Pickens Schools’ weather and early dismissal procedures

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JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Education wishes to inform citizens of the procedures for Inclement Weather and Early Dismissal. The following is an official release from the BOE concerning parents and students.

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

Do you know how your child is getting home?

Jasper, Georgia – Now that it seems we have definitely entered into winter, the Pickens County School
District wants to make sure you are aware of how we will proceed in case of inclement weather. Our
number one priority is to make sure our students and staff are safe.

EARLY RELEASE / DISMISSAL

At the beginning of every school year, each parent completes a form where a choice is made regarding what
your child will do in case school is released early. Should school ever be released early, your child will go
home based on your selection on the form. Following this procedure allows us to account for all students
and make sure they are safe, which is the most important part of what we do.

If you need to make changes, those need to be handled before inclement weather takes place. This can be
done by sending in a note to the school along with your child’s name, whether your child will be a car rider or
bus rider (include their bus number), your signature, and a telephone number. We have specific protocols
and procedures we follow because it is extremely difficult for our school office staff to handle large volumes
of calls and notify teachers with last minute changes. Also, we ask that you not email teachers with changes
in how your child should be transported for early release. There is no way to guarantee a message is
received.

HOW YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED

In the case of early release, start time delays, or school closings, the school district will utilize the Infinite
Campus Messenger service to notify parents and guardians. The Messenger service sends phone calls,
emails, and notifications to your Infinite Campus account. It is critical that you notify central registration or
the school if your phone number changes.

If there is a need for a delayed start time, we will make that call as early as possible, and hopefully no later
than 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. Weather is unpredictable, so there may be an occasion that the call comes a little
later.

For school closings, you can also tune in to Atlanta news stations, district and school Facebook pages, and
local news media – Know Pickens, Pickens Progress, and Fetch Your News.

Again, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We want everyone to arrive
safely to their destination. Also of great concern to the district is the number of inexperienced high school
drivers who are new to driving in inclement weather.

Make certain that you take care of updating telephone numbers and transportation directions before a
weather event occurs.

Author

Informational Press Release – Pickens County School System

Community, Dragon's Corner

July 10, 2018

Dear Parents,

As we embark on an exciting new school year, we are always looking for ways to enhance the

education of our students as well as assist parents in their beginning of the school year

preparations. Because of this, the Pickens County School System is pleased to announce for the

upcoming school year, our schools will provide the classroom supplies that your child will need

to complete his/her school work. While consumables such as paper, pencils, hand sanitizer, etc.

will be provided by the school, parents are free to purchase additional items such as backpacks,

lunchboxes, etc. if they choose.

We are looking forward to a positive year filled with many educational experiences for each

and every student enrolled with us. We hope that providing students with the supplies they need

will help accomplish this goal.

Dr. Carlton Wilson
Superintendent of Pickens County School System

Jasper City Police Seeking Information

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case# 17-08-6850

Lieutenant Matt Dawkins is seeking information regarding the identity of the below depicted female subject regarding, leaving scene of accident at local establishment on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 11:45hrs.

If you know the identity of the female subject depicted here:
Please contact Lieutenant Matt Dawkins.

 

Any information is greatly appreciated.

Contact information listed below. Text messages preferred.
Tipster(s) will remain anonymous.

Thank You
Lt. Matt Dawkins
Jasper Police Department
55 Dixie Street Jasper, GA 30143
706-692-9110 Office
404-317-2532 Cell
mdawkins@jasper-ga.us

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