• By Mercedes Parham
  • Monday, April 06, 2020

District enacts additional safety measures

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
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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