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Important Updates 3/27

posted Mar 27, 2020, 1:21 PM by Tobie Jones   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 1:27 PM ]
Dear Commerce City Schools Community,

Thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time. Our students and teachers remain connected and hard at work. We are also appreciative of our parents and teachers partnering to ensure that students’ learning continues.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced an Executive Order that school closures are extended through Fri., April 24. Commerce schools plan to re-open Mon., April 27 with the understanding that we may receive local, state, or federal guidance that changes this date. We will continue utilizing an online learning model during this closure. Your child’s teacher will be in contact to provide assignments to be completed during this period.

Below are additional important updates:

Meal Service Beginning the week of 4/6-4/10; 4/13-17; and 4/20-24 - Commerce School Nutrition will deliver breakfast and lunch for two days each Tuesday and breakfast and lunch for 3 days on Thursdays at the following locations and times:
  • 10:45-11am Ashworth Glen, Crestwood Village (parking lot just outside entrance), Quality Food parking lot
  • 11:15-11:30am Lanier Tech/Health Dept/EMS parking lot, World of Kids
  • 11:35-11:45 Commerce Public Library, Willoughby Homes
Parents, who are unable to get to these locations, may request home delivery by texting 706-983-0563, identifying their name, how many student meals, and their address.

Any child 18 years of age or younger regardless of the school they attend or residence is eligible to receive meals. Adults may pick up meals for students but adults need not be present for students to receive meals.

Digital Learning Devices for April 6-24

For CPS Students - CPS will move to a digital learning format beginning April 7th, 2020 for grades K-2. All parents should complete the following digital learning survey to help us determine how many devices are needed for the duration of the online learning period.

For parents of any student at CES, CMS or CHS, that have NOT already checked out a device, please complete the survey if you are in need of a Chromebook for your child to use at home.

https://forms.gle/aitxYDSJhKSZJnb7A Survey responses are due by: March 31, 2020.

Devices must be picked up at the school in which your student attends, unless otherwise specified. The pickup time will be Monday, April 6th 2020, from 2PM until 5PM.

Beginning April 6, 2020, students and/or parents will also be able to submit a tech support request for any questions or problems with school applications or devices to district IT staff. The link will be posted on our website. In the event a device exchange is required, an appointment can be made to do so.

Free WiFi 
  • Commerce Board of Education Parking Lot
  • Commerce Primary School Faculty Parking Lot (adjacent to playground)
  • Commerce Elementary School Parking Lot (front of building)
Any students needing WiFi access can connect to this service within the hours of 7AM and 10PM. Users should connect to the "CCS_Public" network. There is no password.

Spring Break 
Spring Break will be observed as planned from March 30-April 3. No work will be assigned during this week. Meal service will be provided by local churches during this week.

Testing 
The Georgia Department of Education recently announced that they will seek a federal waiver regarding state testing and that Georgians can plan on no Milestones testing to occur this year. In addition, College Board (SAT) and ACT have announced cancellations and rescheduled dates. College Board has also announced that Advanced Placement (AP) testing will occur online rather than with traditional exams
Future Updates As additional guidance is provided at the local, state, and national levels, we will continue to provide updates. Please continue to visit www.commercecityschools.org for the most recent updates.

Thank you for keeping yourself and your family safe during this time. Our educators know that we have 1704 reasons to make learning count during this challenging teaching & learning opportunity!

Sincerely,

Joy R. Tolbert
Superintendent 
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