All Cobb County and Marietta City School buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Digital learning will continue, but state officials have delayed testing and should soon have approval from the federal government to skip the tests altogether.
From the Cobb County School District Website:
Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, for all Cobb County students, and for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, digital learning will occur on a Monday through Thursday schedule.
Each Friday will be an opportunity for students to independently review their progress from the previous week and to catch-up on assignments as needed. No new work or assignments will be presented to students on Fridays.
Per Governor, Cobb Schools will Remain Closed Through End of 2019-2020 School Year
We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our state leaders.
In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Cobb Schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Per executive order from Governor Kemp on April 1, 2020 all public schools and colleges in the state of Georgia will be closed through May.
Digital learning will not occur over spring break which is from April 6th through April 10th.
Food distribution will continue over spring break at all designated sites across Cobb County on Monday, April 6th.
Further academic guidance will be made available by the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday April 2nd.”
School closures continue to include athletics/sports, extracurricular school activities, proms, school building activities, and trips.
While our school buildings are closed, the education process has not stopped. All staff are working remotely to best support students, including delivering digital and physical instructional resources to students while they’re at home.
We will continue to keep our community updated through this page as the most up-to-date source of information related to the coronavirus’s impact on Cobb Schools.
“We continue to make decisions based first on student and staff safety and in consultation with the Georgia Department of Health and the Governor’s office.” — Superintendent Chris Ragsdale
Attendance and Grading during Digital Learning
Based on the recommendation from the Georgia Department of Educations, Cobb Schools has issued the following guidance regarding digital learning days:
- All students will be considered present (no students should be marked absent) and
- No permanent grades should be posted while Cobb Schools are closed. Ongoing feedback, monitoring, and assessment of student progress is encouraged and can be used once Cobb Schools are re-opened and have been provided for all students.
This guidance is consistent with the approach that Georgia Superintendent Richards Woods is taking with mandated state testing and accountability requirements. See today’s GaDOE press release for detailed information. As mentioned in the release, the GaDOE has suspended the following until further notice:
- State assessment window/administration (including Georgia Milestones EOGs and EOCs, the Georgia Alternate Assessment/GAA 2.0, and all other required testing
- Teacher and leader evaluation (TKES/LKES) requirements and reporting
- State-level attendance-related consequences (including CCRPI, TKES/LKES, School Climate Star Rating, and make-up day requirements)
There are still many details regarding these issues that are unanswered at this time. The final resolution of some of those issues will likely need to wait until schools resume normal operation.
Feeding Students while School is Closed:
To continue to support Cobb students while schools are closed, the Cobb County School District is pleased to announce that the District is extending its partnership with MUST Ministries to provide food to our students in need. The District and non-profit have built a long-term solution to provide students with a 5-day supply of breakfasts and lunches at 8 school locations on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first day of the meal distributions was Monday, March 23.
Breakfast and Lunch School Distribution Locations on Mondays 11 am – 1 pm:
- Acworth Elementary
- Bryant Elementary
- Campbell HS
- Compton Elementary
- East Cobb Middle
- Garrett Middle
- Osborne High
- Riverside Intermediate
Food Distribution will continue during the week of Spring Break.
For more information visit here.