Superintendent's Message



*Please be aware documents will be continuously updated based on the latest
guidance from GaDOE and the Department of Public Health. 


August 25, 2020 

Decatur County Parents and Families, 

After numerous meetings with our local health officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health, Decatur County Schools will move toward face to face instruction next Monday, August 31st. Our data is looking much better as compared to the beginning of August and we understand the importance of trying to get back to a normal schedule for our students if possible. This change does not affect any students that enrolled in Remote Learning. Those students will remain in Remote learning. 

As we begin to transition to face to face instruction, we ask that every parent and guardian do your part to help make this transition a successful one. 

First, we ask all parents to stress to their children the importance of wearing a mask when social distancing is not allowable. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask on the bus, during class changes, and in the hallways. We also ask that you stress the importance of hand washing and keeping them away from their face. We have made every effort to reduce the exposure of our students and staff but we are asking to please help us and do your part by working with your children.

Finally, it is vitally important to screen your child daily before sending them to school. If they are not feeling well or have a fever of 100.4 or higher please do not send them to school. Please do not send them to school if you believe they have been exposed to anyone that is symptomatic or positive with COVID-19. If you have any doubts please err on the side of caution and keep them home and consult a medical professional for additional advice. 

Our community success and the ability to remain in school will be based on our ability to practice these simple guidelines. We cannot be successful alone. We must all work as a team and help protect each other. 

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing our students faces in person on Monday, August 31st.


Tim Cochran, Superintendent


PDF Links for Current and Previous Updates:

8.25.20 Return to Face to Face on August 31st

8.7.20 Distance Learning Start August 12th

7.31.20 Revised School Restart Plan

7.16.20 School Restart Plan


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