February 5, 2021 Dear Parents, As we continue with in person instruction, we will mitigate and assist with contact tracing as much as possible. We depend on the assistance of our parents. Much of the identification and accurate recognition of symptoms, as well as when they occur, come from sources outside of the school setting. Please check your student each day, especially if they are assigned to quarantine. Quarantines are issued when someone is identified as a close contact. A close contact means being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more. While this is very difficult at times to investigate and determine, taking precautions to prevent spread is necessary. Your help in the detection from home, at any point when your child doesn’t feel well, is appreciated. Please continue to help us stay safe and healthy by: • Masking up • Staying home when sick • Physically distancing as much as possible • Sanitizing hands regularly To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported by our system to DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of February 5, 2021 at 4 p.m. Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 1166 (students) + 143 (staff) = 1309 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: ES staff-1, ES students-0, MHS staff-2, MHS students-9 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: ES staff-1, ES students- 11, MHS staff- 1, MHS students- 73 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
3 months ago, Brian Hall
Free Covid-19 Testing in Columbus
3 months ago, Web Admin
Free Covid-19 Testing in Columbus
January 29, 2021 Dear Parents, Our schoolyear is now past the halfway mark and in-person instruction went well this week. Thank you parents, teachers, bus drivers, lunchroom and maintenance staff for continuing to work to get these days in safely. Please continue to help us stay safe and healthy by: • Masking up • Staying home when sick • Physically distancing as much as possible • Sanitizing hands regularly To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported by our system to DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of January 29, 2021 at 4 p.m. Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 1166 (students) + 143 (staff) = 1309 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: ES staff-1, ES students-0, MHS staff-1, MHS students-7 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: ES staff-0, ES students- 12, MHS staff- 1, MHS students- 33 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
3 months ago, Schley
Georgia’s Special Education Parent Survey is now available to all families of students with disabilities. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can be easily accessed by clicking here: https://survey.gadoe.org/SPEDParentSurvey/Pages/ParentSurvey.aspx
4 months ago, Web Admin
Maintenance Position Open The Schley County School System is seeking a full time Maintenance worker. Job includes helping to maintain school buildings and grounds, safely use tools and equipment, follow directions and be able to work in a professional environment. Salary is based on experience and job responsibilities. To apply, download a Non-Instructional application online at http://5il.co/5ito or pick up an application at the Schley County Board of Education, 204 Perry Drive, Ellaville, GA. Completed applications can be mailed to Human Resources at P.O. Box 66, Ellaville, GA 30806 or dropped off at the Schley County Board of Education. For more information call Mr. Tim Whitt at (229) 937-2405.
4 months ago, David Bond
January 22, 2021 Parents, We will resume in-person instruction for middle high students on Monday January 25th. Your help is needed on two fronts to allow us to maintain low numbers of students in isolation or quarantine status. If a student or a direct close contact family member exhibits any of the symptoms listed below, be sure to take precautions and do not send your student to school. In addition to this, simply wearing a mask consistently throughout the day provides a common layer of protection for everyone. The limits set within our reopening plan are in place to ensure safety and maximize instructional time. However, active quarantines will likely continue until COVID-19 is under control. This makes school participation very difficult by creating a break with continuous instruction for many students. Despite our teachers’ best efforts to continue in-person instruction, provide assignments, and share instruction with absent students, high case numbers sometimes prevent us from offering face-to-face instruction. The management of all factors continues to be a challenging task. We are very thankful for the proactive steps our parents have taken thus far. Many of our post-Christmas quarantines never placed others at risk because parents took an extra day to watch a symptom or called in to check on a timeframe of exposure. This prevented the need for potential quarantines within the school. Please do not hesitate to call the school with concerns or questions. We will work to get you the information you need. The Schley County DPH has been very helpful and quick to provide us with the needed guidance. Together, we will make it through this pandemic. We thank you for your help and continued support, and we ask you to continue to be vigilant helping to mitigate potential exposure by: · Continuing to observe your child for the following symptoms: Fever/chills, Cough, Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle/body aches, Headaches, Sore throat, Loss of taste or smell, Congestion/runny nose, Diarrhea, Nausea/vomiting · Masking up · Allowing children to stay home when sick · Physically distancing as much as possible · Washing/sanitizing hands regularly To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported by our system to DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of January 22, 2021 at 4 p.m. (Elem school only) Total Number of In-Person Students: 525 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: ES staff-0, ES students-0 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: ES staff-0, ES students- 14 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
4 months ago, Brian Hall
