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Whitfield County Schools CLOSED for the Remainder of the School Year
Due to the increasing concern of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the state, all Whitfield County schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through the remainder of the school year. ***Beginning the week of April 6, the school district will begin “Support our Families” Fridays. Teachers will provide instruction for students Monday through Thursday, and Fridays will be for make-up work, parent contacts, virtual meetings, professional learning, etc.
MEALS FOR STUDENTS
We realize that there are many families who depend on the school system to help provide meals for their children. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Whitfield County Schools will be providing meals at no cost to all children 18 and younger.
The week of April 6, the Whitfield County School Nutrition Department will serve meals Monday through Thursday only. Friday, April 10 is a previously scheduled school holiday, therefore no meals will be served that day. Students and parents will have the opportunity to pick up multiple meals on Thursday, April 9 to ensure that student needs are met for Friday.
Beginning Monday, April 13, meals will only be served on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On these days we will serve multiple meals at one time. We hope that by serving less days we will help with the continued effort of social distancing while still meeting the needs of our students during this difficult time.
When students pick up a lunch, they may also take home a breakfast meal for the next day. If you have questions, please call the School Nutrition Department at (706) 876-7264 or (706) 876-7266.
MEAL DELIVERY ROUTES & PICK-UP SITES
Buses will be delivering meals to the community between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For locations and approximate delivery times, click here.
Meals will also be served at the following school sites between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the car rider lines: Beaverdale Elementary, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Dug Gap Elementary, Northwest High, North Whitfield Middle, Valley Point Elementary, and Westside Middle. *If you are picking up meals at any of our school pick-up locations, please stay in your car and follow the car-rider line. Someone from our School Nutrition staff will assist you from your car by bringing the meals to you.
Click here to access all online learning information for Pre-K through grade 12.
In order to continue the education of our students, all Whitfield County schools will provide online learning assignments for each grade level and/or classroom. Please click here to access all online learning information for Pre-K through grade 12. ***Beginning the week of April 6, the school district will begin “Support our Families” Fridays. Teachers will provide instruction for students Monday through Thursday, and Fridays will be for make-up work, parent contacts, virtual meetings, professional learning, etc.
Need printed learning assignments?
Choice Board assignments are being distributed at all meal delivery/pick-up sites and are taped to the front door of each school for parents to see and photograph if needed. Choice board assignments can be emailed back to each child's teacher, or students can talk with their teachers about these assignments by phone.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
School Building Hours & Teacher Availability:
All school buildings will be closed Monday, March 23 through the remainder of the school year. No one will be in the schools to answer phones, but our administrators, teachers & staff will continue to be available via email.
Expectations of Work Load:
Each assignment, depending on the age of the student, should take 10-30 minutes to complete.
No internet access at home?
Both Comcast and Charter are offering two months of internet FREE to new customers. Please see specific information below.
Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with COVID-19. To enroll call 1-855-846-8376.
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.
Whitfield County Schools will continue to work closely with state health officials to monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus and its impact on our community. For more information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the websites of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Department of Public Health.