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FAQ for Ware County Schools COVID-19 Response

Here are some frequently-asked-questions. This post will be updated as new questions arise.

1. Why are we going to school for just 1 day on March 16th?
A: We are trying to give parents and community members time to prepare for the extended closure.

2. Will students have to make this time up?
A: That is a decision the Georgia Department of Education will have to make. While we do not have a definitive answer at this time, indications point to students NOT having to make up missed school days. As soon as we have a clear answer to this, we will share it with the community.

3. I am not sending my child to school Monday. Will he/she be counted absent?
A: We will take attendance on Monday, March 16th. However, an absence this day will not count towards truancy.

4. I have a meeting at my child’s school on March 16th. Is it canceled?
A: We are not permitting visitors in the building at this time. Please call your child’s school to request an alternate meeting date and time.

5. Are you canceling prom or graduation?
A: It is too early to make that decision at this time. We hope to know more by April 9th.

6. Will my child continue learning during the break?
A: Each child will receive an instructional packet to take home on Monday, March 16th. If your child isn’t at school, you can pick up a packet between 2-4 pm.

7. When will my child receive a report card?
A: Students will receive report cards when we return from the break.

News Headlines

City woman charged after shooting, chase

City woman charged after shooting, chase

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer
A shooting early Friday morning, February 19, resulted in the wounding of one man and the arrest of a woman after a high-speed, vehicle chase in Ware County and Waycross and a three-hour standoff with authorities.

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Lights, camera, action …

Lights, camera, action …

Crew set to begin filming movie scenes later this week

By RICK NOLTE
Staff Writer
The company producing “Wash Me in the River” arrived in Waycross Sunday and will shoot scenes for the movie later this week in and around Waycross, Ware County and Douglas.

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Lady Gators go to Dutchtown after finishing fourth in region tournament

Lady Gators go to Dutchtown after finishing fourth in region tournament

Staff Report
WARNER ROBINS — Ware County’s Lady Gators earned a Class 5A state berth and will occupy the fourth spot from Region 1 following a 1-2 mark in the tournament.
The Lady Gators (9-11), who have lost six of their last eight games, opened on the road Tuesday, February 23 at Region 4 champion Dutchtown (19-8).
The Lady Bulldogs, who entered their region tourney as the third seed, beat Eagles’ Landing 39-36 in the finals.
Dutchtown, winners of three straight, entered the tournament on a three-game losing streak following a season-best eight-game winning streak. Dutchtown is led by senior point guard Paige Lyons, who averages 17.5 points, 3.9 steals,

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