MCSD News

  • April - 2021
  • 13
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    News Release

    MCSD Summer Learning Experience 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on our students’ learning and social-emotional well-being this past year. We understand all students have experienced some form of learning loss. In an effort to reimagine our summer learning programming, Muscogee County School District (MCSD) is excited to announce a new MCSD Summer Learning Experience 2021 for all students .This experience is designed to engage students in a variety of literacy, mathematics and enrichment learning activities through an interactive summer camp approach. The District and schools will work with local community partners to provide enrichment activities that support student interests in the areas of science, fine arts and sports.

    Registration for the MCSD Summer Learning Experience 2021 will begin Tuesday, April 13th and end Friday, May 7th.
    Please see the link below:

    Registration Link

    Registration Link (Spanish Version)


    Pre-Kindergarten

    Kindergarten – 8th Grade

    High School 9th – 12th Grade

    Dates: June 1st – July 19th

    Dates: June 1st – July 9th

    Dates: June 1st – July 9th

    Times: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Times: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Times: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm




    Elementary School Sites - Schools in bold are Host Sites

    East

    Central

    West

    Midland (Mathews)

    Blanchard (Eagle Ridge/ Britt David)

    Double Churches (North Col.)

    Dawson (St. Mary’s Rd)

    Gentian (Clubview)

    River Road (Allen)

    Lonnie Jackson (Dimon)

    Rigdon Rd (Brewer)

    Fox

    Reese Rd (Forrest Rd/Waddell)

    South Columbus (Key)

    Downtown (J.D. Davis)

    Wesley Heights

    Dorothy Height

    Wynnton (Hannan /Johnson)

    Georgetown

    Martin Luther King


    Middle School Sites - Schools in bold are Host Sites

    East

    Central

    West

    Midland Middle (Aaron Cohn/Blackmon Rd)

    Eddy Middle

    Arnold (Richards)

    Rothschild

    Baker Middle

    Double Churches (Veterans)

    East Columbus Magnet



    Fort Middle


    All High Schools will host their own Summer Learning Program

    Note: Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    Summer Transportation Requests: Submission window of April 13th - May 7th, 2021.
    Please select the following when submitting the request:

    1 Select the current school year (SY 2020-2021)

    2. Select “Summer School”

    3. Provide a valid email address


    Click to Submit Transportation Request

    Bus information will be available May 24-26. Please contact the student’s assigned school for bus passes or check the MCSD website under “Bus Stop” for route information.

    Questions: Transportation Department at 706-748-2876 or email: _RoutingDepartment@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

  • 9
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of April 5-9, 2021

    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    31,101

    Total in-person students

    17,252

    In-person student positive cases*

    7

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

    114

    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    3,922

    School-based employee positive cases***

    4

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases****

    9



    The data points were updated to further align the District report to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s report, which exclusively reports school-based site information.

    *Accounts for in-person students reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    **Accounts for the total in-person students reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    ***Accounts for school-based employees reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    ****Accounts for the total school-based employees reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolation cases, which could overlap with the weekly District report due to the 14-day quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    All active cases are monitored in coordination with the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of illness. The District will continue to monitor data regarding COVID-19 within our local community, under the advisement of our public health agencies.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • March - 2021
  • 26
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of March 22-26, 2021

    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    31,799

    Total in-person students

    17,782

    In-person student positive cases*

    18

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

    263

    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    3,802

    School-based employee positive cases***

    5

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases****

    26



    The data points were updated to further align the District report to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s report, which exclusively reports school-based site information.

    *Accounts for in-person students reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    **Accounts for the total in-person students reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    ***Accounts for school-based employees reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    ****Accounts for the total school-based employees reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolation cases, which could overlap with the weekly District report due to the 14-day quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    All active cases are monitored in coordination with the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of illness. The District will continue to monitor data regarding COVID-19 within our local community, under the advisement of our public health agencies.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 19
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of March 15-19, 2021

    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    31,799

    Total in-person students

    17,844

    In-person student positive cases*

    8

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

    320

    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    4,182

    School-based employee positive cases***

    8

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases****

    44



    The data points were updated to further align the District report to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s report, which exclusively reports school-based site information.

