Better Together

News from the Clarke County School District • 12/3/21

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Cedar Shoals High Students Named Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists

Congratulations to Cedar Shoal High students Hadiza Sarr and Victor Shell for being named a Semifinalist in the 2021-2022 Coca-Cola Scholars Program! Only 1,617 Semifinalists were chosen among 68,000+ applicants this year because of their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community. Click here to view the entire list. Good luck to Hadiza and Victor as they continue through the competition with the opportunity of becoming a Coca-Cola Scholar and receiving a $20,000 scholarship.
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Youth COVID Vaccine - Dose # 2 Schedule

  • These clinics are for students ages 5 - 11 years old who received their 1st dose at a CCSD clinic. (1st doses may be available at some clinics. Please check with your school nurse to confirm.)
  • Students should plan to report to their school’s clinic or to the location where they received their 1st dose, whichever is more convenient. Click here to view the clinic schedule.
  • A parent/guardian must be present for their student to receive the COVID vaccine at school. A DPH consent form is required (you may complete it at the clinic).
  • Appointments are not required for the second dose. However, students should report for their 2nd dose at the same time they were given their 1st dose.
  • Please note: the Barrow Elementary Clinic has extended hours due to high volume. Parents attending that clinic, please feel free to come anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Middle school students who are 11 years of age are welcome to attend any of the elementary events to receive their vaccination.


Additional Vaccine Opportunities

Clarke County Health Department

706-389-6921

345 North Harris Street

Athens, GA 30601

Book an appointment with DPH online: https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/en-US/

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Get Comfortable Grant - Request for Proposals

With guidance from their Get Comfortable Advisory Council, Creature Comforts Brewing selected literacy as the multi-year impact area for the Get Comfortable campaign, focusing specifically on 3rd-grade reading proficiency as the metric of success.


For the 2022 school year, the pilot program will serve the scholars and families at H. B. Stroud Elementary. Creature Comforts will provide volunteers, time, and financial resources, ultimately hoping to achieve a proof of concept for the strategy -- and eventually, roll out programs community-wide.


Creature Comforts Brewing is looking for partners to join them in their commitment to increasing 3rd-grade reading proficiency within CCSD schools from 20% to 60% over the next five years. If your agency wishes to be considered as a 2022 Get Comfortable recipient, please submit this RFP by December 20 at 5:00 p.m. If you have questions about this program or the RFP, please contact Ally Hellenga at a.hellenga@ccbeerco.com.

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ARPA Grant Workshop

The Clarke County School District invites community organizations to participate in a workshop to gain knowledge on applying for ARPA funds (from the American Rescue Plan Act).


ARPA funding is specified for organizations to help implement strategies to meet students’ social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs; offer crucial summer, afterschool, and other extended learning and enrichment programs. Click here for more information on ARPA and other Federal Program requirements.


Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 440-1 Dearing Ext. Athens, GA 30606

Contact: Jami Washington / 706.546.7721 ext. 20754 or washingtonj@clarke.k12.ga.us


ARPA Application Workshop - Registration Form / ARPA Funding Plan Application

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BOE News

The Clarke County Board of Education welcomes community feedback. Here are ways you can share your voice:

  • Contact BOE Members: Click here to view a list of the BOE members and their contact information.
  • Attend a Meeting: Next regular meeting is Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. (in-person and broadcast on the CCSD YouTube channel).
  • Board Briefs: Click to read the "Board Brief" overview from each meeting.
  • Public Comments: Click here for information on how to sign-up to speak at a regular BOE meeting.
  • Review Policies for Review: View and comment on district policies pending public review.
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COVID-19 Child Vaccination Webinar

COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know


Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive vaccinations specifically formulated for young children. NAFSCE and the U.S. Department of Ed provide parents and practitioners with the latest research and information so parents can make the best decision around vaccinating their children. This webinar is a unique opportunity for parents and family engagement practitioners to ask questions, share their ideas and concerns, and get their questions answered.

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Drug-Free Athens Student Survey/Webinar

Drug-Free Athens Student Survey

Drug-Free Athens requests students complete a survey to gather information about their 4 core measures (past 30-day use, perception of risk, perception of peer disapproval, and perception of parent disapproval) for substance prevention and poster designs for positive social norms for youth ages 11-18. The questions provided in this survey are the same questions taken from the Georgia Student Health Survey and from recommended questions from ONDCP for substance abuse prevention efforts.


ACC Youth Organizations Webinar

Click here to view the webinar. Access Passcode: Q*Z*Afw1


Questions? Contact: Tonya Knox, DFC Project Coordinator

678-590-0095

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