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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 arrests 7 on cocaine charges

City arrests 7 on cocaine charges

Staff ReportThe Waycross Police Department’s Special Operations Section, along with the WPD Uniformed Patrol Unit, executed a searched warrant around 6:55 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at a house in the 1100 block of McDonald Street where seven people were arrested on...

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Ware to reveal school plan on Friday

Ware to reveal school plan on Friday

Staff Writer

Ware County will release how it will open its school system this fall at 3 p.m. Friday, July 24, Superintendent Bert Smith said last week during an informational meeting on the upcoming school year.
The meeting was held Thursday, July 16, virtually on the system’s YouTube channel with as many as 942 viewers joining in during the 35-minute session. Smith was joined by Board President Dee Meadows as well as other administrators in the system.

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Ware County begins mandatory five-day acclimation

Ware County begins mandatory five-day acclimation

By RICK HEAD Publisher Football is officially underway as schools across the state began the mandated five-day acclimation period Monday. Ware County head coach Jason Strickland welcomed over 100 players to practice after the Georgia High School Association (GHSA)...

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