Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

December 3, 2020

New Quarantine Guidance from the CDC

Yesterday afternoon the CDC came out with updated guidelines regarding the recommended length of quarantine for a person exposed to COVID-19. The Callaway County Health Department has decided to adopt these new guidelines.


The exposed person must remain symptom-free for 14 days. IF at any point, regardless of a negative test, the person becomes symptomatic, testing is recommended and the exposed person will need to quarantine.


This does NOT change quarantine length for a positive exposure from within the household. If someone is positive in your household, you will need to quarantine for the full 14 days.

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Please READ - Transportation

In the event that FPS doesn't have sufficient bus drivers to run all routes as normal, there may be a need to double-up which would delay some of the routes. IF your student rides a bus that will be delayed, you will be notified via text with details as to the approximate arrival time.


Please make sure you are opted in to receive text messages from FPS. To do this, please text Y or Yes to 67587 on your mobile device. FPS cannot send you text messages without your permission.

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Communications

As parents of a Fulton Public Schools student, you should receive regular communication from your child's building as well as from the District via email. The District sends out a newsletter, the Fulton Focus, weekly or bi-weekly. This newsletter contains important information each time for you and your student.


If you are NOT receiving email from Fulton Public Schools, please do the following:

  • log in to your Parent Portal and to check the accuracy of your contact information, email, phone number, and physical address
  • Check your spam or junk folder to ensure the FPS email is not being sent there.
  • How do you know how to get an email from going to a spam or junk folder? Type this into the search bar "how to remove address from spam in _______________ (insert your email provider, ie. yahoo, gmail, etc.)
  • Follow the instructions to ensure any email from a fulton58 address gets to your inbox for reading

Mask Requirement for Events

Everyone who attends an event in any Fulton Public Schools building will be required to wear a mask while in the FPS building.
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Please Continue to Report

Please continue to report positive COVID-19 cases and/or the need to quarantine to the COVID Hotline at 573-590-8070. Continuing to report to FPS will allow for accurate data to be used to assess the current status of our schools.
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Newly Approved School Calendars

Please find newly approved 2021-22 and preliminarily approved 2022-23 school calendars at the link below.


https://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/ART/56cb8112d3f2a

Information to Keep in Mind

Whether We Like It or Not, Winter Weather is on the Way!

School Closing Information
Winter weather will be here before we know it, and the Fulton Public Schools are preparing for the inevitable snow day. Officials consider many things when making decisions on inclement weather days; however, the final decision is always determined by what is best for the students. Student safety is the top priority of our school district.


Cancellation of School

As soon as the decision is made to cancel school, the district will launch the School Messenger phone messaging system to call the home or cell number you have provided the school upon enrollment of your child (if during the school day, an email and text message will be sent--not a phone call.) Please make sure this information is correct in our system. The district will also notify TV stations KOMU - channel 8, KRCG - channel 13, and KMIZ - channel 17. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ASKS PARENTS OR GUARDIANS NOT TO CALL SCHOOLS OR TELEVISION STATIONS ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF SCHOOL. The website address – www.fulton58.org - will be updated with early dismissal and cancellation notices as well as Facebook--Fulton Public Schools and Twitter-- @FPSHornets.


Early Dismissal

Occasionally, school will be dismissed early due to bad weather. If an early dismissal is required, an announcement will be made that school will be dismissed a specific number of hours early from the building’s normal dismissal time. School buses will run beginning at the dismissal time announced on those days school is canceled in midday.


Buses Running on Snow Routes
Snow routes for the 2020-21 school year can be found at https://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/ART/51c310d9c8f7c

Be in the Know!

Please be sure to check your information in the Parent Portal for accuracy. In order to receive important messages via text from FPS, you MUST opt-in if you haven't already done so. You can do this by texting Y or Yes to 67587 on your mobile device. FPS does not have permission to use text messages without your permission.

FPS NEEDS YOU!!!

Do you have extra time and need extra money??? We've got the job for you!


Join OUR team by serving as a substitute teacher (through Kelly Services) for Fulton Public Schools!


To apply: Go to https://www.kellyeducationalstaffing.us/ or call 1-800-Kelly-01


Pay Rate: $85 per day for a teacher substitute

$10.66 per hour for a para substitute

$110 per day for a long term teacher substitute


Requirements:

60 College Credit Hours OR


A Content Substitute certificate may also be granted to an individual who has a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and has successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of department-approved substitute teacher training that includes professionalism, honoring diversity, engaging students, foundational classroom management techniques, basic instructional strategies, supporting students with special needs, and working with at-risk youth. Approved training is available here:


Want or Need more information?


Call FPS at 573-590-8000 TODAY!

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Important Dates

NO School - Monday, December 7 - Professional Development

Wednesday, December 9 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Fulton High School Commons

NO School - December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break

NO School - Monday, January 4 - Professional Development