COUNTY-BY-COUNTY: Plans for returning to school this fall

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Schools districts across north Georgia are beginning to release plans for returning to school this fall.

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Here is a roundup of districts that have released their plans. This story will be updated continuously as other districts make or change decisions. If you notice a county that has changes its plan or is not on the list, please email newstip@wsbtv.com

School District

Start Date

Return Style

Atlanta Public Schools

Monday, August 24

All virtual

Athens-Clarke County

Tuesday, September 8

All virtual

Banks County, GA

Wednesday, August 19

In-person with virtual option

Barrow County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Bartow County, GA

Wednesday, August 5

In-person with virtual option

Buford City Schools

Wednesday, August 12

In-person and virtual options offered

Butts County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Calhoun City Schools

Wednesday, August 12

In-person with virtual option

Carroll County, GA

Monday, August 24

In-person and virtual options offered

Carrollton City Schools, GA

Tuesday, September 8

In-person with virtual option

Cartersville City Schools, GA

Tuesday, August 18

In-person and virtual options offered

Chattooga County, GA

Thursday, July 30

In-person with virtual option

Cherokee County, GA

Monday August 3

In-person and virtual options offered

City of Commerce

Friday, August 7

In-person with virtual option

Clarke County, GA

Tuesday, September 8

All virtual

Clayton County, GA

Monday, August 10

All virtual

Cobb County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Coweta County, GA

Thursday, August 13

All virtual

Dawson County, GA

Friday, August 7

In-person with virtual option

Decatur City Schools

Monday, August 17

All Virtual

DeKalb County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Douglas County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Fannin County, GA

Friday, August 7

In-person and virtual options offered

Fayette County, GA

Monday, August 17

In-person and virtual options offered

Floyd County, GA

Thursday, August 13

Still deciding

Forsyth County, GA

Thursday, August 13

In-person and virtual options offered

Franklin County, GA

Friday, August 7

In-person with virtual option

Fulton County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Gainesville City Schools, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Gilmer County, GA

Friday August 7

In-person and virtual options offered

Gordon County, GA

Wednesday, August 12

In-person with virtual option

Greene County, GA

Monday, August 17

In-person rotating schedule for PK-3, Virtual learning for grades 4-12

Griffin-Spalding County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Gwinnett County, GA

Wednesday, August 12

All virtual

Habersham County, GA

Tuesday, September 8

In-person with virtual option

Hall County, GA

Monday, August 24

Hybrid

Haralson County, GA

Tuesday, August 4

School will begin virtually with in-person beginning on August 11

Heard County, GA

Wednesday, August 5

In-person with virtual option (virtual school begins August 12)

Henry County, GA

Monday, August 17

All virtual

Jackson County, GA

Wednesday, August 12 

In-person with virtual option

Jasper County, GA

Wednesday, August 26

In-person and virtual options offeredoriginal Aug. 12 start delayed 2 weeks

Jefferson City Schools, GA

Friday, July 31

In-person instruction

Lamar County, GA

Wednesday, August 12

In-person with virtual option

Lumpkin County, GA

Monday August 10

In-person with virtual option

Madison County, GA

Friday, August 14

In-person with virtual option

Marietta City Schools

Tuesday, August 4

All virtual

Meriwether County, GA

Monday, August 24

In-person with virtual option

Morgan County, GA

Thursday, August 6

In-person and virtual option

Newton County, GA

Tuesday, September 8

All virtual

Oconee County, GA

Wednesday, August 5

In-person with virtual option

Oglethorpe County, GA

Wednesday, August 12

In-person and virtual options offered

Paulding County, GA

Monday August 3

In-person and virtual options offered

Pickens County, GA

Monday August 17

In-person and virtual options offered

Pike County, GA

Tuesday, August 11

In-person with virtual option

Polk County, GA

Monday, August 3

In-person with virtual option

Putnam County, GA

Monday, August 31

In-person and virtual options offered

Rabun County, GA

Wednesday, August 12

In-person with virtual option

Rockdale County, GA

Monday, August 24

All virtual

Rome City Schools, GA

Thursday August 13

In-person and virtual options offered

Towns County, GA

Monday August 17

In-person with virtual options offered

Troup County, GA

Monday, August 17

In-personand virtual option

Union County, GA

Monday, August 17

In-person with virtual option

Walker County, GA

Thursday August 13

In-person with virtual option

Walton County, GA

Tuesday, August 4

In-person with virtual option

White County, GA

Friday, August 14

In-person with virtual option

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