A message from Superintendent Dr. Larry Derico
Hello, T-U families. Thomaston-Upson district and school administration have spent numerous hours in collaboration with District 4 Department of Public Health officials, and we have drafted a tentative reopening plan, based on the information received at the state and district levels. This plan incorporates guidance and best practices from the Georgia Department of Education, the governor’s office, and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Face-to-face instruction will be based on levels of community spread of COVID-19 as determined by the GA Department of Public Health. Enhanced measures to protect the health and safety of students and staff are an integral part of the 2020-21 T-U Reopening Plan. As always, the safety of our students and staff are a top priority.
Traditional Learning Option: According to the plan, we will follow the previously published 2020-21 school district calendar. This calendar is available on the district website at www.upson.k12.ga.us under the “Parents” tab. Our first day of instruction will be August 5. Please understand that this plan is subject to change at any time depending on the flow of information from the governor’s office and/or the Georgia Department of Public Health. Below, you may view the planned model for traditional instruction, based on the level of COVID-19 community spread.
|Level of Community Spread||Model for Traditional Instruction|
|Low/No Spread||Traditional Schedule - Daily face-to-face instruction will take place in classrooms. Measures to protect the health and safety of students and staff remain in place.|
|Minimal/Moderate Spread||Modified Traditional Schedule - Students will participate in daily face-to-face instruction. Enhanced measures to protect the health and safety of students and staff will be enacted.|
|Substantial Spread||Distance Learning Schedule - School buildings are closed. All students will participate in distance learning. Students will receive guidance on academic instruction from their school.|
Remote Learning Option: We will be offering a remote learning option for parents who desire to have their student(s) receive instruction from home. A limited number of electronic devices will be available for check-out to students utilizing the remote learning option. Reliable Internet access must be available at home for students utilizing this option. Parents who select the remote learning option for their student(s) must complete the online application. The application for remote learning will be available on the district homepage at www.upson.k12.ga.us on Wednesday, July 1. The application must be completed by July 15. School personnel will communicate with applicants regarding remote learning options and expectations. Parents choosing the remote learning option must commit to the entire first semester (August – December 2020) at Upson-Lee High School and to a full nine weeks grading period at Upson-Lee Primary, Upson-Lee Elementary, and Upson-Lee Middle School. Remote learning options for Upson-Lee Pre-Kindergarten will be announced at a later date after receiving guidance from Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning.
In closing, I want to thank you for trusting the Thomaston-Upson School System to provide your student with a safe and healthy learning environment. I also want to ask for your continued support as we implement additional safety precautions to protect those students choosing the traditional learning option. I look forward to welcoming our students back to school for the 2020-21 academic year.
View FAQs with important information about the 2020-21 school year.
Link to the T-U Remote Learning Application - Application must be submitted by Wednesday, July 15.
K-12 Online Registration Option
All K-12 registration for new students or for students who left and are now returning to the T-U Schools should be completed online. Please visit the Student Information page for further guidance.
Welcome to Thomaston-Upson Schools
In 1990, the community voted to consolidate the Thomaston City and Upson County School Systems creating one system that would serve all students within Thomaston and Upson County. The Thomaston-Upson School System opened its doors at the beginning of the 1992-1993 school year. With a little more than 4,100 students in grades PK-12, the Thomaston-Upson School System is small enough to maintain a friendly and safe environment while offering students an array of resources and opportunities often found in only the larger school systems. The Thomaston-Upson School System enjoys a strong connection with the community and views this as crucial to the long-term success of our schools. We encourage students to form bonds with local individuals and groups through community service and community involvement. Our employees are active in local civic organizations and volunteer their time for community events. The unity of school and community enriches our students’ and employees’ lives, improves our schools’ environments, and ultimately creates a community where young people can thrive. Together, our schools and community are working to fulfill the mission of Thomaston-Upson Schools, which is Excellence in education. . .every individual, every day.
Coronavirus Information for TU Stakeholders
Additional information is available at the Georgia Department of Public Health. Thank you for your support and for helping to keep our schools safe!
Mrs. Hall is 2019-20 District Teacher of the Year
|Upson-Lee Primary School Kindergarten teacher Lauren Hall was selected as the Thomaston-Upson School System's 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Mrs. Hall!|
Infinite Campus Mobile Apps
Parents & Students: Infinite Campus (IC) has released two new mobile apps, Campus Student, and Campus Parent. Both apps allow for enhanced features and have a new look designed specifically for students or parents, depending on the app. All students and parents are encouraged to download these new apps through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The mobile apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements, and more. If you are a Thomaston-Upson Parent or Student having issues accessing the parent/student portal, please contact your/your child's school.