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9575 Vaughn Rd, PO Box 640339

Pike Road, AL 36064

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COVID-19 Info & Updates from the Town of Pike Road

March 30, 2020: A Letter from Pike Road Schools Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ledbetter
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Dear PRS family,


As you all are aware, Governor Kay Ivey and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey announced on March 26th that our schools would not physically reopen for students until after June 5th. However, instruction of students may begin again via
distance learning beginning April 6th. This means no in person instruction or services of any kind, be they academics, arts, athletics, clubs, or any other co-curricular activity. It is the highest priority to quell the spread of COVID-19 through reducing interactions that could allow the virus to spread.


Although Pike Road educators are deeply saddened to not be able to spend time together with their classes, they have been working to make sure that the education of our students does not suffer. You will be receiving the Academic Continuity Plan for
your school/schools this afternoon. In it you will find details of how we are going to move forward with teaching and learning for the rest of the year. I ask all to work together in a spirit of patience and perseverance as we refine the process through experience.


Our goal in Pike Road Schools is not to simply do a patch for missed learning, but to truly make the learning opportunities for our students effective and to help them continue on their educational paths. No one is better poised to accomplish this goal than Pike Road Schools! We have been through five years of productive struggle to build a great school system. Our educators are committed to doing what is best to help students learn, and they have demonstrated their flexibility and their resolve repeatedly.


I am confident we will continue our students learning through this time unabated. It is important for our schools, our community, and our senior students that we celebrate our first senior class. Therefore, we are setting a date to have a graduation ceremony
for the Pike Road High School Class of 2020 on June 6th at 9:00 am at the stadium. We will monitor the situation leading up to that date and make plans accordingly. 

 

Finally, thanks to each of you for being part of our family! We will work together through this crisis, we will learn valuable lessons as we do so that will help us grow and improve, and we will come out on the other side of this stronger for having gone through
it. Our mission to think, innovate, and create has never been more appropriate.


We have been teaching to prepare our students for an unknown future all along. Let's employ our critical thinking skills to solve this real world problem and use this as a grand learning opportunity!


Sincerely,


Dr. Charles Ledbetter
Superintendent, Pike Road Schools

March 27, 2020: Updates & Reminders from Mayor Stone
March 27, 2020: A Note from Mayor Gordon Stone
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The Town of Pike Road continues to encourage our citizens to be safe, be smart, and be confident in the face of the evolving COVID-19 challenge, and we want to say “thank you” to our citizens for all you are doing to protect and encourage the community. It gives us great joy to continue to see you engaging with each other in meaningful ways while practicing social distancing. Your decisions to pray with your neighbors at the end of your driveways, write kind messages in chalk to thank our service providers, and support our local businesses allow the warm hospitality of our community to shine through in this difficult time.

 

The COVID-19 situation presents a variety of challenges, and we are thankful for the hard work of our service partners, emergency responders, churches, and Pike Road Schools team, as well as the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, and the Montgomery County EMA, as they collaborate and innovate to meet the needs of citizens. We encourage you to continue to support our local businesses, who are also facing operational changes due to the current circumstances. Our team is in constant communication with each of these partners, and we have updated our website to connect you with our local dining options, our utility and service partners, P.R.A.Y.E.R. (Pike Road Area Your Emergency Response) Team resources, and more.

 

We want to remind you that, although Town Hall is closed to public access, our team is just a phone call or email away. Please give us a call to learn how we can help with your municipal service needs. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to make sure the Town of Pike Road continues to be the special hometown we love, even in these difficult times.

 

Thanks and God Bless,

Mayor Stone

March 27, 2020: Community Update from the Town of Pike Road Regarding COVID-19
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On Friday, March 27, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health issued a State Health Order with new guidelines and regulations to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Alabama. These policies reflect the importance of social distancing and include the closure of non-essential businesses, venues and activities, and prohibit non-work-related gatherings involving 10 or more people through April 17, 2020. 

