MCSD News

  • April - 2020
  • 6
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – In light of the latest guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the District will postpone the instruction packet pick up scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8.

    Prior to the information recently released by the CDC, the District planned to proceed with this process under prior approval received from the Governor’s Office as an essential function of the Executive Order issued last week. However, as we approach what is deemed to be a pivotal point in exposure and transmission, we are placing safety first.

    The Student Learning Continuity plan and alternate meal services will continue to be delivered as outlined:

    • A contingency plan is under development for our students who depend upon the printed packets for instruction. Further details will be provided.
    • This change only impacts the physical printed packets.
    • Digital-based student learning will continue as outlined by the Student Learning Continuity Plan, in accordance with CDC guidelines.
    • Completed work should remain at each student’s home until schools resume normal operating hours.
    • Teachers will continue to make contact with students and parents at least once per week and observe office hours Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Based on the latest guidelines provided by the USDA, parents no longer are required to bring their students with them to receive meals.
    • Meals will be delivered without contact, while maintaining a social distance in accordance with CDC guidelines, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the locations listed below:
    School sites:

    • Baker Middle School
    • Carver High School
    • J.D. Davis Elementary School
    • Dawson Elementary School
    • Double Churches Middle School
    • Fox Elementary School
    • Key Elementary School
    • Spencer High School
    Bus delivery sites:

    • Elizabeth Canty Apartments
    • Chase Homes
    • Eagle Trace Apartments
    • Former 30th Avenue Preschool (151 30th Avenue)
    • Jordan High School
    • Kendrick High School (front of school area)
    • Midland Academy
    • Victory Mission (3200 Plateau Drive)
    • Warren Williams Apartments
    • Whisperwood Apartments
    • Wilson Apartments
    Contingency plans for end-of-year activity schedules, to include graduation, are under development. Details are forthcoming.

    For more information related to the District’s COVID-19 plan, visit the District’s website.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national original, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 1
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – In accordance with the latest Executive Order issued by Governor Kemp this afternoon, the District has extended its emergency closure for all schools to remain closed for in-person instruction through the remainder of this school year.

    The Student Learning Continuity plan and alternate meal services will continue to be delivered as outlined:

    • Teachers will continue to deliver instruction through designated digital and print resources.
    • Additional instruction packets will be available for pick-up, via drive-through delivery, at each school location, Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8, 2020 during the following time-frames: 7:00-9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    • The District will resume its meal service schedule April 6, 2020, with meal packages including breakfast and lunch items.
    • Meals will be available 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the locations listed below:
    School sites:
      • Baker Middle School
      • Carver High School
      • J.D. Davis Elementary School
      • Dawson Elementary School
      • Double Churches Middle School
      • Fox Elementary School
      • Key Elementary School
      • Spencer High School
    Buses delivery sites:
      • Elizabeth Canty Apartments
      • Chase Homes
      • Eagle Trace Apartments
      • Former 30th Avenue Preschool (151 30th Avenue)
      • Jordan High School
      • Kendrick High School (front of school area)
      • Midland Academy
      • Victory Mission (3200 Plateau Drive)
      • Warren Williams Apartments
      • Whisperwood Apartments
      • Wilson Apartments
    Contingency plans for end-of-year activity schedules, to include graduation, are under development. Details are forthcoming.

    For more information related to the District’s COVID-19 plan, visit the District’s website.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national original, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • March - 2020
  • 30
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – Effective April 6, 2020, the District’s alternate meal service plan will include two additional locations for bus delivery and items for breakfast and lunch. The bus delivery site additions include the former 30th Avenue Preschool and Victory Mission. Meals will be available, through a grab-and-go service, to all children, ages 0-18 and 18-21, if in an educational setting.

    Student meals will be provided each day, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the following school sites:

    • Baker Middle School
    • Carver High School
    • J.D. Davis Elementary School
    • Dawson Elementary School
    • Double Churches Middle School
    • Fox Elementary School
    • Key Elementary School
    • Spencer High School

    Buses will also deliver meals to the following sites, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:

    • Elizabeth Canty Apartments
    • Chase Homes
    • Eagle Trace Apartments
    • Former 30th Avenue Preschool (151 30th Avenue)
    • Jordan High School
    • Kendrick High School (front of school area)
    • Midland Academy
    • Victory Mission (3200 Plateau Drive)
    • Warren Williams Apartments
    • Whisperwood Apartments
    • Wilson Apartments

    During this difficult time, the District’s utmost priority remains the safety and well-being of its students and employees. We ask that all individuals maintain a social distance while waiting in line for their meals. Meals will not be consumed on site.

