In light of guidance from public health organizations and the Governor’s office today, the Cobb County School district will be closing all schools effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.
Following the advice of Gov. Kemp and public health authorities, Marietta City schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for at least two weeks. Tomorrow (March 13, 2020) is a normal school day as they prepare for the closure.
3/12/2020 Email from Cobb County School System:
Dear Cobb Schools Families,
We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on the guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as, as our state leaders.
In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance today and to best prioritize student and staff safety, effective Monday, March 16th, Cobb Schools will be closed.
The school closures include all school building activities, athletics/sports, extracurricular school activities, and trips.
While our school buildings will be closed, the education process will not stop. All staff will work remotely to best support students, including delivering digital and physical instructional resources to students while they’re at home.
The decision to close schools was not easy. After already closing one school as a result of a positive case of COVID-19 and now the news of the first confirmed COVID-19 related death in Cobb County and Gov. Kemp’s recommendations, we knew the time had come to transition students to digital learning and close our schools.
We know that you may have questions regarding how the school closure will impact you, and we will work to provide you the answers.
We will continue to keep our community updated on the next steps during the school closure process as we turn to our digital learning resources.
We know this is a very difficult time for our school families and the community. We will work together to get through this unprecedented time.
More information will be communicated on Friday, March 13 to all our families and staff. Please continue to stay updated on http://www.cobbk12.org/covid/