2020-21 School Opening Updates

Updates:  July 23, 2020

  • The first day of school for students will be September 8, 2020.  This will allow the time needed for teachers, administrators, and the technology team to appropriately prepare for the distance learning.
  • The requirement for uniforms will be waived for both Macon County Middle School and Macon County Elementary School for the 20-21 school year.  We will resume the uniform policy for the 21-22 school year.  The Macon County Dress Code will be strictly enforced.  (The policy is on the website for your convenience.)
  • The original district calendar will not change.  Holidays, the last day of school, and graduation will remain the same. (The calendar is on the website for your convenience.)
  • All faculty and staff will report for work on Monday, July 27, 2020.
  • All faculty and staff members will be required to wear face masks.
  • All students will be required to wear face masks both in the school and on the bus.
  • All parents and visitors must wear a face mask when in the schools.  Visitors will not be allowed to go to the classrooms.  Parent meetings will be held in the front office or through virtual meetings.
  • Students riding the bus will have their temperature checked daily before entering the bus.  Students with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be allowed to ride the bus.  Parents must be available at the bus stop to return the student to their home in this event.  Students must remain at home until fever-free for three days.
  • Students who are car riders or who walk to school will have their temperature checked daily before entering the school.  Students with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be allowed to enter the school.  Parents must be available to return the student to their home in this event.  Students must remain at home until fever-free for three days.
  • Students showing obvious signs of being unwell such as coughing, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or headache will not be allowed on the bus or in the school.
  • Each student will be issued a chrome book or laptop for the distance learning.  Bags will be provided for the protection of the devices.  The devices will be "checked out" to the student and parents will be responsible for the return of the device and any damages that may occur.  Parents are welcome to provide devices for their students.
  • The school system will help as much as possible to provide internet service for those who do not have the service.  It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their students have access to the internet for the distance learning. 
  • Students will be held responsible for all assigned work.  Distance learning will be graded and used to determine promotion or retention. 

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