Fultondale High School Family,
Let me start by saying that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day right now. We also continue to pray for the Arizaga-Hernandez family as they grieve.
We talk about the JEFCOED family a lot. These are the times that families gear up for. We are with you. We are here to help you. We are here to listen. If you need anything, let us know.
I wanted to address the future of the current Fultondale High School. We have been assessing the damage since Monday night. At this point, it does not appear the building will be able to be occupied again. The damage is that extensive.
So what’s next?
For the next two weeks, Monday, February 1st through Friday, February 12th, all students will continue with remote learning.
We anticipate making an announcement about the remainder of the semester on or before February 12th. It is possible that remote learning might have to be extended past that date. However, we are looking at several options for in-person instruction for those students who want that option. We think we have secured a building but, I do not want to give out that information until we know for certain. We are also still establishing a timeline of when we might be able to occupy the facility.
Once we make an announcement about the remainder of the semester, I know you will have questions. We will schedule virtual town hall meetings where you can ask those questions directly to me.
Also, as many of you are aware, our board approved plans recently for the construction of the New Fultondale High School. That work will get underway in the coming months.
I know times are tough right now. First the pandemic and now this. But we will get through this together! I promise we will continue to keep you updated and be as transparent as possible as we go through this process.
Dr. Walter Gonsoulin