HIAWASSEE, Ga – Towns County Schools issued details regarding the remainder of the school year on April 16. It addressed online instruction and remedial instruction.
The final school day will remain May 22, but the last day of online classes will by May 15 for those who demonstrated proficiency in the curriculum. These students will receive a passing grade for the school year.
However, students who need remedial instruction will continue to work with their teachers for the week of May 18 to May 22. Teachers will help students make up missing assignments or not passing a class.
“Our teachers are working harder than ever to ensure each student receives the education they need to be prepared for next year. The community has given overwhelming support and understanding during these difficult times. Our parents and guardians have stepped up to the task of helping educate students at home and keep them on track. Together, our students will reach their highest potential,” stated Superintendent Darren Berrong.
The final week will also be used to coordinate times for the return of Chromebooks, wi-fi hot spots, and identifying times for students to safely clean out their lockers.
“This will be a task in itself as we will strategically plan these efforts around the social distancing guidelines. Each school will develop a plan for their students and will provide more information to you as we finalize those plans,” explained Berrong in his statement.
“Parents, please know that your child’s needs both educational and emotional have been and will continue to be our number one priority, said Berrong. “We are blessed to have a community and staff that truly love your children and are honored to serve them on a daily basis.”
More information about Gov. Kemp’s school closing order below:
ATLANTA, Ga – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Executive Order 04.01.20.01 to close all public-school facilities through the end of the school year.
Kemp announced the order on April 1, along with his decision to implement a shelter in place directive until April 13. He first closed public K-12 schools on March 31 and had since extended the order until April 24.
The order applies to all elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public education facilities in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia communities. As of April 1, the week of April 23 is predicted to be the tipping point in the Georgia outbreak.
Online learning will continue, and local school districts can determine the final day of classes. Also, faculty and staff can return to their classrooms once school districts determine it is safe for employees to enter the campus.
Georgia Department of Public Health and Department of Education are taking measures to ensure the nutrition and safety needs of students are being met during this time.
A testing waiver for public schools was approved earlier in the year. No student will take Georgia Milestones.
This order does not apply to the University System of Georgia or the Technical College System of Georgia. The Chancellor of the University System and Commissioner of the Technical College System reserve the right to make decisions about their respective campuses across Georgia.