Following Governor Brian Kemp’s recent order to close all schools in Georgia because of COVID-19 concerns, Dawson County Schools have announced sweeping closures.
In the midst of the closures, the Dawson County Board of Education has implemented a series of procedures so students can keep learning and have a meal each day.
While schools are closed, Dawson County Schools will be utilizing Schoology, the district’s online learning management system, to deliver instruction to students.
“The district uses the same platform for online learning during inclement weather, so students and parents are familiar with the process,” Assistant Superintendent Nicole LeCave said. “Our number one goal is to ensure the continuity of learning for our students.”
The school also has plans in place for students who might not have access to the internet.
“If students do not have connectivity, instructional packets will be provided to students at the front desk of schools, or packets can be delivered to homes,” LeCave said. “Our team is committed to meeting the needs of all students.”
For students who depend on the school for daily meals, the Dawson County Board of Education will also be delivering meals each morning via student’s normal bus routes.
“We are going to run our normal bus routes and have meals delivered to anybody on those stops, whether they ride the bus on a regular basis or not,” Superintendent Damon Gibbs said. “Any child who wants meals will be provided with a lunch each day and a breakfast for the next day, Monday through Friday until whenever we come back.”
For updated information on school closures, the Board of Education recommends students and parents to check the Dawson County Schools website.
“We’re encouraging folks to go to our website,” Gibbs said. “We’re constantly updating that page with information to keep parents and students informed.”