Eagles' Notes

Madras News 1/19/16; Lorraine Johnson, Principal

Around Campus

Academic Eagles Place Third in West Georgia Regional Meet

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Students of the Week

Mon, January 18
  • MLK Day; Schools Closed

Tues, January 19

  • Wind Ensemble, 3:30-5:30
  • Oratorical Competition Informational Meeting, 3:30-4:30
Weds, January 20
  • Band Field Trip
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Basketball: MMS at ECMS, 4:45
  • Gifted testing 1/20-2/15
  • Basketball Pep Band Practice, 3:30-4:30

Thurs, January 21

  • Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • School Council Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • GMEA All State Chorus, 2nd Auditions

Fri, January 22

  • Basketball: AMS at MMS, 4:45
  • Pep Band Performs at Basketball Game
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
  • School Council Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

Sat, January 23

  • SAT at Newnan HS and East Coweta HS

Mon, January 25

  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Eagle Advisees (Meet in small groups.)
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Chess Tournament, LMS

Tues, January 26

  • 7th Graders to visit the CEC (8:45-11:30)
  • Wind Ensemble, 3:30-5:30
  • Basketball: MMS at EMS, 4:45
Weds, Januaury 27
  • Basketball Pep Band Practice, 3:30-4:30
Thurs, January 28
  • Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Basketball: SRMS at MMS, 4:45

Fri, January 29

  • CCSS Science and Engineering Fair

Severe Weather Procedures

As winter approaches, the Coweta County School System wants to remind parents and the community of the procedures that schools and the school system follow in the event of severe weather.


During severe weather watches or warnings, the district works with local authorities to monitor developing conditions and proceeds with arrival and dismissal based upon known conditions. Adjustments are made as needed.


In the event that schools are delayed, closed or released early, there are a variety of ways the school system notifies parents, including:



Parents are urged to make sure that their child’s school has their latest contact information, including new phone numbers, so that they can be contacted during such events.


In the event of severe weather, a determination will be made each day on whether to close or delay school, or continue school closure, based on anticipated travel conditions and other factors. Once a determination is made, the school system will notify parents and the community about the next day’s status.


The school system tries to make such determinations in as timely a manner as possible. But storm severity, weather arrival and anticipated travel conditions constantly change and can be difficult to assess. If the school system cannot make a final determination on the evening before a school day, a final determination early the following morning is necessary.


Notices are typically placed on the system’s website (cowetaschools.net) if the school system is continuing to evaluate conditions, or if normal school operations are anticipated. The school system will notify parents immediately by phone call, text or email, media notice and other means if a determination to close or delay school is made.

In the event of a school delay, the system will notify parents of the length of the delay. For a delay of two hours, for example, parents and students should assume that all normal school procedures are delayed two hours – bus pick-up is two hours from usual times (at 9:00 or 9:30 a.m., for example), and classes will start two hours later (at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.). In such cases, however, school dismissal times would remain the same (2:30 and 3:30 p.m.).


Other weather-related contingencies or tips include:

  • Parents of bus riders should also be aware that extremely cold morning temperatures can cause delays on morning routes. A severe storm watch may also cause delays. Our transportation department works to pick up students as quickly as possible during these conditions.

  • In the case of tornado warnings, we re-route buses to the nearest school sites and shelter in place. We also utilize fire stations, if needed. Once a tornado warning has been lifted, and conditions are safe, we will resume bus service.

  • Steps you can take include ensuring your children are dressed as warmly as possible during the winter months and remaining with your children until they are picked up when extreme weather conditions exist.

  • In the event of school closure, schools often employ a number of resources through which parents or students can stay abreast of school work and assignments, including Remind texts from teachers, Edmodo, Google Classroom, class websites, or online quizzes assigned by teachers.

  • It is important that your child’s school has your current emergency contact information, including home and work phone numbers for our calling system. Please take the time to update that information with your child’s school if needed.

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