Gwinnett school district sets final deadline for digital learning signup

Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters. AJC file photo
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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.