    District schools and offices will remain closed through April 24, 2020. Updates related to the District’s COVID-19 Pandemic Plan can be found on the District website.


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national original, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 26
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – In accordance with the recent Executive Order declared by Governor Kemp this afternoon, the District is extending the emergency closure for all school and sites through April 24, 2020. The District plans to resume business and school operations Monday, April 27, 2020, as outlined in the Executive Order, contingent upon further direction from the Governor’s Office.

    The Student Learning Continuity plan will continue as currently delivered, with provisions to ensure students receive additional items through printed and digital instruction packets:

    • Teachers will continue to deliver instruction through the designated digital and print resources previously provided to students.
    • In observance of Spring Break, there will be no instructional delivery Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3. Instruction will resume the week of April 6, 2020.
    • Additional instruction packets will be available for pick-up, via drive-through delivery, at each school location, Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8, 2020 during the following time-frames: 7:00-9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Alternate meal services for students will continue as planned through Friday, March 27. Services will resume April 6, 2020 with meal packages will including breakfast and lunch items. Delivery will continue as outlined, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the locations listed below:

    School sites:

    • Baker Middle School
    • Carver High School
    • J.D. Davis Elementary School
    • Dawson Elementary School
    • Double Churches Middle School
    • Fox Elementary School
    • Key Elementary School
    • Spencer High School


    Buses delivery sites:

    • Elizabeth Canty Apartments
    • Chase Homes
    • Eagle Trace Apartments
    • Jordan High School
    • Kendrick High School (front of school area)
    • Midland Academy
    • Warren Williams Apartments
    • Whisperwood Apartments
    • Wilson Apartments

    For more information related to the District’s COVID-19 plan, visit the District’s website.


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national original, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 18
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – The District alternate meal service plan has added two locations for bus delivery. Jordan High and Midland Academy will receive meals through bus delivery at their sites effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. Services at all locations will continue each day, Monday-Friday, now through March 27, 2020. Meals will be available, through a grab-and-go service, to all children, ages 0-18 and 18-21, if in an educational setting. Students must be present to receive a meal.

    Student meals will be provided each day, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the following school sites:

    • Baker Middle School
    • Carver High School
    • J.D. Davis Elementary School
    • Dawson Elementary School
    • Double Churches Middle School
    • Fox Elementary School
    • Key Elementary School
    • Spencer High School

    Buses will also deliver meals to the following sites, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:

    • Elizabeth Canty Apartments
    • Chase Homes
    • Eagle Trace Apartments
    • Jordan High School
    • Kendrick High School (front of school area)
    • Midland Academy
    • Warren Williams Apartments
    • Whisperwood Apartments
    • Wilson Apartments

    During this difficult time, the District’s utmost priority remains the safety and well-being of its students and employees. We ask that all individuals maintain a social distance while waiting in line for their meals. Meals will not be consumed on site.

    District schools will remain closed March 16-April 5, 2020. Updates related to the District’s COVID-19 Pandemic Plan can be found on the District website.


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national original, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 16
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – In accordance with the Georgia Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the District will extend alternate meal services for students during the system-wide closure, Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 27, 2020. Meals will be available, through a grab-and-go service, to all children enrolled in any K-12 educational setting. Students must be present to receive a meal.

    Student meals will be provided each day, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the following school sites:

    • Baker Middle School
    • Carver High School
    • J.D. Davis Elementary School
    • Dawson Elementary School
    • Double Churches Middle School
    • Fox Elementary School
    • Key Elementary School
    • Spencer High School
    Buses will also deliver meals to the following sites, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:
    • Elizabeth Canty Apartments
    • Chase Homes
    • Eagle Trace Apartments
    • Kendrick High School (front of school area)
    • Warren Williams Apartments
    • Whisperwood Apartments
    • Wilson Apartments


    During this difficult time, the District’s utmost priority remains the safety and well-being of its students and employees. We ask that all individuals maintain a social distance while waiting in line for their meals. Meals will not be consumed on site.

