Temporary Closure of McDuffie County Schools

PRESS RELEASE

November 17, 2020

Due to increases in positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff, a number of students and staff in quarantine, a significant absentee rate among face-to-face students, and a high number of pupils sent home ill today, the McDuffie County School System has made the decision to close all McDuffie County Schools until November 29.  All face-to-face learners will transition to at-home learning during this temporary closure.

 

Instructional Materials

Face-to-face students received directions to continue their learning during this time of temporary school closure. Questions about assignments may be directed to your child’s teacher via email. Students who previously had Chromebooks and hotspots checked out to them received these back today prior to dismissal. Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom.

Learn from Home students, who will continue to receive their instruction and assignments through Google Classroom, are not impacted by this change.  Internet access points remain available at the following locations:

 

MONDAY-THURSDAY

Location/Morning

Location/Afternoon

Location/Evening

Calvary Baptist Church

8:30-11:30

Sweetwater Activity Center

1:30-4:30

Calvary Baptist Church

5:30-7:30

Dearing Pointe

8:30-11:30

Rollingwood Apartments

12:30-2:30

Union Baptist Church

5:30-7:30

Rollingwood Apartments

8:30-11:30

 

Rollingwood Apartments

4:30-7:30

Thomson Villas

8:00-12:00

 

Happy Valley Store

5:30-7:30

Happy Valley Store

8:30-12:00

 

 

 FRIDAY ONLY

Location /Morning

Location/Afternoon

Calvary Baptist Church

8:30-11:30

Sweetwater Activity Center

1:30-4:30

Dearing Pointe

8:30-11:30

Fort Creek Baptist Church

1:00-3:00

Springfield Baptist (Former MAC)

8:30-11:30

Pitts Street Park

1:00-3:00

Rollingwood Apartments

8:30-11:30

Rollingwood Apartments

12:30-2:30

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

8:30-11:30

Marshall Baptist Church

1:00-3:00

Thomson Villas

8:00-12:00

Boys and Girls Club

1:00-3:00

 

Happy Valley Store

1:00-3:00

 

Meals

Grab-and-go meals may be picked up from any McDuffie County school using the schedule below on Wednesday and Thursday, November 18-19.  Delivery will continue as scheduled on Friday, November 20, for those families who previously requested services.

School

Breakfast

Lunch

Pickup Location

Dearing Elementary School

7:45 – 8:15

11:30 – noon

Front Entrance

Maxwell Elementary School

8:15 – 8:45

11:30 – noon

Cafeteria (Rear of School)

Norris Elementary School

8:15 – 8:45

11:30 – noon

Bus Ramp

Thomson Elementary School

8:15 – 8:45

11:30 – noon

Bus Ramp

Thomson-McDuffie Middle School

8:00 – 8:30

12:00 – 12:30

Bus Ramp

Thomson High School

7:45 – 8:15

11:30 – noon

Bus Ramp

 

Return to School for Face-to-Face Learners

The district will continue to monitor public health as well as student and staff attendance data with a plan for face-to-face students to return to campus on November 30.  Should the closure need to be extended, families will be notified as soon as possible.

The district sincerely appreciates the understanding of its families as we strive to keep students, staff, and our community safe.