The following East Hall Area schools will have meals at no cost available for all kids 18 and under for pick-up today, 10/30, between 11:00-12:00:

  • EHMS, Lula, Myers, Sugar Hill, Tadmore, White Sulphur

Countywide – The following Hall County schools will have meals at no cost available for all kids 18 and under​ for pick-up today between 11:00-12:00:

  • ALC/LCCA, CHS, Chestnut Mountain, CMS, Chicopee Woods, Davis, EHMS, FBES, FBHS, Friendship, Lanier, Lyman Hall, Lula, Martin, Mount Vernon, Myers, NHHS, NHMS, Riverbend, Sardis, Sugar Hill, South Hall Middle, Spout Springs, Tadmore, WHHS, WLA, Wauka Mountain, and White Sulphur

***Spanish***

Las siguientes escuelas del condado de Hall tendrán comidas gratuitas para todos los niños menores de 18 años para que las recojan hoy entre las 11:00 y las 12:00:

ALC/LCCA, CHS, Chestnut Mountain, CMS, Chicopee Woods, Davis, EHMS, FBES, FBHS, Friendship, Lanier, Lyman Hall, Lula, Martin, Mount Vernon, Myers, NHHS, NHMS, Riverbend, Sardis, Sugar Hill, South Hall Middle, Spout Springs, Tadmore, WHHS, WLA, Wauka Mountain, and White Sulphur

Friday, October 30th is a “School from Home” day for all Hall County Students as our community is still recovering from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. This email includes details on the school work your student should complete at home. In-Building students will follow the “Gold” instructional schedule for October 30th below. Virtual students will continue with their assigned classwork as normal. These plans are dependent upon electricity and internet capacity. We are aware that a portion of teachers and students cannot access the internet. Allowances will be made for those instances.

6th Grade:
Gold – 1st period, 3rd period, 5th period

7th Grade
Gold – 1st period, 3rd period, 6th period

8th Grade
Gold – 1st period, 4th period, 6th period

In-Building students should complete the work for the three class periods listed for the color schedule above. If a student is unsure of which period they have a course, the student can login to Infinite Campus in Launchpoint (go.hallco.org)  and click the “Schedule” tab.

Each student should complete the assignments from their Canvas Course for the above class periods for October 30th. Students should locate the “Assignments by Date” icon in each of the three subject’s Canvas Course in Launchpoint (go.hallco.org) to view assignments.

***Spanish***
Viernes 30 de octubre es un día de “Escuela desde casa” para todos los estudiantes del condado de Hall, ya que nuestra comunidad aún se está recuperando del daño causado por la tormenta tropical Zeta. Los estudiantes virtuales continuarán con su trabajo de clase asignado como de costumbre.
Este correo electrónico incluye detalles sobre el trabajo escolar que su estudiante debe completar en casa. Los estudiantes que toman clases en persona seguirán el horario de instrucción “Gold” para el 30 de octubre a continuación. Estos planes dependen de la electricidad y la capacidad de Internet. Somos conscientes de que una parte de los profesores y estudiantes no puede acceder a Internet. Se harán concesiones para esos casos.

6 to Grado:
Oro (Gold): primer período, tercer período, quinto período
7 mo Grado
Oro (Gold): primer período, tercer período, sexto período
8 vo Grado
Oro (Gold): primer período, cuarto período, sexto período

Los estudiantes que toman clases en persona deben completar el trabajo de los tres periodos de cada clase de sus horarios programado anteriormente. Si un estudiante no está seguro de en qué período tiene un curso, el estudiante puede iniciar sesión en Infinite Campus en Launchpoint (go.hallco.org) y hacer clic en la pestaña “Programación”.
Cada estudiante debe completar las asignaciones de su curso Canvas para los períodos de clase anotados en la parte de arriba para el 30 de octubre. Los estudiantes deben ubicar las “Asignaciones por fecha” en cada uno de los cursos Canvas de las tres asignaturas en Launchpoint (go.hallco.org) para ver las asignaciones.

We still need Free & Reduced Applications submitted by October 30. One meal application affects funding to support student education in our district. Apply online at https://schoolmeals.hallco.org/

 

SPANISH

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 29th is a “School from Home” day for all Hall County Students as Hall County is under a Tropical Storm Warning. This email includes details on the school work your student should complete at home. In-Building students will follow the “Silver” instructional schedule for October 29th below. Virtual students will continue with their assigned classwork as normal. 

 

6th Grade:

  • Silver – 2nd period, 4th period, 6th period

7th Grade

  • Silver – 2nd period, 4th period, 5th period

8th Grade

  • Silver – 2nd period, 3rd period, 5th period

 

In-Building students should complete the work for the three class periods listed for the color schedule above. If a student is unsure of which period they have a course, the student can login to Infinite Campus in Launchpoint and click the “Schedule” tab.

 

Each student should complete the assignments  from their Canvas Course for the above class periods for October 29th.  Students should  locate the “Assignments by Date” icon in each of the three subject’s Canvas Course in Launchpoint to view assignments.

