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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

Police survey finds most heed mask law

Police survey finds most heed mask law

Staff Writer
It appears Waycross is heeding the official call of the City Commission to wear masks in public places.
A non-scientific check of people in and around city businesses by members of the Waycross Police Department the past couple of weeks says citizens are following the ordinance the commission enacted a month ago.

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Ware school board nixes mask mandate

Ware school board nixes mask mandate

Staff Writer

After hearing public comments from both sides of the issue, one person imploring the board to adopt a mask requirement, the other adamantly opposed saying it should be an individual decision, members of the Ware County Board of Education voted 4-3 against a motion that would require all students, staff, and others on school property to wear masks at all times.

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Gators knock-off ‘The Hill’ in Top 10 matchup

Gators knock-off ‘The Hill’ in Top 10 matchup

WCHS seeks Friday night foe after Baldwin High cancellation

Staff Writer

A Ware County Gators running game, already struggling to establish an identity and consistency, took a hit last week when the Gators learned that they will be without Cartavious Norton, their leading returning rusher, for the next six weeks.

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