Jackson High School Transitioning to Virtual Learning for All Students August 24th-27th, 2021

Posted by Butts County School System on 8/24/2021

BCSS Families,

All students at Jackson High School will transition to virtual learning for the next four school days effective at the end of classes today (August 23, 2021). Tuesday, August 24 - Friday, August 27 will be virtual learning days for all JHS students. At the present time our plan is to resume in-person learning on Monday, August 30; however, we will reassess circumstances on Friday morning and provide updated communication by noon if this changes. Elementary schools in the Butts County School System will
continue to operate as currently scheduled.

Based on the reports that came in today, we currently have 57 students and/or staff reporting a positive test result. Thus, the number of individuals required to quarantine have increased significantly throughout the day. We are hopeful that by moving to a virtual platform that we will limit the potential for continued transmission and provide a better platform for delivering instruction. Additionally, we will use this time to thoroughly disinfect all of our facilities at JHS.

Students and teachers will connect via the Google Classroom platform for class activities for the remainder of this week. Students who have opted for full-time virtual status will continue to access the classroom content through Edgenuity. Mr. Rustin and the JHS team will send out additional details
regarding the instructional schedule and extracurricular activities.

It is imperative that we continue to work together to ensure we can preserve the opportunity to provide in-person learning. We ask all students, staff, and families to continue practicing healthy habits to help us minimize the transmission of COVID19. We will continue to encourage and strongly recommend the use of face-coverings while on the school bus and while indoors. In addition, we ask that students remain at home if they are sick. It is our sincere belief and hope that following this guidance will help us
keep our schools open for in-person learning.

Dr. Todd Simpson