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  • Virtual Annual Title I Parent Meeting

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  • This is an updated safety notification.

    One of three right lanes remain blocked at the scene of the automobile accident on I-75 south, and emergency personnel remain on the scene. Georgia 511 continues to encourage motorists to use alternative routes.

    Auto and pedestrian traffic flow may still be affected in the surrounding areas with some school buses experiencing delays.

    For updates and further information, visit www.gcbe.org or call 706-629-7366.
    Updates will also be available on the Gordon County Schools Facebook and Twitter pages as they become available.


     

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  • This is a safety notification. Emergency crews are responding to an automobile accident on I-75 south past Fairmount Highway. All lanes are currently blocked, and emergency personnel are currently on the scene. Georgia 511 encourages motorists to use alternative routes.

    Auto and pedestrian traffic flow may be affected in the surrounding areas, including highway 41 and highway 53. Some school buses may experience delays.

    For updates and further information, visit www.gcbe.org or call 706-629-7366.
    Updates will also be available on the Gordon County Schools Facebook and Twitter pages.


     

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  • The telephone outage issues experienced by Gordon County Schools on Thursday, September 9th, have now been resolved.

    Thank you for your patience in this matter.

    Please continue to monitor our main webpage at www.gcbe.org and all our official social media channels to get the most accurate and up-to-date information about Gordon County Schools.

    #GoCoSchools

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  • Gordon County Schools is currently responding to a telephone outage. Personnel are working to correct this problem as quickly as possible, and they thank you for your patience. All affected buildings/campuses remain open and operational. All activities and classes are scheduled to proceed at this time.

    If you have an emergent need that requires immediate attention during the outage, please email the appropriate staff member.


    For updates and further information, visit the Gordon County Schools main webpage at www.gcbe.org. Updates will also be available on the Gordon County Schools Facebook and Twitter pages.

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  • Awards

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  • As parents and/or guardians in our school community, your input as a stakeholder is valued. Please take a few minutes to let us know your opinion regarding our parental involvement activities as they relate to the academic program and overall achievement of our school. We will use the results to evaluate and strengthen the impact of our parental involvement efforts. Please complete this survey by May 21, 2021.

    Thank you for your participation.

     

    Spanish - https://forms.gle/j4PNT6YnXeRS9XR5A

     

    English - https://forms.gle/HivoYxdYqpyw5uu29

     

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  • Following Board approval at the April Gordon County Board of Education meeting, Rebecca Champion will be promoted to the principalship at Fairmount Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. Champion currently serves as the school’s assistant principal, a position she has held since 2020.
    Rebecca began her career at Fairmount Elementary in 1996 and taught for several years before moving to Bartow County Schools in 2014, where she served in leadership roles until she returned to Gordon County Schools last year. She was excited to return home as assistant principal to her community’s school and is now thrilled to take the reins as the school’s newest principal. "I am eager and excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year as principal of Fairmount Elementary School. I look forward to continuing to serve the students, parents, teachers, and stakeholders of the Fairmount community. Bringing my career full circle and being named principal of Fairmount Elementary is an honor, and I am committed to providing a quality education to the students at FES. Fairmount Elementary School is a hidden gem, where friendships grow and strong ties are bound. Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog,” said Champion. Dr. Kimberly Fraker, superintendent of Gordon County Schools, worked with the school’s Local School Governance Team, faculty, and community to ensure the right choice was made for this position. “I am confident that Mrs. Champion will serve the Fairmount community and students well in her new role, and she will continue to be a tremendous asset to our district leadership team,” remarked Dr. Fraker.
    Rebecca lives in Fairmount with her husband, Jeff Champion, and her three children (Gregory, Bethany, and Naythan). Gregory is a graduate of Sonoraville High School (SHS), Bethany is a junior at SHS, and Naythan is in 5th grade at Fairmount Elementary School.
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  • Family Engagement Opportunity

    Click the link to give your input or scan the QR Code

    https://www.gcbe.org/Page/11816

     

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  • Title 1

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  • School News 1 School News 2 School News 3 School News 4

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  • Meal Pick-Up

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    https://rb.gy/2qyrayNovember is Family Engagement Month

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  • A friendly reminder that free wifi access can be obtained in the parking lot of Fairmount City Hall as well as in any parking lot of the school.

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  • Information concerning reading through the public library. Fairmount Elementary School does use overdrive through the SORA app on student iPads. If your child has a library card through the public library, they can now access the public libraries reading materials online using the SORA APP. See more information below.Information from the Calhoun Library

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  • Effective September 9 all Gordon County Schools’ students will be able to eat breakfast and lunch at no cost to the family. The USDA has announced an extension of the Seamless Summer Meal Program for meal service through December 31, 2020. A la carte and additional meal items will continue to be charged to the student’s account.
    In addition, beginning Monday, September 14, meals will be available for pick-up at any Gordon County School for all children ages 0-18. Fairmount Elementary School's pickup time is 11:00-12:30 at the side door of the cafeteria, across from the gym. Daily pick-up will include a lunch, as well as a breakfast for the following day. VAL students may pick-up meals at any school of their choosing. Detailed information regarding designated pick-up areas at each school is forthcoming.
    It is still very important that families continue to submit Free & Reduced applications online through www.schoolcafe.com. Doing so will ensure eligible students will continue to receive free or reduced meals January 1, 2021.
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  • Homecoming week fun!Netflix/Movie Day

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  • PJ Day at FES

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  • Homecoming Week!

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  • Registration is now open for Gordon County Schools' After School Program.  Visit gcbe.org/ASP to create an online account and register your child. 
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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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  • Vaping

    The Gordon County School District is making Code of Conduct Changes regarding Vaping.  For more information, please click the following link:  Vaping Violations Webpage

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    Just follow the link and click the grey "Like" button at the top of the page:  FES Facebook Page 

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