Press Releases

March 18, 2020

Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools Will Remain Closed Through April 10, 2020

In consideration of Governor Kemp’s executive order issued on March 16, as well as the latest guidance from the CDC, Calhoun City and Gordon 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 cancelled. Details on refunds will be made available to families as soon as they are determined. School-sponsored events will be postponed or cancelled for the duration of the closures.

As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Please continue to implement the following measures to help protect our community:
Stay home and limit contact with others when you are sick.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and properly discard used tissues. If no tissue is available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the impact this health crisis will have on our schools.

Updated Information from Governor Kemp regarding school closures:

Kemp: Public Elementary, Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools Closed March 18 to March 31
Atlanta, GA – In accordance with newly issued federal guidance, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020.

"To keep our students, teachers, and administrators safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I am ordering the closure of all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020," said Governor Kemp. "This measure is critical to reducing local transmission in communities across our state, and I ask Georgians to continue to follow best practices - washing their hands regularly, isolating the elderly and chronically ill, and avoiding large events if possible - in the days and weeks ahead."

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GeorgiaEMA, @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GEMA.OHS, @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook. For more information, visit the DPH’s coronavirus webpage at

March 13, 2020

Due to the latest information from Governor Kemp concerning the Coronavirus, Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools are proactively closing school campuses for all students for a two week period through Friday, March 27, 2020. Instruction will continue through homebound activities that will be shared with all students and parents on Monday, March 16th. This measure is to support local and statewide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Calhoun and Gordon County Schools will reassess the situation on Thursday, March 26th and determine if additional time is needed beyond this date. Information will be shared through emails, phone calls, the website and social media.

A professional learning day for faculty and staff is planned for Monday, March 16, 2020 at which time, teachers will continue to prepare learning packets and digital learning activities. Digital learning days will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Details about school nutrition services will be communicated as soon as possible.

All school field trips and special events scheduled between now and April 13th will be cancelled and / or postponed. This includes parent-teacher conferences, musicals, concerts, etc. Upon students’ return to school, we are asking that visitors respect our desire to keep our students and staff safe and refrain from coming to school for lunch or other daily events within the school until further notice.

All field trips, both state and out-of-state, are suspended through April 13th. Details on rescheduling or refunds will be made available to you as soon as they are determined.

All athletic practices and games are suspended through March 27th and will be re-evaluated at that time in cooperation with the Georgia High School Association and Middle School Athletic Associations.