Leeds City Schools
PO Box 1083 | Leeds, AL | PH 205.699.5437 | FAX 205.699.6629
Traditional learners in grades 6-12 will return to a 5 day per week schedule on Monday, September 21. The school system has experienced 3 positive cases of Covid-19 so far (0.1% of our traditional learners).
We appreciate everyone’s efforts to keep our students well during these difficult times.
Hola familia de Leeds City Schools:
Los estudiantes tradicionales del sexto grado hasta el duodécimo grado regresarán a un horario de cinco días a la semana a partir del lunes, 21 de septiembre. Hasta el momento el sistema escolar ha tenido tres casos positivos de COVID-19 (0,1% de nuestros estudiantes tradicionales).
Estamos muy agradecidos por los esfuerzos de todos para cuidar a nuestros estudiantes durante este momento difícil.
Padres de Leeds City Schools:
A partir del miércoles, 9 de septiembre, todos los estudiantes podrán desayunar y almorzar gratis. Esto incluye tanto los estudiantes tradicionales como virtuales.
El Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos ha proporcionado los recursos para poder servir el desayuno y el almuerzo hasta diciembre de 2020. Este es un programa temporal en respuesta al COVID y sus efectos en la economía nacional.
Todavía habrá que pagar por la comida extra, como normal.
Starting Wednesday, September 9, all students will be permitted to eat breakfast and lunch for free. This includes both virtual and traditional learners.
The USDA has issued guidance that will allow us to serve free breakfast & lunch through December 2020. This is a temporary program that is in response to Covid-19 and its effects on the national economy.
A la carte items (extra food) will still require payment, per normal.
As we move closer to the start of school we have modified the plan to pickup devices for your students. Chromebooks will be distributed from Leeds Middle School like they were in the spring. The dates for pickup will be August 17, 18, 19 from 8-11 each day.
We appreciate everyone's response to our recent survey, requesting your preference for in-person or virtual learning. As you know, we are all operating in an environment where change comes rapidly, and we as school leaders must pivot quickly. Given the number of virtual learners for the first 9 weeks, we need to make a change to the opening of school.
We are delaying the opening of school to August 20. Our current 20-21 school calendar will be amended in the coming weeks, and we will release the new calendar as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to navigate these uncertain times. As always, our principals are available to answer any questions you may have.
When we released our reopening plan two weeks ago, we declared it a “working plan.” Indeed it’s already time to make changes based on the most current information from the Department of Public Health. Moving forward, we will require masks for students in grades 3-12 and staff members. PK-2nd students will be highly encouraged to wear a mask. There will be exceptions for lunch, PE, and those with physical or certain health impairments. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We will continue to communicate with you as more information becomes available.
John J. Moore, J.D.
Superintendent of Education
Attached is the LCS' reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. Our plan is a working plan that will likely be modified throughout the school year. Please know that we will keep everyone's safety at the forefront of all our decisions as we embark on a school year that is likely to be unlike any other. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's principal or me.
John J Moore, J.D.
Superintendent of Education
Lunch service will be held beginning April 21, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Leeds Primary and Leeds Middle. Times: 11am to noon. Please drive to the rear of either school. We will provide three days food each day. This is a free service for any child 18 and under.
If you have transportation concerns, please leave a message at your child’s school or email your child’s principal. Leeds Primary School 205-702-2300 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leeds Elementary School 205-699-4500 or email@example.com. Leeds Middle School 205-699-4505 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Leeds High School 205-699-4510 or email email@example.com.
We look forward to serving you!
Servicios alimentarios empezarán a partir del 21 de abril, los martes y los jueves en la Leeds Primary y Leeds Middle desde las 11 hasta el mediodía. Entren por la parte trasera de la escuela, por favor. Prestaremos tres porciones cada día. Este es un servicio gratis para jóvenes de 18 años y menores.
Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuanto al transporte, por favor mande un mensaje a la escuela de su hijo o envíe un correo electrónico al director de su hijo. Leeds Primary School 205-702-2300 o por correo firstname.lastname@example.org. Leeds Elementary School 205-699-4500 o email@example.com. Leeds Middle School 205-699-4505 o firstname.lastname@example.org. Leeds High School 205-699-4510 o por correo email@example.com.
Promoting Achievement, Respect, and Success
The Mission of Leeds City Schools is to develop confident, productive young people and enable them to become independent and successful learners in a global society. We will accomplish this through a dedicated professional staff committed to continued learning. A relevant curriculum will be taught based on thinking and reasoning skills. This will take place in a positive environment recognizing the individual differences in children.
Educating students in a safe and secure learning environment is our highest priority.
High standards and expectations shall be maintained through a system of accountability for all students, staff, and schools.
All students should be given the opportunity to learn in different ways, at different rates, and with preferential learning styles.
Education and learning are shared responsibilities and should take place in the home, at school, and in the community.
Learning is a lifelong process that is for a productive and enriched life.
All students shall have the opportunity to participate in courses and activities which enrich and enhance the whole child.
Quality education requires quality staff, programs, facilities, equipment, and technology.