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  • District Reopening Information

    As there continues to be concerns and questions related to the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, we want to assure families our first priority is the safety and health of all students and staff. The district will continue working closely with the Whitfield County Health Department to determine the severity of COVID-19 in our community. We understand the challenges the novel Coronavirus brings and have plans in place to continue learning outside the classroom should the severity in our county rise. Please click the link above for more information.

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  • Virtual, At-Home Learning Application

    We understand that under the current circumstances many parents do not wish to send their child(ren) to school for face-to-face instruction. For these students, virtual learning will be available for all grades; however, students must have access to the proper equipment to participate. The deadline to enroll in virtual learning is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Click the link above to apply.

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  • Ask the Superintendent

    If you have questions about Whitfield County's plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year, please submit them at the link above AFTER having carefully read the District Reopening Considerations. Questions may be answered on the next Virtual Community Conversations* or individually via email. *Virtual Community Conversations will be posted to the website and social media periodically throughout the year to answer frequently asked questions.

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Welcome Message

  • Welcome to Crossroads Academy!  We appreciate your taking the time to visit our website!

     If you are new to Crossroads Academy, please remember all students must go through a mandatory orientation meeting with their parents.  Please call the school for additional information.  Our phone number is 706-271-2495.

    If you have questions about our dress code, please look under the "Resources" tab for a link to "For Families."  If you need a visual guide to what types of clothing are acceptable, click here.

Announcements

  • HELP KEEP OUR SCHOOLS HEALTHY!


    With the increasing concern of the Coronavirus (a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person) around the globe, Whitfield County Schools would like to remind students, parents, faculty and staff of simple, everyday actions that can be taken to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. 

    1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. *Parents, please do not bring your child(ren) to school if they are sick. 
    2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
    3. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand santitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 
    4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
    5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

    As always, the first priority of Whitfield County Schools is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and their families. Therefore, our school district is closely monitoring the Coronavirus and making the necessary preparations in case the virus becomes more prevalent in our community. In situations like this, we always take our guidance from the medical professionals at our local Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. At this time, they are telling us that we are at low risk for the spread of the virus. As a system, we are being proactive in the prevention of any spread of the virus. We contract with a cleaning company to clean all facilities every day. They are using cleaning solutions designed to kill the Coronavirus.

    We are told that the best prevention at school is to wash hands. Our teachers are diligent to give students opportunities to wash their hands frequently. They are supervising younger children to make sure that they are washing hands thoroughly. Symptoms of the Coronavirus are fever, onset of a cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, and the average incubation period is reported to be about 5 days. Eighty percent of patients with confirmed Coronavirus have only mild symptoms. If your children have any of these symptoms, please do not send them to school.

    At this time the Georgia Department of Public Health has advised us that students who are not ill can safely attend school. The Georgia Department of Education is in regular contact with the Department of Health, and we receive updates almost daily. If their recommendations change, we will certainly let you know.

    Should it become necessary to close a school or schools, our Teaching and Learning staff has a plan for continuing the education of our students. Of course, the plan varies with the grade level. Should we need to close, you will receive more specific information. Additional information on continuation of academics would be placed on our Whitfield County Schools website in the event of closure.

    Whitfield County Schools is working closely with state health officials to monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus and its potential impact on our community. For more information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. 

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  • commonsenseschool

     

    Crossroads Academy has just been approved as a Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion.

    The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they'll have tomorrow.

    This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

    We are one of the more than 65,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education's groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.

    To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit www.commonsense.org/education.

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  • Check out our Common Sense Education page!  You will find articles, links, and other resources designed to help you and your family find answers in a complex technological world. 

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  • Beginning on Friday, August 30th, Crossroads Academy students may wear Crossroads t-shirts on Fridays if they meet academic and behavioral expectations.  Shirts will be sold on Tuesday, August 27th.  After that, students may purchase shirts in the main office.

    Students may wear the school shirt if they meet the following criteria:

    1)  No unexcused absences, tardies, or early dismissals for that week;

    2)  No detentions or other major disciplinary issues;

    3)  Earn 90% of Dojo points on Thursday

    Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

     

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Latest School News

  • Middle and High School Testing Calendars

    Please click the link above to view the Middle and High School Testing Calendars. The purposes of the Georgia Student Assessment Program are to: measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide teachers with diagnostic information, and assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.

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Latest District News

  • Georgia Department of Education Testing Survey

    The Georgia Department of Education is seeking feedback on Georgia’s request for a waiver that would eliminate high-stakes testing for the 2020-21 school year. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that the public and any interested school districts have an opportunity to comment and provide input on all waiver requests. State School Superintendent and the Georgia Department of Education are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia's public education system to complete the survey using the link above before Friday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.

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  • "Getting Ready" Guides for Kindergarten through Third Grade

    The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting are launching “Getting Ready” guides to help parents of the youngest learners prepare for the upcoming school year. These guides are designed to provide a simple way to keep the learning going over the summer and explore skills that will prepare a student for the school year ahead. Click the link above to learn more.

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  • Summer Reading Opportunities

    During the summer months, students have FREE access to thousands of enhanced digital books with myON. Read anywhere, anytime with online and offline access. Click the link above for myON login instructions, as well as additional Summer Reading resources and activities.

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  • Summer Nutrition & Power Lunch Sites

    We realize that there are many families who depend on the school system to help provide meals for their children. Beginning Monday, June 1, Whitfield County Schools will provide summer meals at no cost to all children 18 and younger. Meals are served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., depending on the site. For more information, please click the link above.

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