Hale County Board of Education

Dedicated to excellence in education




    Michael C. Ryans, Superintendent 

    April 3, 2020 

    Hello HCS Family,

    The Hale County School System’s Administrative Team has been working diligently to create an opportunity for your child to learn during these remaining weeks of the school year. We feel confident that our plan will provide the direction and support families need while ensuring our students remain on track to advance academically as natural as possible. Our teachers and support personnel are prepared and eager to support your child’s learning.

    These learning opportunities will be available to you via online opportunities or through paper packet pick up at your child’s current school. All students should be prepared to continue learning from the current school year and prepare for the next grade and courses, so please be mindful of the importance of completing all activities.

    Although our learning plan was created to encourage parent participation, please know their teachers are readily available to assist you via email or other identified options Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The plan is outlined below:

    Seniors on track to graduate and in good standing as of the third nine-week reporting period will be considered “as meeting the graduation requirements” for the State of Alabama. Should a senior wish to improve his or her third term grade(s), he or she will be given the opportunity to do so through additional assignments.

    • Seniors who are not on track to graduate will be given the opportunity for credit                    recovery immediately, rather than waiting until summer.
    • Alabama Essential Pathway work hour requirements are waived.
    • Per ALSDE, the Civics test requirement is waived for Seniors.

    The dates of graduation ceremonies will be announced as soon as permission is granted by the ALSDE and CDC.

    K-11th Grade Students

    • Grades for students in K-11 will be determined by an average of their grades from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd nine-weeks with 4th nine-weeks assignments to determine the End-of-Year Grade. 
    • Students in grades 9-11 who have a failing grade for the 3rd reporting period will have an opportunity to recover the credit as soon as possible.
    • From April 8th through May 20th, lessons will be provided via the internet and through paper packets. Each school will have a scheduled pick-up time; therefore, those times will be announced individually. Schools will also announce when packets are to be returned, in a later announcement.
    • Students in jeopardy of failing shall be contacted by his or her current school for further instructions.

    Student Meals

    Due to the “Stay at Home” order issued by Governor Ivey, "Grab and Go" meals will be discontinued at this time. This procedure will be re-evaluated in the near future.


    Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate through these unfamiliar times. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as we work together to remain safe and healthy while making the Hale County School System the best it can be.

    *If you have questions, please contact your child’s principal or teacher via email.


    Michael C. Ryans


    Michael C. Ryans
    Superintendent, Hale County Schools

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  • Vision Statement

    The vision of the Hale County Board of Education is to ensure that all students reach their full academic and social potential to be successful in a globally, diverse society.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Hale County School System is to provide opportunities for all students to succeed in a globally diverse society.  

    All students will participate in  rigorous academic, technological, and workforce skills in order to access and express information, thoughts and ideas.  

    All schools will maintain a safe, engaging environment where responsibility is expected and initiative is encouraged from all stakeholders.  


    The Hale County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  


     Hale County Board of Education is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitayion Act.  If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact our system at 334-624-8836.  We are always striving to improve the accessibility standards of our website.