Cobb County schools new website provides information about the two options parents will have to choose for their children to start the new school year: A traditional classroom setting or learning remotely. Registration for either option starts Monday and ends July 22, and parents must log on to ParentVue to make their selection.
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The site also has a list of health and safety protocols the district will implement. Some of these include installing protective barriers in various locations at each school; encouraging students, staff, visitors and families to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms; designating isolation areas for anyone exhibiting coronavirus symptoms; and providing hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies on buses for cleaning and disinfecting.
Field trips have been suspended until further notice. Schools will also eliminate large group gatherings and activities that require sharing items, prohibit non-essential visitors, limit volunteer activities and configure classroom space to maximize distancing.
The district said building a plan for the second largest system in Georgia has been and “will continue to be a tremendous task as COVID-19” evolves.
Cobb County schools has 19,000 employees and 113,000 students.
“It is more important than ever that our team comes together to serve students, they need us more than ever. This year will be like none other, and I am confident the plan to start the 2020-2021 school year is based on the needs of students and gives parents the flexibility to make the choice that is best for them,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.
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