Coweta County Schools to resume normal operations on March 1

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From Special Reports

Dear Parents, 

Because of improving levels of COVID-19 activity in Coweta County, Coweta County high schools will resume normal operations on Monday, March 1. 

Cohort hybrid instruction at high schools (one week in-person, one week virtual for students) will end after this week, and all students who have opted for face-to-face instruction may return for daily in-person instruction on March 1. 

Additionally, all Coweta high schools (9-12) will continue to allow expanded parent choice for virtual learning during the two-week period of March 1-12. This will allow lower numbers of in-person students during this time as the school system continues to monitor transmission rates within our community. If your high school student is in-person for the second semester, but wishes to continue virtually, they can do so March 1-12. 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. 

Beginning March 15, the school system anticipates returning to normal operations at our high schools, with all students who have opted for face-to-face instruction fully returning for in-person instruction for the remainder of the semester. Similarly, students who have opted for virtual instruction will remain in that option for the remainder of the semester. Parents who have previously opted for in-person instruction, but who have concerns about returning to in-person instruction beginning March 15, may contact their school’s principal to discuss alternate arrangements. 

All elementary and middle school students (K-8) will return to normal operations starting March 1, with all students who have opted for face-to-face instruction fully returning for in-person instruction for the remainder of the semester. Parents who have opted for virtual instruction will be expected to remain virtual for the remainder of the spring semester. Parents who have previously opted for in-person instruction, but who have concerns about returning to in-person instruction March 1, may contact their school’s principal to discuss alternate arrangements. 

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 has appreciated the support of parents, students and staff during this period of high transmission of COVID-19 within our community, as we have taken steps to ensure continued face-to-face education within our schools. 

While local COVID-19 transmission levels are decreasing, the disease is still active within our community. All preventative measures in place in our schools – including masks and face coverings, expanded cleaning and disinfecting of schools, social distancing where possible, health checks, and contact tracing – will stay in place. We anticipate that these mitigation measures will remain in effect through at least the end of the current school year. 

The Coweta County School System will continue to make assessments about school operations on the basis of health guidance, COVID conditions within our local community, and on a school-by-school basis. If local conditions change or school cases rise unexpectedly, 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 your support.

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