During this unprecedented time, Foothills will continue to make every effort to support our students and their needs. While our sites are closed, we encourage students to continue working remotely to complete their coursework. Foothills Education Charter High School remains in contact with local and state officials to ensure our staff, students and families have the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. We will continue to update this page with pertinent information as the situation evolves.

Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated 3/26/20

What is the school district doing to prevent cases of COVID-19?

  • Following the state-mandated closure issued by Governor Brian Kemp, Foothills will be closed through April 24th. At this time, Foothills plans to reopen on Monday, April 27th. 
  • All sites have been cleaned with disinfectants that have been pre-approved for use against COVID-19. 
  • As a precaution, Foothills is asking families and staff who have or plan to travel to Warning Level 3 countries (Italy, China, South Korea and Iran) to self-report to their site director or their supervisor as soon as they know of these plans and to comply with the CDC recommendations by staying home and monitoring their health for 14 days after returning to the United States. This includes avoiding all school events and activities for all family members living in the same household.
  • Foothills has notified sites that as families enroll new students, they should disclose if the student or any member of the household has traveled to one of the Warning Level 3 countries within the past 14 days. If this is the case, the student should be allowed to enroll but will not be allowed to attend school until 14 days after their departure from that country.  

What are the expectations for students and parents while schools are closed?

  • Students are expected to continue working on their assignments remotely during this time. 

What are the expectations for staff while schools are closed?

  • Teachers will be working virtually to facilitate learning and answer questions through email. Please view the site pages for more information or contact your site director.
  • Regional office staff members will continue working remotely and may be contacted via email.   

What should I do if I think I may have been exposed to COVID-19?

  • Stay home. Do not report to work or school. Employees should contact their supervisor. Families should contact their healthcare provider. 
  • Call your healthcare provider if:
    • You feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
    • You have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
    • You recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
  • The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. 
    • Hotline: (844) 442-2681

What actions can staff and students take to prevent the spread of viruses?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you or your child are sick.
  • Students and staff must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces