Food Assistance Provided by the Hudson Family Foundation (Week of March 30-April 3)
The Hudson Family Foundation (@HudsonFamilyFdn on Twitter and Instagram) will be providing Emergency Food Assistance to Lee County Families who need it again this coming week. Please click here to sign up to receive help if you need it.
Update from Lee County Schools 03/27/2020
As you may know, Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday afternoon that all Alabama public schools will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year. This is an unprecedented, unique situation, and we respect her decision. First, and foremost, the safety, health, and well-being of all people remains paramount. Please continue to adhere to social distancing and good hygiene habits.
Even though the school buildings will be closed, that does not mean that teaching and learning will cease. Lee County Schools remains committed to providing quality instruction in the best manner possible. We have a plan to resume instruction, continue communication, and carry on with serving our students. More specific details will be forthcoming from your school leadership in the coming days. We are working diligently to finalize the instructional plans with guidance from the Alabama State Department of Education and look forward to presenting to all students continued learning opportunities beginning April 6, 2020. Our plan will consist of various resources including online instruction and correspondence packages.
Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) Information for Employees
Students can take Accelerated Reader tests from home!
During this unprecedented time, we have unlocked Accelerated Reader so you can take tests from home!
New books can be checked out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Sora. Click here to check out new books.
These resources are available for all students Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Food Assistance Provided by Lee County EMA
The following is an announcement from Lee County Emergency Management Administration (EMA):
We do not want any children going hungry during this crisis. If you have children in Lee County Schools, Opelika or Auburn City Schools who are currently food insecure, please call 211 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM Central Time.
To register for a box of non-perishable food, you will need the following:
Your ZIP Code, Name, and Address (as it appears on your Driver’s License). You will then receive information including a distribution location with a date and time for pick up.
Distribution will begin Wednesday, March 25th.
The program will be evaluated weekly and modified as needed to best support the community.
One Box per Family
Photo ID required at pick up
Upon arrival, pull your vehicle to the pick-up area
Remain in your vehicle
Food Box will be delivered to your vehicle
Gloves & masks will be worn as a health and safety precaution
If you want to support these efforts, please visit www.foodbankofeastalabama.com
to donate to the East Alabama Food Bank or sign up to Volunteer.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
Food Assistance Provided by the Hudson Family Foundation
An unfortunate side effect of canceling classes due to the pending public health crisis is that some of our food-insecure families lose out on the school lunches that help provide the nourishment students need. In an effort to help with this, there are some organizations offering assistance to those families in need. The Hudson Family Foundation (@HudsonFamilyFdn) has coordinated with Philadelphia Baptist Church in Smiths Station to provide Emergency Food Assistance to Lee County Families who need it. Food will be distributed on Monday, March 23rd. Please follow this link to sign up to receive help if you need it http://bit.ly/3b9fsTp
We are also expecting an announcement from Lee County EMA with more Food Assistance and those details will be posted as soon as we get them. Thank you and stay safe.
March 16th Update
Update from Lee County Schools...
1. We continue to wish everyone health and safety. Stay vigilant in pursuing best practices to take care of yourself and your family.
2. Thank you to all for your efforts to navigate through these unprecedented times.
a) Any instructional assignments or resources provided while school is closed are solely optional learning opportunities. No assignment is for required completion during the school. closure.
b) If your student has medication located at school that you need during the school closure, it may be picked up Tuesday, March 17 or Wednesday, March 18 between the hours of 9AM to 3PM CDT. A parent must sign for the medication at the time of retrieval. Call your school for specific pick up procedures.
Thank you. We will continue to provide updates as relevant information becomes available.
School Closure Announcement
March 13, 2020, 5:30 PM
Governor Ivey has just declared a state of emergency. Dr. Mackey, State Superintendent of Education, has closed all schools in Alabama effective next week.
All Lee County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, and will remain closed through Sunday, April 5th. This includes a suspension of all school-related activities—including athletic contests and practices, field trips, professional development, and any school-sponsored events. No school employee or student should enter a school campus during this time due to scheduled sanitizing and disinfecting.
Please stay tuned to your local media outlets and our webpage for more information.