New businesses have been added to approved deliveries for Valentine's Day. We will post as businesses are added, and new businesses will appear at the top of the list: A & E Designs (229-262-0465) Shon's Designs (229-314-1982) The Dime Store (229-649-7211) Buena Vista Floral (229-649-7800) Front Porch Coffee Club (229-277-0077) Remember, a business does not have to be a member of the Chamber but must follow other protocols listed in the main article, including having a business license. Please contact the Chamber or Marion County High School if you would like to be added to the approved vendor list.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
Remember, if you are a licensed business owner, you may contact the Chamber of Commerce or Marion County High School to be put on the list as an approved Valentine vendor and to go over safety protocol. You DO NOT have to be a member of the Chamber.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
Valentine's Day is almost here! With social distancing and sanitary practices in place, the Marion County School System would like to make sure you are still able to send gifts to students should you choose to do so. We will observe Valentine's Day for the school system on Thursday, February 11th (as long as schools remain open at that time). Friday (12th) and Monday (15th) are scheduled holidays. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines as you order and have items delivered to the schools: 1) All items must come from one of our PRE-APPROVED licensed vendors: The Dime Store, The Coffee Club, and Buena Vista Floral. These vendors have agreed to follow COVID safety protocols, assisted by the Chamber of Commerce. No one will be allowed to drop off gifts at the schools except for approved vendors. 2) All items should be delivered by the vendor to the Media Center at L.K. Moss and to the gym at MCMHS. Please be sure to provide the vendor with the homeroom teacher for elementary students and the last period/block teacher of middle and high school students. (Note: At the middle/high school, students will be given their items on the way to the bus.) 3) As usual, if your child or teen is a bus rider, balloons must be the small kind with a "stick": no large balloons will be permitted on buses. 4) Anything other than flowers must be fully wrapped in cellophane. 5) Details for L.K. Moss, including safe classroom celebrations, will be printed in this week's newsletter. The Chamber has approved specific organizations with business licenses to participate in our delivery process. This is for the safety of our students, as deliveries will be held to rigid safety standards and will limit the number of visitors to our campus. Please refer to the school reopening information posted on our website for detailed information. If there is a licensed business wishing to participate, please contact the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce to review safety procedures for becoming approved.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
Due to the numerous shutdowns that both of our basketball teams have experienced this season, we have made the difficult decision not to participate in any more basketball activities for this season. With player numbers already low and athletes having to be quarantined for two weeks, we feel that it would put our athletes at risk to ask them to play games without proper conditioning. Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our students, our faculty, and our fans. Thanks for your support in our decision.
5 months ago, Derek Goodroe
A faculty member at L.K. Moss has tested positive for COVID-19. If you or your child has had contact, you will be personally notified.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
The Board Office will be closed to the public after lunch each day this week. You should be able to reach the Board Office by phone; both schools are also available by phone. This is a COVID-related situation that we are having to cover. Thank you for understanding!
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
Today, we have identified two positive cases of COVID-19 associated with L.K. Moss (one on a bus and one in the school). If your child was affected, you will be notified directly.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
We are canceling tonight’s girl’s basketball game due to another Covid situation within our girl’s program. We are also suspending all basketball activities until further notice. This situation does not affect any students outside of the basketball program. Thanks for understanding!
5 months ago, Derek Goodroe
Sophomores, don't forget to order your class ring tomorrow morning! Be sure to bring your deposit.
5 months ago, Counselor
We are having to cancel tonight's basketball game against Manchester due to a possible exposure to Covid-19. We need more time to do some extensive contact tracing. This puts the boys game against Schley County on Friday in jeopardy as well. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we know more about the situation. Thanks for understanding.
