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SPARK Academy Newsletter - January 14, 2022

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No school on Monday, January 17th

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Jan 14
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Important Dates

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)

February 14-18: Book Fair

February 14: Third grade Field Trip to Cook's Museum

February 21: President's Day

February 22: Picture Day (Individual pictures and Class pictures)

February 23: Second grade Field Trip to Cook's Museum

March 28-April 1: Spring Break

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COVID Update from Mrs. Patton

Dear ACS Family,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we’ve worked diligently to navigate through the new guidelines to try to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. Effective Tuesday, January 18, Athens City Schools will follow the updated COVID protocols posted by ADPH/CDC. As always, you should follow the guidance of your physician if there is a discrepancy. Please know that this is a fluid situation, and guidelines may change again.

If your child is home with a positive test result or in quarantine, please carefully read the guidelines and adjust accordingly. Our nurses will need your help to ensure that the safety protocols are being followed. We simply do not have the personnel to check dates, so we will need to rely on parent help.

As positive cases and quarantines rise in our buildings, we will evaluate the need to implement e-Learning on a school-by-school basis. We will make every effort to communicate any school schedule changes in a timely manner, however, please be prepared in the event that a change is made.

Please be assured that Athens City Schools is closely monitoring the situation, as the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our utmost priority. We are making every effort to maintain in-person instruction. Also, please understand this is a rapidly changing situation. We truly appreciate your partnership in navigating this ever-changing pandemic.


Beth Patton


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Important COVID Reminders

  • Masks are required on all school buses.
  • Masks are recommended while indoors, especially these first few weeks back.
  • Maintain 3 foot distancing when possible.
  • Continue to practice good hygiene (make sure you have soap and hand sanitizer).
  • Continue with sanitization measures.

We are in a commercial!

James L. Cowart Elementary
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2021-2022 School Calendar

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