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May 24:  Attention Parents and Students

With summer break upon us, we know some students may face food insecurity while away from school buildings. FoodFinder  (https://foodfinder.us/) is a mobile and web app created by a graduate of Georgia public schools that allows families to find food distribution sites (including food pantries, drive-through distributions, and school meal providers) based on their location. The app is free, not-for-profit, and available in the following locations:   Click on each of the following links  to receive more info: Web | App Store | Google Play

Richard Woods, State School Superintendent

 

 

May 10:  

CLIP/District Improvement Plan Review

The Consolidated Local Education Agency Plan and the District Improvement Plan for Mitchell County School System are currently available for review by stakeholders for the 2022-2023 school year. The CLIP and District Improvement Plan can be found on the Mitchell County School System’s website https://www.mitchell.k12.ga.us under the Departments Tab/Federal Program then click on the CLIP link to review the plan and complete the survey.  A printed copy of the plans is located  at the Mitchell County Board of Education building in the office of Federal Programs. 

Meetings of the Consolidated Local Education Planning Team and stakeholders are scheduled for the following dates:

May 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

May 17, 2022, 4:00 p.m. 

May 18, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

All school personnel and stakeholders are invited to join any of the meetings to review and give input into the revision of the  MCSS District Improvement Plan. If unable to attend any of the meetings, please go to https://www.mitchell.k12.ga.us/ and click on the Departments Section/Federal Programs/CLIP to view the FY22 District Improvement Plan and complete the Stakeholder Comment Form - survey.   Questions or written comments may be directed to: 

Tina Sharp, Federal Programs Coordinator

108 South Harney Street, Camilla, Georgia 31730

229-321-7002 ext. 1003 or tina_sharp@mitchell.k12.ga.us

 

 April 10: Face Masks

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance regarding masks and recommended the end of mandatory mask usage in all areas of schools this past month. This week, Governor Kemp signed the "Unmask Georgia Students Act" bill which requires schools or districts to make face coverings an optional decision.

 

The Mitchell County School System recognizes that some students and staff may prefer to continue wearing a mask indoors, and we will support their individual choices. This decision will go into effect on Monday, April 11th, and will apply to all schools, extra-curricular activities, and bus transportation.

 

March 23: NO School for Students; Faulty/Staff Report at 11 a.m. 

Due to inclement weather conditions, the Mitchell County  School System (MCSS) will be closed on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. MCSS faculty and staff will report to school at 11:00 am. Notification will be sent via local news, school website, and our school alert system. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Dr. Rowland Cummings, Superintendent, Mitchell County Schools, (229) 321-7002

 

March 18:  Due to the strong possibility of severe weather coming our way, students in the Mitchell County School System  will be released from school today (March 18, 2022) at the following times: MC Primary School at 1:45 p.m., Elementary School at 1:50 p.m., Middle School at 1:55 p.m. and High School at 2 p.m.    Rowland Cummings, MCSS Superintendent

 

On March 22:  Parent and Student Community Resource Fair to be held at Mitchell County High School gymnasium at 5 p.m.   Free information, presentations, and resources from the local community to assist parents and students.  More more info contact Shirley Daniels at 229-328-7302.  

 

March 4,  2022:    COVID-19 Count for Mitchell County School System

 

January 2022:  ENGAGE Georgia
Georgia's Department of Education has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for K-12 students and their families to boost school engagement and academic success during the school year.  Click on the title for more details.

 

December 27:  New Dept. of Public Health Guidelines for COVID 19

 

December 17:  All Rapped Up A Hip Hop Christmas at Mitchell County Elementary

 Click on the link below to  watch the students perform.

MCES All Rapped Up!!! A Hip Hop Christmas program


COVID-19 :  Click on the following links to find out the latest information. 

GA Department of Public Health Website

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website 

 

Attention Students, Parents and Faculty/Staff: 

Based on the latest guidance we have received from the CDC and an abundance of caution, we will start the 2021-22 school year requiring masks be worn in the buildings by students and staff.

 

MCSS Reopening of Schools  Plan

MCSS Reopening of Schools Plan.    Click on link to see the entire plan    Plan de reapertura de escuelas  2021-22

Please be aware this document will be continuously updated based on the latest guidance from GaDOE, the Department of Public Health, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Mitchell County Schools has continuously monitored federal, state, and local guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the specific information that has been reviewed includes the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health guidance, World Health Organization guidance, and CDC guidance. In addition to this guidance, Mitchell County Schools is constantly meeting with local and state health officials to ensure that our approach is in accordance with the most recent data available. 

 

School Based Health Clinic at Mitchell County High School

School Based Health Center link

Albany Area Primary Health Care and the Mitchell County School System have joined in partnership and developed a comprehensive health clinic that is located with the Career Academy at Mitchell County High School. This center is staffed with medical, dental, behavioral health, optometry, and/or other ancillary service providers.

 

Our services include diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and minor injuries, management of chronic illnesses, routine health physicals, immunizations, counseling, behavioral health, health education/promotion, hearing, vision and lab testing and referrals to medical subspecialists and community agencies, treatment of oral health issues with general dentistry services, and treatment of vision services with optometry services.

 

The primary focus of the clinic is to provide quality, accessible health care to the children of Mitchell County in order to positively impact children's health, school attendance, and academic performance.

Parents, please click on the title above  and sign the consent form for each of your children if you desire for your children to be seen. Signing the consent form does not change your child's personal doctor but it allows the child to be seen at our School Based Health Center.

 

 

July 26: Welcome Back Everyone
Open House for the Mitchell County Schools will be held on July 30, 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m.  Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines should be followed.  Hope to see you soon!
 

Student Handbook 2021-2022 

Click on the link above to review the Student Handbook for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

Phone Numbers: 

List of Phone Numbers and Contacts for the Mitchell County School System. 

