Coweta Middle, High Schools plan to end Hybrid Schedule this month
From Coweta County Schools Press Release
The Coweta County School System plans to move to full-time in-person instruction at middle and high schools by the end of October, for those students who have opted to return to face-to-face classes.
Coweta middle schools will end hybrid instruction for face-to-face students on October 19 under the plan, and resume traditional in-person instruction on a daily basis High schools will end hybrid instruction and resume traditional in-person instruction on October 26.
Students who have opted for full-time virtual instruction through Empower will continue in the online option.
Students in grades 6-12 have followed a hybrid model of in-person instruction since face-to-face instruction returned on September 8. Hybrid schedules split middle and high school classes into cohorts of students, with half attending on alternating weeks while half study online.
Phasing out hybrid schedules would mean that students who have opted for in-person instruction would attend school daily every week.
Superintendent Evan Horton said that the adjustment is part of Coweta Schools phased approach of restoring face-to-face instruction in schools. Other mitigative measures including social distancing, required face coverings, and contact tracing, will stay in place as precautions against the spread of COVID-19.
While Coweta’s local COVID-19 indicators have improved in recent weeks, Horton said that the school system would consider returning to hybrid or virtual instruction if COVID-19 case and infection rates show signs of significant spread.
Coweta Schools have just ended a periodic check point of phased re-entry, during which parents could choose to move to either face-to-face or full-time online instruction. The next check point will occur at the beginning of November.
“Our schools, district administration, and health services will continue to monitor and adjust our plans as necessary as we navigate through this school year,” said Horton. “As always, I appreciate our school system faculty and staff members, and I appreciate the grace and support of our families and community.”