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Information for Parents & Students
April 3, 2020
School Year: Governor Kemp issued an executive order closing all schools for face to face instruction through the remainder of the school year. The 2019-2020 school year has not been modified. Therefore, Spring Break remains scheduled for April 6-10. No meals will be delivered and teachers may not be available via email during that week. However, learning activities and meal distributions will resume on April 13 and will not stop until the end of the scheduled year (May 22).
Graduation Ceremony: It is too early to make any final decisions about graduation except to say this: we will celebrate our seniors with a graduation ceremony! As circumstances are constantly changing, we will continue to monitor the situation and release plans in the coming weeks. We are committed to recognizing and honoring these seniors for their accomplishments. We are proud of them and look forward to them having their moment to shine.
Meal Deliveries: To help limit unnecessary exposure to our employees and community, the Georgia DOE recommends delivering meals only one or two times per week. Beginning Monday, April 13, we will deliver meals on Monday and Wednesday. We will use the same locations and times as we are currently using. On Monday, students will receive meals for two days: lunch for Monday & Tuesday and breakfast for Tuesday & Wednesday. On Wednesday, students will receive meals for three days: lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday and breakfast for Thursday, Friday, & Monday. Meal deliveries are scheduled to continue through Wednesday, May 20.
With the additional meals, the bags will be even heavier and your little ones may need help carrying them from the buses to the homes! J
Awards Banquets: Administrators and staff members are working on ways to recognize students who would normally be honored at special end of year events. Our priority will be to celebrate the CCHS Class of 2020 as they end their 14 year journey in our school system. These recognitions normally do not occur until May. Specific details will be provided in the coming weeks.
Events such as end of grade honors programs will be cancelled.
Promotion/Retention: PK-8 teachers will contact parents if their student does not currently meet requirements to be promoted to the next grade. Teachers in grades 9-12 will contact parents if the student is not passing the course. Additional work may be required in order to earn a passing grade. Any work assigned will be to help the student qualify for promotion or to earn credit. Parents will be contacted directly in these situations.
Learning Options: Online resources are posted on the parent page of www.clinchcounty.com . Many of our teachers are also providing resources through Google Classroom or other online platforms. Beginning April 13, printed learning packets for students in grades PK-7 will be available for pickup in containers at CCEMS. Printed learning packets will be available in courses in grades 8-12 upon request. These resources are supplemental learning activities and cannot replace in-person instruction. As long as students are passing, we will not require students to complete work and the learning packets do not have to be returned. However, we strongly encourage students to remain engaged in these learning activities.
Parents may reach out to teachers for feedback and assistance on student work. From the home page of our website (www.clinchcounty.com), scroll down to “staff directory” to find email addresses of all of our teachers. As a reminder, digital learning is not scheduled during the week of April 6-10.
High school teachers will have all Q3 grades updated in PowerSchool by April 13. If students are concerned about their grades at that time, they may contact their teachers to see if additional work is available to improve their averages.
- PRE-K: Pre-K applications will be available beginning April 13 from the front entrance of CCEMS. Applications will be placed in a container where parents can pick up anytime. A drop box will also be available to return applications anytime. Staff members will be available at CCEMS from 11-1 on Mondays and Wednesdays during meal deliveries if parents prefer to return the application in person or if they have questions. Additional registration details will be provided on our website, social media accounts, and in the Clinch County News.
- Kindergarten: Kindergarten applications will be available at CCEMS during the month of May. The applications for Pre-K and kindergarten are different. Therefore, so as not to confuse the two programs, we will focus on Pre-K from April 13 – April 30 and focus on new kindergarten applications in May. (If your child is in Pre-K, they do NOT need a kindergarten application). Continue to check our webpage and social media accounts for information.
- High School: Students will participate in online registration for classes for the 2020-2021 school year in May. Students should check our webpage and social media accounts for updates. We will also issue an alert with our all-call system.
Refunds & Fundraisers: Some grades and classes had scheduled field trips where students had paid to attend. We will issue checks to refund field trip money. Checks may be picked up at CCEMS (for all students in PK-12) on April 27 and April 29 from 11 – 1 during the meal distribution. Any checks not picked up by April 29 will be mailed.
CCEMS students recently participated in a fundraiser. We expect the products ordered to be available for pickup in May. Additional details will be provided in a few weeks.
Report Cards, Book Returns, Etc.: Report cards will be mailed at the end of the school year. Parents may always check grades online at https://clinch.powerschool.com/public/home.html
If a student has a library book, keep reading! You can return library books during meal distributions at CCEMS on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 – 1 or you may give them to the teachers on meal routes.
CCHS will schedule a time in May for textbook returns.
Students with Disabilities: It is extremely important for families and schools to collaborate and communicate regarding services for students with disabilities. Please click here for more information.
Please continue to check our system website parent page for frequent updates. You may email email@example.com if you need assistance making contact with teachers or have any other questions or concerns.
Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to things returning to “normal” and having your students back with us. In the meantime, it is our hope that the spread of COVID-19 slows to a rate that our government and medical professionals are able to manage it and that our students, parents, and community members remain healthy. While the daily operations of the Clinch County School System have been disrupted due to this public health emergency, the faculty and staff remain committed to our students and community. Stay healthy! #GrowClinch
ONLINE RESOURCES TO USE FROM HOME
https://www.scratchjr.org/ (ages 5 - 7)
8th Grade Math & Algebra (Murray)
CNA Healthcare Class (Tomlinson)
All Band, Including After School Jazz Band (LeCroy)
American Literature (Daugharty)
Physical Sciene & Chemistry (Fulton)
US History (Stalvey)
World History (Harper)
8th Grade Georgia Studies (Harper)
Password document to some of the sites: