Messages from Superintendent Finley

Supe To Go - Remote Learning Update


July 9, 2020 Letter from Superintendent Finley

Dear Huntsville City Schools Family,

Our team at Huntsville City Schools is proud to present to you the district's Reset Plan for the upcoming school year. This plan is the result of months of hard work by our senior leadership team both at the end of last school year and throughout the summer.

We are intentional in referring to this document as a "Reset Plan." This plan describes more than a reopening of schools or restarting the school year. We are truly resetting how we engage in teaching and learning while in the midst of a pandemic.

My team developed this plan with several important considerations in mind including the continued monitoring of our local public health situation and the promotion of the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The key to our plan is our commitment to our mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.

My team developed this plan based on broad feedback from our community: students; parents/guardians; teachers; principals; and local community leaders. For example, our team distributed surveys at the end of last school year, and we were mindful of that feedback during the development of this plan. Additionally, we continue to engage in dialogue with numerous community groups because we value those relationships.

During these tough times, we have all learned that this pandemic creates extremely Auid situations, so our plan contains various contingencies to account for this. Despite these contingencies, I must acknowledge that this plan is subject to change as the public health situation evolves. We are doing our absolute best to be transparent and to keep our students, their families, and the community informed during this process. We ask for your continued patience, Aexibility, and understanding should our current plan need to change.

As educators, we enter this profession because we aspire to make a positive impact in the lives of students. As superintendent, I ask you to take a moment to thank a teacher or a staff member. We are proud of our team in Huntsville City Schools, and we cannot thank them enough for their commitment to what we do every single day.

We thank you supporting Huntsville City Schools, and we thank you for supporting the children of Huntsville City Schools.

Very Respectfully,

Christie Finley
Superintendent, Huntsville City Schools

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