Phase-in return plan
Based on current data and advice from our medical community and public health agencies, we will return for the spring semester using a phased in-approach for students:
- Phase one: January 6-15, 2021
Choice model: grades Pre-K-5 and self-contained special education students
Virtual instruction model: grades 6-12
- Phase two: January 19, 2021
Choice model: all students, grades Pre-K-12
Please make sure your student:
- Receives his/her learning device and instructional materials before leaving for the winter break.
- Places his/her learning device in a safe place to avoid damage or theft.
- Keeps each device fully charged.
Early release schedule
We will release all students 2.5 hours ahead of their regular schedule on the following days:
- Tuesday, December 22, 2020
- Wednesday, February 3, 2021
- Tuesday, March 16, 2021
- Thursday, April 15, 2021
- Friday, May 21, 2021
- Elementary: 12:00 noon
- High: 12:55 p.m.
- Middle: 1:20 p.m.
Please plan accordingly for after-school arrangements; student supervision will not be available 30 minutes after school dismissal on these dates.
Further details are included in the links below:
School Year 2020-2021 Calendar Revised Early Release Presentation
2021-2022 Magnet and Academy Applications (Secondary)
- Application portal: https://apps.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Magnet/
- Online applications will close at 5:00 p.m., January 19, 2021.*
- Each parent and/or student will receive an email regarding his or her application status on February 19, 2021.
- Decisions will include a status of acceptance, wait-list, or denial.
- Information about each school’s magnet program can be viewed HERE.
- Important dates
- January 19: Magnet applications close.
- February 19: Last day to complete entrance exams and auditions
- February 19: Magnet decisions will be emailed.
- February 26: Offer decisions must be made by 11:59 p.m. on this date or all offers will be rescinded after this time.
*Any students new to the Muscogee County School District may apply to any academy/magnet program after this date. The Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction must approve acceptance.
Safety reminders for in-person students:
Review information from the CDC for further guidance:
CDC travel advisories and resources
- 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.
View the latest updates related to the District's COVID-19 plans HERE