Banks County Schools considers the health and well-being of our students, teachers, and staff to be of the utmost importance. Please be advised that based on our current COVID data, the following guidelines are in place. We will continue to assess our COVID data and adjust guidelines as necessary.
Facilities will be cleaned to minimize germs.
Masks are not required. Masks are encouraged for all students and staff.
COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for employees or students. Please contact the Banks County Health Department for more information concerning vaccination.
Those who become sick and have a fever of 100.4 or higher at school or work will be sent home. If symptoms improve, the student may return when he/she is fever free for 24 hours.
Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to follow Department of Public Health guidelines, which require those who are positive to stay home for 10 days since symptoms first appeared and be fever-free, without use of fever-reducing medications, for 24 hours before returning to school.
If the school is notified of a positive case, a notice will be sent to the parents of those who were possibly exposed. Please monitor your child for any symptoms and keep him/her home from school and contact your health provider should you notice any of the following:
▪ Fever or chills
▪ Sore throat
▪ New loss of taste or smell
▪ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
▪ Congestion or runny nose
▪ Muscle or body aches
▪ Nausea or vomiting
On Mondays from 11:30- 2:00 the library at BCPS will be open for business! Kids can come and check out books on their reading level, and we may have a few surprises! Please consider helping your child maintain their reading skills, or just get a few good books to share on rainy days!
Last year Mrs. Brooks' class and Mrs. Thomas' kids made short films for the Athens Ripple Effect video contest. We wanted to show off our videos! After a full year delay, the videos will be judged on March 20.
Click on the link for the video:
Mrs. Brooks' Class
Mrs. Thomas First Grade
Mrs. Thomas Second Grade
Items needed for registration include:
∙ Child’s certified birth certificate
∙ Child’s Social Security card
∙ Georgia Dept. of Human Services Immunization Form 3231 ∙ Certificate of Ear, Eye, and Dental examination
∙ Proof of address: Property tax statement, current utility bill, landline phone bill, or rental agreement
∙ Parent’s photo ID
∙ Proof of custody (if applicable)
Please bring your upcoming kindergartener with you so he/she can be given a readiness test by one of the fabulous kindergarten teachers! For more information, call (706)677-2355
Banks County School System is pleased to announce the launch of our online registration portal for new students. The new system will help streamline the registration process for new students and reduce the amount of paperwork needed. For full details, please visit our New Student Registration page by clicking HERE
GGR at Home – myON digital books
Thanks to our partners at Renaissance, free access to the myON digital library is now open. Unlimited, free access to more than 6,400 digital books will be provided until school closures end. Students can read online using any internet-enabled device or offline with these free mobile apps. Instructions to access pasted below and in flyer attached. To get started:
Go to www.myon.com/login/index.html and enter:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select “Get Georgia Reading” from the drop-down menu.)
Username: yourcounty (example: bankscounty)
Click the Sign In button and start reading!
Please CLICK HERE for more information about the MCV4 Meningitis Vaccine requirement.
Parents, we are well aware of the traffic issues and are working to find the best solution. We are unloading and loading as many students as possible and still do it safely.