 

**Spanish**

Padres de estudiantes de EHMS – ya que el condado de Hall está bajo una advertencia de tormenta tropical. Mañana jueves 29 de octubre es un día de “Escuela desde casa” para todos los estudiantes del condado de Hall, Los estudiantes virtuales continuarán con su trabajo de clase asignado como de costumbre. Este correo electrónico incluye detalles sobre el trabajo escolar que su estudiante debe completar en casa. Los estudiantes que toman clases en persona seguirán el horario de instrucción “Silver” para el 29 de octubre a continuación.

6to Grado:

  • Silver – 2nd period, 4th period, 6th period

7mo Grado

  • Silver – 2nd period, 4th period, 5th period

8vo Grado

  • Silver – 2nd period, 3rd period, 5th period

Los estudiantes que toman clases en persona deben completar el trabajo de los tres periodos de cada clase de sus horarios programado anteriormente. Si un estudiante no está seguro de en qué período tiene un curso, el estudiante puede iniciar sesión en Infinite Campus en Launchpoint (go.hallco.org) y hacer clic en la pestaña “Programación”.

Cada estudiante debe completar las asignaciones de su curso Canvas para los períodos de clase anotados en la parte de arriba para el 29 de octubre. Los estudiantes deben ubicar las “Asignaciones por fecha” en cada uno de los cursos Canvas de las tres asignaturas en Launchpoint (go.hallco.org) para ver las asignaciones.

​Important Bus Information

It’s the time of year when our buses pick up students in the morning in the dark. We have many (regular) drivers that wait too long for students to come out to the bus stop. This causes a problem when the substitute driver has to run their route, and is driving the route by the route directions listed from our system.

The substitute driver will try to stay on time and have been trained to go to the next stop if the students aren’t at the bus stop (they don’t know which students to wait for). Since it is dark now, the drivers cannot see the students if they aren’t where they expect them to be.

 

Please be sure to be at the bus stop 5 minutes before their pick up time.

 

Thank You.

***Spanish***
Información importante sobre el autobús

Es la época del año en que nuestros autobuses recogen a los estudiantes por la mañana y que aun esta oscuro. Tenemos muchos conductores (regulares) que esperan por mucho tiempo a que los estudiantes salgan a la parada del autobús. Esto causa un problema cuando el conductor es un sustituto y tiene que ejecutar su ruta y está conduciendo la ruta según las indicaciones de ruta que aparecen en nuestro sistema.

El conductor sustituto intentará llegar a tiempo y habrá sido entrenado para seguir a la siguiente parada si los estudiantes no están en la parada del autobús (¡no saben a qué estudiantes esperar). Dado que ahora por la mañana aun esta oscuro, los conductores no pueden ver a los estudiantes si no están donde esperan que estén.

Asegúrese de que su estudiante este en la parada del autobús 5 minutos antes de la hora que llega el bus.

 

Gracias.

 

 

Please see the information to join one of our virtual EHMS Title I Parent meetings on Thursday, October 22.

***Spanish***

Consulte la información para unirse a una de nuestras reuniones virtuales de padres de Título I de EHMSel jueves 22 de octubre (Español Página 2)

For Website4.2 Invitations for FY20 Annual Title I Meeting

HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS

When a student tests positive for COVID-19 in a Hall County school, administrators work with a contact tracing team made up of contractors who have completed a 6-hour contact tracing course offered by Johns Hopkins University.

The contact tracing team includes two full-time workers during the day and two-part time workers on nights and weekends, according to Hall County director of student services Tamara Etterling. Contact tracers are paid $18 an hour in local money, Etterling said, and the team includes Spanish speakers so the district can effectively communicate with parents who don’t speak English well.

School principals first submit a form to the contact tracing team with information about the positive case, including what grade the student is in and what classrooms he or she has been sitting in, according to Etterling, Hall County’s director of student services. The principals themselves reference seating charts provided by teachers to find out who has been sitting close to the infected student, Etterling said. Those who have been within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for more than 15 minutes are then asked to quarantine away from school for 14 days.

“We do physically measure the distance between where an infected individual was seated and where surrounding students were located,” Etterling said. “We want to make that clear to the public, that we do physically measure that. We take this extremely seriously.”

Etterling added that principals also talk to teachers about student activity in recent classes to determine if the infected student may have come into contact with students outside of those sitting near them.

If the infected student is a bus rider, principals also pull video footage from buses and watch it to see who the student may have been near while riding to and from school. The same standard for exposure – within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer – is applied to decide if other students need to quarantine.

At the end of every day, the contact tracing team notifies the Georgia Department of Public Health of any new cases that have popped up. DPH officials use the names and contact information of the students’ families to go through a contact tracing process of their own.

When it comes to the quarantining of entire classes, schools or even the whole school system, Hall County takes into account advice from DPH, but all final decisions are made by the district itself.

Schofield said during the conversation with The Times on Sept. 29 that future quarantines, including a potential full school or districtwide quarantine, would not be unlikely.

“We’re one day away from quarantines every day,” he said. “I hope it does not occur, but we’re ready for it, and it certainly would not be a surprise if we get to that point.”