 
July 21:  Back to school immunizations
Below is a link to DPH informing about required vaccines for students.

 

July 7:  Dress Code

No changes will be made to the current dress code for the 2021-2022 school year. 

More details:  Dress Code for Students

 

June 21:  School Supply Lists:

Mitchell County Primary School

Mitchell County Elementary School

Mitchell County Middle School 

Mitchell County High School 

 

 

 

Invitation to Participate-

Reviewing and revising MCSS’s Title I Family & Parent Engagement Plan, District Improvement Plan/ Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan

 

All of our schools are reviewing and revising their Title I School Level Family and Parent Engagement Plans, School/Parent Compacts, and School Improvement Plans during the months of March, April and May.  Please contact your child’s school(s) to participate in this process.  WE NEED YOUR INPUT!     

Mitchell County Schools are reviewing and revising our Title I Family & Parent Engagement Plan, District Improvement Plan/ Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan.  Click on below to review the plans.  

 

MCSS 2020-2021 Parent and Family Engagement Plan

 

MCSS District Improvement Plan FY21

 

Meetings will be held in the Mitchell County Board of Education's Federal Programs Office at 108 South Harney Street to allow time for parents and stakeholders to view these plans and offer feedback and suggestions.

 

These meetings are scheduled for:

 Tuesday, April 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and

 Thursday, April 22nd beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

 

If you cannot attend on the planned meeting dates,  you may complete the survey form below and email to Tina Sharp, Federal Programs Coordinator, at tina_sharp@mitchell.k12.ga.us or bring/send to the MC BOE office at 108 South Harney Street, Camilla.  

Stakeholder Comment Form

We invite you to the MCSS Federal Program's Office to participate in this review process. If you have any questions concerning this review process, please contact Federal Programs Coordinator, Tina Sharp, at 229-321-7002 ext. 1003 or tina_sharp@mitchell.k12.ga.us.

 
Main Office Phone Numbers for each school:  
Mitchell County Primary School:  229-321-7003
 Mitchell County Elementary School: 229-321-7004 
Mitchell County Middle School: 229-321-7005 
Mitchell County High School 229-321-7006 
Mitchell County Board of Ed-Central Office: 229-321-7002

 

Seamless Summer Option for August 2, 2021  through May 20, 2022.
The Mitchell County School Nutrition Program will operate Seamless Summer Option for September through June 20201. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. All children up to age 18 will be served regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Click here for details including time and location for meal pickups.   
 

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Prevention & Response Plans to COVID 19
The focus of the Mitchell County School System is to avoid and/or minimize opportunities for sustained exposure to COVID 19 for all faculty, staff, and students.  By definition, exposure only occurs when someone is closer than 3 feet for more than 15 minutes to someone else who has also been exposed (or tested positive). If a mask is worn and 3 feet distancing is maintained, contact with a person who has tested positive does not mean you have been exposed and you are not required to be sent home from school. MCSS has implemented the following safety protocols and enhanced mitigation measures:     Enhanced Social Distancing Measures (optional masks, smaller class sizes, 3 foot distancing,    Temperature Checks, Regular Handwashing,  Regular/deep cleaning of classrooms and buses).  Limited visitors allowed in any of the school buildings; Use of UV Wands by all employees to sanitize frequently used surfaces

 

School Cell Phone Numbers to reach Principals:

MCPS:  229-328-3742                                            MCES:  229-328-3746

MCMS:  229-328-3736                                            MCHS:  229-328-3716

 

Building Access:  Limited visitors will be allowed into the school building until further notice.  When dropping off or picking up a student, please call the cell phone numbers listed on the signs in front of each school building.  A staff member will come out to assist you and your student. 

 
New Student Enrollment: How do I enroll my child in the Mitchell County School System? 
 Attention Parents: Registration of New Students (Early Learning-12th Grades) for the Mitchell County School System will be held at the individual schools.  
•    Early Learning-1st Grades:  Mitchell County Primary School at 50 Griffin Road, Camilla, GA 31730.  Contact:  Cherelle Thomas at 229-321-7003.
•    2nd-4th Grades:  Mitchell County Elementary School at 15815 Hwy 93, Baconton, GA 31716.  Contact:  Katrina Spence at 229-321-7004.
•    5th-7th Grades:  Mitchell County Middle School at 55 Griffin Road, Camilla, GA  31730.  Contact:  Trenise Sanders at 229-321-7005.
•    8th-12th Grades:  Mitchell County High School at 1000 Newton Road, Camilla, GA 31730.  Contact:  Alegra Robinson at 229-321-7006.
 
The following documents are required to complete the application process:
•    a copy of your child's immunization record, social security card, Ear-Eye-and Dental Form and birth certificate; and proof of residency  to give to the registrar upon enrollment of your child. For more details, contact your child’s school.  
 
 Student Withdrawal:  How do I withdraw my child from the Mitchell County School System? 
Attention Parents of students in Early Learning-12th Grades:    Student Withdrawals will be processed at each school. 
•    Early Learning-1st Grades:  Mitchell County Primary School at 50 Griffin Road, Camilla, GA 31730.  Contact:  Cherelle Thomas at 229-321-7003.
•    2nd-4th Grades:  Mitchell County Elementary School at 15815 Hwy 93, Baconton, GA 31716.  Contact:  Katrina Spence at 229-321-7004.
•    5th-7th Grades:  Mitchell County Middle School at 55 Griffin Road, Camilla, GA  31730.  Contact:  Trenise Sanders at 229-321-7005.
•    8th-12th Grades:  Mitchell County High School at 1000 Newton Road, Camilla, GA 31730.  Contact:  Alegra Robinson at 229-321-7006.

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