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Seminole County schools transition to Distance Learning

Due to staffing shortages, related to COVID-19, Seminole County Schools transitioned to a system-wide Distance Learning model at the end of the school day on Monday, August 23. Tuesday, August 24th was a transition day and students were not required to attend school. This day was used for teachers to prepare and transition instructional plans for learning to resume on Wednesday, August 25. All Seminole County students will be in distance learning from Wednesday, August 25 through Friday, September 3. 

Face-to-face instruction is scheduled to resume in the classroom on Tuesday, September 7.

During the distance learning period, teachers will conduct daily attendance checks through Google Classroom. Students will be expected to participate in live, synchronous Google Meet Sessions, and those students who do not meet these attendance
requirements will be counted absent, per the Georgia Department of Education and Governor’s Office of Student Achievement guidelines for distance learning.

Wi-Fi access 

All school parking lots will be available to students for Wi-Fi connections using the access code of SCS-GUEST. Free open eDonalsonville Wi-Fi will be available in Donalsonville outside of City Hall on Second Street and Woolfork Avenue, and outside of the Donalsonville Lions Hall on Wiley Avenue. The Seminole County Public Library and the Friendship House of Jesus facility will also supply free open Wi-Fi.

Student meals

Seminole County School Nutrition will provide opportunities for grab-and-go meals. Weekly meals can be picked up at Seminole County Elementary School cafeteria at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26 and Thursday, September 2.

Food allergies can be accommodated; please notify Seminole County School System’s Nutrition Director, Ivey McLendon at imclendon@seminole.k12.ga.us for nutritional accommodations.

Need assistance?

Seminole County Middle High School Principal Shane Purdy, and  Seminole County Elementary School Principal Truette Johnson will have access to all Google Classroom account codes for each student in their respective school. Contact the school if you are in need of  a specific course code.

Seminole County Middle High School can be reached at 229-524-5135, and Seminole County Elementary School can be reached at 229- 524-5235.

For technical issues call or email the following: Royce Robinson at 229-309-3567 or royce.robinson@seminole.k12.ga.us; Brad Helms at  229-309-6059 or brad.helms@seminole.k12.ga.us; Kristi Johnson at kcjohnson@seminole.k12.ga.us, or Glenn Arnold at 229-220-6045 or garnold@seminole.k12.ga.us

At this time, extracurricular activities, including Friday night’s home game against the Blountstown Tigers, will continue as planned as long as staffing can be maintained. 

The Seminole County School System’s Distance Learning Guide, which includes instruction platforms, information on logging in, instruction times, and food services can be found on the school system’s website at www.seminole.k12.ga.us

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