Important Information

Important Information Related to COVID-19 Closure
Posted on 03/27/2020
eLearning

In accordance with the April 1 announcement by Gov. Brian Kemp, Bibb Schools will remain closed and continue to implement eLearning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Further guidance will be provided by the end of the week.

All Bibb County School District schools have been closed since March 16 to limit the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The District will communicate with local and state health officials, as well as the Georgia Department of Education and Gov. Kemp’s office, to make a determination about when it is safe to reopen schools. In the interim, students and teachers will be expected to participate in eLearning.

Additionally, following guidance from the CDC, all District events and functions have been canceled until further notice. This includes proms, field days, field trips and student assemblies for the remainder of the school year. No decision about graduation ceremonies will be made until a later date.

When schools reopen, custodial and maintenance staff in all school buildings will continue to use a hospital-grade disinfectant and take extended measures in sanitizing high-touch areas in addition to daily, routine cleaning and sanitizing measures already in place. Additionally, schools will continue to ensure soap is provided in all bathrooms.

There are several things that can be done right now to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash hands often with soap and hot water; wash hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • If you have cold-like symptoms: Stay home while you are sick; avoid close contact with other people; cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing; wash hands regularly; and disinfect surfaces and objects.
  • Avoid travel to active COVID-19 areas. It is recommended to practice enhanced precautions if you are traveling to active COVID-19 areas, especially for older adults, infants and those with compromised immune systems.

The coronavirus is spread in ways similar to other viruses like the flu, including coughing; sneezing; close personal contact (shaking hands, touching, etc.); and touching contaminated surfaces and then your eyes, nose or mouth. Symptoms of the coronavirus are similar to a variety of illnesses (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

FAQ for Parents, Employees
Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones Jr. has answered a variety of frequently asked questions related to the closure, eLearning, testing and more. 
CLICK HERE to read his answers.

Update on District Devices
In order to ensure the safety of employees, the District will not be issuing any additional devices through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any concerns about your child's remote learning, please contact his or her teacher about alternatives.

Important Links
Click the links below for important resources for parents, students and teachers. Many apps students commonly use in the classroom are available on ClassLink. For assistance with eLearning issues, please call the help desk hotline at 478-765-8659 for remote support.

eLearning Resources


ClassLink


Parent Letter


Parent Letter (Spanish)


Meal Delivery Flyer

Meal Delivery Sites


Parent Portal Directions for Changing Phone Number, Email



Parents, we want to help you stay informed! If you have not been receiving the automated School Messenger calls from the District, this means your contact information is not up to date in Infinite Campus. All parents have the ability to update their contact information by logging into Parent Portal, linked from each school’s website. Here is the direct link: https://campus.bibb.k12.ga.us/campus/portal/bibb.jsp. If you need help with the password to your account, please email campushelp@bcsdk12.net.

College Board Providing Free Online AP Review for Students
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students have access to free, live Advanced Placement review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills from the first 75% of the course. You can access these courses at www.collegeboard.org

Need a Refund for a Canceled Event?
Parents who would like to request reimbursement for canceled events (proms, field trips, etc.), should CLICK HERE to fill out a reimbursement form. Once the form is complete, parents should email it to Procurement@bcsdk12.net

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Hotline
The Georgia Department of Public Health has created a hotline for questions. Those who believe they may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus should contact a primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or a local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Hotline: (844) 442-2681

More Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information

North Central Health District (NCHD) COVID-19 Information

NCHD Facebook Page

Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency Facebook Page

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information

Georgia Department of Education COVID-19 Information

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information

National School Boards Association COVID-19 Information

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