CHANGES TO VIRTUAL LEARNING
Virtual Learning has been a challenge this year for students and families across the U.S., and our system has been no exception. WCS data collections and conversations with students and parents show that most of our virtual students are struggling to complete the work on the learning platforms. Our mission is to provide engaging, quality instruction to our students, and this is something we are not able to provide virtually.
Because of these challenges and concerns, Whitfield County Schools will not offer students full-time virtual instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents who prefer a virtual option for their children will have access to home school programs, state virtual schools, and online state charter schools. These virtual options are not connected to Whitfield County Schools, so it will be important to apply and enroll early. Additional information is available through the Department of Education website at this link: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Schools.aspx
We will welcome back all students on a traditional, in-person schedule for the 2021- 2022 school year, with the first day of school scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2021. We will continue to focus on students’ safety and put preventative protocols in place that follow health and safety guidelines outlined by the Department of Public Health and the CDC.
View the official release from Whitfield County Schools here