High Schools Go Hybrid 2.8.21

Following conversations with community leaders and high school administrators concerning additional safeguards for preventing the spread of COVID-19, Gordon County Schools has made the decision to continue the hybrid schedule for our high schools through March 5. The schedule for in-person instruction will be Mondays and Tuesdays for students whose last names begin with the letters A-K and Thursdays and Fridays for students with last names beginning L-Z. Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume full-time in-person instruction on March 8.  

High Schools Go Hybrid 2.8.21 

Gordon County Schools continues to carefully monitor its active cases that impact schools and works closely with healthcare and community leaders to help mitigate our community spread. To that end, Gordon County Schools has found it necessary to move to a hybrid instructional model for both Gordon Central and Sonoraville high schools beginning Monday, February 8. The tentative return date to full-time, in-person instruction will be Monday, February 22. The decision to temporarily move to a hybrid schedule for Gordon Central and Sonoraville High is a precautionary measure and comes following an increase in active COVID cases, resulting in a higher number of precautionary quarantines.

During this change in the instructional delivery model, students will continue to receive instruction from their assigned classroom teachers utilizing Schoology but will only attend school in-person two days per week, based upon the student’s last name. Having only half of the students in class at one time will allow for additional distancing among students within the classroom. The initial week will follow that two-day per week model; however, because the 2nd week encompasses winter break, and February 15-17 are already scheduled to be student holidays, there will be a variation from the set schedule.

Instruction will be provided according to the pictured schedule.

Hybrid Schedule Graphic

The situation will be re-evaluated at the end of the second week of hybrid instruction. Should a continuation of the model be deemed necessary, the schedule will follow the 2 days/per week model as outlined for February 8-12. If a family has children in the same household who would be on a different schedule following this plan, please contact the school to make any necessary accommodations for children to attend together.

Extracurricular activities will continue, unless otherwise notified by the school. Meals can still be obtained at school free of charge for any student who wishes to participate. More information on how to obtain these meals will be released from the schools. This closure does not impact any other Gordon County school, and all other schools will operate as normal.