Calhoun City Schools COVID Protocols Revised 1/13/22
Effective Jan. 13, 2022.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
CCS has updated its COVID guidance for students based on the Amended Administrative Order for Public Health Control Measures issued by Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) on Jan. 6, 2022. Schools are no longer required to report close contacts for confirmed COVID cases. The school system will continue to identify and report all confirmed cases of COVID to DPH. Weekly student and staff positives will also be shared on the CCS website each Friday afternoon. We continue to ask that parents/guardians, please notify the school of any student or household COVID positives. Please see our revised procedures below.
Student Positive for COVID: minimum 5 day quarantine at home (regardless of vaccination status), recommended mask for an additional 5 days at school
COVID Positive in the home: 5 day quarantine at home away from the positive individual, recommended mask for an additional 5 days at school
COVID Close Contact: parent note allowed for up to 5 days
COVID Testing of Student or household member: all student household members should quarantine until test results received
Vaccinated Students: vaccination is considered current for 6 months, a booster is recommended after that to maintain vaccination status
If your student falls under any of the above categories, please contact the following individuals for guidance. We appreciate your patience and support.
Calhoun Complex (grades PK-5)
Abigail Ayers email@example.com (706) 602-6648
Duana Morton firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Garza (CPS en Español) email@example.com (706)602-6715
Cecilia Trejo (CES en Español) firstname.lastname@example.org (706) 602-6631
Calhoun Campus (grades 6-12)
Jessica Tucker, CMS email@example.com (706)602-6682
Amanda Schutz, CHS firstname.lastname@example.org (706)602-6677
Marie Funes (en Español) email@example.com (706)602-6809
Schools will continue to implement the following mitigation strategies.
Sick Students: The school district encourages parents to be mindful of their family’s activities outside of school and to monitor for symptoms of illness. It is critical that parents do not send students to school when they are sick and/or showing symptoms. Ensuring that sick children are not sent to school helps keep our schools open, healthy, and safe. When in doubt, please err on the side of caution and do not send students to school when they are sick and/or showing symptoms.
Social Distancing: The school district continues to encourage social distancing when appropriate and feasible, as well as limit large gatherings when appropriate and feasible.
Masks: While masks are optional, the school district strongly encourages the use of masks while on school property and unable to social distance.
Cleaning and Sanitizing: The school district provides hand sanitizer throughout school facilities and common areas, and strongly encourages students to wash their hands thoroughly and frequently. School facilities are regularly cleaned and fogged with disinfecting solutions outside of school hours, and school buses are disinfected following each morning and afternoon run.
Please direct questions regarding school procedures for students to Amanda Schutz or Abigail Ayers (complex only).