DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Gordon County high schools will return to full-time in-person instruction beginning Monday, March 8.  We look forward to welcoming back to campus all of our high school students. 


     

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  • Following conversations with community leaders and high school administrators concerning additional safeguards for preventing the spread of COVID-19, Gordon County Schools has made the decision to continue the hybrid schedule for our high schools through March 5. The schedule for in-person instruction will be Mondays and Tuesdays for students whose last names begin with the letters A-K and Thursdays and Fridays for students with last names beginning L-Z. Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume full-time in-person instruction on March 8.  

    This scheduling change does not impact any other Gordon County School.  


     

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  • UPDATE ON MASK MANDATE FOR BUSES:

    On January 21, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order No. 13998, “Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.” It orders “Immediate Action to Require Mask wearing on Certain Domestic Modes of Transportation.” Gordon County Schools’ officials discussed this order with Board of Education members during their open meeting on February 9. Since then, there has been much additional discussion state-wide as to how this should impact the protocols school systems already have in place regarding this issue. "The executive order mandates masks on conveyances, but there are differing opinions as to how it relates to pupil transportation," stated Matt Cordoza, Director of Public Affairs for the Georgia Department of Education, in his February 10 email to superintendents across the state. At this time, there is still not a clear order from the state on how this will impact bus transportation in public school systems.

    Given the current uncertainty, Gordon County Schools will continue to follow the same protocols that have been in place for the entirety of the school year, until further mandates are provided.  These protocols include strongly encouraging face coverings on buses, as well as on school campuses when distancing cannot be achieved. The school system will, however, use this opportunity to remind stakeholders that the use of face coverings is an important measure in mitigating the spread of the virus. Staff and students, whether on the bus or in classrooms, will see a renewed emphasis on these measures as the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close.   

     
    We appreciate our community’s patience and support as we continue safely educate the students of Gordon County.  
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GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HEADLINES

  • SUPERINTENDENTS PRESENT AT ROTARY

    Our superintendent, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, teamed up with Calhoun City Schools' superintendent, Dr. Michele Taylor to present for the Calhoun Rotary Club today to share the great things going on in the schools around Calhoun and Gordon County. Topics of conversation were student and district accomplishments for the current school year, the systems' respective strategic plans, and future infrastructure and facility plans addressed in the upcoming eSPLOST referendum.

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  • GCHS RECOGNIZED FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT

    Gordon Central High School has been named 2021 AP CHALLENGE SCHOOL- Schools with enrollments of 900 or fewer students and students testing in English, math, science, and social studies AND 2021 AP ACCESS AND SUPPORT SCHOOL- Schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by students who identified themselves as African-American and/or Hispanic and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

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  • USDOE DENIES REQUEST TO WAIVE TESTING FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

    STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT WOODS ON U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TESTING, ACCOUNTABILITY DECISIONS: “On the evening of February 22, all states received information from the U.S. Department of Education (USED) regarding assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • LAURA WOLFE NAMED DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    Laura Wolfe, 6th grade science teacher at Ashworth Middle School was awarded the honor during a surprise gathering of her 6th grade students and colleagues. On hand for the naming were Mrs. Wolfe husband, Jeremy and their two sons, Nathaniel and Parker, as well as Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Board of Education Chairperson Mr. Charlie Walraven, and other school and district leaders.

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  • CALHOUN CITY AND GORDON COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION SIGN ESPLOST RESOLUTION

    During a special joint meeting of the Calhoun City and Gordon County Boards of Education held on December 14 at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, a joint resolution was signed to request from Gordon County voters the continuation of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for use on educational projects in both systems. The current eSPLOST is set to expire in June 2022, and the eSPLOST referendum will be on the ballot on March 16 of next year.

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