Cobb Schools Should Start New Year With Online Classes


ExplorerCobb School District Reports 100 Cases of COVID-19 Among Staff and Students

Cobb also has a CTLS Parent platform where parents can keep up to date with their child’s education. Students will be able to access additional tools as part of the CTLS learning system.

Cobb students won’t go hungry when they take their classes from home. Students have the option of receiving school meals five days a week while schools are closed to in-person classes. Most schools in the district will host meal pick-ups from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. Each meal kit will include five breakfasts and lunches and instructions on how to reheat them at home.

Families wishing to receive meals must complete the online pre-order process, which begins Tuesday and ends Thursday noon. This process can be done on the district’s MyPaymentPlus website. Parents who have not created a MyPaymentPlus account must create one before they can receive meals.

The school district, which has said it has about 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, has a plan to possibly return to class. Cobb’s approach to reopening for students and teachers would be a three-phase one, and the system said it would only be implemented when data and public health guidelines indicate it is safe to do so. make.

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In the first phase, kindergarten through fifth grade students and some students with special needs would return to class. The second phase would allow college students to return and secondary students would return as part of the third phase. Parents would be allowed to continue distance learning.

The plan has been criticized by several dozen Cobb parents who have called for the district to offer an in-person option. The parents, who are circulating a petition asking the school board to reinstate the in-person class option, have staged protests to voice their demands.

School board member Charisse Davis said she wanted the public to understand that while it can be frustrating for some parents not to have the option of in-person class for their students, the district will do this. that he can to make the distance learning process go as well. as possible.

“I want to make sure we all give ourselves and our teachers a grace during this time,” she says. “It’s going to take a (higher) level of patience for all of us.”

Council member David Chastain added that the district is closely monitoring and learning from experiences of school systems in neighboring systems. All decisions made by the district on the Virtual Lane were made with the health and safety of students and teachers in mind, Chastain said.

“They made the best decision they could under the circumstances and I, as a board member, trust them,” he said.


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