The Walton County School District announced that, unless otherwise directed by the Governor or Georgia Department of Education, the plan is for the schools to begin the 2020-21 school year with face-to-face instruction on Aug. 4, 2020, with additional cleaning and preventative measures in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
“Our team is also in the process of developing a virtual option for Pre-K-12 students and families who are not ready to return in-person,” WCSD officials noted in an email to parents as well as a post on social media.
As Georgia schools are faced with the possibility of having to open with some virtual options for students, the state has released a statewide initiative until the end of August to equip school leaders with the clearest picture possible of internet connectivity for the upcoming school year.
WCSD officials said the hope is that they will be able to provide the students with as close to a normal school year as possible. More information will be released by WCSD on July 9 in order to keep the staff, parents and the community updated.