Safety Updates

  • Coronavirus Preparation

    Whitfield County Schools is monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus and its potential impact on our community. Should it become necessary to close schools, Teaching and Learning staff has a plan for continuing the education of our students. For more information on continuing education and for ways in which you can prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, please click the link above. Thank you for helping us keep our schools healthy!

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  • Public Safety and School Officials Team Up for Active Shooter Training

    Nearly 200 Whitfield County public safety and school officials came together for three days of training on ways to handle an active shooter event effectively. The tabletop exercise – where participants sat around tables and shared ideas with one another – is leading up to a realistic full-scale exercise at the current Valley Point Middle School, shortly before it will be torn down and replaced by a new facility.

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  • Administrators Participate in Incidents in Education Safety Training

    Whitfield County school administrators recently participated in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Managing Critical Incidents in Education course at Dalton State College. The three-day course provided an opportunity for administrators to participate in practical, relevant exercises as part of an incident management team and to recognize and prepare for events that may have an effect on the school system.

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  • WCS Upgrades Security on All School Entrances

    WCS is currently upgrading all school entrances to ensure the safety of our students and staff by enhancing safety measures already in place at every school, according to the needs of each building.

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  • Three School Resource Officers Added to Whitfield County Middle Schools

    This school year, WCS added three School Resource Officers (SROs) to our middle schools, for a total of eight SROs in our school system. We are proud of our continuing partnership with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office to ensure the safety of our schools.

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  • Whitfield County Schools Conduct Beginning of Year Fire and Lockdown Drills

    All schools are required to conduct both fire and lockdown drills during the first two months of school to ensure that students and staff are aware of the most effective and safe emergency responses.

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  • New Teachers in Whitfield County Participate in Stop the Bleed

    Whitfield County Schools continues to provide CPR, First Aid and Stop the Bleed Training for staff. Prior to the start of school, all new Whitfield County teachers participated in Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign designed to empower bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency.

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