Happy New Year from Gordon County Schools!  

I hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing, healthy holiday season with family and friends.  As we enter a New Year and a new semester with our students, know that I continue to work closely with our local health and emergency officials to monitor developments and conditions in our county regarding COVID-19 and there is overall support among healthcare, community, and school officials regarding our safe return to school welcoming students as scheduled on January 6.

Decisions concerning the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students are not made lightly, and we take into consideration all the factors that impact our families. We continue to remind anyone who has tested positive and is still under quarantine or continues experiencing symptoms, those students who are under a medical quarantine due to exposure, and those who have COVID-related symptoms of any kind to stay home until those symptoms have passed, the quarantine period has expired and/or there is proof of a negative test. In addition, those who have been tested for the virus and are awaiting the results should remain home until the results are received and appropriate measures are taken. 

I would also like to remind everyone of the importance of practicing mitigation measures such as washing hands, social distancing, and wearing face coverings.  

Thank you for your support as we work to make the best decisions for the health and safety of all Gordon County Schools families.  Enjoy the rest of your holiday, and we look forward to having you back in our schools to begin the second half of our school year on January 6.

Kimberly M. Fraker, Ed.D.
Gordon County Schools