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District News & Announcements

Friday Update with Dr. Shumate

Today, Dr. Shumate provided an update on TCSS events and happenings including:

  • Weather update (no school yesterday)
  • Intent to Return and Virtual Learning
  • Covid-19 Updates
  • Virtual Learning Accountability
  • Two Virtual Learning Days for All Students
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for Youth 18 and Under

09/18/20: TCSS Board Approves Two Virtual Days for All Students virtual learning

Two upcoming Mondays have now been deemed virtual learning days according to a vote last night during the Troup County School System (TCSS) Board of Education September meeting. 

The two days are:

  • Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Monday, November 2, 2020

Members of the Board voted to approve two virtual days for all students after the recommendation from Dr. Brian Shumate, TCSS Superintendent, came Monday night. He said, “We have heard from educators who simultaneously teach students in-person and virtually. These two days will allow them an opportunity to catch up on student assignments and lesson planning while also learning more about Canvas to better help students and parents.”

Read story here

09/17/20: TCSS Offers Free Meals for Kids - Drop Off Locations bus routes

Thanks to an extension from the Seamless Summer Option program, all Troup County youth ages 18 and under can now receive free breakfast and lunch meals. This means that any parent who is currently paying for their child’s lunch can now save those lunch funds or apply them to a household need. The extension started today in Troup County and will continue until December 31, 2020 unless additional funds are made available to extend the program further.

Diane Pain, Director of School Nutrition for Troup County School System (TCSS), said, “Parents will receive five days of breakfast and lunch meals at no cost. Students who go through the lunch line at school will not have to pay because all youth are now covered under this program extension.”

Bus Route Listing


09/18/20: TCSS Covid Dashboard - September 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am

TCSS will provide a weekly dashboard update. This Covid-19 Dashboard update is effective as of Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am.


Printable Covid-19 Dashboard

Spanish Intent to Return and Deadline for Virtual Choice

Hola padres: este mensaje es para actualizarlos con dos piezas de información importante.  Los administradores del sistema escolar creen que la instrucción cara a cara es la opción más viable para que los estudiantes sobresalgan y están viendo que algunos estudiantes que han elegido la instrucción virtual están teniendo dificultades.  Ahora, TCSS está implementando nuevos parámetros para impactar el éxito de los estudiantes.

más información 


09/09/20: Intent to Declare Virtual Learning Deadline is Friday, September 25, 2020

When students choose to attend school virtually, the master schedule for teachers and traditional students shift drastically. As parents and students continue weighing their learning options and electing to switch to virtual learning, many classes have been combined and educators have been asked to teach both virtual and in-person classes.  

To create a more manageable learning environment, TCSS has established a date where students wishing to attend school via Troup County Virtual Academy (TCVA) will have to make a choice by Friday, September 25, 2020. This deadline will provide more stability to students’ schedules and educators’ course loads. In addition, if parents choose to TCVA, students will remain in virtual learning for the remainder of 2020.

For parents and students wishing to move from in-person learning to virtual learning, the process is:

  1. Students and parents must meet with school personnel to discuss virtual learning expectations and schedule changes.  
  2. Students will be virtual learners until January 5, 2021.
  3. Parents must complete the Troup County Virtual Academy paperwork to request the online learning model.
  4. Students can begin virtual learning after discussing – and agreeing to – the expectations of virtual learners.
09/09/20: TCSS Release Return to School Intent Form for Students Wishing to Be in the Traditional Classroom Mask

School system administrators believe that face-to-face instruction is the most viable option for students to excel and are seeing that some students who have chosen virtual instruction are having difficulty.

Parents wishing for their children to return to school can now complete a Return to School Intent Form that is available on the individual school website. All students, including high school students, can return to school on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 after completing the process.  

The process to return to in-person learning is as follows:

  1. Complete the electronic Return to School Intent Form by Friday, September 25, 2020.
    • Form is available on each school website and social media page.
    • Form must be completed by Friday, September 25th.
    • Parent must complete one form per student.
  2. Obtain schedule for return to in-person classes.
    • Schedules will be available via Infinite Campus for elementary and middle school students.
    • Schedules will be available via Infinite Campus or from a school administrator for high school students.
  3. Return to school on Tuesday October 13th.

Read more information here. 

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