uly 6, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I have been made aware of surveys on various social media sites requesting the preferences of the type of instructional environment (Traditional, Virtual, Undecided, etc.) in which students will learn during the 2020-2021 school year. These surveys were not created or distributed by Meriwether County Schools. We are currently drafting a survey for parents and stakeholders to share their thoughts regarding the start of school.
Factors regarding the disbursement of a survey as of today, July 6, 2020 include:
- Students start school August 24, 2020 (7 weeks from today). The timing of the survey disbursement is critical as MCSS starts school later than most school systems.
- Disbursing a survey too early in an ever-changing COVID-19 environment will likely yield inaccurate data results.
- Valid and reliable data results from the survey are needed to develop an effective plan for restarting school.
Meriwether County Schools will continue to communicate updates as these plans become finalized primarily through the district website: www.mcssga.org. Once the contents of the survey are finalized, the school system will disburse the survey on or before July 16, 2020. Please keep in mind that as situations change, these plans may change.
We have tremendous community and parental support, and we do not take those relationships for granted. I encourage your feedback as we realize this pandemic has created undue stress on our students, parents, and staff.
We appreciate our students, parents, and staff, and we want to be there for each of you.
Superintendent Dr. Robert Griffin
706-441-0601 Ext. 1002