trussvillecityschools or email the Y at childcare@ymcabham.org."

Thanks!

Rhonda M. Elmore

Executive Director-Youth Development

YMCA of Greater Birmingham

The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, social responsibility

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It's a Virtual Gala!

Paws for a Cause Virtual Gala tickets on sale today - info in paragraph below

The 2020 Paws for a Cause Gala is going Virtual!

The 2020 Paws for a Cause Gala is going Virtual!

Support Trussville City Schools from the privacy of your own home or wherever you choose to be! Through the Husky Fast Network App you will be able to see the excitement of the the $10,000 drawdown. Just like every year you will have opportunities to win fantastic door prizes as well as bid on Silent Auction items through the Auctria App. So charge up those iPads, tablets and smartphones and make plans to be with us on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 6:30pm. Thanks to this years Title Sponsors Sargent McDonald Team and M3 Performance & Physical Therapy!

The portion of funds earned by TCSF will be given to Trussville City Schools to help meet the financial needs for equipment and materials needed to keep our students, teachers and staff safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Buy your ticket today for only $100 and have a chance to win $10K, all while supporting your hometown school system. For $600, same price as a table last year, you can be a SILVER sponsor and receive 4 tickets along with advertisement for being a sponsor. We can make a difference-TOGETHER!

Click here to buy tickets or Silver Sponsorship now!

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Last Chance to Order Your Trussville Historical Society Cookbook!

Last chance to reserve your Trussville Historical cookbook! We will be placing our order on August 1st! This will be a great cookbook with 385 recipes, and lots of comments and stories. At no extra charge, we have EVEN included a little Trussville history! We expect to receive the finished cookbooks by the middle of September, in plenty of time for Christmas.

To reserve cookbooks,

please contact Dianne Dempsey at

dempseydd02@gmail.com or call at 205-655-8789.

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TRUSSVILLE COUNTS 2020 CENSUS



The 2020 Census is very important to the future of the City of Trussville and the State of Alabama.



Did you know?

  • The Census directly impacts funding for Trussville for the next decade.

  • Gasoline tax funds, including the new 10-cent gasoline tax are based upon our Census count for the following ten years.

  • Internet sales tax is distributed on a population basis from the Census count.

  • Capital Improvement funds and other funds from the State are allocated by Census population.

  • Businesses use census data to determine where to build offices, stores, and industrial facilities that create jobs and tax dollars in our community.

  • Census statistics are the basis for many federal dollars and grant funding, including programs such as Medicaid, WIC, National School Lunch programs, and Head Start.

  • Each person counted generates almost $1,600 in federal funding for our State and communities.

  • Alabama may lose up to two seats in Congress with less than an 80% response statewide. We may lose one seat with less than 90% response. This dilutes our voice in Washington, D.C. How can you respond to the 2020 Census?

  • Online

  • Telephone

  • Mail

    Watch for an invitation letter mid-March 2020 that has your unique ID to respond

    Your data is confidential and is not shared with IRS, law enforcement, courts, or immigration. Your answers are for statistical purposes only.

    It is your civic duty to say, “I count” by completing your Census questionnaire.

    Contact City Hall with any questions or concerns or visit www.census.Alabama.gov.

    YOUR VOICE MATTERS! TOGETHER WE CAN BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE!

ALABAMA COUNTS JEFFERSON COUNTY AND ST.CLAIR COUNTY COUNTS

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ALSDE and UA Statewide School Technology Survey

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has partnered with the University of Alabama to conduct a statewide school technology survey. The purpose of this survey is to build a statewide repository detailing Internet connectivity and Internet-enabled digital device availability to inform decision makers as we expand remote learning capabilities and enhance high-quality instruction to students around the state. Whether a student is attending school in a traditional classroom setting, virtually, or a blended version of traditional and virtual, it is important to hear from parents across the state as the survey responses will impact efforts to respond to ongoing changes relating to remote and blended learning options throughout our state.


Please take a few moments to share and complete this statewide school technology survey.

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Trussville Park & Recreation Fall 2020 Soccer Registration

Soccer flyer - details below.

Fall 2020 Soccer Registration ends August 15, 2020

www.trussvilleunitedsoccer.com

info@trussvilleunitedsoccer.com

Ages 3 - 19

Trussville United Soccer

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Trussville Park & Recreation Flag Football 2020

Fall Flag Football 2020

Registration starts 6/1 and ends 7/31. The cost $100 per player with a $10 discount for multiple kids per family (only good at in person registration). You can register in person at the Civic Center anytime.

Evals will take place as follows in the red gym (bring shoes):
Monday August 10 6u 6pm

Monday August 10 10u 7:30pm Tuesday August 11 8u 6pm Tuesday August 11 12u 7:30pm
Practices will start Monday August 17 And games will start Thursday September 10. Games
will be on Saturdays and Thursdays.

For more info call Zach Manning@508-0347 or email me
zmanning@trussville.org

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Trussville Park & Recreation Softball

TP&R Softball flyer - info in paragraph below

Trussville Park & Recreation Softball 2020 Fall Registration

TBSA Red Storm

Sign Up Today! Ages 3 through 15

Registration Dates:

REC - 07-01-20 - 07-31-20

Register online @ Trussvillesoftball.org


If FEES are paid by 7/15/20, the registration fee is $125 for 6U-15U. (fees for additional players $100-discounted.)Tots players registration is $40 if paid by 7/15/20.If paid between 7/16/20 and 7/31/20, 6U-15U player registration fee is $135. (fees for additional players $110-discounted rate does not apply to TOTS.). Tots players registration is $50if paid between 7/16/2020-7/31/2020.

Games will begin the week of August 24th. Games will be played on Monday and Thursday nights, starting at 6 pm and 7:30 pm. Tots will play Sundays @ 3 pm.



Online Registration and Helpful INFO @WWW.TRUSSVILLESOFTBALL.ORG


Contact Shawn Bowles at 205-718-6457 or email shawn.bowles@gmail.comfor any additional information

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Important Information on Summer Reading Programs

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Cahaba Elementary School

Click Here for the Summer Reading Program


Click Here for the Summer Challenge

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Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

HTMS Summer Reading Information: Upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will all read ONE BOOK that they have not read before from our list of 10 titles. Students should take good notes about the characters, setting, plot, surprising parts, and favorite parts! We will join book studies when we return to demonstrate our knowledge about the books. Find the books and all the details here: https://sites.google.com/trussvillecityschools.org/htms-summer-reading-2020-2021/home

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Hewitt-Trussville High School Career and Technical Education Opportunities

Hewitt Trussville High School is proud to offer a variety of career-themed academies that prepare students for both college and careers. Each academy is comprised of a sequence of courses which build both academic knowledge and technical skills. Students may also earn industry recognized credentials and/or college credit by completing courses or passing certification exams. Students may try classes from several academies throughout their high school career or they may begin an academy as a freshman and continue in the program until graduation. Students who complete a series of three sequential courses from any academy are eligible for the Trussville City Schools Advanced Diploma.

Picture of HTHS School Academies