CURRENT NEWS AND UPDATES
Sept. 17, 2020: The Kentucky Department of Public Health has provided guidance to districts on the following topics:
- A color-coded metric recommendation on school openings and closures
- New two-way COVID reporting regulations (parents and schools)
View how Grayson County Schools will use these tools in the decision making process moving forward this school year.
Sept. 14, 2020: At this time, Grayson County Schools looks forward to welcoming back to the classroom our students for in-person classes on Monday, September 28. This is only for those students who selected the in-person option and does not impact students who enrolled for the 2020-21 virtual option.
• All K - 12 students will return on an A/B rotation (hybrid) schedule in the same A or B group to which they’d previously been assigned.
• Students will attend on either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule, and alternate Friday.
COVID-19 Dashboard: Added Sept. 2, 2020, Revised Daily
Grayson County Schools will be providing daily updates of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases within our school community. This information will be provided by our school health professionals in cooperation with the Grayson County Health Department, which conducts the official contact tracing and notification. The dashboard is designed to provide transparency, while also protecting the privacy of those involved.
Updated Healthy at School guidance has been released by the KY Dept. of Education and Dept. of Public Health regarding face coverings. This update is based on the latest information from the CDC. Please see the complete update in the sidebar at left and/or view the Healthy at School document through the link below.
View Healthy at School Guidance, Updated 8/31/20
Updated: Families without internet access can take advantage of Wi-Fi hotspots in the parking lots of our schools. Best access will be available at the locations below (or see map view).
Front of building and back bus loop
GCHS student lot between the building and grandstands
Back, Lot C near the football building
Front of building on either side of the office
Back of building near the gym
Student lot between the building and grandstands
Technology Tuesdays have been a great live resource for families to become familiar with the Google educational environment. In this recording from one of the sessions, District Technology Integration Specialist Dee Dee Webb overviews online learning. Get a walk-through on everything from the basics of Chromebook operation and Wi-Fi set up, to tips on the Google educational environment, classrooms and more, to smoothly navigate through GCS@Home (NTI).
... AND MORE TECH TIPS
As we begin the 2020-21 school year on NTI (GCS@Home), we will maintain a Technology Resources page, which will be updated throughout the year. Please check back often.
Here are some resources to help guide parents through our Google Classroom platform, along with some starter tutorials.
ONLINE LEARNING ...Guidelines and expectations for both GCS@Home (NTI for those students who selected the in-person option), and Cougar Online Campus (for those students who elected the completely virtual option).
Cougar Online Campus
Discounted and Low-Cost Internet Options Available
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.