Parents, We will resume in-person instruction for middle high students on Monday January 25th. Your help is needed on two fronts to allow us to maintain low numbers of students in isolation or quarantine status. If a student or a direct close contact family member exhibits any of the symptoms listed below, be sure to take precautions and do not send your student to school. In addition to this, simply wearing a mask consistently throughout the day provides a common layer of protection for everyone. The limits set within our reopening plan are in place to ensure safety and maximize instructional time. However, active quarantines will likely continue until COVID-19 is under control. This makes school participation very difficult by creating a break with continuous instruction for many students. Despite our teachers’ best efforts to continue in-person instruction, provide assignments, and share instruction with absent students, high case numbers sometimes prevent us from offering face-to-face instruction. The management of all factors continues to be a challenging task. We are very thankful for the proactive steps our parents have taken thus far. Many of our post-Christmas quarantines never placed others at risk because parents took an extra day to watch a symptom or called in to check on a timeframe of exposure. This prevented the need for potential quarantines within the school. Please do not hesitate to call the school with concerns or questions. We will work to get you the information you need. The Schley County DPH has been very helpful and quick to provide us with the needed guidance. Together, we will make it through this pandemic. We thank you for your help and continued support, and we ask you to continue to be vigilant helping to mitigate potential exposure by: · Continuing to observe your child for the following symptoms: Fever/chills, Cough, Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle/body aches, Headaches, Sore throat, Loss of taste or smell, Congestion/runny nose, Diarrhea, Nausea/vomiting · Masking up · Allowing children to stay home when sick · Physically distancing as much as possible · Washing/sanitizing hands regularly Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
4 months ago, Brian Hall
Registration Information for out of county students in Pre-K and K for the 2021 - 2022 school year: https://5il.co/onej
4 months ago, David Bond
Parents, This week has shown an increase in quarantines and isolations among our middle and high school students. While some of our students have not returned to campus due to holiday exposure, we have had new cases for contact tracing this week -- and specifically today -- that will place us above the limits established in our COVID -19 Plan. We will be open for in-person instruction tomorrow at both the elementary and middle/ high school but beginning January 19th, the middle/ high school will operate through distance learning for the week. The elementary school will continue on Tuesday, January 19th with in-person instruction. Lunches for middle/ high students will be sent home on Friday for Tuesday’s meal. Meals for the rest of week will be delivered at designated stops on Wednesday. Pick up locations will be posted. Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to mitigate this virus. We will return to in-person learning at the middle/high school as soon as possible. Brian Hall
4 months ago, Brian Hall
The Schley County School System is seeking a Full Time Custodian. The Job includes helping to clean and maintain school buildings and grounds, safely using tools, equipment and cleaning supplies, following directions, and working in a professional environment. Salary is based on experience and job responsibilities. For more information about the job, call Mr. Tim Whitt at (229) 937-2405. To apply for this job, call The Staffing People at (229) 924-0476.
4 months ago, Web Admin
January 8, 2021 Dear Parents, We were very glad to welcome students back from the holiday break on Tuesday to begin our second semester. While 2020 has ended, there are still challenges ahead of us as we begin 2021. I must commend all of our parents with helping to keep us notified of illnesses or quarantines; both schools received prompt notifications from parents informing them of holiday quarantines that prevented some students from returning. We ask that all families continue to make the decision to stay home if any student shows signs of illness. We do have a larger number of in-person students for the second semester, and therefore we must take greater precautions each day. Bus riders are still required to wear masks at all times while being transported to and from school. Hand sanitizer is available as they enter the bus. All students are encouraged to wear their masks daily in both the hallways and classrooms. Please continue to help us stay safe and healthy by: • Masking up • Staying home when sick • Physically distancing as much as possible • Sanitizing hands regularly To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported by our system to DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of January 8, 2021 at 4 p.m. Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 1166 (students) + 143 (staff) = 1309 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: ES staff-0, ES students-5, MHS staff-3, MHS students-5 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: ES staff-0, ES students- 19, MHS staff- 1, MHS students- 43 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
4 months ago, Brian Hall
December 14, 2020 Dear Parents, In-person instruction resumed today as we prepare to finish the final days of the semester and anticipate the start of our Christmas holidays. Last week did see an increase in the number of quarantines, with the majority of our cases being among middle/ high school students. New quarantines were reported for the elementary school just this morning following weekend testing of family members. This continues to be a very difficult task of determining close contacts and making immediate contact for families. Our goal remains to stay open safely. The largest single factor in the determination of closing at this point has to do with maintaining the necessary personnel to continue. I appreciate the effort made by our teachers, bus drivers, lunchroom staff, and custodians. Without their efforts, we could easily have had more interruptions to instruction. This crisis has altered many parts of every life within our community since March 13th. Its impact has been widespread. While I hope we are closer to seeing it end, I know there will be more obstacles in our path. The only way to overcome the difficulties will be with everyone’s best effort. Please continue to help us stay safe and healthy by: • Masking up • Staying home when sick • Physically distancing as much as possible • Sanitizing hands regularly To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported by our system to DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of December 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 1018 (students) + 143 (staff) = 1161 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: ES staff-0, ES students-0, MHS staff-3, MHS students-2 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: ES staff-1, ES students- 11, MHS staff- 4, MHS students- 59 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
5 months ago, Brian Hall
New Covid-19 quarantine guidelines for people with no symptoms.
