As Per Dr. Andre’ P. Saulsberry Superintendent of WCPSS,  The safety and health of all team members within the WCPSS are extremely important. Cases existed among staff members at J.E. Hobbs Elementary School. I appreciate the leadership of Principal Laister and Nurse Blackmon in ensuring that appropriate guidelines were followed as outlined by the local school system, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

At this time, we shall closely monitor the number of cases within the system, as well as the community, as we contemplate the actual return of some students into the school facilities on November 9 under the Blended Virtual Option. Meanwhile, parents may make appointments for extra assistance with their children’s school administrator or counselor if there are academic challenges. As always, the health and safety are priority. We will keep our parents and stakeholders updated.