Atlanta Public Schools Switch to Online-Only Classes Next Week

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The APS is asking employees to report to their workplace on Monday for mandatory COVID-19 surveillance tests – unless they are sick.

In-person classes are scheduled to resume on January 10

Ahead of the winter break, APS recorded its second highest number of COVID cases for the 2021-2022 school year.

For the week ending December 17th, the neighborhood recorded 435 COVID-19 cases: 306 students, 129 employees. Year-to-date, the district’s highest number – 520 cases – was reported for the week ending August 27.

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Below is a list of plans in place for school districts to switch to online classes next week:

Atlanta Public Schools: Classes will be reserved only from Tuesday to Friday. Students are expected to return to class in person on January 10.

Clayton County Public Schools: Classes will be online only from wednesday to friday. Students are expected to return to class in person on January 10.

DeKalb County Public Schools: Classes will be online only Wednesday through Friday. Parents and guardians will be allowed to come to schools on Monday and Tuesday to pick up laptops and other devices for students who haven’t brought them home during winter break. Students will also resume in-person learning on January 10.

Fulton County Schools: Classes will be online only from from Tuesday to Friday. Fulton is playing to return to face-to-face instruction on Jan.10. Masks will be compulsory from January 10 to 21.

Rockdale County Public Schools: Classes will be online only from Tuesday to Friday. The district plans to resume in-person classes on January 10. Staff, students and families are urged to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to school buildings.



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