• School Closings/Delays:

    Dear Troup County School System Community, 

    Governor Brian Kemp just issued an Executive Order mandating all schools in Georgia will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. This includes TCSS.

    Please note that current grade calculations will be based upon student mastery of material covered through March 12, 2020 which was the end of the third nine weeks grading period. Student learning will continue after our scheduled Spring Break. We don’t want our kids to lose the valuable knowledge and skills they have gained this school year. Teachers will be contacting their students and working with them to ensure additional opportunities are available for students to demonstrate mastery of previously covered material. More details will be available the week of April 13th.

    At this time, we do not have any further updates. We know there are academic milestones and other events that our students and families were looking forward to this year. As updates are available, we will share them. 

    Over the past several weeks, our commitment to the students and the families of TCSS has been paramount. We will continue this commitment through the closure. Together, we will all get through this.

    Thank you,

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It’s not just another day for Tika Russell, Troup County School System (TCSS) fifth grade paraprofessional. As she walks into her class at Ethel W. Kight elementary, all the students are excited for her; clapping and cheering as they yell out, ‘Congratulations, Ms. Russell!’

They are showing appreciation because the former daycare center owner was just named a recipient of the Grow Your Own (GYO) scholarship sponsored by the school system. This scholarship will allow her to pay for the completion of her elementary education degree from Brenau University.

She said her experience spans beyond the classroom, “I have been working with children for the last seventeen years. I had a daycare at one point and now I’m here at the school system. I love working with children. I already have an associate degree in early childcare and I am looking forward to getting my bachelor’s degree thanks to this scholarship.”

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