• Updates for DCS Families

    Effective at the close of school, Monday, March 16, 2020, Dothan City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, in addition to the Alabama State Department of Education’s directive of closures for all Alabama K-12 schools from March 19 until April 6. These changes are due to new guidance in social distancing and dropped attendance for Monday, March 16, 2020. Teachers and staff are expected to report to work on Tuesday, March 17. Prior to April 6, 2020, Dothan City Schools will consult with Alabama State Department of Education as they continue to work with Governor Ivey’s COVID-19 Task Force to evaluate and decide whether continued closures will be needed and will continue to provide necessary updates.

    Dothan City Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) will provide lunch and snack meals during the COVID-19 school closures via the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be served via a curbside method at six locations throughout the district beginning Wednesday, March 18. Meal pick-up will take place between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

    CNP sites will be:

    • Beverlye Intermediate School - 1025 S. Beverlye Road
    • DCS Head Start - 900 W. Powell Street
    • Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School - 1901 Stringer Street
    • Kelly Springs Elementary School - 1124 Kelly Springs Road
    • Morris Slingluff Elementary School - 4130 Westgate Parkway
    • Selma Street Elementary School - 1501 W. Selma Street

    CNP Service Dates:

    • March 18-20 (Wednesday through Friday)
    • March 30 – April 3 (Monday through Friday)

    Dothan City Schools will continue to provide guidance and communication with parents and the community during this time of uncertainty and we appreciate your cooperation.

    We will continue to watch the developments surrounding COVID-19 with the assistance of the Alabama Department of Public Health and related agencies. If needed, we will communicate additional steps necessary to protect the health of all of our students, families, and staff. Dothan City Schools has also established an Urgent Update Center at dothan.k12.al.us/covid19

    The safety, health, and well-being of our staff, students and school community will, as always, continue to be our priority. We will continue monitoring the development of COVID-19 and plan accordingly in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials. 

    Learn More about COVID-19:

    CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus

    CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet

    CDC Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

    Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently been in an area with the ongoing spread of COVID-19.


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