The State Health Order also includes the closure of public playground equipment and athletic activities that require close personal interactions and shared sports equipment. Effective March 28, 2020 at 5 p.m., the Community Ball Field and playground at Veterans Park (4902 Pike Rd), as well as the Rolling Hills playground (off Trotman Rd) will be closed to the public. At this time, Town of Pike Road facilities remain closed to the public, but our team and municipal services are accessible via phone and email. Please contact us to learn how our team can help you electronically: 334.272.9883 or info@pikeroad.us.

 

Any changes or updates to this policy will be based primarily on CDC and ADPH recommendations. Citizens will be notified via our e-newsletter and normal communications methods, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Visit us at www.pikeroad.us to register for our weekly e-newsletter to receive updates in your inbox each Friday.

 

Based on the recommendations and policies set forth by the Alabama State Department of Education and ADPH, Pike Road Schools has advised that they are in communication with parents and students regarding plans for remote instruction and e-learning. The Pike Road Schools Child Nutrition Program is also providing free, curbside meal pick-up for youth 18 years and under on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the extended school closure. Please click here to learn more about Pike Road Schools’ operations.

 

This is a continuously developing situation, and the Town of Pike Road is in constant communication with county and state partners to ensure we are doing all we can to serve our citizens and slow the spread of COVID-19. We are also working with our emergency and service partners, who are dedicated to providing their vital services, even in this difficult time. We encourage you to be smart, be safe, and be confident in this time of uncertainty, and we want to emphasize that we are here to help. Our team continues to add resources to our website, www.pikeroad.us, as the needs of our community involve. Visit us online to learn how you can:

  • Support local businesses finding innovative ways to safely serve our community

  • Access updates from our service and utility providers

  • Connect with faith-based community resources from the P.R.A.Y.E.R. Team (Pike Road Area Your Emergency Response)

  • Safely help fill the need of life-saving blood donations during the COVID-19 challenge

 

As the COVID-19 challenge continues in our community and beyond, we encourage you to personally review information provided by trustworthy organizations with recommendations from experts, such as the continuously updated pages available below:

March 26, 2020: A Letter from Pike Road Schools Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ledbetter
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PRS family,
 

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey just concluded a press conference where they announced that schools in Alabama will not physically open for the rest of the school year. We will be allowed to begin E-learning via internet access on April 6th. Our educators have been planning for this for two weeks.
 

There will be a web meeting for Alabama school superintendents with Dr. Mackey on Friday morning March 27th where we will hear more details about what we will be allowed to do. The Pike Road Schools leadership team will be meeting after the webinar to finalize the plans we have been working on.
 

Pike Road Schools will communicate our plans for e-learning on Monday, March 30th. PRS is committed to the success of every child at Pike Road Schools and meeting the diverse needs of all of our learners. We are focused on eliminating gaps in learning that could occur due to this unique situation. The PRS team looks forward to working together to help our students complete
this school year.

 

Pike Road Schools has long awaited graduating its first senior class. This pandemic has thrown us a curve, but be assured we are planning ways to not only get all of our seniors graduated, but also to celebrate their accomplishments as the first seniors of Pike Road City Schools.
 

Thank you for your continued support of Pike Road Schools! Never has there been a time more appropriate for our motto to be implemented: "Think, Innovate, Create".
 

May God bless you and Pike Road Schools through all of this.
 

Dr. Chuck Ledbetter
Superintendent, Pike Road Schools

March 24, 2020: Municipal Facilities & Recycling Reminder

We are excited about the enthusiastic interest our community continues to show regarding recycling in the Town of Pike Road. Out of an abundance of caution for the health of both potential users of the recycling facility and the employees who are responsible for maintaining it, the Town of Pike Road’s Recycling Depot is included in the current municipal facility closures. The Town of Pike Road’s current policy, announced on March 18, 2020, effectively restricts public access to municipal facilities through April 12, and our team continues to work closely with local, county and state partners to evaluate closures following Apr. 12. We understand the inconvenience this policy creates for our citizens, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to combat the spread of COVID-19 together.

