MCSD News

  • May - 2022
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    MCSD Office of Communications

    May 16th - Tonights Board Meeting Live Streamed https://bit.ly/33GErzo

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    MCSD Office of Communications

    The Muscogee County School District has set the window for the school year 2022-2023 Hardship and Open Seat Transfer requests in accordance with Georgia House Bill 251 (HB 251). Applications will be available online, at 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – May 24, 2022. Application submissions will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022; late submissions will not be considered for selection. Exceptions to the deadline include parents or legal guardians of students who are new to the district. Approvals and/or denial statuses will be sent by email to the parent and/or legal guardian by June 30, 2022.

    *Note: An Online Registration application for the 2022-2023 school year MUST be completed in order to be considered for a Hardship or Open-Seat Transfer.

    Parents and/or legal guardians should note the following information if preparing to apply for Open Seat Transfers in accordance with HB 251.

    1. HB 251 allows parents or guardians of students enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in Georgia to elect to enroll their student in a public school that is located within the school district in which the student resides, other than the one in which the student has been assigned if such school has permanent classroom space available after its assigned students have been enrolled.
    2. The parent/guardian shall assume the responsibility and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school.
    3. If the student receives Special Education services, the school being applied to must already have the Special Education services in place, as required by the student's current Individual Education Plan (IEP) or the transfer request will be denied.
    4. Students eligible for transfer under the unsafe school choice option will receive first priority for any available seats.
    5. If the number of requests exceeds the number of spaces available at a school, the requests will be selected via a lottery. There will be no appeals.
    6. The parent and/or legal guardian will have 14 days from the receipt of approval to confirm enrollment. Failure to confirm enrollment by the deadline will forfeit the transfer approval.
    7. Any change of school placement which is not the result of a bona fide change of residence, such as transfers under HB 251, may impact a student's eligibility to participate in Georgia High School Association (GHSA) sanctioned varsity activities and events for a period of one calendar year. The parent and/or legal guardian is responsible for investigating and determining the impact of such a transfer.
    8. There will be no sibling priority with the exception of a student with simultaneous multiple births (e.g. twins, triplets, etc.) who is selected for a seat. Siblings of that exception will be drawn at the same time during the lottery with the other sibling(s) of that set receiving placement if a seat is available.
    Please click on the following link to complete your Hardship or Open-Seat Transfer application:

    https://apps.muscogee.k12.ga.us/transfers

    The Muscogee County School District maintains attendance zones for school assignments. Parents are encouraged to register students at the school of assignment based on their legal residence. For more information related to transfer requests or assignments, parents and guardians should contact the zoned school of assignment or Central Registration at centralregistration@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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    MCSD Office of Communications

    May 9th - Tonight's Board Meeting Live Streamed. Click here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo

  • April - 2022
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    Kathleen R Dickinson
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    MCSD Office of Communications

    Below are important updates you don't want to miss!

    1. All students who will be attending Muscogee County Schools must have a complete Online Registration Application for enrollment. Register today at https://muscogee.k12.ga.us/.../Student.../OnlineRegistration.
    2. Join us for the MCSD Job Fair, Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Carver High School, 3100 Eighth Street, Columbus, GA 31906. This Job Fair will introduce candidates to open positions in our district including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, school nutrition workers, and more. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet representatives from school sites and divisions.
      Click here https://mcs.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5589 to view all openings and APPLY!
    3. Summer Learning Experience Program: The deadline to register is Friday, April 29th. Register today at https://muscogee.k12.ga.us/.../Student.../OnlineRegistration.

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    MCSD Office of Communications

    The Summer Learning Experience 2022 registration window is now open and will remain open until Friday, April 29th, 2022. The Summer Learning Experience is designed to engage students in a variety of literacy, mathematics, and enrichment learning activities through an interactive “summer camp” approach.
    Register today: https://muscogee.k12.ga.us/.../Student.../OnlineRegistration. If you need additional support, please contact your student's assigned school.

    Check out our Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/muscogeecountyschooldistr...

  • March - 2022
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    MCSD Office of Communications

    This is an important message from the Muscogee County School District.

    Based on the latest weather advisories predicting severe weather for the Columbus area tomorrow morning, the Muscogee County School District will observe a two-hour delayed opening of classes tomorrow, March 31, 2022. This means that whatever time the respective school starts or a student is picked up at a bus stop, will be delayed by two hours.

    Please note:

    • Breakfast will not be served.
    • All academic field trips are canceled.
    • However, all athletic, extracurricular and after-school activities are tentatively scheduled to continue for March 31, 2022.
    • All-District sites and schools will observe the regularly scheduled ending times for each employee and student.
    Please monitor the weather, district website, and social media for updates.



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    MCSD Office of Communications

    Below are important updates you don't want to miss!

    By Logging on to Online Registration at https://muscogee.k12.ga.us/c/Divisions/StudentServ... you can register for the following:
    1. Pre-K Registration: The deadline to register is Friday, March 25th.
    2. Lighthouse Virtual Academy: The deadline to register is Monday, April 11th
    3. Summer Learning Experience Program: The deadline to register is Friday, April 29th. Click here for the eligibility criteria. Bright from the Start Rising Kindergarten Summer Transition Program Eligibility Criteria.pdf
    MCSD IS HIRING!! Register for our Virtual Career Fair by logging on to https://mcs.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5548.

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    Kathleen R Dickinson

    March 21, 2022 - Tonight's Board Meeting Livestream

    Tonight's Board Meeting will be live-streamed here: https://bit.ly/33GErzo


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    MCSD Office of Communications

    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) nationwide charity located in East Taunton, MA, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit is pleased to continue their “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” medical insurance program for 2022 which covers annual policy premiums. Since 2016, the charity has donated over $233, 068 towards medical reimbursement programs for self-funded K9 units.

    Selected as 2022 recipients to date are Muscogee County School District Police Department, GA, K9 Buddy; Caribou Police Department, ME, K9 Ace; Newington Police Department, NH, K9 Augie; Washington County Sheriff’s Office, IA, K9 Dzamal.

    The “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” grant is awarded to departments which have the financial burden of raising funds to support their K9 unit, which have no more than three K9s, and which have previously been awarded a vest through Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Law enforcement dogs ages two through seven are eligible. The annual medical reimbursement insurance policy, administered by Trupanion, will cover illnesses, injuries—including those sustained in the line of duty—diagnostic testing, and therapies. The plan allows the freedom to use any licensed veterinarian, specialty center, or emergency hospital in the United States.

    Trupanion, a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, offers injury and illness coverage for working and service dogs - both on and off duty. For nearly two decades, Trupanion has given pet owners and working dog owners peace of mind so they can focus on their dog’s recovery, not financial stress. Trupanion is honored to support these brave K9 heroes and is committed to providing the highest value in medical insurance to help them receive the best veterinary care.

    In addition to the healthcare reimbursement program, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,500 law enforcement dogs with U.S. made, custom-fitted, NIJ certified bullet and stab-protective vests in 50 states, at a value of over 6.9 million dollars. For more information, please call 508-824-6978. Tax-deductible donations accepted via mail to: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718 or via the website: www.vik9s.org.

    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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