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PCBOE opens homework hotlines

A homework hotline is offering help and resources for Pike County Schools students and parents struggling with at-home schooling.

The hotlines, which are open from 5 to 9 p.m. on weekdays, allow students or parents to speak directly with a Pike County teacher who can assist with the completion of assignments.

“The Homework Helpline, because it is being supported by Pike County teachers directly, will give our students some since of normalcy. Students will be able to reconnect not only for help but will also hear a friendly and supportive voice,” said Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent.

Hotlines available include:

• Elementary School work, 334-344-6941

• Middle School and High School work, 334-566-8890

In addition, teachers are available 24-hours a day via email and can be reached through each school’s website, said Stephanie Snyder, technology coordinator for Pike County Schools.

With the cancellation of on-campus for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, public schools have converted to alternative methods of education.

April packets for students at Goshen Elementary, Pike County Elementary and Banks have been distributed and should be returned to schools April 27-May 1. Students will receive packets covering two more weeks with their final turn-in for those packets on May 19.

Pike County High School, Goshen High School and Banks seventh- and eighth-grade packets will be ready for pickup today. They will be returned April 27-May 1, and students will receive packets covering two more weeks with final turn-in for those packets on May 19.

Bazzell said each senior is being contacted directly by principals and guidance counselors to ensure requirements for graduation are met.

Students working on CTE credentials may complete requirements as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.