Clayton County schools will go to a half-virtual schedule to start school year

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County Public Schools will start the 2020-2021 school year with a mix of virtual learning and face-to-face learning, the district announced Monday.

School leaders looked at four different plans, each based on different levels of risk for COVID-19.

The moderate risk blended plan will be implemented to start the school year. Students will return on an A-Day or B-Day schedule once classes resume.

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Students assigned to A-Day will go to school on Mondays and Wednesdays while students assigned to B-Day will be in their school buildings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All students will participate in virtual learning on Fridays.

Under the blended school plan there will be some changes to lunches, athletics and transportation. Lunches will be served in classrooms. Buses will be cleaned before, after and between bus routes. Sporting events will have limited attendance and digital ticketing.

The school board voted in May to lease 38,000 Chromebooks to ensure every student could learn virtually if schools were forced to close down again. 

School is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 3.

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