Forsyth County schools extend shutdown into April

Citing Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to close all schools in Georgia through the end of the month due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Forsyth County School District has announced it is extending its closure another three weeks, past spring break, to Monday, April 13.

“Online learning will continue through Friday, April 3, and a decision on when/if we will resume activities, field trips and athletics will be made at a later date,” the district said. It previously had announced a closure through Friday, March 20, with a decision to be made this week on whether to extend it.

All Forsyth school events and activities have been canceled until further notice, including extra-curriculars, school-related trips, community school events and facility rentals.

Urging teachers and staff to “remain flexible and continue supporting our students,” the district said it “will continue to monitor the coronavirus and appreciate your patience. We will get through this and come out stronger by supporting each other.”