First Day of School 
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19! We're excited to connect with our students no matter which learning option you chose for your family. 
  
REMINDER: We're starting the school year on the Staggered Schedule for Traditional/Blended students. Please refer to our revised calendar for the Green (last name A-L) and Gold (last name M-Z) Group schedules. Green Group will start on 8/19, Gold Group will start on 8/20. All students will take part in at-home learning on Friday, 8/21. For the first few days of school, all students, regardless of learning option choice, will take part in digital integration lessons to introduce and/or revisit learning management systems, technology, and online learning platforms utilized by Pelham City Schools.  

When you take pictures of your students starting school at home or on school campuses this week, use the hashtag #PelhamFirstDay or send photos via email to communications@pelhamcityschools.org! We'll post them on social media and in our eNewsletter!
Instructional Technology Resources
Explore our new site with resources for the technology and digital learning platforms used by Pelham City Schools. The website content includes useful help documents, tutorials, videos, and other interactive resources to address the most frequently asked questions and common troubleshooting
topics asked by parents and students. Plus, information about how to access the Technology Help Center. Click here or visit PelhamCitySchools.org>For Parents>Resources>Instructional
Technology Resources to access the site.
Learning Option Details
As you prepare for the school year to begin, help students understand what to expect for the learning option you have chosen. You can find details about each learning option here . 

Click here to find out more about what to expect for each option as we start the school year on the Staggered Schedule and answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.  
Important Information about Health & Wellness
The health and well-being of our students and employees have been at the forefront of our planning efforts for the return to school. Please partner with us to help promote a healthy school environment by screening your student for COVID-19 symptoms each day before coming to school or boarding a school bus. Click here to review screening guidelines and other details related to students who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms at school, self-quarantine, and return to school criteria. 
Face Masks for In-Person Learning
REMINDER: Cloth face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required for all students and staff. ADPH guidance states that the CDC does not recommend the use of face shields for normal, everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings. Circumstances may allow face coverings to be removed in certain situations depending on physical distancing, class activities, etc.
School Start Times


Bus Stops & Schedules
If your student rides the bus, be sure to check the bus schedule information. Some bus numbers and times have changed since last year. To view bus stops & pick up/drop off times, click here.

Reminders: Morning pick up and afternoon drop off times are approximate. Please have your student at the stop 5 minutes before morning stop time. We ask for your patience in the first few weeks of school as we learn which students plan to ride the bus, add stops for new students, and make adjustments to routes as needed. Check for updates to times and route information and view the School Bus Rules & Expectations on the Transportation page on PelhamCitySchools.org
Meal Distribution, Cafeteria Menus & Student Accounts 
Meals will be available for pick up at each school for students during the Staggered Schedule weeks and for Remote or Blended students. Click here for important details about pick up day/times, etc.

Also, visit Departments/Child Nutrition Program on PelhamCitySchools.org where you'll find menus, MySchoolBucks information for student accounts, online application for free & reduced meals, and more!
Panther Circle Road Improvements Project at PHS
Pelham City Schools is actively working on a project to reconfigure traffic circulation along Panther Circle and improve parking and accessibility at Pelham High School. The work is currently under construction and is expected to be complete later this fall. While work is ongoing, certain driveways and areas will be closed on school days between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm, and potentially at additional times on non-school days. Please use extreme caution as you drive and walk around campus.
Updates & New Procedures for Pelham Athletics
Changes are being implemented for Pelham athletic events, spectator capacity and expectations, ticket purchasing options, and more. Please take a moment to review the information so you know what to expect at upcoming games. Click here for details

Be sure to visit PelhamHighAthletics.com for sports schedules, important updates, and all the latest athletic news.
Connect with Us
You'll find information and resources about our schools and school system at PelhamCitySchools.org. Each school also has it's own website that can be accessed from the district site by clicking the "Select a School" tab at the top of the page. 

A newsletter about Pelham City Schools' news and events is sent via email to parents and community members throughout the school year. If you would like to have the eNewsletter delivered to your inbox, click here to sign up.

News, events, and other important information are also posted on our social media accounts. Like @PelhamCitySchoolsAL on Facebook and follow @PelhamSchools on Twitter and pelham_city_schools on Instagram to connect with us. For sports news, team schedules, and more, visit PelhamHighAthletics.com.