Mask Matrix Designation Jan. 15-21

HCS will be operating in Masks Mandatory beginning Saturday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 21. HCS utilizes a Mask Matrix which decides between Masks Optional and Masks Mandatory depending on the overall community transmission rate for Madison County during the preceding 10 business days.  Use the More Information button below to access the COVID-19 Infocenter and view the full Mask Matrix.

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Principal Newsletter to Parents

Dear McDonnell Families, 

Thank for a great start to the new year! Our #1 priority will always be students' safety and well-being. Thank you for ensuring your child/children are wearing their mask to school each day. Students are also encouraged to bring water bottles that can be refilled at the water refilling stations.

Items of importance:

The arrival/dismissal process is designed to keep your child/children safe according to COVID19 guidelines but also to ensure that they get home safe. Thank you to the parents that have already picked up their car numbers.

Parent Portal login directions for PowerSchools was sent home last week. PowerSchool is the new program that houses all student data, including grades. If you did not get this information, please contact your child's teacher or call the front office.

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) has implemented the Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH) guidance regarding close contacts. ADPH recommends that students and staff members who are close contacts of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 temporarily isolate away from school campuses and activities. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or are reported to ADPH as being suspected of having COVID-19 should isolate and will be excluded from schools, campuses, and other buildings. For more information, please see the Covid information on the HCS website.

Have a great week!
Denine Matthews, Principal