Attention Hiwassee Dam High School Families:
80% of HDHS staff are under quarantine constituting a “cluster” at which point because of the inability to safely cover classes and duties HDHS will close until September 13th. Originally that closure date was until the 6th. Per Cherokee County Health Department guidance in response to a cluster classification the closure date has been extended to the 13th and includes all staff and students symptomatic or not. At this time all other schools remain open. So while the percentage of individuals affected is large the actual number of cases is not.
The elementary/middle school is running on a normal everyday schedule. We will continue to operate 3 of our buses which have had routes reconfigured to accommodate our students. An all-call was sent to parents earlier today regarding this. If you have questions please contact the school.
Students will not have to check in daily. Students will need to complete all work, on Canvas, for each period. If students have issues with their Chromebooks or logins, they can contact the office staff at HDHS, for assistance. If students are having issues with their class content, please email the teacher. All extracurricular activities, to include sports practices and games, are canceled thru 9/13/21.
A temporary mask mandate has been put into effect for Cherokee County Schools. Cherokee County Schools will follow the same practices as we did last year, which include mask breaks, etc.
The office staff are still operating daily activities and are available if your high school students needs any help while they are working from home. If you need assistance with anything do not hesitate to reach out to us at 828-644-5115.