    *Accounts for in-person students reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    **Accounts for the total in-person students reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    ***Accounts for school-based employees reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    ****Accounts for the total school-based employees reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolation cases, which could overlap with the weekly District report due to the 14-day quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    All active cases are monitored in coordination with the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of illness. The District will continue to monitor data regarding COVID-19 within our local community, under the advisement of our public health agencies.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 15
    Mercedes Parham

    Early Release Schedule

    We will release all students 2.5 hours ahead of their regular schedule Tuesday, March 16, 2021.


    Dismissal times:

    • Elementary: 12:00 noon
    • High: 12:55 p.m.
    • Middle: 1:20 p.m.
    See the remaining schedule and details:

    School Year 2020-2021 Calendar Revised
    Early Release Presentation




    3rd nine weeks report cards
    We will not print/distribute hard copy report cards District-wide.
    • Log into Parent Portal.
    • If you have more than one student in your account, select a student using the drop-down list.
    • Click the “Documents” link in the menu.
    • Select "20-21" under the "School Year" drop-down list.
    • Select "Report Card."
    • IMPORTANT: If you experience difficulty accessing your student's report card, contact your student's assigned school for assistance.
      • February 17, 2021: Online magnet applications open.
      • March 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.: Online magnet applications close.
      • April 10, 2021: The last day to complete entrance exams and auditions
      • April 16, 2021: Magnet decisions emailed
      • April 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m.: Offer decisions deadline (offers will be rescinded after this time)
    We will continue to provide progress and report cards via Infinite Campus.


    2021-2022 Elementary Magnet Applications

    Open now-March 22, 2021; 5:00 p.m.


    Important dates
    • February 17, 2021: Online magnet applications open.
    • March 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.: Online magnet applications close.
    • April 10, 2021: The last day to complete entrance exams and auditions
    • April 16, 2021: Magnet decisions emailed
    • April 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m.: Offer decisions deadline (offers will be rescinded after this time)

    Safety reminders for in-person students:

    • Wear face masks or coverings at all District sites.
    • Consider participating in the student daily health assessment.
    • Stay home if you/your student(s) are displaying any signs or symptoms of illness.
    • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, do not send him/her to school until the following criteria is met: 
      • At least 10 days have passed since the student first displayed symptoms AND
      • The student has had no fever without fever reducing medicines (e.g. Tylenol, Advil, etc.) for 48 hours AND
      • The student is no longer displaying symptoms
    • If someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or your child is exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do not send him/her to school until 14 days after their last exposure to the person with COVID-19 (note: The CDC defines exposure as being within six feet for a total of 15 minutes or more with someone who has COVID-19).
    • Observe District social distancing guidelines upon entry.
    • Avoid direct contact with District staff and other guests.
    • Wash or sanitize hands before entering the building, before meals, after bathroom breaks, after sneezing/coughing, and frequently throughout the instructional day.
    • Avoid sharing personal items such as pens, pencils, devices, etc. to prevent cross-contamination.




    Links and resources:


    View the latest updates related to the District's COVID-19 plans


  • 12
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of March 8-12, 2021



    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    31,422

    Total in-person students

    17,440

    In-person student positive cases*

    12

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

    304

    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    3,620

    School-based employee positive cases***

    8

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases****

    35




    The data points were updated to further align the District report to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s report, which exclusively reports school-based site information.

    *Accounts for in-person students reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    **Accounts for the total in-person students reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    ***Accounts for school-based employees reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    ****Accounts for the total school-based employees reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolation cases, which could overlap with the weekly District report due to the 14-day quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    All active cases are monitored in coordination with the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of illness. The District will continue to monitor data regarding COVID-19 within our local community, under the advisement of our public health agencies.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 5
    Mercedes Parham

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of March 1-5, 2021

    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    31,419

    Total in-person students

    17,445

    In-person student positive cases*

    12

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

    227

    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    3,936

    School-based employee positive cases***

    8

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases****

    36



    The data points were updated to further align the District report to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s report, which exclusively reports school-based site information.

    *Accounts for in-person students reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    **Accounts for the total in-person students reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    ***Accounts for school-based employees reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

    ****Accounts for the total school-based employees reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

    Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolation cases, which could overlap with the weekly District report due to the 14-day quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    All active cases are monitored in coordination with the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of illness. The District will continue to monitor data regarding COVID-19 within our local community, under the advisement of our public health agencies.

