• Mary Harrison

CHS Homework Exchange: what students need to know

From Tuesday, April 14, to Friday, April 17, 2020, Cairo High School will be handing out a second packet of teacher-prepared schoolwork to CHS students. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s distribution.


As listed below, the days for distribution are separated by grade.

11th and 12th graders can pick up their packets on Tuesday, April 14, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. until noon, according to the Grady County School District’s Facebook page. 9th and 10th graders can pick up their packets on Thursday, April 16, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Friday, April 17, from 9 a.m. until noon. Weekly meal distribution is also restarting this week, and it will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. However, only Grady County schools, now including Southside Elementary School, will be distribution sites; distribution at all “remote locations” has been discontinued, according to The Cairo Messenger. Mrs. Tammi Donalson, CHS assistant principal and curriculum coordinator, asks for students who are NOT also receiving meals to please avoid exchanging homework packets at CHS during the food distribution times, if possible, to decrease traffic flow. Students who are picking up food are encouraged to pick-up their packet at the same time, also in an effort to make things run as smoothly as possible.


Work for CHS students is being handed out at Cairo High School. Cars should enter campus from the south, enter the student parking lot in front of the College and Career Building, and drive in front of the auditorium to the Front Office.


High-schoolers are asked to bring the first packet of work they received on March 18 and exchange it for a second packet of work. CHS principal Mr. Chris Lokey also requested for students to return any novels issued for English class or library books they may have at home. Students should write their name and their teacher’s name on top of the work for each class beforehand and stay in their cars to practice social distancing; someone will meet each student at their car to retrieve completed work and hand out the next packet, which contains work and instructions for the next two weeks. This second packet is due Tuesday, April 28.


Although some teachers may require students to pick up work at the school, students with internet access should print out their packets from the CHS website, if possible, according to the Cairo High School Facebook page. Before coming to the high school, please check your class assignments online to see if you can instead print materials from home. Mrs. Jenny West, CHS guidance counselor for seniors and dual enrollment students, said that students with internet connectivity might not have to drop by the school at all. “If you have a [faxing machine] or scanner, you could email the first packet to your teacher that way to avoid coming to [CHS],” she explained. “Teachers are supposed to check their email daily,” she continued, “I would send it that way and ask them to [notify you] if they received it. Or you could email them first [to find out] which way they prefer to receive their packet.” “During this time, many of the teachers are very flexible,” concluded Mrs. West. Grady County’s elementary and middle schools are also passing out homework on Tuesday, April 14. See The Red & Black Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as last week’s edition of The Cairo Messenger, for more information.

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