Digital/Remote Learning ???

Digital/Remote Learning Questions
Posted on 07/17/2020

Good afternoon! I want to help in clarifying how the decision was made to go 100% digital at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

Our plan for reopening school during the time of COVID-19 is outlined in the “Learning by Design” document which was released on June 30. As stated in the plan, the Traditional Learning model would be offered as long as the spread of COVID-19 fell into the no/low or minimal/moderate categories. If the spread became substantial in the community, a building or a classroom, we would move to remote learning for the entire system, for a building or for a classroom.

When the document was released on June 30, the community spread was in the minimal/moderate category, so parents were offered the choice of Traditional Learning. Over the last few days, the community spread in Douglas County has been categorized as substantial, so we are following our plan and moving to the digital learning model for all students.  

The data will drive the decisions of the Douglas County School System. We have a plan in place that will accommodate learning for whichever degree of spread we are experiencing in Douglas County. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

If you would like further information, I have developed form to collect your questions, so I can respond to you about where we go from here or to answer any other questions you may have on how the decision to transition to digital learning for all in 20-21 school year.  I have included the link below for you to pose your questions ahead of a virtual parent meeting on July 27 where I will share known plans to start the school year. I am open to responding to you individually before then. I am sorry that COVID has impacted us having the opportunity to work face-to-face with your child. I was looking forward to seeing my returning students and meeting my new students. Submit your questions here: question form 

Parents, if you want to email me, here is my email address: darron.franklin@dcssga.org


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