Important COVID-19 Update from Rabun County Schools

Rabun County Schools (RCS) are working diligently to keep your child safe while at school. RCS needs your help in keeping all students safe and lowering the need for quarantines. If your child is sick, do not send them to school. If anyone living in your home tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting COVID-19 test results, do not send your child to school. If your child has been exposed to someone that tests positive, do not send your child to school. In any of these situations, call the Board of Education office at 706-212-4350. RCS will assist you in determining how long your child should remain at home and how to access their schoolwork.  RCS will use a code for these days instead of counting them as absences. Keeping your child at home in these situations will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and possibly prevent the need for other students to be quarantined.  RCS has had three individuals with positive tests that have required others to be quarantined.  Quarantine is based on having close contact with someone with a positive test for 15 minutes or more. Being quarantined does not mean that the student will develop COVID-19. Quarantine is a preventive measure to lower the spread of COVID-19 if any of the individuals develop it. RCS staff has done an amazing job with safety measures and as a result of that, the number of students in quarantine from these 3 cases is only 28. If your child is in quarantine, he or she cannot come to campus.  Please refer to the Georgia Department of Health and CDC websites for further information on quarantines.  Face masks are required on buses.  Please ensure that your child wears a face mask while on a school bus. Otherwise, RCS need you to transport your child to and from school.