Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school’ guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list.

Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school’ guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list.

 

 

The Floyd County Board of Education has released an updated “return to school” plan with in-person classes still set for Aug. 13. Enrollment into the “virtual academy” continues through Wednesday, Aug. 5.

The color code — green, yellow, orange and red — has been reset and is based on the percentage of “individual school population with confirmed cases.” Also, there’s a “frequently asked questions” feature, attached below. The update first appeared on the school system’s website late last week and was posted to Facebook midmorning Sunday.

The expanded report is available here.

Some outtakes are below:

Weekly report due Thursdays from Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson: “All positive COVID-19 cases in FCS will be tracked per school and reported to (the Georgia Department of Public Health). A rise in case levels will result in a shift to a new scenario at that particular school for the following week to allow for contact tracing and increased sanitation. Percentages of positive cases will be based on the individual total school population which will include all staff and students. Positive cases will be tabulated every seven days. The Superintendent will issue a status report to the public for each school every Thursday at 3 p.m. so parents can make any necessary childcare arrangements for the following week.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I chose virtual learning for my child, can they switch to traditional learning after school starts, or vice versa?
      • Yes, there will be a 10-day window at the beginning of the school year to switch learning options. 
  • Will masks/face coverings be required in FCS schools?
      • Mask/face coverings are highly encouraged for students, staff, and visitors while on any FCS campus. The district will provide every FCS student and staff member with a neck gaiter face covering, which will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when worn correctly.
  • What extra precautions will FCS be using as preventative measures?
      • PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND VISITORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN OUR SCHOOLS AT THIS TIME.
        • ENTRANCE IS RESTRICTED TO BUSINESS-ESSENTIAL AND SCHEDULED MEETINGS ONLY.
      • All high touch areas will be frequently sanitized.
      • Social distancing will be practiced on FCS campuses to the best of our ability.
      • Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and on every school bus.
      • All students will be subject to a temperature check upon arrival to school.
      • Buses will be wiped down with a cleaner and sprayed with a sanitizer. 
  • What if a student has a temperature of 100.4 or higher after arriving at school?
      • The student will be placed in a designated area. Their parent/guardian will be called to pick the student up and should monitor them for any other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • What should I do if my child is showing symptoms of COVID-19?
      • Keep your child at home, contact the school registrar, and contact their primary care physician.
  • What should I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
      • Keep your child at home, contact the school registrar, and contact their primary care physician.
  • What if a student/teacher in your child’s class tests positive?
      • FCS will follow guidance published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (GADPH), and Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). 
  • Will FCS be using substitute teachers this school year?
      • FCS utilizes ESS (Education Staffing)  to provide all substitutes for the district. If you’re interested in becoming a substitute teacher for our district, please visit https://ess.com/.
  • Will there be field trips this school year?
      • There will be no field trips scheduled until further notice.
  • Is FCS making changes to the existing exam exemption practices?
      • Yes. There will be no attendance components to the exam exemption protocol for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Will there still be athletic and extracurricular activities this school year?
    • FCS will follow Georgia High School Association guidelines.

 

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