Important Information for ULMS Stakeholders

Important Information for TU Stakeholders:
The decision has been made to close Thomaston-Upson Schools through Friday, March 20. The primary purpose of this closure is to reduce the risk of transmission of illness between staff, students, and the greater Thomaston-Upson community. This type of closure is new to us all and differs from a severe weather closure or a school holiday. During this time, we will make every effort to continue to provide our students with quality educational opportunities. Our school nutrition staff will provide meals for students with needs; our custodial staff will clean and disinfect our facilities; our bus drivers will clean and disinfect all buses; and our district staff will continue to provide essential services for faculty, staff, and students, as needed. Please see the important information below:

Medications left in school clinics:
• March 16, 8 AM – 10 AM: School nurses will be in the school clinics so that parents/guardians may pick up student medication that was left in the clinics.

Student Meals:
Thomaston-Upson School Nutrition will operate School Meal Pick-Up Sites on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 11:30 AM - 1 PM while supplies last. Students may pick up a food box for two meals a day for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The following rules will apply:

• Any child 18 years old and younger is eligible to receive meals.
• The student(s) must be present to receive a meal package.
• No adult meals can be provided (neither free or pay)
• Parents should monitor food content for their students’ allergies or special dietary needs

Meal Pick-Up Sites:
(Open Tuesday, March 17, 11:30 – 1 PM while supplies last)
Upson-Lee High School (back bus ramp/drive-through only)
Farview Apartments
Greatest Generation Park
Hannah’s Mill Apartments
Lincoln Park/Worthy Community Center
Park Street Playground
Potempkin Village Apartments
Rose Hill Mobile Home Park
Third Street Community Lot
Thomaston Garden Apartments
Triune Mill/Thomaston Housing Authority
Weaver Park
West Valley Apartments
Yatesville Community Center

Support for Student Learning:
• Teachers will provide digital learning opportunities to all students who have Internet access in their homes. All instructional materials will be posted on Google classroom or on the teachers’ websites/social sites.
• Students without Internet access in their homes may pick up a paper/pencil learning packet at any of the School Meal Pick-Up Sites on Tuesday, March 17, from 11:30 AM – 1 PM.  Digital Links:  6th Grade Math School Closing Work.jpg  8th Grade Math Absence Work.jpg  7th Grade Math Absence Work.jpg  ELA school Closing Work.jpg 
• March 17 – 20, 9 AM – 10 AM daily: Teachers will provide immediate digital access to students and their parents or guardians. (Digital communication guidelines during other times of the day will follow current procedures stating that the teacher has 24 hours to respond to parent communication.)

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we respond to this rapidly evolving public health situation. Please stay safe!