Metro School Closure Updates

Amanda Cooper
March 24, 2020 - 5:54 pm
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During the coronavirus pandemic, students are growing restless at home and parents are trying to find a balance between teleworking from home and assisting their children with homework and online classes.  Leaving many wondering, when will students be able to go back to school. 

Listed are school closure updates from metro county schools:

Clayton County

Public schools in Clayton County are going to be out a bit longer than initially thought over the coronavirus pandemic. The district's superintendent said yesterday there is no chance the schools will open before spring break starts on April 6th. Graduation ceremonies are up in the air. 

Atlanta Public Schools

APS District officials said yesterday kids are scheduled to stay out of the classroom through spring break. That means April 13th will be the earliest day back if nothing else changes.                                                                                

Fulton County 

All Fulton County Schools are still closed. Students will continue instruction from home through "Remote Learning," the school district's strategy for learning continuity.

Henry County

All Henry County Schools buildings/facilities are closed through April 10th. Students and teachers will be utilizing Remote Learning through April 3rd. The district will observe Spring Break April 6-10 and return to regular learning/operations on Monday, April 13th, barring any directives from government or health officials. 

Cobb County

Gwinnett County Public Schools will launch Week 2 of digital learning. As part of its support to students and families during Week 2, the school district will also continue to provide lunch for pick-up at 68 school sites, and school buses will continue delivering lunch at bus stops. These meals are available to anyone 18 years of age or younger, no matter which school you attend. Please note that these meals will not be provided during Spring Break (March 30-April 3).

DeKalb County

Due to the severe nature of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is still closed schools until further notice, and the district has instituted Digital Learning Days (DLD) for all students.