Fannin County Schools release COVID-19 school closing details

Board of Education, Rebel's Corner
Fannin County Schools COVID-19

FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – Fannin County School System released further details explaining their protocols following the decision to close schools from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 due to COVID-19.

Students are not expected to complete a Curriculum Online Learning Day (COLD) packet on Monday, March 16. The school will let families and students know when to begin COLD packets and what lessons to complete. This information will be communicated through automated phone calls, social media, and school websites.

Students should take everything they need with them this Friday, March 13 because they will not be able to enter the school next week.

For the high school, the SAT is still scheduled for tomorrow, March 14, but next week all activities are canceled.

Faculty, staff, and school leaders are expected to report on Monday, March 16, unless they are sick. This is standard practice. Monday’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and faculty should use the time to prepare COLD packets. They are instructed to have a total of 13 packets ready.

Leaders are asked to meet with faculty and staff in small groups, not gatherings. Admin meetings are canceled and directors will follow up through email and Simbli. A decision will be made soon if leaders are needed after Monday.

Leaders should make sure that stakeholders know that all events are canceled and encourage social distancing, handwashing, and to not report if sick.

Custodial staff and available personnel should continue to deep clean the school.

Currently, FCSS has no idea how long the school closing will last and are preparing for it to potentially last another week. The decision for the week of March 23 will be made sometime next week as the situation unfolds. Faculty and staff may be asked to report to work on additional days. This decision will be made on a day-to-day basis.

Here’s a copy of the entire statement released by the school district.

FCSS Community Letter – COVID-19 and COLD (03-13-2020)

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