5 months ago, Derek Goodroe
We will reopen L.K. Moss to students on Monday. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we are very fortunate that this was only a four-day closure. Although we are opening on Monday, there are a lot of kids who are under quarantine for contact. Those students SHOULD NOT return until their quarantine expires. Over the past week or two, we have had several instances where students came to school sick and had to be pulled from class. These students subsequently tested positive for COVID. PLEASE keep your children home if they show any signs of sickness; call Nurse Tiffany at the high school and discuss your situation (229) 649-7520. Remember, the best things we can do are: distance as much as possible, use a mask when appropriate, and keep hands washed or sanitized.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
We have identified two cases of COVID in our middle school. If your child was directly affected, you have been or will be notified this afternoon.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
Typically, a school closure is around 2 weeks; however, as we have gotten better at managing COVID situations and have become more aggressive with our quarantine, our hope is that our closures will possibly be shorter in nature. We are hoping this one will follow suit. We said that we would let you know about the opening today, but there are a couple of COVID tests pending results that are very important to our reopening. I plan to let you know by lunch tomorrow; our goal is to open very early next week.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
The Board Office will be closed to the public after lunch each day this week. You should be able to reach the Board Office by phone; both schools are also available by phone. This is a COVID-related situation that we are having to cover. Thank you for understanding!
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
There is a link to a COVID-19 self-reporting form in the news section that you can use if you or a family member displays any symptoms of the virus. Once submitted, the form will go directly to Nurse Tiffany Wodzinski. If you feel more comfortable calling the school, that option is still available; this is just another avenue for reporting. We will use the information to assist with contact tracing in our schools, and your information will remain safe and secure. Thank you for assisting us with this important task!
5 months ago, Marion County Schools
LK Parents, Students and Families, First, let me thank you for your support and understanding as we, as a nation and community, respond once again to the unexpected effects of COVID-19 in Marion County. I am always very proud of the way our school system handles the demands we are faced with to protect everyone as we continue to educate and feed our students during the most unusual of circumstances. As you know, LK Moss will be closed during the week of January 18 due to employee positive COVID cases at school, and a large number of employees and students being quarantined. This situation has left us with too few employees to serve our students “in house”. While we are in the business of educating, our first priority is the safety of our students and our employees. Be assured, we have been working diligently to continue to serve all students in the most effective capacity possible, and it is the desire of all of our employees to have students at school for face-to-face instruction. Unfortunately, circumstances arise that cause us to resort to an alternative. For the upcoming week, lessons will be guided through TEAMS sessions, and online instruction. Your child’s teacher will make contact on Tuesday morning or before, to inform you of how this instruction will continue for the upcoming week. Since a large number of our teachers are quarantined and may not re-enter the building, we are unable to prepare packets for home use at this time. We are anticipating this to be a short closure; however, in the event it is extended, we will send packets as soon as we have ample staff to create these and get them out. Everyone must understand there is no way for us to please all as we make these decisions. Our priority is to keep everyone safe while still serving our students in the most productive and effective way possible under the circumstances. Thank you for your continued support and positivity as we strive to do what is best for ALL of our students and employees during these challenging times.
5 months ago, LKMOSS
LK MOSS will be closed all next week. Multiple positive COVID results were reported today. On Wednesday, we will confirm the reopening date and will provide that information. Lunches will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday for those who previously signed up. If you need to sign up, contact LK Moss on Tuesday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience and want to keep our students safe.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
An employee at L.K. Moss tested positive for COVID-19 today. Parents/guardians of affected students have been notified. Please continue to monitor your children and report any changes in symptoms to the school.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
COVID-19 numbers are still rising in our county, and I encourage you to be careful in your interactions with others. Inside the school buildings, we are still able to maintain in-person instruction; we are grateful to parents and guardians for communicating with us openly to help us be successful in these endeavors. Remember that Friday and Monday are a scheduled semester break. Employees will be working remotely on Friday, but the buildings will be closed to the public during this time so that we can thoroughly disinfect. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. We will begin the 2nd semester on Tuesday, January 19th.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent
Over the weekend, community COVID-19 numbers have become concerning in our county. Although part of the increase in numbers may be attributed to delayed results on the Department of Health website from earlier in the week, Marion COVID-19 cases are steadily increasing. At this time, we are not experiencing high impact inside of our schools. Of course, this could change at any time. We ask that you help us by keeping us informed regarding symptom reporting. Please continue to keep children home if they are sick and to notify the school promptly so that we can begin contact tracing. Anytime we can prevent a particularly hazardous situation, it enables us to remain open for in-person learning. Remember that this Friday is the end-of-semester workday, which is a student holiday. Students will return to school on January 19th, after the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. On this day, high school students will begin new classes. Students who have outstanding work for this semester must finish by Thursday, January 14th.
5 months ago, Marion County Superintendent