Tolbert Headlines

  • RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOR 2020-2021

    Currently, Gordon County Schools (GCS) is busy planning for a safe reopening of schools on August 12. Our intent is to welcome back all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, on a traditional, in-person Monday through Friday schedule, with prevention protocols in place that follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Public Health and CDC. Protocols and procedures for opening may change as we continue to receive information from state and local officials and monitor data on the community spread of COVID-19 in our area.

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  • KELLY MACKS NAMED AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2020-2021 DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

    Kelly Macks was named one of three finalists for the 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year! Macks was surprised with the announcement on Monday morning, May 4, at home due to social distancing. Members of Macks' Tolbert family and Gordon County district staff honored her with a caravan, yard sign, flowers, and other gifts. We are super proud of our Tolbert Elementary Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Kelly Macks!

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  • A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

    Gordon County Schools will remain closed to in-person instruction through the remainder of the school year, our teachers continue to create meaningful distance learning opportunities electronically, as well as paper materials, as needed. Individual schools will communicate with families regarding accessing new material and submitting completed work for the remainder of the semester. I am so thankful for the dedication of our parents and other caregivers to ensuring that our students continue academic work during this time. I know doing this puts another responsibility on our families that no one was prepared to handle. With all of this in mind, we created an adjusted timeline for completion of course work and a framework for grading so that no child’s grade is negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and our school closure. Now through May 5, teachers will continue to provide instructional activities Monday-Thursday each week. May 6-15, students who are behind or need additional time will continue working with their teachers and may submit work through May 15th. May 18th-22nd, we will finalize student grades, and individual schools will hold virtual recognitions and end of the year celebrations. Information specific to high school graduation will be announced at a later date.

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

    In compliance with Governor Kemp’s executive order issued this afternoon, Gordon County Schools will remain closed to in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. School system officials are working to outline a framework for instruction for the remainder of the school year, and further guidance will be shared after spring break.

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURE MEAL SERVICES

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES THROUGH MARCH 27

    SCHOOL CLOSURES THROUGH MARCH 27 Due to the latest information from Governor Kemp concerning the Coronavirus, Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools are proactively closing school campuses for all students for a two week period through Friday, March 27, 2020. Instruction will continue through homebound activities that will be shared with all students and parents on Monday, March 16th. This measure is to support local and statewide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Calhoun and Gordon County will reassess the situation on Thursday, March 26th and determine if additional time is needed beyond this date. Information will be shared through emails, phone calls, district websites, and social media. A professional learning day for faculty and staff is planned for Monday, March 16, 2020, at which time, teachers will continue to prepare learning packets and digital learning activities. Digital learning days will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Details about school nutrition services will be communicated as soon as possible. All school field trips and special events scheduled between now and April 13th will be canceled and/or postponed. This includes parent-teacher conferences, musicals, concerts, etc. Upon students’ return to school, we are asking that visitors respect our desire to keep our students and staff safe and refrain from coming to school for lunch or other daily events within the school until further notice. All field trips, both state and out-of-state, are suspended through April 13th. Details on rescheduling or refunds will be made available to you as soon as they are determined. All athletic practices and games are suspended through March 27th and will be re-evaluated at that time in cooperation with the Georgia High School Association and Middle School Athletic Associations.

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  • KELLY MACKS NAMED TOLBERT ELEMENTARY'S 2020-2021 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

    The faculty and staff at Tolbert Elementary School are pleased to present our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year, Kelly Macks. Kelly was born and raised in Gordon County, Georgia. She graduated from Gordon Central in 1998 and attended college at The University of West Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught second and third grade at Sharp Creek Elementary in Carroll County, Georgia for nine years and was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2008. Then she taught third and fourth grade at Country Oaks Elementary in LaBelle, Florida for five years. While in Florida, she earned a Reading and ESOL Endorsement. During her time in Florida, Kelly had the honor of being named Hendry County Teacher of the Year 2014-2015. This is her fourth-year teaching first grade at Tolbert Elementary School. While at Tolbert, Mrs. Macks has achieved her Gifted Endorsement. She is currently enrolled at Walden University, where she is diligently seeking a master’s degree in Elementary Reading and Math. It is an honor to have such a hard-working, dedicated teacher who truly cares about her students to represent Tolbert Elementary School. Click the link above to read excerpts written about Mrs. Macks by her peers….

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS NAMES 2020 DISTRICT-LEVEL YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS!

