Floyd County Schools 2020-2021

Fall Reopening Plan

Superintendent Message

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

As we move towards the reopening of our schools this fall, I want to assure you that we have worked tirelessly, using every resource at our disposal, to create the safest and most efficient reopening plan possible for our students and staff. We have brainstormed for hours to think of issues that might transpire and provide a solution for these issues. We also acknowledge there will be challenges that arise that we will not be prepared for as this is an unprecedented time for our society and the education profession. We ask for your patience and understanding as we prepare to bring our children back to school and provide them with the best education possible.

I would also like to remind everyone that each challenge brings an opportunity for us to grow as learners, educators, and a society. The mindset with which we approach the reopening of our schools is vitally important to the success of this plan.

Positivity is a key aspect to any plan! We have to remain positive and put on our best problem-solving hats as we get our children back to in person school or transitioned into an all online model. I am confident that our communities, students, and staff have a positive attitude and will demonstrate that mentality as we successfully reopen our schools! Floyd County is a very special place, and it is because of this positive mindset and a resiliency not found in other communities that we will be successful! You are greatly appreciated!

We will continue to follow the Governor’s and Commissioner’s guidance therefore, our plans are subject to change. Again we ask you to be patient with us as we must build flexibility into our plan in order to keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe.

Thank you,

Danny Adkins

Superintendent Floyd County Schools

Please take a few minutes and review our 2020-2021 Reopening Plan for our students, teachers and staff . We hope that this will provide you and your family with a better understanding of what school will look like beginning Wednesday, September 8, 2020. In the following, you will see:

Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky School (K-12)

Student Instruction Options - In-Person Learner or Online Learner

2020-2021 School Calendar

FCS COVID-19 Tier Status

Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools


These safety expectations were written with input from the Education Continuation Task Force as well as the Governor’s Office, Department for Public Health, Kentucky Department of Education, the Cabinet of Education and Workforce Development and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Floyd County Schools will follow these expectations set forth by the Education Continuation Task Force and the Center for Disease Control for the safety and well-being of our students, teachers and staff. Please click HERE to access these expectations.

Student Instruction Options

While our preferred model of instructional delivery is a traditional educational environment, we anticipate continued public health restrictions when school resumes in the fall. Our intent is to provide in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible, while also taking prudent steps to keep our students, staff, and community safe and adhering to any applicable public health orders. We also understand that some students may prefer an Online Learning environment or that a COVID-19 surge may require us to revert to online learning for temporary periods. For that, we have created two choices for parents: Traditional In-Person Learning and Online Learning. When the Governor's Office, KDE and the Center for Disease Controls recommend different options, we will revisit this model. We feel that this model allows parents a flexible, yet sustainable, model to follow.

2020-2021 Floyd County Schools Calendar

21 CAL - Revised 7-8-20.pdf

Floyd County Schools 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved with a start date of September 8th, and an ending date of May 14th. Since Floyd County Schools has the option to function completely online, snow day and NTI days will not be necessary. Online learning will continue allowing the calendar to remain consistent.

FCS COVID-19 Tier Status

For further information on tier status please click the colors below.

Green Tier:

  • Floyd County Schools has NO active COVID-19 cases.

Yellow Tier:

  • Floyd County Schools has NO active COVID-19 cases. However, the county has 1 or more active cases.

Orange Tier:

  • Floyd County Schools has 1 active case in a classroom, grade level, or school, and the county has many active cases.

Red Tier:

  • Floyd County Schools has many multiple active cases in a classroom, grade level, or school, and the county has substantial cases.

The Floyd County School District will adhere to recommendations of the Governor’s HealthyatSchool guidance.