As you are settling into summer, we hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy. We all share many concerns regarding the current pandemic and its impact on education. While many questions are still unanswered, safety remains our primary concern. System leaders continue to collaborate with several local and state health and safety officials to monitor the events surrounding COVID-19 and the level of spread in our community.
We are working diligently to prepare our buildings and classrooms to safely reopen and excitedly await the return of our students and staff. In the next few weeks, the school system will release the Jefferson City Schools COVID-19 Operational Guidelines, outlining the protocols and procedures to be implemented in an effort to continue to reduce the spread of the virus. These additional measures include, but are not limited to, establishing new cleaning and disinfecting processes for classrooms and other learning spaces, disinfecting school buses before and after routes, and installing hand sanitizer stations throughout school buildings.
Based on the review of the most recent information available, it is our intention to reopen school in person on Friday, July 31, in accordance with the approved 2020-2021 system calendar. Please keep in mind that this is subject to change, based on new developments and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Public Health, and the Georgia Department of Education. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updated information to you as it becomes available.
Because many factors exist beyond our control, we appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to refine the plans for providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all.
We value our partnerships with families and the community and continually strive to provide the best services for our students and give them the quality education they deserve.
Jefferson City Schools