News and Announcements

September 8, 2020 Return to School Plan and Schedule

Students with last names beginning with the letters A-J will have face to face instruction at school on Monday and Tuesday and will be virtual learners on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Students with last names beginning with K-Z will have face to face instruction at school on Wednesday and Thursday and will be virtual learners on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.

August 18, 2020 Schedule for Students Who Were Originally Face-to-Face Instruction to Pick Up Resources and Devices

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, students who were signed up as Face-to-Face students may pick up their educational resources and any previously requested devices at the times below:
5th grade from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm
4th grade from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

** Please enter from the back of the school from the car rider area on Holt Street. You will come through the metal gates over into the bus rider area where we will have individuals who will greet you at your car and hand you your child's items. You will then exit to the front of the school out to Harrison Road. We look forward to seeing you from a distance on Tuesday!

August 12, 2020 Schedule for our Learn From Home Students to Pick up Devices and Resources

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, students who were signed up as Learn from Home students may pick up their educational resources and any previously requested devices at the times below:
5th grade from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm
4th grade from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

** Please enter from the back of the school from the car rider area on Holt Street. You will come through the metal gates over into the bus rider area where we will have individuals who will greet you at your car and hand you your child's items. You will then exit to the front of the school out to Harrison Road. We look forward to seeing you from a distance on Wednesday!

Thomson-McDuffie County Library Summer Reading Program

At last week's library board meeting, it was announced that the Thomson-McDuffie County Library's summer reading program will be virtual. The library staff is also working with the performers to make their acts available online at btrl.net.

Flyers will be included with report cards.

Starting May 18, the library plans to begin curbside book pickup for patrons and will look to continue this for several weeks in keeping with the guidance from the state and national agencies.

Promotion/Retention Criteria for the 2019-2020 School Year

Promotion/Retention Update for 2019-2020
At its April 23, 2020, meeting, the McDuffie County Board of Education approved the waiver and modification of several instructional policies, including the promotion and retention criteria for the 2019-2020 school year, due to the public health emergency. A list of the modified 2019-2020 promotion criteria is found on the system website at www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us. Within the next month, school officials will be contacting parents regarding their children's promotion status. Pre-K teachers will also contact parents in the coming weeks to review Narrative Summaries outlining student strengths and areas of improvement as children progress into kindergarten.

There will be no final exams, End-of-Pathway Assessments, or spring and summer Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade or End-of-Course tests. Likewise, the Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills, which was in progress, has been suspended for the remainder of the year. AP exams, which are under the direction of the College Board, will be administered electronically; information about these exams is available on the system's Digital Learning Page in the Grades 9-12 section.

In addition, in order for high school pupils to remain on track for graduation in this and subsequent years, the district has developed plans for students in grades 9-12 to be awarded credit for work completed this semester. There are also opportunities for mandatory credit repair for students who are failing and optional grade improvement for those who are passing.

Questions about the promotion criteria and the awarding of high school credit may be directed to your student's principal; email addresses are located on the school webpages.
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