To Our Pelham Hornet parents and community members,
We would like to remind everyone that next week, March 30 - April 3rd is the regularly scheduled Spring Break. Faculty and staff members will be on break so they can rest up for the remainder of the semester. We will not be providing meals next week. We will make an announcement about restarting the feeding program after spring break.
The Governor has modified his order and shut down schools through Friday, April 24th. Each of you have dozens of questions about curriculum, instruction, grading, and graduation. Our leadership team will reconvene the week of April 6th and consider all GADOE and Federal guidance. We will communicate what we know at that time.
As a result of cancelling school, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions will be cancelled and will resume when school is back in session.
We ask that you please take the spread of the corona virus seriously. Please wash your hands. Please Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation for our district and community. We are committed to providing you with information and updates throughout the closure.
Also, please refer to our district website and Facebook page for additional information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Stay safe and we will see you after the break.
Floyd P. Fort,
Mitchell County Government, School Systems and the cities of Baconton, Camilla, Pelham, and Sale City have been contacted about a presumptive case of Coronavirus in the Mitchell County area. The case involves an individual visiting the area approximately two weeks ago. This individual is in a Metro Atlanta area hospital and has recently tested positive. There is a very low risk of Mitchell County residents contracting the virus at this time.
Coronaviruses are common viruses that typically cause upper respiratory infections such as the common cold. A new strain (now known as COVID-19) has emerged in China that can cause severe respiratory symptoms, including pneumonia.
The following steps are the best practices in preventing the spread of the COVID-19:
- Practice regular handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds or longer
- If hand washing isn’t available, use alcohol-based (70% or more) hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your face, cover your mouth when coughing and avoid shanking hands
- Stay away from sick people
- Avoid touching commonly-contacted areas with your hands, i.e. doors, elevator buttons, etc.
- Stay calm and use common sense. Only trust information that you receive from the CDC, Public Health or government agencies.
Although it is natural to feel nervous about new health threats, the CDC is stressing that the risk to the general public, even in areas where cases have been identified, remains low. You can get more information at Coronavirus.gov.
If you feel you have been exposed to the coronavirus, and you have shortness of breath, cough and fever, please call your primary care provider to discuss testing. If you are having symptoms, it is important to stay home to prevent the spread of disease through social interaction.
You can stay up to date on the latest information and guidelines by visiting the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Fire Chief - Camilla Fire Department