    The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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  • 4
    Mercedes Parham

    Virtual learning program interest survey

    Opens March 5, 2021, 8:00 a.m.

    The District will use the survey results to gauge interest in and assist with the development of a virtual learning program. This program will not be the same as the current virtual instruction option offered under the choice model of the COVID-19 pandemic plans. This will help expand our current offerings to meet the needs of our community.


    • To administer and analyze this survey, we are partnering with Hanover Research, an independent education research firm.
    • This study is for research purposes only: all information you provide will be maintained on a confidential basis by Hanover Research and will only be used and reported to us in an aggregate form, so please be candid in your responses.
    • This survey will take approximately five (5) minutes to complete. Please submit responses before 5:00 p.m., March 18, 2021.

  • 3
    Mercedes Parham

    Kindergarten and new students

    • The application window opens March 15, 2021.
    • Kindergarten eligibility: any child, who is a resident of Muscogee County, and five (5) years of age, on or before September 1, 2021, is considered eligible.
    • Application link: online registration
      • New student: This option is for families who DO NOT have an existing student in MCSD or your child is transferring from another school district, institution, or home school environment and you have no other children enrolled in MCSD.
        • Select New Students
        • Select registration for the 2021-2022 school year
      • New student with a sibling who is a current student: If your new student has a sibling who is a currently enrolled student in MCSD, please complete your online registration application through the Infinite Campus Portal. You may add your new students during the annual update window or at any time during the school year.
    • Required documents: You will need to provide these items to finalize registration for all new students.
      • Proof of child’s age: child's birth certificate
      • Copy of child’s social security card
      • Student’s transcript, last report card or withdrawal form (if coming from a different district or program)
      • (2) Proofs of residency:
        1. Lease and/or mortgage statement AND
        2. Current utility bill
      • Parent identification

    Currently enrolled students

    • The application window opens April 15, 2021.
    • Application link: online registration
    • Complete your online registration application through the Infinite Campus Portal. You may add your new students during the annual update window or at any time during the school year.
    • If you do not have access or are having difficulty accessing Parent Portal, please contact your child’s school for assistance.
    • Required documents: You will need to provide these items to finalize enrollment and confirm your current residence.
      • (2) Proofs of residency:
        1. Lease and/or mortgage statement AND
        2. Current utility bill
      • Parent identification

    For more information, contact:

    Central Registration

    centralregistration@muscogee.k12.ga.us

    706-748-2219


  • February - 2021
  • 26
    Mercedes Parham

    Safety reminders for in-person students:

    • Wear face masks or coverings at all District sites.
    • Consider participating in the student daily health assessment HERE.
    • Stay home if you/your student(s) are displaying any signs or symptoms of illness.
    • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, do not send him/her to school until the following criteria is met: 
      • At least 10 days have passed since the student first displayed symptoms AND
      • The student has had no fever without fever reducing medicines (e.g. Tylenol, Advil, etc.) for 48 hours AND
      • The student is no longer displaying symptoms
    • If someone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or your child is exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do not send him/her to school until 14 days after their last exposure to the person with COVID-19 (note: The CDC defines exposure as being within six feet for a total of 15 minutes or more with someone who has COVID-19).
    • Observe District social distancing guidelines upon entry.
    • Avoid direct contact with District staff and other guests.
    • Wash or sanitize hands before entering the building, before meals, after bathroom breaks, after sneezing/coughing, and frequently throughout the instructional day.
    • Avoid sharing personal items such as pens, pencils, devices, etc. to prevent cross-contamination.
    Questions? Contact your student's assigned school or exposuretracking@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

    2021-2022 Elementary Magnet Applications

    Open now-March 22, 2021; 5:00 p.m.

    • Application link: HERE
    • Parents can view snapshots of each school’s program information within the application HERE.
    • Important dates
      • February 17, 2021: Online magnet applications open.
      • March 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.: Online magnet applications close.
      • April 10, 2021: The last day to complete entrance exams and auditions
      • April 16, 2021: Magnet decisions emailed
      • April 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m.: Offer decisions deadline (offers will be rescinded after this time)

    2021-2022 Pre-K Enrollment

    Applications online now-March 15, 2021; 5:00 p.m.

    Thalia Carey, carey.thalia.l@muscogee.k 12.ga.us, 706-748-2118

    Links and resources:


    View the latest updates related to the District's COVID-19 plans HERE