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Macon schools offer virtual option

Parents of Macon County students will have to choose their child’s learning plan for fall semester by July 31. 

Parents can choose to send their children back to school for in-person learning or enroll their child in Macon County Schools Virtual Academy. Expectations for virtual school will be the same as in-person instruction with assignments that must be completed and graded accordingly. 

Staff and students attending school will have their temperature taken each morning and those with a temp of 100 degrees or higher will be sent to the “infection control” staff to get rechecked. Those with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home and expected to stay out of school for 10 days, three days without a fever or until they have a negative COVID-19 test result. 

In an effort to provide social distancing, only designated classes will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria; otherwise meals will be served in the classroom or other designated area. A touch-free pay system has been installed at the cashier station. Parents are encouraged to send money in advance to avoid daily transactions. 

Everyone will be required to wear masks and will be provided to those who need them. Masks must be worn on the school busses as well. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to refill at designated water filling stations. 

Students will be spaced out on the bus, with only one student per seat unless they are from the same household. Masks will be required. 

All students will be issued an iPad whether they are in class or doing remote learning. If at some point the schools are required to close due to COVID-19 spread, all students will transition to remote learning platforms.

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