March 19th, 2020 – 12:10 PM
Floyd County Schools
In consideration of Governor Kemp’s executive order issued on March 16, as well as the latest guidance from the CDC, Floyd County Schools will remain closed through spring break, which ends on April 10. Teachers will make contact with students in order to continue instructional activities through April 3. No assignments will be given the week of spring break. As we gain additional information from state and local officials, we will reassess and determine if additional time is needed beyond this date.
Additionally, all field trips scheduled for the remainder of the school year will be canceled. Details on refunds will be made available to families as soon as they are determined. School-sponsored events will be postponed or canceled for the duration of the closures. As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
FCS has already taken additional precautions to ensure effective sanitation practices within all facilities and buses, which include installing additional hand sanitizers, fogging once a week with an FDA approved sanitizer, and implementing antibacterial surface wipes.
Recommended daily actions families can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases include:
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Cover coughs or sneeze with a tissue.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Adults and children who are sick should stay home from work or school and stay away from other people until they are better.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
We ask that our staff and families continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines as shared by dph.georgia.gov and cdc.gov including monitoring you and your child’s health for fever and symptoms of respiratory illness including a runny nose, cough and/or shortness of breath. Please call your local health provider for assistance if these symptoms occur.
Updates regarding this concern will be posted on our district website, social media channels, and to FCS families through our mass notification system via phone call, email, and/or text message.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the impact this health crisis will have on our schools.