    Tolbert would like to congratulate our Gordon County District Winners.  We had three students who placed as winners in this competition. They will now be entered into the RESA District competition and if they win there, then on to state competition.  The winners are Ivee Estrada - Kindergarten (Ms. Mills' Class), 1st grade - Kylee Carmack (Mrs. Macks' class), and 3rd grade - Shelby Cole. Pictured: Sket Angland-Principal, Ivee Estrada (K), Kylee Carmack (1st), Shelby Cole (3rd) absent and Stacy Calvert - Literacy Specialist

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  • TOLBERT ELEMENTARY ANNOUNCES YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS WRITING WINNERS

    Young Georgia Authors Writing Winners for Tolbert Elementary! They will now each go on to compete in the county-wide writing contest. Congratulations to all! L-R: K-Ivee Estrada, 1st - Kylee Carmack, 2nd - Noor Fatima, 3rd - Shelby Cole, 4th- Bailee Thompson, 5th - Daniela Macias-Sanchez

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  • EMMA BENNETT PLACES SECOND AT 4H COMPETITION

    Emma Bennett, a fifth grade student, competed in a 4H research and public speaking competition on Saturday, January 25th at Georgia Highlands College. Emma's research presentation titled "My Rocky Road" allowed her to successfully discuss the topic of Horse Health, earning Emma a 2nd place victory in the Veterinary Science Category. Tolbert is extremely proud of Emma for her hard work and dedication. Congratulations on this huge achievement!

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  • SWAIM VISITS TOLBERT ELEMENTARY

    We were so excited to have a visit from Morgan Swaim while he was on leave from his post in the United States Coast Guard. Morgan, a former Tolbert Elementary student is always so gracious with his time. Morgan is pictured with Ms. Perez's and Mrs. Wiley's fifth grade class.🇺🇸

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  • OLIVIA SMITH NAMED TOLBERT ELEMENTARY'S SPELLING BEE WINNER!

    Tolbert Elementary hosted their school Spelling Bee on December 11, 2019. Olivia Smith (5th grade) was the overall winner. Gage Sanders (4th grade) was the runner-up. Olivia will now move on to the county Spelling Bee later during the school year. Congratulations to both!!!

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  • TOLBERT ELEMENTARY NAMED APPLE DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL

    Tolbert Elementary School was recognized today as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. These schools showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

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  • RANDY WHEAT HONORED FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTION

    Randy Wheat, Maintenance Director for the Town of Resaca, was honored during the November meeting of the Gordon County Board of Education for his Community Connection to Tolbert Elementary School. Mr. Wheat was given a certificate and a gift sponsored by Gordon County Schools’ Partner in Education, North Georgia National Bank. Chris Pierce (not pictured), NGNB President and CEO, was on hand to present the award.

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  • TOLBERT WINS SPINKS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PLAYGROUND FACEBOOK CHALLENGE!

    Spinks Professional Services conducted a Facebook challenge in early October, seeking to reward one school with the most mentions on their Facebook post with a complete playground cleaning and sanitizing. After a month of commenting and nearly 1,500 votes the results were reported that Tolbert Elementary won the challenge. We really appreciate Spinks Professional Services and all who commented to help Tolbert win.

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Announcements

  • Tolbert Parents and Guardians:   All students in kindergarten through 5th grade will be provided with an iPad as an instructi

    Tolbert Parents and Guardians:

    All students in kindergarten through 5th grade will be provided with an iPad as an instructional tool and will have the opportunity to take the iPad home for the 2020-2021 school year. 

    If your child has never taken an iPad home or is new to Tolbert, you must complete the form attached. Each student is responsible for the one-time $25 iPad insurance fee if they wish to take the iPad home. If assistance is needed for hardship or in the case of multiple students, please fill out an iPad insurance fee scholarship application provided below:

    English form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WsAN2ysHz0KrRIXzSqdrc5YHnpPk6ixLiLgsJ6RcyehUMDdIQk1NVEZaMlRQOUQ4SDBRRk1HMERGVC4u

    Spanish form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WsAN2ysHz0KrRIXzSqdrc5YHnpPk6ixLiLgsJ6RcyehUMDdDRVlSQzEwMlVNUlpaTTZPRUlFQVU4SC4u

     Gordon County Schools Technology Fee Scholarship Application form:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WsAN2ysHz0KrRIXzSqdrcxfgRTs-OJVEuZGfbNJZkG9UMDc1WkNMQzlMUDdBMFVMOEZPSzlSSjVQTS4u

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    BACK TO SCHOOL ORIENTATION

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  • Gordon County elementary and middle schools are excited to announce back-to-school orientation dates. Please plan to attend according to the following schedule based upon your child’s last name. To help us promote social distancing, we ask that families limit their visitors to the child(ren) attending the school and one parent/guardian per child. If you need to make special arrangements to attend multiple sessions or classrooms, please contact the school directly. Plans for high school students will be announced soon.

    Elementary Schedule
    PreK ONLY-
    Monday, August 10th
    9:00 a.m. Pre-K families with last names starting with the letters A- M

    Tuesday, August 11th
    9:00 a.m. Pre-K families with last names starting with the letters N-Z

    Grades K-5
    Monday, August 10th
    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. - Kindergarten through 5th grade families with last names beginning with the letters A-F
    6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.- Kindergarten through 5th grade families with last names beginning with the letters G-M

    Tuesday, August 11th
    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.- Kindergarten through 5th grade families with last names beginning with the letters N-S
    6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.- Kindergarten through 5th grade families with last names beginning with the letters T-Z

    Middle School Schedule
    Monday, August 10th
    5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 6th through 8th grade families with last names beginning with the letters G-M
    6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 6th through 8th grade families with last names beginning with the letters A-F

    Tuesday, August 11th
    5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 6th through 8th grade families with last names beginning with the letters T-Z
    6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 6th through 8th grade families with last names beginning with the letters N-S
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  • Currently, Gordon County Schools (GCS) is busy planning for a safe reopening of schools on August 12. Our intent is to welcome back all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, on a traditional, in-person Monday through Friday schedule, with prevention protocols in place that follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Public Health and CDC. Protocols and procedures for opening may change as we continue to receive information from state and local officials and monitor data on the community spread of COVID-19 in our area.

