We will conduct the regularly scheduled meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education Monday, December 14, 2020, at our normal location and virtually by a Zoom meeting. Please note that some board members may choose to access the meeting virtually. You will find a link to the zoom meeting on the agenda at the Simbli Site and below. Join Board Meeting – Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94896473321?pwd=a2RYSzMxM2VldUV1bmRqS21DN1Y0dz09
almost 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
Update on New School The Taylor County School District exchanged the property it acquired on Oak Street and State Route 96 for land directly behind the Upper Elementary School. This will be the site of the new school. We plan to have a groundbreaking ceremony on December 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For the ceremony, you will access the property by turning on R.L. McDougald Drive that runs beside the Upper Elementary School. Once you pass the school, you will see signs directing you to an area where you will be able to park. You may access a copy of the invitation by clicking on the link below. https://5il.co/nqfh Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
almost 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
12-8-20 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that one student tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
almost 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
12-7-20 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member was not at school today. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
almost 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
Parents, Students, and Staff, We will welcome our in-person learners back to school on December 7th. We have received updated quarantine guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health. This guidance provides criteria allowing for a shorter duration of quarantine. I have provided a link to the guidance below. https://5il.co/nl2n I would like to encourage our parents and guardians to continue monitoring your students at home. Staff members should also be monitoring themselves as well. We have the following documents to help with your decision making: https://5il.co/j52d https://5il.co/jmuf Respectfully, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
We will operate the school meal program on Monday and Thursday of this week. On those days, we will be delivering enough breakfast and lunch for multiple days. The bus delivery of meals will begin at 10:00 a.m. In addition to bus stops, the Upper Elementary School Cafeteria and the High School Cafeteria are open as meal pick-up sites. The hours of the pick-up sites are every Monday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
If you plan to attend the football game Friday night and would like to purchase tickets in advance, please click on the link below. Washington-Wilkes Tigers vs Taylor County Vikings | Football Tickets | GoFan https://gofan.co/app/events/169393?schoolId=GA6094
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
Since my post on November 16, 2020, we have had 4 students and 1 staff member test positive. I have provided the summary in the link below to help capture what has happened in terms of COVID-19 in our District. The weekly summary is based on the information that I have at this time. https://5il.co/n9st Parents and guardians, please continue to monitor your children at home. Staff members should also be monitoring themselves as well. We have the following documents to help with your decision making: https://5il.co/j52d https://5il.co/jmuf Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
Parents, Students, and Staff, It has become increasingly apparent that we are dealing with a large number of students and staff members that are out of school due to sickness or quarantine. For the health and well-being of our students and staff members, we have made the difficult decision to close our schools on November 19th and November 20th. We will also implement distance learning for the in-school students November 30th–December 4th. Please know that we will make efforts to disinfect our school buildings and buses. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I hope everyone will enjoy Thanksgiving break, and we look forward to getting back to school virtually on November 30th and in-person December 7th. Respectfully, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
11/16/2020 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that two students and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
I have provided the summary in the link below to help capture what has happened in terms of COVID-19 in our District. The weekly summary is based on the information that I have at this time. https://5il.co/n2iz Parents and guardians, please continue to monitor your children at home. Staff members should also be monitoring themselves as well. We have the following documents to help with your decision making: https://5il.co/j52d https://5il.co/jmuf Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
11-13-20 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that a student tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing, but we have not identified any close contacts at school. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
11-11-2020 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that one teacher and one student tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing, but we have not identified any close contacts at school. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
The Taylor County School System has performed well this year in regards to its 4-year cohort graduation rate for the year 2020. The Taylor County School System’s 4-year cohort graduation rate for the year 2020 is 86.24% and exceeds the state cohort graduation rate of 83.8%. Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff for the teamwork that produced this accomplishment. It is our goal to keep up the good work as we partner together to offer excellent educational opportunities for the students of Taylor County.
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
I have provided the summary in the link below to help capture what has happened in terms of COVID-19 in our District. The weekly summary is based on the information that I have at this time. https://5il.co/mt8f Parents and guardians, please continue to monitor your children at home. Staff members should also be monitoring themselves as well. We have the following documents to help with your decision making: https://5il.co/j52d https://5il.co/jmuf Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
11-6-20 The Taylor County School District was made aware of a fraudulent Facebook page posing as the Taylor County Middle School. We have reported the issue to Facebook and hope that the problem will be resolved quickly.  Please be assured that both the page and the posts it contains are not associated with Taylor County Middle School. Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
We will conduct the regularly scheduled meeting of the Taylor County Board of Education Monday, November 9, 2020, at our normal location and virtually by a Zoom meeting. Please note that some board members may choose to access the meeting virtually. You will find a link to the zoom meeting on the agenda at the Simbli Site and below. Join Board Meeting – Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98297892649?pwd=YXVoUlNuTVg5aHNvVGpHY0dnNUkvQT09
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
11/3/2020 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Yesterday, we were informed that two students tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
I have provided the summary in the link below to help capture what has happened in terms of COVID-19 in our District. The weekly summary is based on the information that I have at this time. https://5il.co/mnl9 Parents and guardians, please continue to monitor your children at home. Staff members should also be monitoring themselves as well. We have the following documents to help with your decision making: https://5il.co/j52d https://5il.co/jmuf Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton
10-27-20 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that two students tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in communication with the Georgia Department of Public Health. They are taking the appropriate steps in regards to contact tracing, but we have not identified any close contacts at school. We are making efforts to disinfect school buildings. Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
about 2 years ago, Jennifer Albritton