GADOE Guidance Concerning Return


Dear Social Circle City Schools Community,
This morning, the Georgia Department of Public Education and the Georgia Department of
Public Health released a document entitled Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools. This
plan provides guidance - not mandates - regarding reopening school this fall. If you wish to view
the document in its entirety, please click here.

The guidance is based upon the following community-specific levels of COVID-19: substantial
spread, minimal/moderate spread, and low/no spread. The level at which a district would be
placed is determined by state and local health officials. Within each level of community spread,
recommendations are then made regarding the following:
Preventing infection
Transporting students
Entering school buildings
Serving meals
Transitioning between classes
Conducting large group gatherings
Supporting teaching and learning
Protecting vulnerable populations
Based on a system’s individual needs, school will begin this fall with either in-person classes,
distance learning, or a hybrid model. We are currently reviewing the results of our district survey
and will maintain close communication with local and state health agencies in making decisions
regarding reopening school. We will convene district and local school task forces comprising
staff and family members to develop the best possible plans for our unique needs in Social
Circle. We do not yet know which level Social Circle falls within.
Thank you for your support while we begin making preparations for this fall. We look forward to
welcoming our students back as soon as we are able to do so safely. We are proud of the many
ways that this community has demonstrated that we are #SCCSAllIn.
Dr. Robbie Hooker
Social Circle City Schools

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