UPDATE: ADDITIONAL TIMES WILL BE ADDED TO PICK UP PACKETS FOR EXTENDED CLOSURES. PACKETS ARE NOT NEEDED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.
Personal items, medications, student work packets, and student devices can be picked up at the student’s school during the following times:
- Monday, March 16*
- 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*PRINTED COPIES OF ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER 12:30 P.M. ON THIS DATE.
- Tuesday, March 17
- 7 a.m.-9 a.m.
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 18
- 7 a.m.-9 a.m.
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
* PLEASE NOTE: If no one is available to pick up items for students during the posted times, please call the school to make other arrangements.
HOW WILL MY CHILD CONTINUE TO HAVE INSTRUCTION WHILE SCHOOL IS CLOSED/HOW DOES ONLINE LEARNING WORK?
We will provide instructional activities through online learning and will make hard copies available to students as needed. Families should plan to contact their child’s school to obtain hard copies of assignments or to pick up devices for student use. Other information will be provided to students through Schoology, the district’s learning management system.
For detailed information on how to access Schoology, see the Gordon County Schools Online Learning Resource Document or visit our website at gcbe.org/online. Teachers will be available through the online resources available to students and will hold online office hours, as advertised. The expectation is that students will stay current in completing assignments. If a student has an extenuating circumstance that will prevent him/her from meeting this expectation, families need to contact the teacher or school for guidance.
YES. CLICK HERE FOR THE MEAL SERVICE SCHEDULE AND DETAILS FOR OBTAINING MEALS. SHOULD YOUR CHILD HAVE A NEED FOR MEALS OUTSIDE OF WHAT IS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SCHEDULE, PLEASE CALL YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL.
Yes. All phones are being forwarded to numbers where calls can be received or voicemails can be left and messages returned.
During the closure, consideration will be given to special education students by providing opportunities for students with disabilities to have equal access to the continuing education program and receive educational benefits that are comparable to those received by general education students. Special Education students will receive support through phone contacts with teachers, digital learning and packets that are appropriate for their learning.
Instructional videos, phone tutoring, and video chatting may also be provided to support our students. If your child has an IEP due during the closure, you will be contacted by your child's teacher to set up a phone meeting so that you may have an opportunity to take part in their annual review.
YES. For families who are planning to turn in packets for PreK registration for the 20-21 school year, the deadline will be extended to accommodate our school closings. As soon as a new deadline has been established, we will post the information to our website and social media.
In consideration of Governor Kemp’s executive order issued on March 16, as well as the latest guidance from the CDC, Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools will remain closed through spring break, which ends on April 10. Teachers will make contact with students in order to continue instructional activities through April 3. No assignments will be given the week of spring break. As we gain additional information from state and local officials, we will reassess and determine if additional time is needed beyond this date.
All school 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 for the remainder of the year are cancelled. Details on 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.
We will provide instructional activities through online learning and will make hard copies available to students as needed. Families should plan to contact their child’s school to obtain hard copies of assignments or to pick up devices for student use.
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No. While we are working hard to ensure that all of students have access to resources, the preferred method for delivery of instruction is online learning. This allows teachers to interact with students to ensure they understand the lessons. Schoology can be accessed from anywhere and from any device where there are internet capabilities.
- No. Any device that you have that will connect to the internet can be used for online learning- even your gaming consoles!
- Schoology can be accessed on consoles that have internet browsers equipped, and are connected to the internet. For example, on the Xbox One they would use Microsoft Edge and on Playstation 4 they would use the Internet Browser. Additionally (on these two particular systems) they can plug a USB keyboard into the system for ease of use.
- For directions on how to login to Schoology from the internet, visit our ONLINE LEARNING webpage.