• Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD) is committed to SAFETY Above all Else as we face the re-entry to school for the 2020-2021 academic year.  We are staying informed of the COVID-19 data for Holmes County and the surrounding areas, and are following the recommendations of the Mississippi Department of Health, including:

    1. Wearing face masks at all times
    2. Washing hands frequently
    3. Maintaining physical distance
    4. Limiting class size to 10-12 students
    5. Sanitizing surfaces frequently
    As HCCSD prepares to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year, we are proud to share that HCCSD will implement a blended instructional model for the upcoming school year. As approved by the Board of Education, the blended Virtual/Traditional Model will consist of PreK-3 students attending school daily for 5 hours with district-wide virtual learning at-home for grades 4-12. This model is determined by the use of current COVID-19 spread data and can be adjusted as needed as new data becomes available. For additional information on the blended model, please see the attached flyer and supporting documents. Arrangements include:

    • Focus on Reading and Math instruction
    • Breakfast and lunch delivered to the classroom
    • Teachers may rotate to provide instruction while students remain in classroom
    • Large spaces—cafeteria, gym, library—may be used to provide room for groups of students to maintain physical distance while learning
    • Utilization of related arts (music, art, PE) teachers and teaching assistants
    • Online virtual learning opportunities to practice classroom learning
    Parents can help students learn at home by:

    • Establishing a quiet location for learning [for example, kitchen table]
    • Turning off distractions
    • Setting expectations for students’ participation
    • Monitoring checklists
    • Engaging in Parent-Teacher conferences
     

    HCCSD invites you to attend the Re-Entry Plan Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 pm.

    Click on this link: https://www.gotomeet.me/HolmesCountyConsolidatedSchools