IMPORTANT - Reopening Schools 7/17/20

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Attached are the JCS Response Protocols for COVID-19, which outline the procedures for communicating how suspected and positive COVID-19 cases will be handled in the school setting. Additionally, the document outlines specific procedures for returning to school or work after a quarantine. 

There are a number of procedures that will be implemented in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While no single action will completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we must make a coordinated effort to implement multiple strategies designed to greatly reduce the risk.  Returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic will be different. We must be vigilant in our mitigation efforts and work together in keeping our buildings open in order to effectively meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. 

The Jefferson City School System has employed a Nurse Practitioner who will serve as the system-level point of contact for all COVID-19 cases. Each school nurse will serve as the school-level point of contact for all COVID-19 cases. These individuals will be working with staff and students to provide training on best practices and healthy habits as we reopen schools. Our school nurse team will be in direct contact regularly with the Georgia Department of Public Health to ensure we are implementing proper measures consistent with official guidelines. 

As we approach the beginning of the new school year, let’s all do our part in keeping our students and staff safe by following the suggestions below:

  1. Take temperature and self-monitor symptoms before coming to school/work.

  2. Stay home if you are sick.

  3. Wash your hands often. 

  4. Wear a face covering when social distancing is not feasible. 

As a reminder, all students, both those enrolling in face-to-face instruction as well as virtual learning, should register online through the Infinite Campus Portal as soon as possible.  Students enrolling in virtual learning should also contact Mr. Trevor Metzger, tmetzger@jeffcityschools.org, in order to complete the virtual learning contract.  

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is fluid and continues to evolve; therefore, we will continue to provide updates as new information is received. 


Sincerely,
Jefferson City Schools

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