Fayette County extends hybrid school schedule

Middle and high school students in Fayette County will be on a synchronous hybrid schedule through Feb. 2 due to ongoing coronavirus cases. AJC file photo
Middle and high school students in Fayette County will be on a synchronous hybrid schedule through Feb. 2 due to ongoing coronavirus cases. AJC file photo

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the county, the Fayette public school system announced Tuesday that it will keep its middle and high schools on a synchronous hybrid schedule through Feb. 2 “in the best interest of the safety of students, their families and our staff.” This extends that model beyond the Jan. 14 date originally set after students returned from the holiday break. Elementary school students will continue to attend classes in person daily if they previously chose that option.

Older students will attend classes in person and in real time online based on their A/B groupings, with attendance noted daily in each class period. No classes will be held at any school on Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and all high schoolers will attend classes virtually on Jan. 26 to allow for the administration of the PSAT. Middle and high school students are now scheduled to return to regular in-person attendance on Feb. 3.

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