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April 30:  Mitchell County Schools Superintendent Search Update

 

The Mitchell County Board of Education continues to make progress in naming a new superintendent.

 

Among the steps completed in the process, adopted qualifications for the position; approved and disseminated a recruitment brochure; reviewed applications; and interviewed candidates that appeared to have closely met the qualifications.

 

Forty applications were received from a broad range of applicants. From these, a number of candidates were chosen for close review and interviewed as the Board sought to determine those applicants best qualified for the position.

 

At least 14 calendar days before taking final action on the position, the Board is required to make available to the public documents for inspection and/or copying concerning as many as three persons under consideration whom the Board has determined to be best qualified for the position. 

 

During a Called Board meeting on April 30, 2021, one applicant, Dr. Rowland Cummings, has been named by the Board to be the best qualified for the position. Information on Dr. Cummings will be available at the Board Office and posted on the school district website. 

 

The Board hopes to have the new superintendent in place during the month of June.

 

April 19:  Dear Parents of At-Home Learners,

The 2021 Georgia Milestones End of Grade and End of Course Tests will be administered to In Person/Face to Face Students during the week of May 3 – May 7.  At-Home students have the option to opt out of testing for the EOC/EOG assessments due to concerns over COVID-19.   

 

Again, At Home-Students are not required to take the GA Milestones tests this year.  If you choose for your child to test, please review the schedule of the testing sessions below.  Note locations and times to report for testing.  In order to sign up for testing, please contact Lori Brinkley by April 23rd at 229-321-7002 or via email at lori_brinkley@mitchell.k12.ga.us  All tests will be administered at your child’s school building. 

 

Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from testing each day and students must arrive on time.  Students must report no later than their scheduled testing time which will be either 8:00 am or 1:00 pm. Students who arrive after testing has begun will not be permitted to test.  Breakfast and lunch will be available each day of testing for your student.  If you plan for your student to eat breakfast at their school, they will need to arrive 15 minutes early.

Grades 3 and 4:  Report to Mitchell County Elementary School

Grades 5, 6, and 7:  Report to Mitchell County Middle School

Grades 8 – 12:  Report to Mitchell County High School

 

EOG and EOC Testing Dates

May 3 – May 7, 2021

 

Date

Test

Mon, May 3

Grade 5,6,7:   Math

Grade 8:        Social Studies

High School:    US History

 

 

 

Tues, May 4

Grades 3,4,5,6,7, 8:  ELA – Day 1

High School:     American Lit – Day 1

 

 

Wed , May 5

Grades 3,4,5,6,7,8:   ELA – Day 2

High School:     American Lit – Day 2

 

 

Thurs, May 6

Grades 3,4,8:  Math

Grade  6, 7:   Social Studies

High School:   Algebra I

 

 

Fri , May 7

Grade 5 and 8:  Science

High School:      Biology

You and your student may go to http://www.gaexperienceonline.com to help them prepare for the experience of taking the GA Milestones Tests online.  This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!

 

 

Attention:   Parents/Guardians of MCSS Students

April 13, 2021   COVID-19 Report for the  Mitchell County School System.  Chart

 
April 12:  Regular Board work session for April 15 Canceled: 
April 12:  Called Board Meeting to be held on April 15 and April 16

The REGULAR WORKSESSION scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. has been CANCELLED. The Mitchell County Board of Education has scheduled Called Board Meetings on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission Board Room. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss personnel. This notice posted at the Mitchell County Board of Education and Southwest Georgia Regional Commission on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:45 p.m.

 

April 12:  Mitchell County Schools Superintendent Search Update

The Mitchell County Board of Education continues to make progress in naming a new superintendent. Among the steps completed in the process, the Board reviewed results of a survey of the community and school system staff to seek input as to the characteristics desired in the new superintendent; adopted qualifications for the position; approved and disseminated a recruitment brochure; reviewed applications; and scheduled interviews for candidates that appeared to have closely met the qualifications. Forty applications were received from a broad range of applicants. From these, a number of candidates were chosen for close review and will be interviewed during the next two weeks as the Board seeks to determine those applicants best qualified for the position. At least 14 calendar days before taking final action on the position, the Board is required to make available to the public documents for inspection and/or copying concerning as many as three persons under consideration whom the Board has determined to be best qualified for the position. The finalists for the position will be invited to visit the schools.

 

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.

 
New 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

 

List of All Phone Numbers and Extensions:  Click Here
 

 September 22:  Seamless Summer Option for September through June 2021.
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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January-June 2021

Attention:  Students Who Are Currently Participating In The  At-Home Learning Program

Listed below is the contact information for the At-Home Learning Coordinators.  Please contact them if your child has trouble logging into the McGraw Hill Online Learning Platform or if you have any other questions. 

 Kindergarten -7th Grades: 

Contact: Victoria McIntyre at 229-328-3090 or email Victoria_mcintyre@mitchell.k12.ga.us

 

8th Grade-9th Grade: 

Contact: Elizabeth Gibson at 229-328-2226 or email Elizabeth_Gibson@mitchell.k12.ga.us

 

10th-12th Grades on Odysseyware

Contact: Eva Jenkins at 229-321-7031 ext. 1022 or email eva_jenkins@mitchell.k12.ga.us

 

 

 

 

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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 6 feet for more than 15 minutes to someone else who has also been exposed (or tested positive). If a mask is worn and 6 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 (masks, smaller class sizes, 6 foot distancing, A/B Schedules, no hallway transitions)
    Temperature Checks, Regular Handwashing
      Regular/deep cleaning of classrooms and buses

Additional Enhanced Mitigation Measures:

Lunch and breakfast served in the classrooms
Participating in contact tracing efforts
No 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:  No 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.

 

Student Handbook 2020-2021 

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

 

 

Attention Parents:  If you have a child that will be attending school  for the first time in the Mitchell County School System, click on the link  to register your child.   New Student Enrollment Application

Parents:  if possible please mail a copy of your child's immunization record, social security card, Ear-Eye-and Dental Form and birth certificate to: Lytresa Sanders, Mitchell County Board Office, 108 South Harney Street, Camilla, GA 31730.  OR take a picture of the document and email it to her at lytresa_sanders@mitchell.k12.ga.us.  
 
There will be no face-to-face meeting at this time. 
 

Student Withdrawal:  How do I withdraw my child from the Mitchell County School System? Click on the link below to withdraw your child; after submitting the form, you will be contacted. Student Withdrawal Application

COVID-19: Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Coronavirus Informational Website

 

EAGLE Book Reading Videos by Ms. Allison Morman

April 21:  Eagle Book Reading Video #3 April 15:  Book Reading 2:   April 8:  Book Reading #1

 

March 23:  How to Log into Clever - Student Instructions