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May 19: Meals Update 

May 27, 2020 will be the last day that the Mitchell County School System’s Food Service Program will provide pick-up meals for all sites (Mitchell County High School, Baconton Community Service Center, and Sale City Community Center.

 

 

May 8:  Meals-To-You

Must Sign up between May 8 to Friday-May 15, 2020. 

Mitchell County School Systems still wants to provide food and nutrition to our students even during this time while school is closed, so we’re announcing a new program that will deliver meals at your doorstep for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between our district, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Baylor University. Your student(s) enrolled in the Mitchell County School System are eligible to participate in the program.

 

When you sign up to get a Meals-to-You, every other week you’ll get a Meals-to-You box delivered to your home for each child 1-18 in your household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers—enough food for each kid for two weeks!  All foods are shelf stable, which means you don’t have to worry about them expiring anytime soon. With Meals-to-You, kid-friendly meals are delivered—for FREE—directly to your door, so you don’t have to worry about: extra trips to the grocery store, extra money spent on food, extra time planning meals your kids will like

 

If you aren’t home when the box is delivered, no worries. The boxes are packed for security, and because the food is shelf stable, you don’t have to worry about refrigerating the foods immediately. If you will be unable to pick up your box(es) on a given day, be sure to have a neighbor or family get it. And no need to worry; receiving this benefit will NOT affect any other existing benefits. HOW DO YOU SIGN UP? All you have to do is fill out an online sign-up form and submit it as soon as possible! Access the online form by clicking this link: https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/.

 

Boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so sign up online today! Let Meals-to-You take away the stress of buying extra groceries during this time. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mitchell County School System – Central Office - Jacquelyn White  at 229-336-2100.

 

Video:  Emergency Meals-To-You Household  Application Instructional Video  on how to sign up.  

 

Frequently Ask Questions Link

Listed below are additional resources for parents. 

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

 

April 20: COLLECTIONS FOR COVID-19 TESTING OPENS IN MITCHELL COUNTY

Individuals who want to be tested can contact the call center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to determine if they are eligible for an appointment. Specimen collection will be done 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Dougherty, Thomas, and Mitchell Counties. “Public Health will not be charging for this service,” said Dr. Charles Ruis, District Health Director for Southwest Public Health District 8-2.  The call center hotline is (229) 352-6567.  More info

 

April 16: Video

 A video message from MCSS Superintendent Robert Adams to parents and students on the latest update on school ending, mini-mester for students, graduation and honors night, etc.

 

April 10 and 15:  Attention Students:

Summer Break will be from April 13-July 17.  School Resumes on July 20, 2020.  Dual enrollment students continue to do school and follow college schedule!! Stay in touch with Ms. L. Brinkley or Ms. J. Good.  Mini-mester will be held from April 20 to June 12. 

Mitchell County High School at 229-336-0970, Mitchell County Middle School  at 229-336-0980,

Mitchell County Elementary School at  229-336-2118, Mitchell County Primary School at 229-336-8250

 

April 10:  Meal Pickup (Revised Times) 

This will be a drive up and pick up service for the students/parents of Mitchell County Schools.

Mitchell County School Nutrition Program:  Starting the week of April 6, breakfast and lunches will be provided for the entire week (5 days of meals) and must be picked up on Wednesdays only. You may pick up meals between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. at Mitchell County High School.  From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Sale City Community Center and Baconton Community Center.  Sale City Community Center, 221 S. Barnes Street, Sale City, GA   31784; Baconton Community Center 1380 E. Walton Street, Baconton, GA   31716

 

 

April 8:  The 2020 Census is here! The census impacts funding decisions for things like infrastructure, health care, education, and more. Respond today at  https://my2020census.gov/ or https://2020census.gov./

April 3:  To view on any executive orders by  Governor Kemp  click on the link provided.  Executive Orders 

March 23:  How to Log into Clever - Student Instructions.

 

 

Resources:  

Georgia STEM is working closely with experts as we gather information from the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the WHO and Johns Hopkins.  We have developed some resources for you to use and distribute to your school faculty and staff.  We only utilize information from research-based primary sources, including the CDC, New England Journal of Medicine and WHO.  We do not pull information from secondary sources; therefore, you can share these resources knowing that the information is accurate and reliable. 

 

All information is provided in a factual manner and we strive to exhibit and project calm as we navigate these uncharted waters.  We do believe that it is important for our students to be educated about viruses (Georgia Standard of Excellence- Biology SB4c) and how the spread of these illnesses can be limited and contained using common-sense measures.  

 

Click on the Titles below  for more information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

This post is updated and time-stamped as information is released and confirmed.  It acts as a timeline and also a repository for information about the virus.  


Mapping COVID-19 with GIS

Georgia STEM has created a GIS map specific to the state of Georgia.  This map also pulls data from CDC and Johns Hopkins to show an interactive display of the virus and news data points as cases are confirmed and deaths are reported.  Lots of good data here for discussion in math or science classes or even historical comparisons for history or social studies.  If you zoom in and hover over a specific data point and click it will show you how many are infected at that site, including deaths and recoveries. 

 

COVID-19 Math

This is a simple google sheet that is updated every few hours to show the current fatality rate worldwide, in the US and in Georgia.  It also shows the infection rate based on the situation report released by the WHO daily. 

 

COVID-19 Misconceptions

This covers the most common misconceptions along with the science to help you explain to students the correct information. 

 

WHO infodemics

This explains how misinformation in a situation like this can cause more harm than the pathogen.  The WHO provides concrete data to support calm and measured responses. 

 

The R-0 of COVID-19 as compared to other Viral Outbreaks

This explains the concept of R-0 and how this virus compares to other viruses.