Coweta County To Continue Existing COVID-19 Class Schedules
Because of ongoing elevated levels of COVID-19 activity in Coweta County, and in order to maintain school operations with lower numbers in the classroom, our schools will continue to operate on a modified format between January 25 through February 5.
- All High Schools will continue the new semester with at least two weeks of cohort hybrid instruction (one week in-person, one week virtual for students), starting Monday, January 25. For students who have opted for in-person instruction, those with last names beginning with A-K may attend next week (January 25-29), and students with last names beginning with L-Z may attend the week after (February 1-5). 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 posted on high school websites. 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 increase in 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 February 8.
- All Elementary and Middle Schools will continue the new 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 January 25-February 5. No sign-up is necessary for this option, but parents are asked to commit to continued virtual instruction for this two-week 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. This continuation of flexibility for parents, and hybrid schedules for high schools, has reduced the numbers of students in school during the current increase in 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.
If this 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. The Coweta County School System will continue to make assessments about school operations beyond February 5 on the basis of health guidance, COVID conditions within our local community, and on a 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.