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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 police probe weekend murders

City police probe weekend murders

Staff Writer
The Waycross Police Department is investigating two murders that occurred over the weekend, the first murders of 2020 according to Waycross Police Chief Tommy Cox.

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Ware County vote official; turnout tops 62%

Ware County vote official; turnout tops 62%

Staff Writer
Ware County Board of Elections Supervisor Carlos Nelson is breathing easier these days, the 2020 General Election staged in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic behind him and his staff with all the votes official.

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Ware County swats away Yellow Jackets

Ware County swats away Yellow Jackets

Staff Writer
JESUP — It’s time for high school football teams to be playing their best if they expect to survive very long in the playoffs.
Ware County certainly looked the part Friday night in sailing past Wayne County 42-7 at Jaycee Stadium. The third-ranked Gators were impressive on both sides of the ball and on special teams in the Region 1-AAAAA match to close the season 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the region.
Ware County had 395 yards of total offense while allowing the Yellow Jackets (3-7, 1-3) 219.

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