5 months ago, Web Admin
Covid-19 quaratine for people with no symptoms
Elementary Virtual Students and Parents - We would like to notify you that Pathblazer®, Hybridge®, and Odyssey® solutions will be down for system maintenance from Friday, December 11 ,at 8:00 pm EST through Sunday, December 13, at 8:00 pm EST.
5 months ago, Web Admin
Parents and students, Wireless internet access is available at Shady Grove Apartments, Pecan Village, Union Hill AME Church and the Legion.The access points advertise as SchoolBusInternetxxxx, where xxxx is the unique number for the access point. 1) Connect student device to SchoolBusInternetxxxx wireless. 2) Have student go to mybusinternet.com if not automatically redirected to login page. 3) Authenticate student by entering accessxxxx as the pass code when prompted. (xxxx is the 4 digit unique number)
5 months ago, Web Admin
Schley County Schools will continue distance learning December 7 – 11. Students should have received information from their teachers today as they plan for next week’s activities. Contact, as needed, can be made through email or Remind for each teacher. School offices will be open each day if you need further assistance. Virtual Edgenuity students’ assignments remain uninterrupted and students should be checking their displayed completion status. Thank you for your continued support.
5 months ago, Web Admin
December 4, 2020 Dear Parents, This week marked an impact of Covid 19 that had been avoided since resuming in-person instruction. We saw an increase in high school cases and quarantines but were affected most significantly in our school staff. As a relatively small system with shared resources, we will be vulnerable to this type of impact. Please be assured that we have and will continue to make notifications as quickly as we receive them. In-class instruction is our preferred mode of instruction but we have to ensure a safe environment in which that can take place. Please continue to help us stay safe and healthy by: • Masking up • Staying home when sick • Physically distancing as much as possible • Sanitizing hands regularly To ensure you are provided with the most recent information, please see the weekly status report below. This information provides the total number of active COVID-19 cases reported by our system to DPH, as well as the total number of quarantines as a result. COVID-19 Status Report as of December 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 1014 (students) + 143 (staff) = 1157 Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: 3 + 1 = 4 Total Number of Active Quarantines Due to Close Contact: 58 + 7 = 65 Thank you for your continued support of our schools! Sincerely, Brian Hall
5 months ago, Schley
Schley County Parents and Students, Due to the staffing shortage caused by the recent number of positive COVID tests and quarantines, we will have a temporary closure for the week of December 7-11. Instruction will shift to distance learning beginning December 4th. Each school will be posting more detailed information for their parents and students. Teachers will be utilizing Remind, Seesaw, and Microsoft Teams to connect with students and parents. Information and materials will be provided specific to each grade or class. It is extremely important that all students participate and parents monitor their efforts as we prepare for end of semester grading. Students will have assignments to complete that are necessary for final 9-week averages. Teachers will be available 8:00 AM-3:00 PM each day. Use your Remind accounts or email for any needs or questions you may have. While each grade and or class will vary, teachers will be making contact with students and will be available at the posted time to assist as needed. As you continue to complete assigned tasks at home, we will make every effort to prepare for students to return December 14th. Lunch and breakfast delivery will not be available for the week of December 3-11. In-person school closures do not affect Edgenuity students or their assignments. Edgenuity students should continue working daily. While we would prefer to be open as usual, we will make the best of this interruption and continue to pray for our students’ and staff’s well-being. COVID continues to try our resolve, but we will endure this together to make the best of the situation for our students. Brian Hall Schley County Schools
5 months ago, Schley
We have just been made aware of a positive COVID case within our food service staff. This case, along with the resulting quarantines, will not allow us to be open. Therefore, the elementary and the middle/high will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will update you with further details as we make decisions tomorrow. Please continue to check our FB page and website for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult challenges.
5 months ago, Web Admin
Schley County Schools will continue in person instruction for the second semester beginning January 5, 2021. Although we believe this learning option is best, a virtual learning option for current virtual students may be extended for the second semester of 2020-2021 for those students who successfully completed their current online curriculum. These students may apply to continue with the Edgenuity platform by completing the following application at https://5il.co/n90h. If you plan to continue as a virtual student, please complete and return the virtual form prior to December 4th. If a student does not apply, we will assume they are returning to in person instruction January 5, 2021.
5 months ago, David Bond