|Join Grayson County Schools for Technology Tuesday Live, with three sessions at Grayson County Middle School on August 18 at 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 pm.|
Dive into distance learning from the basics of Chromebook login through helpful tips and demos on Google Classroom, daily assignments, Wi-Fi hotspots and more.
Registration is required by Monday August 17 and open at https://bit.ly/TechTuesdayGCS. Or call 270-259-4011. One adult per family, please.*
*Attendance at each session will be limited due to public health requirements. Guidelines for masks, temperature checks and social distancing will be followed.
August 10, 2020
Based on current statewide public health conditions, Governor Beshear today made the recommendation that all Kentucky school districts postpone in-person instruction until Sept. 28.
Grayson County Schools will still start on August 24. Students that selected the in-person option will begin the year on Non-Traditional Instruction or NTI. Students that selected the virtual option will also begin on Aug. 24.
The district and our schools will provide details moving through this week in order to prepare families for this sudden change in the plans currently in place.
As we’ve continually said since last spring, this is a constantly evolving situation. I know this latest change presents challenges. Stay positive for yourselves and for your children. We are GC connected, and that connection is what will guide us through this together.
July 29: (Calendar Revisions): The revised A/B schedule for the first three weeks of school and the amended 2020-21 school year calendar have both been approved.
Also, Meals on the Bus returns Monday Aug. 3 with regular M - F routes and stops. At this time, meals delivery is expected to run through Thursday, Aug. 20. View schedule (no changes) at https://bit.ly/MealsUpdateGCS.
July 24, 2020
Due to the current significant rise in COVID-19 cases and updated guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education, we believe that it is only a matter of time before school districts across the state are asked to delay the start of in-person classes. With that in mind, and to provide as much planning time for families as we can, Grayson County Schools will postpone the first day of school for all students until Monday, August 24.
At this time, we still plan to begin on the A/B schedule currently in place. Public health considerations may change those plans, and it is possible that school may need to begin on full NTI for every student.
A revised 20-21 calendar and modified A/B schedule will be released next week.
Change will be a constant this school year. We know that makes planning a challenge. Please do your best to be prepared in advance.
We will share changes with you just as quickly as information is available to us. As we’ve seen during this pandemic, the notice we receive may require a very quick turnaround. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.
Doug Robinson, Superintendent
Internet Options (Updated July 21, 2020)
These local internet providers may offer discounted or special COVID-19 related packages. This information is provided as a service only, and not an endorsement. Please visit the links below to determine if these offers may provide value to you.
Bluegrass Cellular offers Lifeline, a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of your phone or internet. Eligible customers will get up to $12.75 toward their monthly plan charges and have options for devices starting as low as $20. Lifeline is available for either phone or internet, but not both. Learn more at on the Bluegrass Cellular Lifeline web page.
The amended 2020-21 school year calendar has been approved and the A/B schedule starting Aug. 24 has been revised. View on the Relaunch 2020 web page https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS2020
Relaunch Roundup Q&A
Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for the July 1 Relaunch Roundup Q&A with Supt. Robinson. If you didn't get a chance to tune in or want a refresher on a certain topic, here's the replay. Thanks to K105 Digital Productions for partnering with us on this Facebook Live event.
Two options. Your choice.
Thank you to the nearly 1,800 parents and guardians who provided input and comments on our Family Feedback Survey.
Your responses, continued summer planning, and the Healthy At Schools requirements from the KY Department of Education and KY Department for Public Health have shaped our initial reopening plan.
Healthy At School Safety Expectations
Grayson County Schools will maintain all safety requirements of the KY Department of Education and Department of Public Health as outlined in the #HealthyAtSchool guidance, along with all updates. This document was released on June 24, 2020, updated July 28, and may be viewed at the link below.
The five primary areas include:
* Face Coverings
* Social Distancing
* Frequent Hand Washing and Sanitizer Use
* Symptom Screening and Temperature Checks
* Contact Tracing
View Healthy at School guidance and requirements. Guidance changes frequently as public health and other conditions change. GCS will make appropriate updates to procedures and protocols as advised and/or allowed.
*All information provided is subject to change. This page will be updated on a frequent and more specific basis as plans are able to become more defined. Planning will continue throughout the summer.*