March 23, 2020: A Letter from Pike Road Schools Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ledbetter
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Dear PRS family,


Welcome back from Spring Break, even though we are not physically back in the classroom. Currently all preK-12 schools in Alabama are closed until April 6th. Closed means we cannot provide instruction that is for credit. Following Governor Kay Ivey’s State of Emergency order to close schools for an extended period, our leadership team began preparing for a number of
contingencies.


Our educators have been preparing and planning for this possibility for over two weeks. We will be offering enrichment learning activities as allowed by the Alabama State Department of Education so that learning does not stop. The learning gap caused by this worldwide health emergency is small for Pike Road Schools. We are uniquely poised to help our learners through electronic, on-line medium and can engage them in learning the standards appropriate to their grade level.


You will be hearing from your respective schools right away to verify that you have internet access at home. We will help facilitate temporary internet access to anyone who doesn't have access during the school facility shutdown period. Our plans are in place to move forward with e-learning for credit should the state allow it during the shutdown. We will send you more information about those plans as soon as we have the approval from the Alabama State Department of Education.


To assist learners and lead learners while working from home our Information Technology (IT) department will be providing support services via help desk tickets. Should you have needs, please contact itsupport@pikeroadschools.org and put in a request for help. They will get back to you with help in a timely fashion. The IT department will be working on help issues Monday-Fridays from 10 am until 2 pm. The remainder of their time will be spent troubleshooting issues and supporting our lead learners as they transition their class to an online format.


The Pike Road School System is committed to keeping our community safe, getting our seniors graduated, and helping all of our students to continue to learn and progress so that their learning is not interrupted by this world health crisis. I pray that you all are healthy and handling the changes this crisis has brought about. Thank you in advance for working with us as we get all of this going and work the kinks out. If you need my assistance, please call me on my cell at 334-714-1679.
 

Dr. Chuck Ledbetter
Superintendent, Pike Road Schools

March 20, 2020: Updates & Reminders from Mayor Stone
March 18, 2020: A Note from Mayor Gordon Stone
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The Town of Pike Road is providing you with the below information relative to municipal operations during the developing COVID-19 challenge with the simple goal of keeping our residents informed on local issues. It has been, and continues to be, our plan to encourage smart, safe and confident responses as we continue to face this challenge together.

The Town of Pike Road is actively working with leaders in the public and private sectors across Montgomery County, including the City of Montgomery, the Montgomery County Commission, and the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency. Through our work with the EMA, we have been fortunate to have regular updates from local health agencies and providers of care. Further, we have each issued a state of local emergency proclamation, so as to quickly access additional resources if needed.

We are in touch with all of our utility partners, first responders, and Pike Road Schools leadership. Each organization has developed a response plan and has engaged a regular dialogue. It is clear that each is committed to safety, meeting needs, and maintaining quality response levels. We are especially appreciative of their commitment to serve and care for both citizens and their employees.

We have a dedicated team at the Town of Pike Road. Each member has been actively engaged in designing a multiple level plan of response. The Town has a strategy for immediate implementation, which calls for limiting access to public facilities. We are asking all who desire to conduct business to utilize an online or phone-in approach. We have closed public facilities to external activities through April 12, and we will continue to evaluate the date as circumstances change. To stay abreast of any changes to operational procedures, please visit www.pikeroad.us. To access our digital resources, please click here.

In closing, I have a deep belief in the power of prayer. With the strength and blessing of God, we will continue to be diligent. We will also work to make the best possible information available to our citizens. Thank you to all who are engaged in a smart, safe, and confident manner. Please remember that the CDC and ADPH provide great guidance, and we encourage personal attention to the recommendations for social distancing and public gatherings. We appreciate each of you. The Town of Pike Road is blessed to have a great future because of the people who make it such a special place to call home.

