April 20, 2020
Let me begin by saying how proud I am of how everyone has handled this crisis. It has been a challenge that everyone has accepted and made a way for learning to continue. I truly appreciate your efforts.
I want to share the plans for Chattooga County Schools as we continue to deal with the current crisis and not being able to return to school for instruction. Below is a summary of our academic plans and the return of items to the school.
Chattooga County Schools will operate on a “bonus point” grading system for the dates of March 16th-May 8th. For every 10% of completed assignments, students will receive one point to their final average. (For example: A student completing 50% will receive 5 bonus points, a student completing 10% will receive 1 bonus point, etc.)
No student grade will be negatively impacted for this grading period.
Beginning the week of May 11th, there will not be any new graded assignments for students. From
May 11th-May 29th students who are failing will have the opportunity to make up missed work and improve their averages. For students who have completed all the previous assignments, they can choose to continue their learning; as teachers will continue to post assignments and make paper packets available through May 25th. These assignments are not required.
Chattooga County Schools will begin collecting completed assignments Tuesday, April 21st and every Tuesday through May 12th (April 21st, April 28th, May 5th, and May 12th). At this time, students may also return library books or additional items that may belong to the school.
Chromebook collection schedule will be released later.
For additional information, please contact your school principal.
Chattooga County Schools
Enable all students to become productive, contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make responsible decisions, utilize technology, and adapt to the challenges of the future.
The Chattooga County Enrollment Center will reopen on Monday, May 11th, 2020. The new office hours will be from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The office will only be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays until further notice.
Social distancing protocols will be in place for this office. We ask that you please help us ensure the safety of our community in abiding by these rules.
There should only be one parent/guardian that comes in to complete the necessary paperwork.
There will be a two-person limit in the office at any given time to help us comply with the social distancing rule.
If you need special assistance, please call the office before you come 706-859-8909.
Chattooga County Schools will provide meals for their students during the school closure beginning Monday, March 16. Meals will be available for a daily pick up at each Chattooga County school from 10 am – 12 noon M-F. There will be a drive-thru area marked. Please stay in your vehicle and you will be given meals based on the number of children in your vehicle. Anticipate the possibility of a brief wait in line.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Dear Chattooga County Families,
We know there is a concern with the impact of the coronavirus on our school community. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of our students and staff.
As of March 3, 2020, two confirmed cases have been reported in Fulton County, Georgia. We will continue to monitor the situation and will take action as necessary.
Chattooga County Schools continuously receives updates and guidance on signs and symptoms of the coronavirus. Our school system is closely working with the Chattooga County Health Department and school nurses and will be monitoring information that is being released from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
There are preventative measures you can take that are recommended by the medical community. These measures are the same as those for the flu.
- Wash hands frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you are sick and running a fever
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use tissues to cover the cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash
Chattooga County Schools will update school websites, social media, and local news stations if any information becomes available.
There is up-to-date information on the coronavirus on the Georgia Department of Public Health website https://dph.georgia.gov/ or the Center for Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Thank you for helping us keep our staff, students, and community safe.