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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

Talk is over on an overpass

Talk is over on an overpass

Surveying for long-discussed Jamestown-area project at hand

Staff Writer
There’s finally some movement on the long-discussed U.S. 1 Overpass project in Ware County.

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Grabbing seat on Trump Bus

Grabbing seat on Trump Bus

Republican caravan makes a stop in city By MYRA THRIFT Staff Writer Waycross and Ware County supporters of President Donald J. Trump turned out in force Saturday afternoon, October 10, to greet Republican officials on the Trump Bus during its trek through South...

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Top-ranked Gators rally past No. 6 Coffee

Top-ranked Gators rally past No. 6 Coffee

Staff Writer
Emotions were undoubtedly running high when No. 1 ranked Ware County squared off against sixth-ranked Coffee in Memorial Stadium in the Region 1- AAAAA opener for both teams. Maybe too high, according to Gators head coach Jason Strickland.
“I think were a little too emotional and jacked up the start,” said Strickland after the Gators (6-0 overall, 1-0 region) rallied from a 14-10 fourth-quarter deficit to down the Trojans (5-2, 0-1) 24-14 for their sixth straight win.
“A lot of times in these rivalry type games it’s the team that’s the first one to settle down and turn it back into just a football game that ends up winning. This was just a great win for our seniors.

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