East Coweta High School Going All Virtual, Newnan High School Considering
Significant increases in positive COVID-19 cases at East Coweta High School resulted in the school deciding to go to all virtual teaching beginning Wednesday through the end of the semester, which ends Friday.
There have been 39 positive cases at East Coweta between Dec. 1-15. In addition, 56 staff and 345 students have gone into quarantine, according to the Coweta County School System.
Newnan High School is facing a similar run according to a letter sent out Tuesday to parents.
Newnan had 22 cases between Dec. 1-14. A total of 31 staff and 288 students are unable to return to school because of quarantine.
Dean Jackson, spokesman for the Coweta County School Board, said East Coweta is the only school going to all virtual – at this point in time.
In a letter to parents, East Coweta officials said, “The Coweta County School System considers the health and well-being of our students, teachers, and staff to be of the utmost importance. The Coweta County School System and the Georgia Department of Public Health will continue to work together to monitor the situation and advise you of any further actions or guidance regarding East Coweta High School.”
Click the following Link to read today’s letter from East Coweta.
In a similar letter, Newnan High officials said, “This situation has the potential to significantly impact the school’s ability to operate for face-to-face instruction If cases continue to rise at the school. In an effort to safely continue student instruction, the high school may consider concluding first semester instruction virtually.”
Jackson said parents should check with their schools’ websites for additional updates.