NCSS Guidelines

How is Newton County School System protecting students and staff at schools?

To prioritize the safety of our students and staff, we remain committed to following the most current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE). The superintendent has developed a cross-functional action team to continually review guidance from local, state and federal agencies and proactively manage a strategic response for the school district.

Schools are following best practices for cleaning and disinfecting with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants. Specifically, our efforts to protect students and staff include sanitizing touchpoints (places that are touched frequently throughout the day). This consists of sanitizing surfaces and objects including:

• Door Handles / Knobs / Push Bars
• Light Switches
• Sink Faucet Handles / Knobs
• Drinking Fountains
• Paper Towel Dispensers
• Electric Hand Dryers
• Hand Soap Dispensers
• Stairwell Handrails
• Toilet / Urinal Handles
• Toilet Stall Door Handles
• Counter Tops
• Cafeteria Tables and Chairs
• Office Counters and Surfaces
• School bus surfaces including seats, handrails, steering wheels and driver control panels
• Anything else that is handled frequently by multiple people

Newton County School System also utilizes disinfectant misting technologies in our buildings and school buses.

How is Newton County School System assessing student and staff travel?

Newton County School System is following CDC and GDPH guidance as it relates to travel for our students and staff members.
What action should parents take at this time?

The Newton County School System uses the School Messenger Notification System to communicate with parents, students, and staff regarding District emergencies, weather-related school closings, and general interest information. Parents and guardians should verify that their phone numbers and email addresses are correct in Infinite Campus and ensure that notification permissions are set to receive messages.
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