2022 Volume I, Issue 1

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Back to School Message from Superintendent Nix

I am so excited to welcome our students back to school on August 8, 2022, for my first full year as superintendent. We will begin school with full, in-person learning for the first time in two years! It is no surprise that social distancing has led to social disorder. After two and a half years of distancing, our kids are having to relearn how to, “play together in the sandbox.”

Research shows that when people are socially connected, they experience increased feelings of belonging, self-worth, and confidence. Connectedness can be defined as “the degree to which a person or group is socially close, interrelated, or shares resources with other persons or groups.” Kids want and need to be with their friends. It increases learning and makes school fun.

For the first time in two years, our teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals “connected” for a back-to-school instructional fair. My message was simple. This year we will be focused and intentional to “reCONNECT” after a long period of “socially distancing.” I believe we all have a superpower, and for our administrators, teachers, and school staff, connection is the key to unlocking our superpowers. There is nothing more significant than changing a person’s life. The “connections” you make are essential to unlock your power to make a lasting impact and change lives each and every day.

When humans feel connected to something bigger than themselves, they find purpose and meaning in their life. The great exchange is we find greater meaning in our own life when we help others find meaning in theirs. I hope everyone in our community will join us to help our students reCONNECT through academic, social, and extracurricular activities. It’s going to be a great year!

An Important Message From the CCPS Child Nutrition Department

Free and Reduced Price Meals Statement

The USDA implemented valuable waivers for school systems across the country in the fall of 2020. These waivers allowed students to eat school meals every day, at no cost. Thanks to these timely waivers, school systems were able to ensure students of all ages were able to maintain nutrition during the pandemic. In addition, the waivers allowed school systems to receive valuable reimbursements to offset rising food costs experienced within the last two years. The free meal allowances have been extremely helpful to families and school systems alike.

These unprecedented waivers will expire on June 30th. As waivers expire, many students and their families may be surprised to learn this valuable meal resource will end. This means students and their families will once again be charged for school meals for the 2022-2023 school year.

As in years prior to the pandemic, families may apply for free or reduced price meals, based on eligibility. Interested families may apply starting on July 1. Many local systems, including Bradley, Catoosa, Hamilton, Walker and Whitfield counties are trying to get the word out to students and their families. If a family feels they would qualify for free or reduced priced meals they may apply at, starting on July 1, 2022 for the upcoming school year.

Catoosa County Schools Nutrition Department

Please click here to watch a video tutorial about how to apply for meals

Apply for Free or Reduced Meals

Use this link to apply for free or reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year

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August 2022 Board Meeting Agenda

CCPS agenda for the August 22nd, 2022 board meeting

ESPLOST 6 Update

This update highlights the progress on the LFO Auditorium and College and Career Academy

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