CHANGES TO VIRTUAL LEARNING
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 who are learning from home. However, all Whitfield County schools will still provide a virtual option for families.
Beginning November 2, all WCS virtual students will begin learning through online programs outsourced by the district. Schools will send instructions for accessing the programs to families by the end of October. This will not be a change for our high school students, who are already working on the Edgenuity platform.
Virtual students will access their academic classes through these programs, and they will be assigned to a Whitfield County employee who will monitor work in the program, check progress, and assist with answering questions during designated times of the school day.
If you feel this option is not right for your child, you may choose to bring your child back to school or contact the enrollment office at (706) 876-3955 for information on Georgia Virtual School or to enroll in the Home School Program.
More information can be found at www.wcsga.net/virtual-learning.
MASKS NOW REQUIRED IN ALL WHITFIELD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
Beginning, Monday, October 26, Whitfield County Schools will require students to wear masks in all high school facilities. Masks may be removed at the discretion of an instructor only when students can be socially distanced. Masks are available at the front office of each school for all students and adults who need one.
HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE CHANGESDue 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.
Beginning on Monday, October 26, cohorts 1 and 2 will be discontinued and all face-to-face students will be required to return to school Monday through Thursday. Students who wish to continue virtual instruction may be moved to Edgenuity courses at this time, with the exception of AP and Dual Enrollment courses.
If COVID-19 cases remain low in our county, high school students will return to school five days a week starting Monday, November 30; however, these plans are contingent on the status of the virus in our community. Please continue to monitor school and district announcements for more information.