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  • Mask Mandate Update

    (PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE FOR FULL LETTER) Last summer, Fort Payne City Schools developed a plan for reopening school in the fall. This plan was developed to provide the safest environment possible for face-to-face instruction during a pandemic and public health crisis. All CDC and ADPH guidelines were followed in mapping the necessary steps to reopen. This plan has worked. We began school on August 12, 2020, for the entire student population of our system. Our calendar was not modified or the length of the school day changed. Our plan has proven successful to this point. The wearing of masks, social distancing, hand washing, adding air purification systems to all of our HVAC units and buses, and using electrostatic misters to apply disinfectant cleaner to neutralize viruses in all our facilities and buses, etc. has made our school environment as safe as possible. Governor Ivey will end the mask mandate for Alabama on April 9, 2021, but left it up to individual school districts to decide whether or not to keep a mask policy in place. We still feel the necessity to observe the guidance of the CDC and local doctors. The updated recommendations coming from the CDC are still specific to students in classrooms with universal mask wearing. The CDC recommends that all students remain at least 3 feet apart in classrooms where mask use is universal, regardless of whether community transmission is low, moderate, substantial or high. Due to the CDC guidance, advice of local health care professionals, and the success we have experienced since August 2020, we will continue to require universal masking on all of our campuses, facilities and buses as a precautionary measure. Masks will not be required in outdoor areas where 3-feet of social distancing can be maintained. We only have seven weeks left in this school year and continuing with our practice of safety first is in the best interest of our students and employees. Thank you for your understanding.

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  • School Board Meeting Change

    The March school board meeting scheduled for today, March 25th, has been changed from 6:00 to 12:00 due to the inclement weather situation. The location for the board meeting will still be Fort Payne City Schools Central Office Board Meeting Room.

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  • Virtual E-Learning Days- Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th

    Click here for more information from Superintendent Jim Cunningham.

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  • Spring Break

    Monday, March 29, 2021- Monday, April 5, 2021. Click for more information.

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  • March 17th- School Closed due to Severe Weather

    All FPCS schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 17th, due to the chance of severe weather.

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  • Master Gardener Donation

    The Dekalb County Master Gardeners Club presented Fort Payne City Schools with a check in the amount of $2,000.00. This donation is to help with the landscaping expenses of FPCS new elementary school, Little Ridge Intermediate School. Left to right, Mr. Paul Howell, President of the Master Gardeners Club and Mr. Jim Cunningham, Superintendent of Fort Payne City Schools.

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  • USDA waiver for student meals!

    Fort Payne City Schools would like to announce that beginning today, September 4, all students enrolled in our school system will be eligible to eat breakfast and lunch free until December 31, 2020 due to the passage of a USDA waiver. If you usually submit a free/reduced price application, please go ahead and turn in a form to the child nutrition office. The amount of federal funding our entire school system receives is based on the percentage of our students receiving free and reduced-price meals.

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  • Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students

    ABC FOR STUDENTS (Alabama Broadband Connectivity) Voucher letters could be received as early as Monday, August 24, 2020, for qualified students. These vouchers can be used by their parents for free high-speed internet service through December 30, 2020. How will you recognize this letter? The front of the envelope will say: “To the parents of…..” followed by the eligible child’s name. If qualified, the parent needs to do these four things: 1. Call an internet provider listed in the voucher letter 2. Say “I have an Alabama ABC voucher.” 3. Receive equipment and installation support from your internet provider. 4. Connect to distance learning. Please click the link above for more information and qualifications.

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