Warren County to go virtual; Jenkins County to delay start of school

by jovan1984

Warrenton, Ga. — The Warren County School District has announced that starting today, all pupils who attend school will go virtual.

This will last until September 7.

Instructional packets will be available for pick up at all campuses on Tuesday, August 24. The packets will be due back on Monday, August 30. At that time, the second packets will be available for pick up upon the return of the first packets and will be due back when schools reopen for in-person learning on September 7.

Despite the closures, the county said the Warren County High School Screaming Devils will continue all sports events, including football.

The Warren County School District sent this letter to parents and guardians:

We believe this will allow families advance notice to make plans for their children to be home, and receive educational services there. We have to be aware that we are a rural county, with limited testing sites and health care support.

We fully anticipate being able to return back to school in a traditional manner, five days a week. Specific times and details for pickup will be available on our website and social media tomorrow.

Jenkins County, which was supposed to start school on Tuesday, August 24, will delay the start of the school year.

The school year for Jenkins County pupils will now start on September 8. Teachers will report to the schools on September 7.

The schools in the county will be closed to everyone from Monday until September 6.

Modified returns will occur on September 9. Pupils with the last names starting with the first eleven letters in the alphabet (A-K) will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Those with the last names starting with any of the last fifteen letters in the alphabet (L-Z) will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays.

No school will occur on Wednesdays as that will be a teacher work day.

This schedule will be followed for the month of September.

The plan is for in-person learning to return in Jenkins County on Monday, October 11.