We have just received confirmation from the Gordon County Sheriff's office that the manhunt in Resaca is over and the suspect is in custody. Therefore, we will resume normal operations for all Gordon County schools and bus routes for tomorrow, September 10. We sincerely apologize for any confusion these messages may have caused, but we are grateful that our students and families are safe from the threat.
We apologize for the lateness of the hour; however, we have an important announcement concerning Tolbert Elementary School and related bus routes. Working with the Gordon County Sheriff's office, we have made the decision to close Tolbert Elementary School tomorrow, September 10 due to the ongoing manhunt in the Resaca area. We also will not run any Tolbert bus routes. This includes TES 1-9 for Tolbert students and those students who attend Gordon Central or Ashworth Middle. Ashworth Middle School and Gordon Central High School students may be dropped off at school, as these schools will run a normal schedule. Tolbert Elementary is the only school closing at this time.
As always, Gordon County Schools is concerned for the safety and well-being of all of our students. We urge everyone to take necessary precautions and heed the warnings of local law enforcement officials as they continue to monitor this situation.
SchoolCafé Meal Payment Changes
Please note that the software system for School Nutrition is a new one this school year. MyPaymentsPlus is no longer being used; we have changed to SchoolCafé to manage payments for school lunch accounts. Please visit www.schoolcafe.com or download the SchoolCafe mobile app for your smart phone. If you have any questions, contact the School Nutrition Office at 706-879-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon Central Parents and Guardians:
All students in 9th through 12th 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 Gordon Central, you must complete the form attached below. 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.
2020-2021 GCHS Deployment Forms:
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work diligently with health care providers, local public health departments and many other health partners in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For this reason, DPH has decided to revise its rules and POSTPONE implementation of the high school meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) booster dose requirement from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021.
Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
We strongly recommend that students and families reach out to their healthcare provider to discuss all recommended vaccinations, including the MCV4 vaccine.
The Department of Public Health of Georgia (DPH) continues to work diligently with health care providers, local public health departments and many other health partners in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of 2019. For this reason, DPH decided to review its rules and the POSTPONE implementation of the Combined High School Meningococcus Vaccine reinforcement requirement (MCV4) from July 1, 2020 to 1 July 2021.
As of July 1, 2021, children 16 years old and older entering 11th grade (including newly admitted) should have received a dose of reinforcement of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless your starting dose has been administered in or afterwards turns 16
We strongly recommend that students and families communicate with their health care provider to analyse all recommended vaccines, including the MCV4. vaccine.