Cobb Schools Announces 2020-2021 School Year Decision

UPDATE 7/1/2020

Last week, during our June board meeting, the Superintendent announced that we would be asking parents to choose between a “Face-to-Face” or “Full Remote” learning model for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

In anticipation of Thursday, July 2’s special called Board of Education meeting, the District has decided to postpone the window for parents to select a model for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be notified of an updated timeline to make their decision, with details concerning the 2020-2021 school year, as soon as it becomes available.

The Superintendent and District staff remain in close conversation with public health officials and remain committed to decision-making which prioritizes student and staff safety while giving families the flexibility to make choices that are best for them.

UPDATE 6/29/2020

On Monday, June 29th, Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order which renewed the public health state of emergency in the state of Georgia. In addition, Governor Kemp has requested the State Board of Education to provide “rules, regulations, and guidance for the operation of public elementary and secondary schools for local boards of education.“

Cobb staff is reviewing the details in the Governor’s Executive Order, will review updated guidance once received from the State Board of Education, and will update back-to-school details and content, including this podcast, accordingly.

Thank you for your patience and continued partnership with the Cobb County School District during this unpredictable time.

Original Post:

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 flexibility for each student and family. 

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.

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. 

We know the public and staff have specific questions that are not yet answered. Workgroups of District leaders, principals, assistant principals, and teachers will continue to work through details of this un-traditional school year. Additional details will be provided to the staff and the public over the next 30 days. We also anticipate public health guidance to change regularly as the school year progresses.