DeKalb Schools Re-Opening School Task Force built a framework to serve as a transition document to the new Superintendent for final decisions on how to re-open on the first day of school on Aug 3, 2020.
The Georgia Department of Education, in partnership with Georgia Department of Public Health, released Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools. Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools focuses heavily on the health and physical requirements necessary for reopening school buildings. This guidance is not mandated, or state required. Local school districts have the authority and flexibility to meet their individual needs and be responsive to their communities.
The task force was charged with aligning the state’s guidance with the planning of DeKalb Schools re-opening to help the new Superintendent make decisions on how to re-open in August.
DeKalb Schools Operations Division is working to address the logistics of reopening including:
- Practicing Prevention
- Transporting Students
- Entering School Buildings
- Serving Meals
- Transitioning between classes
- Conducting Large Groups Gatherings
- Supporting Teaching and Learning
- Protecting the Most Vulnerable Students and Staff
- When a Student, Staff or Visitor Becomes Sick at School
SCHOOL DECISION TREE – LEVELS OF COMMUNITY SPREAD
A school decision tree maps the level of community spread to the proposed levels of learning.
LEARNING MODELS – LEVEL OF COMMUNITY SPREAD
Learning models for the various levels of community spread.
DCSD is seeking stakeholder input on their preferences and perspectives for learning models and hybrid options that the school district is considering for the reopening of schools.
There are numerous options for students to learn in the ways that are best for them. If you would like to learn in your own place and at your own pace, look into the many virtual learning options provided by DeKalb Schools, the state of Georgia and many other sources.