As there continues to be concerns and questions related to the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, we want to assure families our first priority is the safety and health of all students and staff. The district will continue working closely with the Whitfield County Health Department to determine the severity of COVID-19 in our community. We understand the challenges the novel Coronavirus brings and have plans in place to continue learning outside the classroom should the severity in our county rise. Please click the link above for more information.
We understand that under the current circumstances many parents do not wish to send their child(ren) to school for face-to-face instruction. For these students, virtual learning will be available for all grades; however, students must have access to the proper equipment to participate. The deadline to enroll in virtual learning is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Click the link above to apply.
If you have questions about Whitfield County's plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year, please submit them at the link above AFTER having carefully read the District Reopening Considerations. Questions may be answered on the next Virtual Community Conversations* or individually via email. *Virtual Community Conversations will be posted to the website and social media periodically throughout the year to answer frequently asked questions.
The Whitfield County Student Services Center is now open for all enrollment needs during the summer months. In order to practice social distancing and limit close contact with others, we ask that you schedule an appointment. For more information, to schedule an appointment, or to download the enrollment packet, please click the link above.
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.
CollegeBoard Advanced Placement Course Assessments will now be administered online, rather than in a face-to-face setting. Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, students will now take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. Please click the link above for more information.
The Georgia Department of Education is seeking feedback on Georgia’s request for a waiver that would eliminate high-stakes testing for the 2020-21 school year. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that the public and any interested school districts have an opportunity to comment and provide input on all waiver requests. State School Superintendent and the Georgia Department of Education are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia's public education system to complete the survey using the link above before Friday, July 10 at 11:59 p.m.
The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting are launching “Getting Ready” guides to help parents of the youngest learners prepare for the upcoming school year. These guides are designed to provide a simple way to keep the learning going over the summer and explore skills that will prepare a student for the school year ahead. Click the link above to learn more.
During the summer months, students have FREE access to thousands of enhanced digital books with myON. Read anywhere, anytime with online and offline access. Click the link above for myON login instructions, as well as additional Summer Reading resources and activities.
We realize that there are many families who depend on the school system to help provide meals for their children. Beginning Monday, June 1, Whitfield County Schools will provide summer meals at no cost to all children 18 and younger. Meals are served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., depending on the site. For more information, please click the link above.