Latest Updates On Coweta Schools Scheduling For Jan. 11-15

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Dear Parents,

Our school system began this week on a modified schedule – virtually in our high schools, and with greater flexibility for elementary and middle school parents.  This approach has successfully reduced the number of students in our schools as we continue to assess school operations and COVID conditions within our local community.  

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 after this week.

  • 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 11.  For students who have opted for in-person instruction, those with last names beginning with A-K may attend next week (January 11-15), and students with last names beginning with L-Z may attend the week after (January 18-22).  Students not in-person will attend classes virtually.  Students who have opted for virtual-only 2nd semester instruction remain virtual-only.

High schools will communicate the details of cohort hybrid scheduling with all students and families, and more information will be posted on 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 January 25.

  • 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 11-22.  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, equally,  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, will reduce the numbers of students in school during the current increase in COVID-19 activity.  This, in turn, will reduce the impact on our schools from the current local increase in COVID-19 cases, and limit 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 January 22 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.

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