March 13th, 2020 – 3:30 PM
Floyd County Schools –
Floyd County Schools will remain closed for all staff and students through Wednesday, March 25th with current plans of classes resuming Thursday, March 26th. This will allow us to implement the practice of SOCIAL DISTANCING which has proven to slow the spread of the virus.
We’re encouraging all students to participate in these extended learning opportunities during the COVID-19 school closures.
Our first instructional option for students is digital learning. All digital learning resources can be accessed and will work on a Chromebook, phone, tablet, or any computing device with internet access. Have your student check their floydstudent.net email inbox for teacher communications. For more information on how to assist your child in accessing their work, click HERE.
For grades K-8, an additional instructional option for students will be paper packets. Parents and/or students can pick up grade-level packets at your schools on Monday, March 16th from 3-6 p.m. Any packets not picked up during that time will be clearly organized and marked by grade level and set outside in a covered area at the front of the elementary and middle school buildings.
Regarding students using Odysseyware (OW):
Floyd County Odysseyware students enrolled in OASIS, Transitional Academy, Hospital Homebound, or high school learning lab classes, please note the following guidelines effective immediately-March 25:
OW students may work from home and should not report to school.
Two units of lessons and quizzes will be unlocked as you move forward.
When you complete two units worth of lessons and quizzes, the tests for those two units will be unlocked.
No failed tests will be reset during this time. Only one attempt will be allowed.
If you complete two units worth of lessons, quizzes, and tests, the next two units will be opened.
Please remember, passing grades are just as important as percent complete.
Please send a message through OW if you have any questions or concerns.
Parents/guardians with a valid I.D. can pick up their child’s medication on Monday, March 16th from 3-6 p.m. If you cannot get there during that time, please contact your child’s school principal via email.BREAKFAST &
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
Beginning Monday, March 16th, FCS Child Nutrition Department will provide meal opportunities free of charge to school-age children during the COVID-19 school closures. Meals will be available for pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations: Armuchee High, Model High, Pepperell High, Garden Lakes Elementary, Cave Spring Elementary, and Ridge Ferry Park.
Each student will receive four meals – a hot lunch, a cold lunch, and two breakfasts.
To pick up the meals, please drive or walk up to the school’s bus loading zone or the pavilion at Ridge Ferry Park. The children must be present to receive the meals. Please look for onsite signage for additional directions.
The meals will be free of charge and served every weekday at all six locations.
There will be no changes to Spring Break.
K-8 REPORT CARDS
K-8 Report cards will not be sent home on March 23rd. A new date will be decided after classes resume.
HEALTH & SAFETY
FCS remains focused on the safety of our schools and communities. We ask that our staff and families continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines as shared by dph.georgia.gov and cdc.gov including monitoring you and your child’s health for fever and symptoms of respiratory illness including a runny nose, cough and/or shortness of breath. Please call your local health provider for assistance if these symptoms occur.
We will continue to collaborate, share information, and monitor the situation with local and state health officials to help protect our school communities. Updates regarding this concern will be posted on our district website, social media channels, and to FCS families through our mass notification system via phone call, email, and/or text message.