APS announces back-to-school virtual meetings for parents

Atlanta Public Schools has planned a handful of virtual meetings to discuss details of the upcoming school year, which will begin Aug. 24 with virtual-only instruction. AJC FILE PHOTO by BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
Atlanta Public Schools has planned a handful of virtual meetings to discuss details of the upcoming school year, which will begin Aug. 24 with virtual-only instruction. AJC FILE PHOTO by BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Atlanta school leaders will host a series of video discussions about the upcoming school year.

Atlanta Public Schools plans to have its first day of school Aug. 24, according to a proposed calendar change. During at least the first nine weeks of the year, students will learn virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The district has planned a series of online sessions to provide parents with information.

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APS will hold town hall meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Aug. 4.

The district also scheduled three online “fireside chats” to offer details on specific topics. The first one, at 5 p.m. Thursday, will provide information about gifted programs, followed by a 6 p.m. session on dual language immersion. A third session, at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 will be about special education programs.

The events will be streamed on the district’s Facebook page.