Coweta Schools To Continue Modified Classroom Format
Because of ongoing high levels of COVID-19 activity in Coweta County, and in order to maintain school operations with lower numbers in the classroom, Coweta County schools will continue to operate on a modified format between February 5 and February 26.
- All High Schools will continue with cohort hybrid instruction (one week in-person, one week virtual for students), between Monday, February 8 and February 26. All students will be off February 15-19 for Winter Break. For students who have opted for in-person instruction, those with last names beginning with A-K may attend next week (February 8-12), and students with last names beginning with L-Z may attend the week after the break (February 22-26). Students not in-person will attend classes virtually. Students who have opted for virtual-only 2nd semester instruction remain virtual-only.
More information about cohort hybrid scheduling is being shared by the high schools. Families who face difficulties because of this model may contact their school’s principal to discuss alternate arrangements.
This approach will reduce the number of students in daily attendance during the current high rates of COVID-19. The school system will continue to assess COVID-19 conditions, and may return to full daily face-to-face instruction for those who choose it by March 1.
- All Elementary and Middle Schools will continue the 2nd semester both in-person and online, as parents have chosen. Additionally, all parents who have chosen in-person instruction for their elementary and middle school child will continue to have the option of virtual instruction if they wish. If your student is in-person for the second semester, but wishes to continue virtually, they can do so February 8-26 No sign-up is necessary
for this option, but parents are asked to commit to continued virtual instruction for this period if they so choose.
The Coweta County School System is obligated to educate students to the highest level of our ability, and to work to ensure the highest level of safety for our staff, students and their families during the current health emergency. The school system is committed to returning to daily in-person instruction in our high schools as local conditions permit.
However, community transmission of COVID-19 has continued at high levels. High community transmission of the disease impacts schools through both new positive cases and high numbers of necessary quarantines and isolations of staff and students. This, in turn, impacts school operations.
A continuation of flexibility for parents, and hybrid schedules for high schools, has reduced the numbers of students in school during the current high levels of COVID-19 activity. This approach has reduced the impact on our schools from the current local increase in COVID-19 cases, and limited the numbers of students and staff quarantined due to close exposures, and has allowed schools to operate during this time.
The Coweta County School System will continue to make assessments about school operations beyond February 26 on the basis of health guidance, COVID conditions within our local community, and on a school-by-school basis. If this continued approach does not sufficiently mitigate COVID-19 conditions, the school system may opt for additional measures on a system-wide or school-by-school basis. We will keep you informed of any changes to school operations going forward. As always, we appreciate our families’ support as we manage through this difficult period.