Announcements

Christmas Holidays

December 18th & 19th will be half days. December 22nd-January 2nd will be Christmas & New Year's Day vacation. January 5th is In-service Day. Students will return on Tuesday, January 6th.

Basketball

The Winston County Christmas Tournament Bracket
December 20th, 22nd, & 23rd

Paper Bag Project

The Meek School Junior Civitans support an on-going service called The Paper Bag Project. Each Friday, Meek Elementary students in need receive a paper bag in his or her backpack. In this bag are items such as: flip top lid microwavable bowls, fruit cups, Pop-Tarts, cereal bars, individual Pringles, raisins, Ramen Noodles, mac and cheese bowls, pudding cups, and snack cakes. If you would like to help, please bring one of these items by the Meek High school office or you can make a monetary donation to the Junior Civitans. If you have further questions, please contact Bethany Jordan at 205-384-5825.

Job Postings

Use the Human Resources link, in the left column, to search for job openings, learn about our application process, and to apply for a job.

Honor Rolls

Addison High School     Addison Elementary School    
Double Springs Middle School    Double Springs Elementary School
Lynn High School    Lynn Elementary School
Meek Elementary School     Meek High School
Winston County High School

Board Meeting

The Winston County Board of Education will meet in regular session Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Curriculum - Winston County Teaches the College and Career Readiness Standards

I am an Alabama Parent  - What do Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards mean for my child?
Frequently Asked Questions  about College and Career Ready Standards.
CCRS Myth & Facts - Facts about the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards
All information was taken from the Alabama Department of Education website.

IMPORTANT WEB RESOURCE In an effort to continually improve outcomes for students in grades K-12, the Alabama State Department of Education is asking for public feedback specifically related to the current Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. This review offers an opportunity for those who are genuinely interested in improving education to offer feedback related to each standard in each grade level. The public review will begin Monday, October 6, 2014 and will end the week of December 15, 2014. If you or members of your community are interested in providing feedback in the review of our standards, please visit www.alsde.edu.

Respiratory Viruses: What Can We Do To Prevent Them?

You might have seen in the news that there is currently a respiratory virus, Enterovirus, causing hospitalizations among some children . While many who contract the illness will suffer only mild cold-like symptoms, it is affecting some children more severely.

The Winston County School District health services team asked the Winston County Health Department whether there is anything special we should be doing to help prevent this virus in our district’s schools.

The Health Department said, while there is currently no vaccination to prevent the Enterovirus, there are other prevention techniques we can use.

Please help us control this virus in our School. Join us in practicing these basic preventative measures and encouraging your children to do the same:

• Use good, frequent hand-washing with soap and water.
• Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick with a fever.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Together, let’s team up to do what we can to protect our children from this and other viruses headed our way this fall and winter. Thank you!

Meningococcal Information

The Jessica Elkins Act (SB0075, Act #2014-274) requires local school systems to provide meningococcal disease and vaccine information to parents of sixth through twelfth grade students. Download the ADPH Meningococcal Flyer for Schools.

Notice to Parents

Basic school funding depends on the free & reduced forms that the parents are asked to fill out. Whether the student does or does not eat in the cafeteria, it is very important to the Winston County School System that the forms are completed. Forms may be picked up in the school office or printed here. More information about the school lunch program can be found in the child nutrition section.

Accountability Reporting

Student Achievement Reports are available from the Alabama State Department of Education's Accountability Reporting System.

PayPams

PayPAMS was designed to provide parents with a safe and convenient way to prepay for student's meals online. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view balances and account history, and receive automated notification on balance status.

Notice

The Winston County Schools report for the yearly update on the asbestos management program.

Public Notice

It is the official policy of the Winston County School System that no person in the system shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Sara Ritter , 504 Coordinator, P.O. Box 9, Double Springs, AL 35553, 205-489-5018.

Winston County Schools Mission

The Winston County School System will prepare students for the 21st Century by engaging all learners in meaningful learning experiences that meet the highest educational and ethical standards in a caring, collaborative learning community supported through partnerships with parents and families, businesses, civic organizations, and higher education.



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