Education

Clayton County’s Youngest Students Can Return To In-Person Classes In April

Clayton County Public Schools plans a return to in-person learning for its youngest students.
Clayton County Public Schools plans a return to in-person learning for its youngest students.
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The youngest students in the Clayton County Public Schools will be able to return in-person starting April 12. Older students will remain virtual for the time being. In a YouTube address this week, Superintendent Morcease Beasley said students in Pre-K through fifth grade will start with a hybrid model, where they alternate between days at school and days learning at home.

“We will participate in the hybrid model for two weeks, that would be April 12-April 22,” Beasley said. “For two weeks, we’re going to phase all of our Pre-K through fifth-grade students back into our facilities.”

After that, Beasley said those students will have the option to return to in-person classes full time. Students in grades six through 12 will stick with remote learning for now, with the exception of some students with special needs who can return with the younger students.

CCPS is also working with the county health department to distribute vaccines to teachers starting Monday, March 8. In his address, Beasley thanked Gov. Brian Kemp for adding teachers to the 1A+ vaccination group.

“This decision has been critical to our decision to reopen,” Beasley said.

CCPS employees can get vaccinated at the North Jonesboro Center. Sign-up is available through the employee portal on the CCPS website.

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