Montgomery Public Schools Will Go Virtual for First 9 Weeks
The Montgomery Public School system has announced it will go completely virtual for the first nine weeks of the school year. MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore made the announcement Wednesday during a news conference that aired live on Alabama News Network.
Dr. Moore says that all students will be able to check out devices. She says the district is ordering enough devices for each student to have one.
Additional training will be provided to teachers to become comfortable with the virtual platform.
MPS will still provide meal pickups for students who choose to participate in the nutrition program.
The first day of school will remain August 10 with teachers reporting on August 4. For the first week of classes, the school day will end at noon so that teachers can have professional development time in the afternoon.
She says students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or other special needs will continue to receive those services.
She says no child care will be available because there will be no children in school buildings.
Moore says it is important for parents to complete online registration forms, which can be found on their child’s school website. She says it is vital that schools are able to get in touch with parents.
More information is available on the MPS website: http://www.mps.k12.al.us/