As there continues to be questions and concerns related to the reopening of schools, we want to assure families our first priority is the safety and health of all students and staff. We understand the challenges the novel Coronavirus brings and have plans in place to continue learning in the classroom, while offering virtual instruction for families who do not feel comfortable sending their child(ren) to school. For more information on our district reopening plans, please click the link above.
With the majority of Whitfield County students returning for in-person instruction by October 29, our teachers will no longer be able to provide virtual instruction for students learning from home. Beginning November 2, WCS virtual students will begin learning through online programs outsourced by the district. For more information, please click the link above.
Due to the reduced number of local COVID-19 cases, the high schools of Whitfield County will continue steps to safely bring our high school students back to a normal schedule. Click the link above for all information regarding schedule changes. These dates listed are contingent on the status of the virus in our community. Please continue to monitor school and district announcements for more information.
Whitfield County Schools is closely monitoring the spread of the novel Coronavirus in our community and has provided a chart of COVID-19 school and district data for your viewing. To track the spread of COVID-19 in our school system, please click the link above.
Did you know that schools receive funding based in part on the percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced-priced meals? We are asking that all households take a few minutes to fill out the application so our school district can continue to provide instructional support and supplies for our students and professional learning for our teachers. Click the link above to apply!
Have you completed the 2020 Census for your household? Help shape the future of childcare programs by completing the Census online, by phone or by mail. It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census, too.
Dual Enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take free college courses and earn credit at both the high school and post-secondary institution. This year, instead of holding in-person Dual Enrollment parent information meetings, an informational video is available for all families interested in Dual Enrollment. Please click the link above to learn more.
The Georgia Department of Education is asking for input on what percentage of a student's final grade should the End-of-Course (EOC) Test count. Currently the EOC test is worth 20% of a student's final grade. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new percentage recommendations have been made for the 2020-21 school year. The survey closes November 16.
Georgia Virtual School offers a variety of educational options year-round. For families who do not wish for their students to return to face-to-face instruction, this is an option. Enrollment space in GAVS courses is based upon availability of teachers and course materials, therefore, many courses have an enrollment limit. Please click the link above for more information.
Two Whitfield County seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program, out of approximately 34,000 students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Click the link above to read about these scholastically talented seniors.