    WHAT DOES AN IN-PERSON RETURN TO SCHOOL LOOK LIKE FOR GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS?
    Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released a document entitled “Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools”, which outlines guidance for reopening schools based upon three levels of spread for the virus – green indicates little to no spread, yellow is minimal to moderate spread, and red is substantial spread. Community spread levels will be determined by Department of Public Health officials and will be based upon our community’s specific data.  For further information and details of this guidance, please visit https://www.georgiainsights.com/recovery.html

    When the GCS community is in the green or yellow levels, Gordon County Schools plans to operate on a traditional schedule with modifications for health and safety, including limiting visitors to schools, providing additional distancing to the extent feasible and practical, practicing heightened cleaning protocols, and making hand sanitizer available. Upon returning to school, face coverings/masks may be worn but are not required at this time. Additionally, bus transportation will be offered for students attending school in-person, and the school system will provide information regarding health and safety when riding the bus. The After School Program will also be offered at all of our elementary schools, with protocols for prevention in place.  School meals (breakfast and lunch) will be offered to students while attending school for in-person instruction.

    WHAT IF THERE IS A RESURGENCE OF COVID-19 ONCE SCHOOL STARTS BACK?
    The in-person instructional setting may require modifications at certain points throughout the year if there is a resurgence of the virus based on Department of Public Health and CDC information. This could be on a school-by-school basis or system-wide, if the number of cases rises to a level that affects school operations.

    Dependent upon the severity of the spread, there may be a need for a temporary modified schedule to limit the number of students on campus each day. If this becomes necessary, it would affect grades 6 – 12 and allow for students to receive intermittent face-to-face instruction, while significantly reducing the number of students in classrooms and allowing more social distancing. Pre-K through 5th grade should be on campus every day, unless the GCS community enters a substantial spread situation (red) that would require school closure for all. However, under these circumstances, elementary students will see additional modifications in the school building to allow for fewer transitions and more social distancing among students.

    WHAT IF MY FAMILY DECIDES THE IN-PERSON OPTION IS NOT BEST FOR US AT THIS TIME?
    Because we realize each family will face different concerns and challenges when school resumes on August 12, GCS also plans to offer a full-time, at-home virtual option for the 2020-21 school year. Students will be provided with a school-system iPad.  However, this option requires the student to have consistent, reliable access to the internet. GCS is exploring a variety of models for full-time virtual learning. The number of students requesting full-time virtual school at different grade levels will determine which model is chosen. ​The model developed and implemented may be a combination of a virtual platform with GCS teacher support or solely a virtual platform. Families should also understand that the choice to pursue at-home virtual learning requires a commitment to the program for a specified amount of time.  Elementary students will have the option to return to in-person instruction after completing 9 weeks of full-time at-home learning, and middle and high school may return after one semester.  Please note that gifted and Advanced Placement courses may not be offered virtually, and students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities/athletics should not choose the virtual at-home learning option.  

    The new version of virtual at-home learning will be refined from what families experienced during our recent school closures. If the virtual at-home option is chosen, attendance and student online engagement will be recorded, assignments will be graded, and grading practices appropriate for a full-time virtual classroom will be utilized. ​Additionally, parents/guardians and students who choose this option will be required to participate in a virtual school orientation session.

    HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD IN FULL-TIME AT-HOME VIRTUAL LEARNING THROUGH GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS?
    Before selecting the at-home virtual option, families should consider the child’s study habits and motivation, learning support at home, and other factors that may impact his or her success with virtual learning.  For continued planning, GCS is asking families to state their intent regarding enrollment in at-home virtual learning for the coming school year.  A link to apply for at-home virtual learning will be sent to GCS families and posted to our website on July 6.  Any currently enrolled student who has not indicated intent to participate in the at-home virtual learning option by noon on July 13 will be considered a traditionally-enrolled student who plans to attend school in-person beginning August 12.

    We appreciate your support and are looking forward to continuing our service to you and your family in the coming school year.
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  • Tolbert Elementary School Student Supply List 2020- 2021

    Tolbert Elementary School Student Supply List 2020- 2021

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  • SCHOOL CAFE INFORMATION

    SCHOOL CAFE

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  • SCHOOL COUNSELOR MESSAGE

    SCHOOL COUNSELOR MESSAGE

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  • GEORGIA COVID-19 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT LINE

    GEORGIA COVID-19 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT LINE

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS VAPING CODE OF CONDUCT

    GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS VAPING CODE OF CONDUCT

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  • NORTH GEORGIA ROUND UP GRANT

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