Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that one middle school student, one upper elementary school student, and one primary school 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
3 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, As we continue to see an increase in positive cases in our schools and our county remains at a high level of community spread, we are updating health and safety strategies. After seeking input and feedback from stakeholders in our recent zoom meeting, we are going to make the following changes to COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines 2021-2022. 1. We will offer online distance learning as an option for delivering instruction for students in grades K-12. Students enrolled in the Distance Learning Option will be utilizing the online program called Odysseyware in grades 3-12. In grades K-2, distance learning students will be utilizing several online programs. The enrollment form should be available next week on our school websites. Those enrolled by September 3rd, should be able to begin work in the program by September 13th if not sooner. The enrollment form will provide more detailed information about the program and specific guidelines. By enrolling in the Distance Learning Option, you will be making a commitment to distance learning for the rest of the school year. These students will be eligible for any honors or recognitions, but they will not be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities. 2. We will implement free school-based COVID-19 testing provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health. DPH will provide personnel, equipment and supplies to perform tests at our schools one or two days a week while we will provide the testing location, testing schedule, and opt-in and consent paperwork. This program will be totally voluntary and offered to all students and staff. DPH will test those individuals who voluntarily opt-in to the program on a regular basis. We appreciate your support and patience as we try to address the challenges related to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our school system as well as our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Respectfully, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
3 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that 3 high school students and one middle school 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
3 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that six high school students and two middle school 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
3 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that three high school students and one upper elementary school 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, There will be a Zoom meeting held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our current school health and safety procedures and strategies for the 2021-2022 school year. The link to the zoom meeting is below. Join the Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82201582166?pwd=R3JrQjRTcVdkL05hYVZ6aXYvOWhqZz09 Sincerely, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
8/23/21 Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that five high school students, two upper elementary school students, and one staff member 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
4 months 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. We had one additional upper elementary school student test positive this week. This student is included in the summary. The weekly summary is based on the information that I have at this time. https://5il.co/xlpb 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/x3oy Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We are very concerned about the percentage of positive tests in the last 14 days for our county. According to data provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health, our community has a high level of community spread. I plan to report a summary of the cases and quarantines in our schools for this week later this afternoon. While the number of positive cases that have been reported may not represent a large percentage of our total staff and student counts, the number of positive cases is troubling. To ease the concern of parents, students, and staff, we are going to make the following changes to our health and safety strategies. 1. Beginning Monday, face masks will be required on our school buses. This is a strategy used in many districts across the state. 2. Beginning Monday, the modified quarantine method for students exposed in the school setting will be changed. We will notify parents that their child may have been exposed, encourage them to monitor their child’s symptoms, allow them to remain in school during their quarantine period if they remain asymptomatic, and require that they wear a mask during the quarantine period. Any close contact that is opposed to wearing a mask at school during their quarantine period will be allowed to quarantine at home. We appreciate your support and patience as we try to address the recent challenges related to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our school system as well as in our community. If you have any questions or concerns related to our handling of COVID-19 in our schools, please contact me. Respectfully, Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that three high school students and one upper elementary staff member 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, We have been informed that one high school 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that two upper elementary school students, two middle school students, and one high school student tested positive for COVID-19. We were also informed that a staff member 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Over the weekend, we were informed that a primary school student tested positive for COVID-19. This student was listed as a quarantine in the summary for last week. We were also informed that 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
4 months 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. We had one staff member and two students, from the same household, test positive this week. They have not been at school this week, so we believe these cases did not result in any exposure at school. They are included in the summary. The weekly summary is based on the information that I have at this time. https://5il.co/x63k 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/x3oy Jennifer Albritton Superintendent
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that an upper elementary school 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that two high school 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that a Middle School student and an Upper Elementary School 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Today, we were informed that a high school 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians, Over the weekend, we were informed that a staff member 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
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton
The Georgia Department of Public Health (West Central Health District) will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 years of age and older. The vaccination event will be held at the Taylor County High School Cafeteria on August 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration information is provided in the link below. https://5il.co/wqji
4 months ago, Jennifer Albritton