I’m Jacque Helms, Principal of Baldwin County Virtual Elementary School. I want to welcome you and your student to a great new school year and share a few announcements.
This is our inaugural school year and we are beyond excited to get it started. We are hoping that by returning to school, even virtually, students will have a since of normalcy in their lives. There are some expectations we will need to adjust so that we can ramp up our services to provide an excellent educational opportunity for all three thousand students.
Transferring over 3,000 students from their brick-and-mortar school to the Elementary Virtual School so quickly has been a monumental task. We expect that most of the previously enrolled Baldwin County Public School students will be transferred by the end of this week. Most of the out-of-area students and new to Baldwin County students will be transferred by the end of next week.
Plans are in the works for computer pickup for kindergarteners and those who are new to Baldwin County. Broken computers can be handled once your student’s teacher has been announced and that teacher can facilitate exchanging computers.
We expect to send out links for Meet the Teacher on Monday or Tuesday. Dividing over 3,500 students into teachers’ courses has proved challenging, but we are up for the challenge! Our teachers are recording videos and getting their virtual classrooms set up for you.
Please share these messages with others as our parents work out their spam filters and we get everyone properly enrolled into our communication systems.
This is such an exciting time and we are so excited to start the school year with you and your student online!