Clayton County Schools to go virtual for start of second semester

JONESBORO– Starting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Clayton County Schools students and staff will begin the second semester of the 2021-2022 School Year virtually. Employees will work remotely from Monday, January 3 to Friday, January 7, 2022. Staff and students will report to work and school in a face-to-face environment on Monday, January 10, 2022.

“As we continue to monitor the surge in COVID-19 cases within our county, we understand that our schools and offices are microcosms of our respective communities,” said Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO of Schools. “We have to act with caution and encourage families to participate in the vaccination and testing opportunities available to ensure we can have school with minimal disruptions to the learning process. By beginning the second semester virtually, it allows employees and students, should they test positive, to complete recommended isolation and quarantine periods in compliance with the new CDC guidance issued.”

Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent of Clayton County Schools

To view the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Guidances, please click the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

Families will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch meals via curbside distribution during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day. In addition, Varsity level athletic events scheduled for the week of January 3 through January 7, 2022, will be rescheduled. Additional details regarding athletics will be announced as decisions are finalized.

During the first week Clayton County Public Schools will ensure schools are cleaned and fully equipped with masks and other personal protective equipment in compliance with district COVID-19 protocols. COVID-19 testing will be available at each school location on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

“Our priority continues to be focused on the safety of all employees, all students and their families, as we continue to make these tough decisions to protect our community. These decisions are not taken lightly, and we appreciate the continued support of our parents and community,” concluded Superintendent Beasley.

Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent of Clayton County Schools

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) serves over 50,000 students from grades PreK-12 with it being the fifth-largest school system in Georgia.

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