    District schools will remain closed March 16-April 5, 2020. Updates related to the District’s COVID-19 Pandemic Plan can be found on the District website.


    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national original, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 14
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – In light of the public health emergency declared by Governor Brian Kemp earlier today, the District is proceeding with emergency closure effective March 16-April 5, 2020. Students should not report to schools or bus stops during this closure. The District will reevaluate options to resume its operations during this time of closure.

    During this closure, the District has prepared resources to continue student learning, as outlined in our Pandemic Plan. Please note the following details related to this measure:

    • Teachers will deliver instruction through the designated digital and print resources provided to students Friday, March 13.
    • Instructions related to student submission of work will be specifically outlined by each school’s administrative team.
    • School administrators will be on-site to make final preparations for closure Monday, March 16, 2020. During this time, parents/students can receive printed packets and other resources to prepare for closure.
    Options to ensure meal availability for students during this closure are being explored. The Georgia Department of Education recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for alternate meal services. Specific information will provided as received by the District. Updates related to the District’s COVID-19 Pandemic Plan can be found on the District website.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 13
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA – Based on the latest recommendations and information provided by the CDC, who has released recent guidance specifying decisions for school closures, and public health agencies, the District is planning to remain open at this time. Public health officials have determined that students can continue to safely attend classes. According the CDC:

    “Available modeling data indicate that early, short to medium closures do not impact the epi curve of COVID-19 or available health care measures (e.g., hospitalizations). There may be some impact of much longer closures (8 weeks, 20 weeks) further into community spread, but that modelling also shows that other mitigation efforts (e.g., handwashing, home isolation) have more impact on both spread of disease and health care measures. In other countries, those places who closed school (e.g., Hong Kong) have not had more success in reducing spread than those that did not (e.g., Singapore).”

    Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/download...

    All District field trips, athletic events, and extracurricular activities have been cancelled effective March 13-April 5, 2020. This includes practices, plays, musical productions, games, etc., during the weekday and weekend. After-school care programs will continue as planned.

    The District will continue to monitor the spread of the virus closely and follow the recommendations of public health officials in response to any changes in the status of the virus that could affect our schools and community. In the event there are confirmed cases in our community, we will work with public health officials to carefully evaluate necessary actions.

    Updates will be posted to the District’s COVID-19 landing page on the District website.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 12
    Mercedes Parham

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    The Muscogee County School District, as recommended by the Georgia High School Association, is suspending all athletic activities, including practices and games, March 13 – April 5, 2020. This includes all weekday and weekend activities. The District will reevaluate the situation on April 6, 2020 to determine our ability to resume activities.

    During this time of suspended athletic activities, there will be no practices, team conditioning, or competitions held. In addition, gyms, weight rooms, athletic facilities, and athletic fields will be closed after school to all activities. This suspension of activities will go into effect Friday, March 13.

    As we receive further information, we will provide you with updates as timely as possible. Please direct your questions or concerns to your school's Athletic Director and/or the District Department of Athletics, 706-748-2595.

    For more information related to the District's COVID-19 pandemic plan, click HERE.

    Resources:
    GHSA statement-GHSA Postpones State Literary Meets, Recommends Suspension of All Activities

  • February - 2020
  • 28
    Mercedes Parham

    WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Location provided upon registration; registration closes March 6, 2020

    WHAT: The Muscogee County School District Division of Human Resources hosts this annual event to introduce certified teachers or teacher candidates, who are near completion of their teacher certification requirements this spring (except for student teaching/internships), to opportunities within the District. This event is presented similarly to a job fair.

    Applicants will have an opportunity to meet representatives from all 56 school sites. Experienced and graduating teachers are welcome. Each applicant should pre-register by March 6 at http://bit.ly/37lvp6G and bring copies of his/her resumé.

    For more information, applicants should contact Bobbie Miears, Division of Human Resources Miears.Bobbie.A@muscogee.k12.ga.us,706-748-2009.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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