Lawrenceville, August 4, 2020 – Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is making plans for a safe return to the important work of teaching and learning for students and employees in school year 2020-21.

On July 20, the school district announced it would return to school on August 12 with all students receiving digital instruction. On August 4, GCPS CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks shared plans for transitioning to a blend of in-person and digital learning for students, based on their parents’ choices.

GCPS plans to begin small, bringing in a limited number of grade levels at first, then adding more grades on a staggered basis. Wilbanks’ letter to stakeholders shared that the schedule found below is a best-case scenario, and student and staff safety will be the paramount factor in determining the pace at which the district will move.

GCPS leaders continue to study guidance from the Department of Public Health and the Georgia Department of Education in planning for the safest, most effective opening of school this fall.

Source: Gwinnett County Public Schools