Carroll County School System Implements Additional Safety Measures and Hosts Community Vaccine Clinic
Aug 18 2021
Carroll County School System announced that the district is temporarily implementing additional precautions due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the community.
“While the number of COVID-19 cases on our school campuses remains low overall, our focus continues to be on taking proactive steps to help keep our students and staff safe and healthy,” stated Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System. With the recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases we are implementing temporary changes to continue to help mitigate the spread of illness and provide safe, in-person learning environments for our students and staff.
The district’s recent changes include:
Highly encouraging all students and staff to wear masks while indoors and on buses
Expecting physical distancing when practical
Limiting student transitions
Limiting large group gatherings indoors
Limiting visitors on campuses
And, all schools will continue to follow specific disinfecting protocols, good hygiene practices, and monitoring for symptoms of illness.
In addition to these enhanced safety protocols, Carroll County School System is also hosting an on-site vaccine clinic that is open to the public on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center, 775 Old Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia. The event will be held from 9am-2pm and is free of charge. Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine must register at http://www.tanner.org/CarrollCountySchools.
“We are appreciative to our local health partners who are working diligently to educate our community and to provide the opportunity for free COVID-19 vaccination clinics,” added Dr. Christi Teal, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.
Carroll County School System is also considering implementing a one-time supplement for each employee who has already received a COVID-19 vaccination, or becomes fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021.
“Protecting our school community has been and will remain our top priority. We want to support the health and well-being of all of our staff members, while continuing to provide our students with academic stability in safe, in-person learning environments. We appreciate our Board of Education investing in the health and safety of our workforce, while doing everything possible to keep our students in school this year,” said Cowart.
According to public health officials, the COVID-19 vaccination is the number one preventive measure to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our community.
Carroll County Schools is partnering with Tanner Health Systems and Carrollton City Schools to host a virtual education panel entitled Myth Busters: The Facts About COVID-19 and Vaccination this Wednesday, August 18 at 7 pm via Zoom. Attached is the event flyer that includes registration details for those who are interested in participating.
Carroll County School System is now enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year! To learn more, visit carrollcountyschools.com.
Carroll County School System is proud to celebrate Read Across America Week in all of our elementary schools, March 1-5. This year, we have a diverse group of professionals from our community to read stories that connect with their career fields and encourage young students to start thinking about the endless possibilities for their future. Whether they choose to attend college, join the workforce, or serve in the military, our goal is to teach them the importance of goal setting and being engaged members of their community. From Olympians, professional athletes, and college coaches to authors, politicians, doctors, nurses, and first responders our students will be able to discover new ideas and dream about their future through the voices of others.
“We are so appreciative for the tremendous support from our community and business partners who are sharing their life experiences through stories that connect this week with our district’s future focused awareness priority,” stated Jennifer Shirley, Director of Elementary Schools and Accountability.
Read Across America Week is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. The focus for this year’s program is to encourage youth to read and listen to stories that allow them to see the world from different perspectives and seek reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.
WE HAVE NEW LIBRARY BOOKS IN THE MEDIA CENTER!
These students have exceeded their nine-week and semester goals to earn their A.R. shirts. Students in grades K-2 earned at least 50 points and those in grades 3rd-5th earned a minimum of 100 points. These students are also reading books above their grade level Lexile requirement! #GoalGetters
Congratulations to all our wildcats who earned the chance to compete in our school-wide spelling bee today.
We are proud to announce our winner, McKinzie Manuel, and our runner-up, Charlie Hudson! All of our participants did a wonderful job!
Special thanks to our reader, Katie Cole, and our judges, Cody Gulledge and Officer Rowan.
Important Information: Distance Learning Dec. 14-18
Carroll County School System continues to monitor community data regarding the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, and we have listened to feedback from our staff members. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to transition to Distance Learning at home for all students beginning on Monday, December 14 through Friday, December 18. We recognize that this is not the ideal situation. However, the health and well-being of our students and staff has and will continue to be our top priority during these challenging times.
Students with Internet access will need to access Google Classroom for more information about live instruction schedules and student assignments. Specific instructions regarding Distance Learning are available at carrollcountyschools.com under the Parents-Resources tab.
We have WI-FI access for Carroll County students available in parking areas at 9 of our school campuses. Click here for a list of locations. There are signs in the parking lots indicating the WI-FI zones at each location.
If you cannot access the Internet for your child, teachers will work with your student when they return to school in January.
More information will be provided on Monday regarding School Nutrition’s meal program for next week.
Extracurricular activities for our schools and events at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center will continue as previously scheduled for next week with limited crowd sizes, social distancing, and enhanced safety protocols.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Parents, please view the resources below and complete the survey to provide us with feedback. Thank you! English: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10MmRTt2rm7wb1kTsoROoItND4pcVnQ42/view?usp=sharing
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IMPORTANT UPDATE-Changes Effective 4/1/2020
MEAL DELIVERY 3/23 - 3/31
Read Across America Week
Pre-K & KDG Registration Night
Welcome home, Sargent Kaleb Branch. We are so happy you are here for the holidays. Thank you for sharing this special day with us.
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 spelling bee winner, Mason Johnson, and our runner-up, Abigail Whalen! All of our participants did a wonderful job!