Cobb County announces plans for how students will return to school

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The Cobb County School District released plans for its return Thursday morning.

Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said the district will open for both face-to-face and remote instruction and parents will be able to choose what is best for their child.

“This format represents the best solution which balances our two most important priorities: the health and safety of our students and staff and student learning,” the district said.

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Parents must sign into their school accounts via ParentVue between July 2 and July 10 to make the choice. The first day of school is set for Aug. 3.

“If you choose remote learning, you will be asked to certify that you have access to a device, the internet, and are committed to the remote learning environment for the semester. If you choose face-to-face learning, you will also be asked if you intend for your student(s) to ride the bus,” the district said.

Both options will be available to all students, K-12.

For those who return to school, several guidelines will be followed:

  • Social distancing will be enforced whenever possible.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in multiple locations throughout schools.
  • Masks are encouraged on buses and in school buildings.
  • Daily and rigorous cleaning protocols will be followed.
  • Nutritious meals will continue to be served daily.

The school system says it will also be in constant contact with state and public health officials as the guidance continues to be updated.

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Read the full letter below:

Dear Cobb Schools Family,

After months of planning and understanding how student and staff needs have changed as a result of COVID-19 closures, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that Cobb Schools will open for face-to-face instruction with parents being able to choose a traditional classroom or a remote learning classroom.

This format represents the best solution which balances our two most important priorities: the health and safety of our students and staff and student learning.

In preparation for our “face-to-face plus choice” model, we will be asking you to choose the classroom environment which is best for you and your family. If your student is new to the District for the upcoming school year, they must first be registered as a CCSD student, which can be completed here. Once the school approves your registration, your ParentVUE account will automatically be activated. If you already have a student enrolled in the District but do not have an active ParentVUE account, you will need to contact your student’s school for activation.

You will be able to submit your choice beginning on July 2nd but no later than July 10 through ParentVue. Both face-to-face and remote learning options will be available for all students, in all grades K-12. If you choose remote learning, you will be asked to certify that you have access to a device, the internet, and are committed to the remote learning environment for the semester. If you choose face-to-face learning, you will also be asked if you intend for your student(s) to ride the bus.

We also will continue to work tirelessly to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our staff and our students.

  • Social Distancing will be enforced whenever possible.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be provided in multiple locations throughout schools.
  • Masks are encouraged on buses and in school buildings.
  • Daily and rigorous cleaning protocols will be followed.
  • Nutritious meals will continue to be served daily.

We will continue to be in regular discussion with state and public health officials as their guidance is updated. We look forward to your input and appreciate your support as we support learning for every student in Cobb County during these unpredictable times.

Thank you,

Cobb County School District