BEAR CREEK - Marion County Schools Superintendent Ann West, through a letter released April 1, announced plans for the remainder of the school year since all schools have been closed for traditional classes for the remainder of the school year.
"Seniors who are on track to graduate and are in good standing at the end of the third nine weeks reporting period will be considered as meeting the graduation requirements for the State of Alabama, as ordered by Governor Ivey," West said. Students who were enrolled in distance learning classes or classes at Bevill State or another college will need to complete their assignments to get credit for those classes. Seniors who were not on track to graduate at the end of the third nine weeks will be given assignments to have every opportunity to do what is needed to graduate.
A blended method of instruction will begin for students on Monday, April 6, West said. Students who can connect digitally from home will complete assignments virtually.
"If you do not have internet access or a cell phone that receives multimedia messages, your child will be provided with paper packets containing instruction. All students will be working on grade level standards to get them ready for the next grade," West said. She added that children who have mastered the standards will have an opportunity for enrichment.
"If you child was on track to be promoted to the next grade at the end of the third nine weeks, this will not affect their promotion. If they were not passing, they will be given instruction and assignments to try to help them be successful in reaching that goal by the end of May," West said.
West said schools and the Marion County Central Office will be open beginning on Monday, but the buildings will be closed to the public. Contact numbers will be posted on the doors.
"We want to answer questions and help you while maintaining everyone's health and safety," West said.
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