FORREST COUNTY AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL
HOME OF THE AGGIES
May 6, 2020
May is the month for high school graduations, and we find ourselves in a time where a gathering as large as an FCAHS graduation is not permissible. We sent a survey to all of our seniors to find out what their wishes would be regarding graduation. The majority told us that they would prefer to continue with a traditional ceremony. We have contacted the Forrest County Multipurpose Center for an alternate date to hold graduation for the class of 2020. We have tentatively scheduled graduation for June 22, 2020. More information will be sent to seniors as we get closer to the date. We will need to follow all CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines in place at the time of the event. Social distancing guidelines will be followed so tickets may be required. If the event is not possible, we will follow an alternate plan (B) on June 22, 2020.
Plan A: Graduation will be held at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center on June 22, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., adhering to all safety guidelines which may include social distancing, limited guests, and masks.
Plan B: Drive in graduation on June 22, 2020. Each senior would have an appointed time to come to school to receive their diploma and have photos with the administration adhering to all safety guidelines, which may include social distancing, limited guests, and masks. A video will be produced and made available for graduating seniors.
Plan C: If a student is unavailable to participate in Plan A or Plan B on June 22, 2020, the student may on an individual basis contact Mr. Wheat and schedule a time to receive his/diploma.
On May 14, 2020, which was the original graduation date, we will hold a senior parade on campus at 5:00. Seniors are allowed one vehicle which should be decorated with the senior’s name. All seniors will line their vehicles up at the Brooklyn Fire Department and follow the normal parade route to the campus and enter the campus at the south entrance. They will drive in front of the main building and turn by the lake at the north gate. Students will parade through campus and will pick up their cap and gown without exiting their vehicle. The parade will continue past the board room and exit campus through the south entrance. Parents may watch the parade by lining up along Old Hwy 49 on the railroad side, but all will need to practice social distancing. Feel free to make signs to display to recognize our seniors.
We can’t thank you enough for your support during this time! Stay safe and healthy.
Coronavirus info from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
C Spire: For more information about C Spire’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and free wireless data for students, visit https://www.cspire.com/cms/wireless/cspire-cares-covid-19-relief/ and click on the C Spire Cares update. For details on C Spire products and services, visit www.cspire.com.
Mississippi Department of Education: www.mdek12.org/LearningAtHome
AT&T Access: Internet for households with students receiving free lunch at $10 a month. Call 1-855-220-5211
Comcast Internet K-12: Free internet service to low-income families during the coronavirus outbreak. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/
For Forrest County Agricultural High School students: Jeff Martin Auctioneers at 2236 Highway 49 in Brooklyn. Park in front lot.Guest network with strong WIFI signal. Contact the school or 1-844-450-6500 for access code.
All student issued Chromebook equipment (Chromebook, charger and case) will be collected between May 26th and May 28th between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm in the front parking lot of the main building.
Any Senior needing to return and/or buy their Chromebook equipment can come on any of these dates. All required paperwork for purchase must be provided in order to purchase.
All students will remain in their cars and call 601-554-6102 when arriving on campus. Students will not be allowed to exit their cars.
If you have any questions, you can call the front office at 601-582-4741.
Please complete our Needs Assessment for the 2020-2021 school year. Our Title planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Please call Allison Shows at 601-582-4741 Ext 134 for information on how to participate in this meeting via phone due to our campus being closed to the public.
Welcome to FCAHS
Forrest County Agricultural High School was established in 1911 by an act of the Mississippi Legislation as an agricultural boarding school located on 320 acres of donated land. Students from across Mississippi, the United States, and several foreign countries have been educated here. In 1996, the school was listed as a Mississippi landmark by the historical society.
Today, FCAHS serves students in grades 9 through 12. We provide all of the offerings of a larger metropolitan city school in a small educational setting. It is our belief that all students can meet high standards for rigorous academic work. With that in mind, we offer advanced academic coursework as well as advisory services that support students at all levels of academic progress.
Forrest County Agricultural High School,