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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.


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