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Surplus Mobile Units

posted by Tobie Jones   [ updated ]

Commerce City Schools has two mobile units that have been declared surplus. The mobile units are located at Commerce Primary School and need to be removed from the property by July. One unit is 14x45 and the other is 14x60.  Both have HVAC, no plumbing. If you are interested in the mobile units, please contact Jason Martin at jason.martin@commercecityschools.org or  706-336-8980.

 

Georgia's Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools

posted Jun 1, 2020, 7:41 AM by Tobie Jones

Dear Commerce City Schools Community,

This morning, the Georgia Department of Public Education and the Georgia Department of Public Health released a document entitled Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools. This plan provides guidance - not mandates - regarding reopening school this fall. If you wish to view the document in its entirety, please click Georgia's Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools.

The guidance is based upon the following community-specific levels of COVID-19: substantial spread, minimal/moderate spread, and low/no spread. The level at which a district would be placed is determined by state and local health officials. Within each level of community spread, recommendations are then made regarding the following:

·  Preventing infection
·  Transporting students
·  Entering school buildings
·  Serving meals
·  Transitioning between classes
·  Conducting large group gatherings
·  Supporting teaching and learning
·  Protecting vulnerable populations

We are currently reviewing the results of our district survey and will maintain close communication with local and state health agencies in making decisions regarding reopening school. System and school administrators will continue to monitor the number of active cases in our community as we make decisions regarding reopening our schools in August.

Thank you for your support while we begin making preparations for this fall. We look forward to welcoming our students back as soon as we are able.
 Sincerely,

Joy R. Tolbert
Superintendent

Request for Proposal - Guaranteed Energy Services Contract

posted May 27, 2020, 12:23 PM by Tobie Jones

Commerce City School System is seeking specific proposals from interested Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that are capable of providing comprehensive energy services for the purpose of entering into a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-506.

Proposals Submission:  Companies who wish to respond to this RFP must submit two original RFP responses, including qualifications, to Attachments C by 2:00 p.m., June 26, 2020, to the following address:
          
Commerce City Schools
Dr. Joy R. Tolbert, Superintendent
270 Lakeview Drive
Commerce, Georgia 30529
Attention:  Energy Services RFP

Called Board Meeting 5/20/20

posted May 20, 2020, 8:10 AM by Tobie Jones

We will have a called board meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at 6:00 pm in the foods lab of Central Office.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a Phase 2 of the ABM lease, and the Board will go onto executive session to discuss personnel included on a proposed Reduction In Force (RIF) plan.  

Virtual Board Meeting 5/11/2020 - 6PM

posted May 11, 2020, 2:58 PM by Tobie Jones

Tonight's BOE meeting will be streamed on YouTube Live starting at 6:00PM. 

Meeting agenda: https://bit.ly/2YUhmEL

YouTube Live Link: https://youtu.be/Ve-kofVcWFQ

Virtual Work Session 5/7/2020

posted May 7, 2020, 2:42 PM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 7, 2020, 3:10 PM ]

Tonight's work session will be streamed on YouTube Live starting at 6:00PM.  We will post the live link once it is available shortly before the meeting.

Meeting agenda: https://bit.ly/2WdK4i8

YouTube Live Link: https://youtu.be/G1tABUBX6Q4

2020 Title I & Title II-A Parent Surveys

posted May 7, 2020, 7:38 AM by Tobie Jones

Listed below are the instructions for accessing and taking the 2020 Title IIA Parent Needs Assessment Survey and the Title I Parent Involvement Survey.

You may access the TINA survey by using your web browser.  Open your web browser and type in the URL (web address) as listed   http://www.owledu.com/commercecity

The login screen for the TINA software will appear.

Your Username is:  xxxPARENT where xxx is the abbreviation for your school

Commerce Elementary School:  CESParent
Commerce Primary School:  CPSParent
Commerce Middle School:  CMSParent
Commerce High School:  CHSParent

(Example. A Parent at Commerce High School would have a username of CHSParent.)

Your Password is: TINA

Please enter the Username and Password and press the [Log On] button.

After you log in correctly, you will see the name of the survey that needs to be taken.  To complete the survey, simply click on the [Take Survey] button by the survey.

Proceed through the survey answering the questions as appropriate.  

When you have finished answering this survey, you should click on the [Save] button at the bottom of the screen.  

After saving, please press the [Exit] button to log out. This will ensure that your survey answers are recorded.

Thank you for your participation. The survey will close May 31, 2020.

