Atlanta Public Schools announced last Friday, September 18th their plans to bring “certain students back for face-to-face instruction by Monday, October 26”. This opens the door for us to also consider how and if we should bring students back in or near the same timeframe. The leadership team has begun discussing options, and we wanted you to be aware of a few important points:
- Any return to the classrooms during the current semester will be optional for both teachers and students.
- Our youngest and most vulnerable learners will be given the earliest priority for optional in-person instruction.
- Our plans right now focus on kindergartners and students with individualized education plans, pending conversations with impacted faculty and parents.
- Students in these categories may be given the option to return to the classrooms as early as November 5th.
We will, of course, be working to ready our buildings with fixtures, equipment and signage meant to keep us all as safe and healthy as possible. We look forward to collaborating with you throughout this unique and multi-faceted planning process. Be on the lookout for upcoming updates, information sessions and opportunities for feedback.