Thanks and God Bless,

Mayor Stone

March 18, 2020: Community Update from the Town of Pike Road Regarding COVID-19
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Pike Road, ALA – Beginning on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Town of Pike Road is implementing additional precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 challenge. It is our top priority to serve the people of Pike Road and take care of the employees on our team. These actions, as part of our Business Continuity Plan, will allow us to continue to provide safe access to municipal services and help our community to be smart, safe, and confident as we continue to face this ongoing situation together.

Effective Thursday, March 19:

  • Based on recommendations of social distancing from the CDC and ADPH, Town Hall and all municipal facilities will be closed to public access effective March 19, 2020 and through April 12, 2020. This policy applies to locations such as Founders Station, the Pike Road Arts Center, Natural Trail Trailhead Facilities, and the Recycling Depot.

  • The Town of Pike Road has extended the suspension of events at municipal facilities through April 12. Events following April 12 are being evaluated, and any changes or updates to this policy will be based primarily on CDC and ADPH recommendations. Citizens will be notified via our e-newsletter and normal communications methods, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • On March 25, Pike Road Schools will begin providing curbside meal pickup to youth 18 years and younger throughout the extended school closure. Meals will be available for curbside pickup only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Curbside meal pick up will begin on Wednesday, March 25th. Click here to learn more.

 

We want to emphasize that our team will still be available via phone and email to help you with municipal services. We have added additional resources to our website to aid our citizens and businesses. At this time of year, business licenses and inspection requests make up a large portion of Town Hall traffic. Please contact us to learn how our team can help you through these processes electronically: 334.272.9883 or info@pikeroad.us.

We encourage you to personally review information provided by organizations with recommendations from experts, such as the continuously updated pages available below:

 

Please click here to access the Town of Pike Road's online resources, including Business License Applications & Renewals, Building Permit Applications, and more. 

Updated March 18, 2020: Pike Road Schools to Provide Curbside Meal Pick-Up Beginning March 25
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In an effort to support our local community through this school closure, the Pike Road Schools Child Nutrition Program will offer free meals to students who need them. Meals will be available for curbside pickup only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Curbside meal pick up will begin on Wednesday, March 25th. No paperwork required.


During this time, we will offer a limited selection sack lunches and breakfasts that are ready to eat. Children 18 and under who use this service will be provided two breakfast and two lunches each day while supplies last. It is VERY important that you refrigerate any milk, sandwiches or lunchables that are not eaten immediately. Cold foods will spoil and make you sick.


Please note, out of an abundance of caution, we will not be allowing students or families to enter the school during meal pickup times and meals must be consumed off site. 


Serving Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 25

  • Friday, March 27

  • Monday, March 30

  • Wednesday, April 1

  • Friday, April 3


Pick Up Times:
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Meal Pick Up Site:
Pike Road Middle School, the Historic Campus, located at 4710 Pike Road

 

If you have any questions, please email Pike Road Schools' Child Nutrition Program manager, Daron Bell, at Daron.Bell@pikeroadschools.org or call 420-5327. Please click here to learn more about Pike Road Schools’ operations.

March 13, 2020: A Note from Mayor Gordon Stone
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The Town of Pike Road is encouraging our citizens to be smart, safe and confident as we approach the ongoing COVID-19 challenge. First, be smart and find reliable sources of accurate, science-based information. Utilize the CDC and ADPH websites. Second, be safe by following the recommended procedures for washing hands, social distancing, group interactions, and monitoring your personal symptoms. Third, be confident in the healthcare systems and medical expertise that is guiding our policy. We should practice preventative measures and carefully proceed with our daily functions.

 

Your hometown has great confidence in its partners. Our service providers have plans for uninterrupted service. Concerning our public facilities, we are implementing safety-first guidelines for operations during this time. We will continue to monitor and engage with all of the experts in healthcare, public service, and other key areas to make sure we are providing clarity on local issues. For now, please monitor our communications to stay informed. With prayer and diligence, we will work through these issues together.

