The Columbia County School District is excited to begin the 2020-2021 School Year.
For students opting for the traditional, in-person learning model, the following information applies:
Elementary students will begin school August 3, 2020, and attend school Monday through Friday under health and safety measures outlined in the district Return to School Plan.
Middle and high school students will start the school year on the A/B Model as outlined in the Return to School Plan located in table 1. The staggered schedule will ensure the ability for proper social distancing and to reduce population in classrooms, in hallways, and in common areas to include cafeterias.
Students whose last names begin with A to K will be part of Group A and students whose last names begin with L to Z will be part of Group B.
Students in Group A will report to school Monday, August 3, and students in Group B will report to school Tuesday, August 4. Students will attend school every other day, learning from home on days not attending school with the exception of August 7 and August 14, which will be learn from home days for both groups. Please see the schedule below for the first five weeks of school.
For students who have registered for the Learn from Home Model, the first day of school for elementary students is August 17 and the first day of school for middle and high school students is August 10. Information regarding Learn from Home will be provided by teachers to students prior to the first day of learning.
Please access school websites and social media outlets for information related to particular schools and the school district website for future updates.
The Columbia School District is publishing the middle and high school A/B schedule, pictured below, through the week of Oct. 9, 2020. This is for planning purposes only. Should the need arise to shift instructional models away from the A/B schedule, we will do so at the appropriate time.