Pickens County School District Returns Monday, August 17th

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Pickens County School District Returns Monday, August 17th


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8/17/2020 ~ by Destini Shope, Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations | Pickens County School District

UPDATE 8/6/2020 - Pickens County School District will begin Traditional School with a staggered start and Virtual Academy classes beginning on Monday, August 17, 2020. Virtual Open House videos for both learning options will be released on Thursday, August 13 at 4 pm. More information below.

TRADITIONAL SCHOOL
The a four-day staggered start is believed to be beneficial for students and staff as they will return gradually return allowing students who are new to their school an opportunity to learn their way around the building, reduce potential back-ups in car rider lines, provide extra hands to help young or new students, and allow adequate time to make changes to the school plans should they be needed. All students will be in school by Thursday, August 20, 2020.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
[Harmony, Hill City, Tate]

Four-Day Staggered Start:
Monday, August 17
Pre-K (HCES) and Kindergarten

Tuesday, August 18
Pre-K (HCES), Kindergarten and First Grade

Wednesday, August 19
Pre-K (HCES), Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade

Thursday, August 20
All students should be in school

Start Times:
7:30 am Early Morning Care Drop-off
7:55 am AM Car Rider Drop-off
8:30 am Class Begins / Students in Class
3:30 pm Class Begins / Dismissal
3:30-6 pm Afterschool Program (Hill City & Tate)
3:45-6 pm Afterschool Program (Harmony)


JMS

Four-Day Staggered Start:
Monday, August 17
Team 5A Homerooms:
- Nelson
- Griffith
- Rickman
- Clark

Tuesday, August 18
Team 5A
Team 5B Homerooms:
- Callahan
- Krakeel
- McEntire
- Carver
- Land

Wednesday, August 19
Team 5A
Team 5B
Team 6A Homerooms:
- Kleinberg
- Duncan
- Christopher
- Faber
- Warner

Thursday, August 20
All students should be in school

Start Times:
7:30 am Early Morning Care Drop-off
7:55 am AM Car Rider Drop-off
8:30 am Class Begins / Students in Class
3:30 pm Class Begins / Dismissal
3:30-6 pm Afterschool Program


PICKENS JUNIOR HIGH

Four-Day Staggered Start:
Monday, August 17
House C (7th)

Tuesday, August 18
House C (7th)
House D (7th)

Wednesday, August 19
House C (7th)
House D (7th)
House A (8th)

Thursday, August 20
All students should be in school

Start Times:
7:00 am AM Car Rider Drop-off
7:45 am Class Begins / Students in Class
2:45 pm Class Begins / Dismissal


PICKENS HIGH

Four-Day Staggered Start:
Monday, August 17
All 9th Grade

Tuesday, August 18
All 9th Grade
All 10th Grade

Wednesday, August 19
All 9th Grade
All 10th Grade
All 11th Grade

Thursday, August 20
All students should be in school

Start Times:
7:00 am AM Car Rider Drop-off
7:45 am Class Begins / Students in Class
2:45 pm Class Begins / Dismissal

PARKING PERMIT SALES
Drive-thru Parking Permit Sales:

Thursday, August 13th
Seniors - 9 am to 12 pm
Juniors - 1 pm to 4 pm

Friday, August 14th
Sophomores/Freshman - 9 am to 12 pm


MASKS
Strongly recommended for students to wear a mask, especially at times such as transition and when riding a school bus.
All staff members are expected to wear masks when outside of their classrooms and/or offices.
The district will provide a Diamond P mask to all students and staff.

Families will receive a call from their bus driver or a member of the transportation team regarding bus pick-up and drop-off times.

More resources:
District Website: pickenscountyschools.org | Facebook
FAQ School Health Services (PDF)


VIRTUAL ACADEMY

- Registration is closed.
- Device pick-up for ALL grade levels will be held on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th at any of the elementary schools. Times are between 8 am and 12 pm, or 3 pm and 7 pm. If you have a device issued from last school year, you will continued to use that device. A Device agreement will be send out on Monday, August 10th via email.
- Parents/guardians will received Pearson Connexus login information by email on Thursday, August 13th. The Orientation Course will be available and should be completed before classes begin on Monday, August 17th.

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7/29/2020 - "Out of an abundance of caution and based on guidance from the Department of Public Health (DPH), Pickens County School District will delay the start of school for both traditional school students and Pickens Virtual Academy students due to recent COVID-19 exposures at Hill City Elementary and a spike in community spread.

School will begin on August 17, 2020, and more details will follow over the next week or so. All Open House activities, extra-curricular activities, and device distributions are postponed.

This updated information will be posted on our district website, Facebook page, and through Infinite Campus.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority."

VIDEO FROM SUPERINTENDENT DR. RICK TOWNSEND

Pickens County Delays Start of 2020-2021 School Year

Dr. Townsend's message regarding the delay of school until August 17, 2020.

Posted by Pickens County Board of Education :: Jasper, GA on Wednesday, July 29, 2020




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