August 17 Will Be The First Day of School for T-U Students

August 17 Will Be The First Day of School for T-U Students:

Superintendent Dr. Larry Derico has announced a revised plan for opening Thomaston-Upson Schools for the 2020-21 school year. This plan was finalized and presented to the Board of Education after the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) notified the school system that COVID-19 community spread, as defined by DPH, has moved from “moderate” to “substantial” for District 4. District 4 includes Upson County and 11 surrounding counties.

According to the Thomaston-Upson revised plan:
• Students will return to school on August 17.
• Teachers will return to work as scheduled on July 28.
• All other T-U staff will return to work according to the original schedule.
• Pre-planning days will be utilized for professional development that will include training and preparation for remote, distance, and face-to-face learning.
• Parents will receive one final opportunity to sign up their students for remote learning. *Please note that the deadline for signing the agreement is July 29, 2020. There will be no extensions to this deadline due to the schools needing sufficient time for the preparation of remote learning. Once signed, the remote learning agreement is binding through the first 9-weeks for grades K-8 and through the first semester for grades 9-12.
• School meals will be available to all remote learning students.
• Face-to-face instruction will continue at all T-U schools unless closure is mandated or recommended by state, district, and/or community authorities.
• All enhanced safety and sanitization efforts will remain in place for face-to-face instruction.

The remote learning agreements for all T-U schools may be accessed below. They will also be available on the district website at If you have additional questions, you may contact your school principal or the T-U district office at 706-647-9621.

Links to Remote Learning Agreements:

Upson-Lee Primary School Remote Learning Agreement

Upson-Lee Elementary School Remote Learning Agreement

Upson-Lee Middle School Remote Learning Agreement

Upson-Lee High School Remote Learning Agreement