ICSS Student/Staff Protocol for COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic: Returning to school

When a person contracts the virus, symptoms may develop within 2 to 14 days from exposure, although some

people never show symptoms. It is very important for your own safety and for the safety of others that you monitor

your health for 14 days from your last possible exposure to COVID-19, and that you remain at home, avoid

congregate settings and public activities, and practice social distancing. Below are the protocols for an exposure and

requirements for returning to school.

 

SYMPTOMATIC

Staff who display symptoms of COVID-19:

    • Individuals with confirmed case of COVID-19 or suspected exposure to COVID-19 that are showing symptoms, which may include: fever (100.4+), cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • Sent home immediately.
    • Self-isolate for 10 days since positive lab test, exposure to someone with COVID-19 or first appearance of symptom.
    • Self-isolate additional 3 days (72 hrs) without fever and fever-reducing medicines (72hrs) and show improvement in symptoms.

Students presenting symptoms of COVID-19:

    • Individuals with confirmed case of COVID-19 or suspected exposure to COVID-19 that are showing symptoms, which may include: fever (100.4+), cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • Sent home immediately
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after positive lab test, exposure to someone with COVID-19 or first appearance of symptom.
    • Self-isolate additional 3 days (72 hrs) without fever and fever-reducing medicines (72hrs) and show improvement in symptoms.

 

ASYMPTOMATIC (No symptoms)

1. Individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms.

    • Sent home immediately
    • Self-isolate for 10 days after positive lab test and the person remains asymptomatic

2. Individuals with a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms

    • Sent home immediately
    • Self-isolate for 14 days

Complete all requirements in the Department of Public Health guidance for persons exposed to COVID-19 found at

DPH Website, which includes:

    • Quarantine yourself at home or be tested for COVID-19.
    • Monitor your health for symptoms (including checking your temperature twice a day) during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19.

Based on DPH "Return to Work Guidance After COVID-19 Illness or Exposure for Persons Who Are Not Healthcare Personnel" 6.13.2020

Protocols For A Known Exposure

When there has been a case of a student or staff member who displays symptoms or has a confirmed case

of COVID-19, that individual will be sent home.

All students/staff that had an exposure (with no PPE on) to this individual, will be informed that they

have been exposed and they will then need to self isolate for 14 days or until they have a negative test

result before they can return to school.

Anyone who has had an exposure needs to wait 4 to 5 days after being exposed before getting tested.

 

We Need Your Input

Irwin County School System cordially invites parents, community partners, and stakeholders to provide input on the school compacts and improvement plans, and the district’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) and parent engagement plans for next year. The IC BOE Conference Center will be open from 8:30 am-2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for you to drop-in and review plans.

 

If you are unable to attend please feel free to review plans and offer your feedback Below:

Feedback Form

 

The deadline for comments will be Friday, May 7, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.

 

Community/Business/Post-Secondary Survey Title II, Part A Needs Assessment Irwin County Schools

 
Title II, Part A Parent Survey.  

ICSS Instructional Options and Safety Guidelines 20/21 FAQ

*Link for Question #17 under Virtual Learning Heading
 
*Link for Question #18 under Virtual Learning Heading

 


 

Wilson Named STAR Student

2020 ICHS STAR Student and TeacherCongratulations to Tommy Wilson, who was recently named Irwin County High School's 2020 STAR student. Tommy named Mrs. Laurien Diffie as his STAR teacher. Congratulations to both!

A Message From the Superintendent

Irwin County Schools’ CCRPI Scores Continue to Rise

The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores were just released by the Georgia Department of Education. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability measurement as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and provides a comprehensive road map to help educators, parents, and community members to promote and improve college and career readiness for all students.

We are extremely proud of the work taking place in our school system and in the classrooms in Irwin County! Our teachers and staff continue to focus on raising student achievement and creating life-long learners of the youth of Irwin County. The students also continue to work hard and continue to work towards the goal of being College and Career Ready. As we strive to raise the bar in our schools, we also pause to celebrate our successes.

Rolling Study Halls Initiative Presented at ICMS

rshgoogle2Governor Brian Kemp and state lawmakers Tyler Harper and Clay Pirkle were on hand with Irwin County School District administrators, board members, and students on Thursday, April 18, as Google representatives presented their "Rolling Study Halls" initiative at Irwin County Middle School. Rolling Study Halls provide devices and wireless Internet access to students who ride the bus for 55 to 75 minutes each day, thus helping combat the "homework gap" for students who may not have Internet access at home to complete homework each day.

Irwin County is the first county in Georgia and one of only 16 other counties in the nation to have this initiative.

For more information on Rolling Study Halls, visit https://edu.google.com/giving/rolling-study-halls.

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Irwin Participates in School Bus Safety Program

School Bus InspectionsIrwin County participated in the Georgia School Bus Safety Program this week. This program is designed to record and report the annual safety inspections of each school bus operating in Georgia. Each Irwin County bus was thoroughly inspected by the GA Dept of Public Safety. Senator Tyler Harper stopped by during the inspection. Senator Harper's grandmother, Mrs. Shelvy Jean Harper, has been a bus driver for Irwin County School System for many years.

Pictured along with Georgia Public Safety and DOT personnel are Kerry Billingsley, Assistant Superintendent, John Hudson, School Bus Shop Supervisor, Mrs. Shelvy Jean Harper, Senator Tyler Harper, and Jessica Sirmans, Title Programs.

Goodman Named ICHS STAR Student

Goodman, SpellIrwin County High School senior Montana Goodman has been named the school’s 2019 PAGE STAR Student. David Martin, Energy Services Adviser of Irwin EMC in Ocilla, and Cathy Stott, President/CEO of the Ocilla/Irwin Chamber of Commerce, the local STAR program sponsors, announced the honor on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Goodman selected Terry Spell, English teacher at Irwin County High School, as her STAR Teacher.

Montana, the daughter of Michael and Pam Goodman, earned the recognition for academic achievement and performance on the SAT. Montana has been in the Top 10 every school year and excels academically, being the top in her class. In addition to academics, Montana is a valued member of the ICHS tennis team. Montana chose Mrs. Spell as her STAR Teacher because “she has always been more than just a teacher to me. She pushed me to my limits and showed me that I’m capable of a lot more than I thought I was able to achieve.” Even after Montana stopped being in her classes, Mrs. Spell continued to be a mentor and supporter and Montana knew exactly who she wanted to choose as her STAR Teacher when given the opportunity.

 

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
1-877-SAY-STOP
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll-free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!