Upcoming Dates

posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:31 AM by Tobie Jones

Upcoming Dates for Commerce City Schools

Important Dates for Commerce Primary-
Last day of instruction:  Tuesday, May 12
Make-up work is due:  Friday, May 15
End of grading period:  Friday, May 15
Report cards and student items pick-up date:  Tuesday, May 26

Important Dates for Commerce Elementary-
Last day of instruction:  Tuesday, May 12
Make-up work is due:  Friday, May 15
End of grading period:  Friday, May 15
Report cards and student items pick-up date:  Wednesday, May 27

Important Dates for Commerce Middle-
Last day of new instruction:  May 1st- May 7th
Make-up work and remediation:  May 8-15
Grades are due:  May 15

Important Dates for Commerce High-
Last day of new instruction:  May 1st- May 7th
Make-up work and remediation:  May 8-15
Grades are due:  May 15

Important Updates

posted Apr 23, 2020, 11:03 AM by Tobie Jones

Good afternoon.  Hopefully, as Georgia reopens, we will be able to provide our students/parents with those special end of the year ceremonies.  Please mark your calendars.  Also, we need your help.  Our system loaned over 600 devices to students during the school closure.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE BELOW to return the devices (Chromebooks and iPads).  It is critical that our school system retrieve all loaned devices so that they can be cleaned, repaired, stored, and charged for the FY21 school year.

As "shelter in place" orders are lifted in May, we are hopeful to follow the schedule below.
  • Prom- May 16th at The Classic Center
  • Senior Sports Ceremony- May 18th 6:30 PM CHS Auditorium
  • Senior Honors Ceremony- May 21st 6:30 PM CHS Auditorium
  • Graduation- May 22nd at 8:00 PM Tiger Field

If we are NOT allowed to meet as a group, we will follow the plan below.
  • Prom- June 12th CHS (cafeteria/gym)
  • Senior Sports Ceremony- May 18th 6:30 PM CHS Auditorium (virtual)
  • Senior Honors Ceremony- May 21st 6:30 PM CHS Auditorium (virtual)
  • Graduation- June 13th 8:00 PM Tiger Field
CPS/CES/CMS- When these schools finalize their plans for book drop-off/locker clean-out/honors & awards/yearbooks/8th grade formal, we will share.  

Device Round-Up Plan-  Since return stations will meet the guidelines for social distancing, we will follow this plan even if the shelter in place order exists at the end of May.  

Monday, May 18- Commerce High School-  Return devices between 7:00-10:00 am.  When devices are returned, there will be an initial assessment (Name, locate the device, locate the charger-make notations if items are missing/damaged).  Parents will sign an initial assessment stating that report cards for FY20 and schedules for FY21 will be held until damages are paid in full using School Pay.  AP students will return their devices after their AP exams are completed.

Tuesday, May 19- Commerce Middle School- Return devices between 7:00-10:00 am.  When devices are returned, there will be an initial assessment (Name, locate the device, locate the charger-make notations if items are missing/damaged).  Parents will sign an initial assessment stating that report cards for FY20 and schedules for FY21 will be held until damages are paid in full using School Pay
 
Wednesday, May 20- Commerce Elementary School-Return devices between 7:00-10:00 am.  When devices are returned, there will be an initial assessment (Name, locate the device, locate the charger-make notations if items are missing/damaged).  Parents will sign an initial assessment stating that report cards for FY20 and schedules for FY21 will be held until damages are paid in full using School Pay.  

Thursday, May 21- Commerce Primary School-  Return devices between 7:00-10:00 am.  When devices are returned, there will be an initial assessment (Name, locate the device, locate the charger-make notations if items are missing/damaged).  Parents will sign an initial assessment stating that report cards for FY20 and schedules for FY21 will be held until damages are paid in full using School Pay.  

Friday, May 22- Device Round-Up -We will take a school bus to the following locations to retrieve the devices of students/parents without transportation.
  • 8:00-9:00- 935 Homer Road entrance
  • 9:15-10:15- Boys and Girls Club parking lot
  • 10:30-11:30- Willoughby Homes (central location)
  • 11:45-12:45- Commerce Public Library parking lot
The last day to pick up a device (Chromebook or iPad) will be Friday, April 24.  Paper packets will be provided to students after that date.


Kindergarten Registration

posted Apr 16, 2020, 5:17 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 6, 2020, 9:09 AM ]


Who: Children must be 5 by September 1, 2020 to be eligible for Kindergarten. In-district students will be given first priority. Students living outside the city limits should apply and will be placed on a waiting list. Out of district students will be contacted in mid-June and will be required to pay tuition ($150 per year) within 10 days of contact in order to enroll.

When: Online registration will begin May 5 and end May 15
*The out of district waitlist will be prioritized according to registration date and time.

How: Complete the steps below. * All steps must be completed.
1. Visit the “New Enrollment” link on our system website and complete the online registration information.
2. Enter your child’s Social Security number.
3. Upload the following documents:
● Birth certificate
● Proof of residency (utility bill or rental agreement with parent/guardian’s name)
● Parent I.D. (driver’s license)
● Custodial paperwork (if applicable)
● *Immunization record (Form 3321)
● *Hearing, Vision, Dental (Form 3300)
*Can be submitted to the school nurse within the first month of school if not available at the time of registration.

*Due to school closures, screenings will not be completed with students.

**If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact Angie Ingram
( angie.ingram@commercecityschools.org ) or 706-336-8965. 
Questions regarding Kindergarten can be directed to Mandy Lund ( mandy.lund@commercecityschools.org ).

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