Gwinnett school district sets final deadline for digital learning signup

Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters. AJC file photo
Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters. AJC file photo

Gwinnett County Public Schools families who wish to change from in-person to digital learning for the school year that begins next month must inform their schools by Aug. 2.

“At that point, we would’ve hired a specific number of teachers and we’ll have a cap on the number of available seats,” said Al Taylor, associate superintendent for school improvement and operations, during a recent school board meeting. “Digital learning won’t be an option for students to transition to after August 2nd.”

As of this month, 3,211 students, or less than 2% of the school district, are signed up for digital learning.

The school year begins Aug. 4. On that date, only kindergarteners, first-graders, sixth-graders, ninth-graders and special needs students who spend most of the day in small groups will return to school buildings, while the rest learn remotely. Grades 2, 3, 7 and 10 return to buildings Aug. 5 and the rest of the district returns Aug. 9.