• By Mercedes Parham
  • Friday, November 20, 2020

Important information and reminders

View a message from our Superintendent HERE


Choice model plan declarations:
Notify your student’s school of any changes to your current declaration for virtual or in-person instruction before 12:00 noon, December 8, 2020. Due to testing and end of year preparation, choice model preferences will remain in effect for the full spring semester (January 6-May 21, 2021).

Gifted referral window: Parents and teachers can refer students through the online application located on the MCSD Families Page. This will be the only referral window for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Safety reminders for in-person students:

  • Wear face masks or coverings at all District sites.
  • Stay home if you/your student(s) are displaying any signs or symptoms of illness.
  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, do not send him/her to school until the following criteria is met: 
    • At least 10 days have passed since the student first displayed symptoms AND
    • The student has had no fever without fever reducing medicines (e.g. Tylenol, Advil, etc.) for 48 hours AND
    • The student is no longer displaying symptoms
  • If someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or your child is exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do not send him/her to school until 14 days after their last exposure to the person with COVID-19 (note: The CDC defines exposure as being within six feet for a total of 15 minutes or more with someone who has COVID-19).
  • Observe District social distancing guidelines upon entry.
  • Avoid direct contact with District staff and other guests.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before entering the building, before meals, after bathroom breaks, after sneezing/coughing, and frequently throughout the instructional day.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as pens, pencils, devices, etc. to prevent cross-contamination.
Review information from the CDC for further guidance:

CDC travel advisories and resources

Student mental health resources

Provided by the District Mental Health and Wellness Committee in partnership with the Pastoral Institute*

Students can now access pre-recorded videos related to various mental health topics. Each month, the Pastoral Institute will provide grade-level appropriate content focused on subjects such as resiliency, suicide and self-harm prevention, dealing with grief, depression, and self-care.

November topic: anxiety
Click here to access the video for students in Grades K-5
Click here to access the video for students in Grades 6-12

*All sessions are free and have been made possible by the Coronavirus Response Fund—a partnership between the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley and the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.

Additional resources:

View the latest updates related to the District's COVID-19 plans HERE


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