Welcome to Candler School District
Teachers Of The Year at Candler Schools

MMS - Coach John Sweat

Welcome to Candler County School District
Our Mission

Our mission is to stimulate growth in student achievement by continuing efforts to advance the development of all stakeholders – students, parents, staff, and the community – thus creating outstanding citizens and employees.

Dear Candler County Community, Parents, Students, and Staff,

The Board of Education, faculty, and staff of Candler County Schools are committed to providing a quality education to all students while at the same time making every effort to maintain a safe and clean environment. In regards to proactively mitigating the spread of COVID and other illness, our focus centers around cleanliness and preventive measures and encouraging specific behaviors while at the same time allowing individual autonomy with personal choices.

Preventative Strategies­

Quarterly Ecovasive Spraying

Weekly fogging of classrooms and buses

Disinfecting surfaces frequently in classrooms, lunchroom, handrails, and on buses Frequent hand washing for staff/students

Social distancing when possible (classrooms, lunchroom, etc.) Letters home to parents of potential close contacts

MES students travel in pods to all academic classes Skipping seats in lunchroom at K-8

Not doing touch screen on points of sale at breakfast/lunch Utilizing outside seating at lunches grades K-12

Facilitating the use of masks

Response to possible exposure/positive cases

Our nurses are also monitoring daily the mandate that all positive students be quarantined according to CDC guidelines and that all symptomatic students/staff/visitors refrain from coming on campus. Mandated quarantines are also in place for anyone residing in a home with a confirmed positive case. Parents receiving notification via letter that their child has possibly been in close contact with a positive case have the option of self-quarantining their child.

Weekly data on new positive cases is shared with local media and posted on school websites each Friday.

We are in extremely difficult times. There are varying opinions regarding the best protocol to follow in response to COVID 19. As a result, we also realize that some parents will prefer a more restrictive environment for their child so we are continuing to offer our Learning from Home model in grades 6-12 and are connecting parents to statewide virtual opportunities in grades K-5 if the desire is there.