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Parent Information

Dear Coweta County School System Parents and Students,

It is encouraging to return to school this week with a forecast that does not include snow and ice. As of this week, we have missed six days due to inclement weather or due to forecasts that included high risk for dangerous travel.  After considering several approaches, we are seeking input from parents, teachers, and students on two options below for making up lost instructional time.

Please provide your thoughts by participating in an online survey here.  This survey will be open through Thursday, January 25.

Along with most school systems in Georgia, the Coweta County School System has a flexibility contract with the state that is called a Strategic Waiver School System (SWSS) contract.  This means we are not required by law or state board rule to make up days that are missed.  In other words, it is up to us as a local school system to decide if we make up missed days.  As with any decision that impacts schedules, there are many factors to consider.

Factors:

- We can adjust the Milestones End of Grade (elementary and middle) testing dates to gain up to three additional days of instruction before the test without adding make-up days to the calendar.

- Attendance on make-up days must be considered to determine the potential effectiveness of holding a make-up day.

- Digital learning opportunities can be counted as make-up time and could be implemented and completed from home.  

With that in mind, please indicate your preference hereon the following options for addressing some of the instructional time that has been missed.

 ·   Option 1 - Do not make up missed days.  Move the End of Grade Milestones administration for elementary and middle grades back three days.  High school End of Course assessments are already scheduled as late as possible.  Teachers will adjust and prioritize instruction including the use of digital instructional opportunities as necessary.
 
·   Option 2 - Make up missed days by having school on February 22 and February 23 (inclement weather make-up days).

With several weeks of winter weather remaining, we will reserve March 9th (Teacher Workday) as a potential day for make-up if we miss additional days due to inclement weather.  We ask that parents, students and staff keep that day open in the event that we need to use it to make up any additional time lost to winter weather.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Activation

Infinite Campus is a web based student management system that permits parents/guardians with Internet access to view their child’s Attendance,  Progress Report and Report Card.

Parents may visit the school to pick up their activation code to access Parent Portal. To receive the code, all parents will have to show a valid, picture ID and sign a Parent Portal Acceptable Use Agreement.

For answers to some frequently asked questions regarding Parent Portal and how to log in once you receive your activation key, go to http://www.cowetaschools.org/index.php/categoryblog/136-parent-portal
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Please visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com and register for a Free account.
- Sign up for Low-Balance E-Mail notifications
- Enable Auto-Pay to replenish your student’s account to ensure it never hits $0.
- Download the Free Mobile app for Android Phones, iPhones & iPad
- Enjoy the capabilities MyPaymentsPlus has to offer, such as the ability to view your student’s cafeteria purchase history!

MyPaymentsPlus is a prepayment system that allows parents to make deposits into student lunch accounts via the web at www.mypaymentsplus.com – 24 hours a day 7 days a week or by calling 877-290-7626. 

With a one-time free registration, MyPaymensPlus allows parents to sign up and register all children in a school district to one account. 

Parents are able to make and view online payments by phone or web using credit cards (VISA and MasterCard), bank check cards and/or savings or checking accounts (e-check via ACH).

To register your children go to: www.mypaymentsplus.com and click Register a FREE account

The student's ID number will be needed for registration.  This number is the student's person ID and is available by contacting your child's teacher.  You can also obtain your student's ID number by contacting MealpayPlus Customer Support at 1-877-237-0946. 7AM to 5:30PM Monday-Friday.

For payments via phone call: 877-290-7626  AND anytime you need help this is the HELP DESK NUMBER for you to call.

Coweta County School Services Newsletter

September