Thanks and God Bless,

Mayor Stone

March 13, 2020: Community Update from the Town of Pike Road Regarding COVID-19
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The Town of Pike Road is in constant communication with county and state partners to monitor the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) that is impacting many parts of the world, including the United States. We are also working with our emergency and service partners regarding their plans for continued operations. Our goal is to address citizens’ concerns and communicate the steps that are being taken to mitigate the risks to our citizens. We want to help our community to be smart, be safe, and be confident in their actions.

 

The Town of Pike Road team is committed to providing safe access to municipal services, and that begins at Town Hall. Based on the CDC’s recommendations of social distancing, we are limiting public access to the administrative areas of our facilities. We respectfully request that citizens limit their visits to Town Hall and handle municipal needs remotely. The Town of Pike Road will continue to function as normal, but our staff will be accessible primarily via phone and email. Contact information for our team is available at www.pikeroad.us/ourteam.

 

We will continue to respond with careful actions and cleaning to be sensitive to the concerns of citizens with appointments. At this time of year, business licenses and inspection requests make up a large portion of Town Hall traffic. Please contact us to learn how our team can help you through these processes electronically: 334.272.9883 or info@pikeroad.us.

In the interest of erring on the side of caution, the Town of Pike Road is suspending all events at municipal facilities, including Town Hall (9575 Vaughn Rd), Founders Station (4902 Pike Rd), and the Pike Road Arts Center (944 Wallahatchie Rd), effective immediately through March 30. Events following March 30 are being evaluated, and any changes or updates to this policy will be based primarily on CDC and ADPH recommendations. Citizens will be notified via our e-newsletter and normal communications methods, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

The Town of Pike Road is in continuous contact with our emergency and utility service providers, who have plans in place to maintain continuity of service. In addition, Pike Road Schools has advised that they will make operational decisions based on the recommendations of the Alabama State Department of Education and ADPH. Please click here to learn more about Pike Road Schools’ operations.

 

We seek to provide helpful and relevant information. We will provide you with new information as it comes available. We encourage you to personally review information provided by organizations with recommendations from experts, including the highlighted tips below from the CDC:

How can I help protect myself?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. We can’t stress this enough: Please make sure to frequently wash your hands.

Call your Doctor if you have:

  • Fever of 101.5 or higher

  • Unrelenting cough

  • Shortness of breath

March 13, 2020: Joint Media Briefing from the Montgomery EMA, Town of Pike Road, Montgomery County Commission, and City of Montgomery

On March 13, 2020, the Montgomery City/County EMA hosted a media briefing outlining community readiness and preparations for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  Montgomery County Commission Vice-Chairwoman Ronda Walker, City of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, and Town of Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone made remarks, and representatives from public health and safety agencies were also be in attendance. Video of the briefing is available through each of the links below.

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March 13, 2020: A Letter from Pike Road Schools Superintendent, Dr. Chuck Ledbetter
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Pike Road Schools family,


We are going through an unprecedented time now as the world responds to the threat of a new, highly contagious infectious disease, COVID-19, or Coronavirus. The health and welfare of our students, employees, and community are our highest priority, and we are making decisions accordingly. 

 

We are following the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. We are communicating with them regularly and adjusting our plans according to their directives.


I am cancelling all school trips that are scheduled through the end of April. We will work vigorously to get deposits returned from vendors for field trips that have been paid in advance. We will continue to monitor events and make a determination about possible trips for the rest of this school year by early April.


We will continue to follow the directives of the Alabama High School Athletic Association concerning sports. Pike Road Schools teams will not attend any out of state sporting events until further notice. 


Spring break arrives at a good time for us as we have a few days next week to see how COVID-19 is spreading and to adjust to the reactions to it. Several states have closed schools, and by the end of next week we should know a lot more about Alabama’s response and how it will effect schools.


I hope that you have an enjoyable, safe spring break, take prudent precautions to prevent the spread of germs, and enjoy a respite from schoolwork. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we continue to adjust to this fluid situation.
 

Sincerely,


Chuck Ledbetter, Ed. D.
Superintendent

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