Vaccinations and Calendar Adjustment

Vaccinations and Calendar Adjustment
Posted on 03/05/2021
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  • By the end of the day Monday, we plan to have 160 staff members vaccinated with the first dose. That is over 41% of our staff. Participation with the vaccination program is 100% optional. We are using teacher planning time and Monday's remote learning day to avoid interrupting instructional time. We are grateful for Mrs. Farr and the DPH for helping push this through so quickly.

  • The 2nd dose of the vaccine is scheduled for Friday, April 2, 2021. With such a large percentage of our staff opting to participate with vaccinations, we are presenting to the board to make a slight calendar adjustment the last week of March. Health officials are advising a 24-48 hour recovery window after the 2nd vaccine is given. For this reason, we will have a normal day of face-to-face instruction on Monday, March 29th, and will designate Friday, April 2nd, 2021 (Good Friday, and the last school day before Spring Break) as a "Remote Learning Day" for students. We will work with school nutrition to provide meals to send home with students Thursday, April 1. 

  • As COVID cases in Lamar County continue to decline, let's not lose our focus on social distancing, sanitation, and limiting exposure for students and staff. 

  • If you haven't already done so, please vote for your preferred school calendar option. This closes today and will be finalized Monday.

  • As always, we encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote. Tuesday, March 16 is the special called election for Magistrate Judge and ESPLOST. Early voting is available through March 12th.

There has never been a more challenging year in our lifetime. We cannot express enough our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the efforts all members of the Lamar County School System have put forth over the last 12 months to provide for the needs of the students and families of our community. 
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