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10/22/20: Sheila McCord Builds Relationship with Her Students on the Bus Sheila McCord

Sheila McCord, Troup County School System (TCSS) transportation employee, knew working with kids and helping people was for her. That’s why she considers being a bus monitor a calling, not a job, “I volunteer at Hospice and the local nursing homes, but it’s something about being around kids. I love young people and children. I work with them at my church with youth bible study and the choir. It’s a calling.”

She joined the school system after her previous employer moved their headquarters to Texas. She was in the job market and a friend recommended the school system’s transportation department. McCord applied and has been a bus monitor for eight years. 

“Working with special needs students has given me a new perspective of what children need. I get to understand their character and learn to communicate with them one-on-one each day. Each child is different so each need is different. You really have to have that calling to look past the visual and look deeper into their needs and what they want,” stated McCord.

Read entire story here. 

Meal Information for CHS students (updated 10/21/20)

Listed below is the proposed meal plan for students who are unable to pick up meals at CHS due to the school being closed for the remainder of the week.

 

CHS parents or students should call the Nutrition office to pre-order meals (706-883-1588).  A meal may be picked up each day between 9 and 11 at either Callaway Middle School (front of the school) or Hogansville Elementary School (back of the school).  Students or parents picking up meals will receive one breakfast and one lunch at no cost.  Meals may be picked up tomorrow, Thursday and Friday. Cavalier Family: Please be aware of the following information regarding meal pickup for CHS students. Today, meals may be picked up between 1:00-2:30 at CMS and 2:30-4:00 at Hogansville Elementary School. Please contact the Nutrition staff at 706-883-1588 for additional information.

 

For your information, should any parent have an issue with picking up food during those times, we can work with them by scheduling an additional pick up time that may be more convenient for them.  CHS Nutrition staff will be diverted to Hogansville, Callaway MS and Franklin Forest for the remainder of this week.

 

10/20/20: Callaway High School Learning Model Change to Virtual Learning via Canvas

Today, Callaway High School (CHS) notified students, teachers, and parents that students will be on a virtual learning model for the remainder of the week due to a rise in positive COVID-19 cases which resulted in an increased number of students and staff quarantines. This is the second school that has closed out of an abundance of caution in one week.

CHS currently has five positive student cases and four positive staff cases. This has resulted in 103 student quarantines and 19 staff quarantines. Principal Jonathan Laney said, “I shared with the Callaway community that we were closely monitoring our cases and would make learning model changes if needed. When we received the notice that an additional staff member received a positive test, we knew it was time to make the change. The building will be cleaned this week and our students will learn virtually through Canvas, which we have prepared them.”

Breakfast and Lunch meals can be picked up from Callaway Middle School (front of building) or Hogansville Elementary School (back of building). All meals are free. 

Read entire story here. 

10/20/20: Jameel Dixon Steps Into the Drivers Seat Jameel - School Bus Driver

Four years ago while Jameel Dixon was an Assistant Manager at Buddy Home Furniture, he decided to do something to help lead kids on the right path. He was already a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America, but he wanted to do more. “I do a lot of camps during the summer time and I’m active with children throughout the year. I was riding around Troup County and I saw an advertisement for bus drivers so I applied. The next day, I got a phone call. I’ve been here ever since.”

“The best part about what I do every day is the joy in seeing the kids grow over time,” he laughed as he remembered when, “they were younger, some of them were trying to jump over the seats and you had to teach them how to behave on a school bus. It’s different from riding in a car. Now, we have meaningful conversations that we won’t forget. It stays with us and we help each other.”

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10/20/20: National School Bus Safety Week School Bus

The Troup County School System (TCSS) Transportation department has been keeping safety at the forefront even before school started. October 19-23, 2020 is National School Bus Safety Week, and with # students transported to and from school each day, TCSS understand this as a week to publicly promote school bus safety, recognize transportation staff members, and highlight the work they do all year.

Chip Giles, Transportation Director said, “Our employees take safety seriously. We have safety checks at the beginning of routes, we disinfect school buses after each route, and we offer masks and hand sanitizer to our students. Our main job is to transport kids safely to and from school, but you gotta love kids to do the job effectively. We work hard to do our part.”

Read entire story here.

TCSS Writing Contest for Grades K-12 on Family Engagement Writing Contest Graphic

The Troup County School System is hosting an OPTIONAL writing contest for Kindergarten thru 12th Graders. The topics for elementary, middle, and high school students are listed on this flyer.  Each topic focuses on FAMILY!

Contest Due Date: Friday, October 30 @ at the end of the school day. Virtual learners may email their teachers their entries. In school learners may take their entries to the front desk.

  • Elementary Student Writing Topic: A favorite memory I have with my family is...
  • Middle School Student Writing Topic: My family influences me in many ways. Here's how. 
  • High School Student Writing Topic: Describe an unusual family tradition of yours that continues today. Why is it important to your family? 


Contest Entry Details are available: HERE

10/20/20: TCSS Dashboard - Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am

TCSS will provide a weekly dashboard update. This Covid-19 Dashboard update is effective as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am.

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Printable Covid-19 Dashboard

Meal Orders for Quarantined Students

If it is necessary for a student to be placed in quarantine and switch to virtual learning due to COVID-19, parents wishing for their student(s) to receive meals should place a meal order by calling 706-883-1588 no later than 3:00 p.m. for the following day’s meal service.  Meals must be picked up at the student’s school between 9 and 11 a.m. the day after the meal is ordered.  Students electing to receive meals will be given breakfast and lunch for the remaining school days during that week.  Thereafter, in order to continue receiving meals for the following week, parents should place their meal order using PayPAMS, our online ordering website.  

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