Talking To and Supporting Our Children During the Pandemic
The Georgia Department of Education invites parents and others caring for children during the pandemic to join a webinar this Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m., as Dr. David Schonfeld joins us live to provide the presentation “Talking to and Supporting our Children during the Pandemic.” He will be available to answer questions, also. Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and the Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is a member the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery and he serves on the National Biodefense Science Board. Click here to register.
In conjunction with the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Cook County School District, and local churches, the Cook Community Response Committee is announcing Food Pickup Locations for Cook County school children to receive meals during the COVID-19 emergency.
Starting Thursday, March 19, at 11:30 am and ending at 1:30 pm, meals will be provided at no cost to children who attend Cook County Schools, Headstart, and Community Christian Academy. The locations are as follows:
Piney Grove Church
Lenox Baptist Church
Cook Middle School (lunchroom side)
Students eligible to receive meals must be between the age of 0-18 and in the vehicle at the time of pickup per federal law. At each location it is asked that you remain in your vehicle and a volunteer will bring the meals to your vehicle.
*State assessment window/administration (including Georgia Milestones EOGs/EOCs, GAA, and all other required testing)
*Teacher and leader evaluation (TKES/LKES) requirements and reporting, and
*Attendance-related consequences (including CCRPI, TKES/LKES, Star Climate Rating, and make-up day requirements)
At the upcoming SBOE board meeting, Superintendent Woods will be recommending a suspension of the 20% EOC course grade requirement along with the approval of additional waivers for school districts.
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