Screven County School System announced today that schools will be closed to students beginning this Thursday, August 19 through September 6(Labor Day):
After meeting with local health officials and school administration and out of concern for the health and safety of our students, staff, and the community, our schools will be closed to students beginning Thursday, August 19 through Labor Day. At this time we will plan for students to return on Tuesday, September 7.
Our schools will be open for students Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18 for parents who wish to send their children to school; student absences for these two days will be excused. Masks will be required for all staff and students on these two days. When students go home from school on Wednesday, August 18, they will be able to take their Chromebook home with them. We will begin implementing our Digital Learning Plan on Monday, August 23. Between August 23 and September 1, teachers will post instructional content through Google Classroom on a regular basis. For assistance with Chromebooks and WI-FI access, please visit the SCSS Parent Help Center in Quick Links.
Our food service and transportation departments will begin meal distribution as soon as possible. More information coming soon.
When students return to school Tuesday, September 7, we will be implementing many of the mitigating procedures that we had in place during the previous school year. As was stated earlier, masks will be required for all students and staff. All students will have their temperature taken prior to entering the building. Students who are identified as close contacts inside and outside of school will be required to quarantine at home. We will also implement new procedures to limit transitions and the mixing of students. These measures will be implemented on a temporary basis and be reevaluated once the transmission of COVID-19 in the schools and the community returns to a lower spread level.