BIRMINGHAM, AL — In just a matter of weeks, schools throughout the Birmingham metro will begin the 2020-21 school year, which in any other year would be a normal process, but 2020 has proven to be anything but normal with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing.
School systems in the area have had to shift gears multiple times as new information comes out regarding the spread of the virus, and administrators are forced daily to prepare for more change and uncertainty.
Some school systems, such as Trussville, Mountain Brook, Hoover and Vestavia Hills will begin the year with staggered schedules for upper grades. This means that half of the students who elected for the in-school learning option will attend school in person at a time, with other half learning from home. The students will alternate attending classes in the building and at home on a given day.
Jefferson County Schools and