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.
Seven graduating seniors from Whitfield County Schools have been recognized as 2020 Georgia Scholars. Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Click the link above to learn more.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
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 Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Click the link above to apply.
Virtual Community Conversations are designed to answer questions that have been asked of Whitfield County Schools and to provide some additional information to parents as they make the important decisions regarding their child's education throughout the school year. Click the link above to view the first question and answer session with Superintendent Dr. Gilreath.