DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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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  • Gordon County Schools is looking forward to welcoming back our students on August 12. We have heard from many students who are very excited about returning to school, but we also know we have students and families who are nervous about it as well. We want you to know that we have been planning for months for our return, and we are working closely with state and local health officials and are implementing many changes to help keep us all safe. This includes changes to the way our schools and classrooms look, the way we clean our schools, and how we will interact with each other.

    To help us ensure we are doing all we can to control the spread of the virus, students and staff will be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings - particularly in areas where distancing is difficult to accomplish. These areas might include hallways during class transitions, during arrival and dismissal times, or when riding the bus. The school system has already been gifted enough face coverings to provide one to every student or staff member who doesn’t have their own, and we are expecting another shipment this week.

    To further assist our families with planning, we have prepared an informational presentation and have developed a frequently-asked questions page, both of which have been posted on our website at GCBE.org/back-to-school. Additionally, in the coming weeks, we will be releasing a series of videos to illustrate changes as we head back to school.

    Thank you for your cooperation as we work to safety welcome back students this fall. As always, it is a pleasure to serve the students of Gordon County Schools.

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  • INFORGRAPHIC FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

    SPANISH INFOGRAPHIC


     

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  • Parents/Guardians of students who plan to take advantage of the virtual, at-home learning option for the 2020-2021 school year should complete the registration form at https://www.gcbe.org/VALregister by noon on July 13. 

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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.

    FOR DETAILS VISIT GCBE.ORG/COVID19.


     

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  • Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative (GBDI) is launching the Speedtest by Ookla® pilot project statewide through August. This project is designed to equip school leaders with the clearest picture possible of internet connectivity for Georgia’s students and teachers for the upcoming school year.

    Is your home internet too slow?
    Do you lose a cellphone signal when you are walking around in your home?
    Can you get videos on your smartphone, but it takes a long time to download?
    Then WE NEED YOU! Take a Speedtest and help internet service providers and mobile phone carriers know where Georgians need better connectivity.

    Speedtest Directions (Data rates may apply):
    For mobile devices, download the Speedtest app:
    Android: Once installed on your device, open and click “GO.” You can also turn on the “Speedtest” function in your “Settings” if you are using an Android device.
    iOS (Apple): Once installed on your device, open and click “GO.”
    For laptops and computers connected to your home or business internet service:
    Go to https://www.speedtest.net/ and click “GO.”


     

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  • PUBLIC COMMENT ON POLICY CHANGES

    The Gordon County Board of Education is currently reviewing its governing policies.  The public is invited to provide comments on pending policies here.  Any pending policy will be listed on the right side of the page.


     

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  • HB 91; ELIGIBILITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 

    An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. Complete the application to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance.  For more information contact Mike Evelti, Student Services Director.


     

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