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  • Back to School Phase 1

  • Back To School: Phase I - Optional Face To Face Instruction beginning September 8

    Fulton County Schools is providing this as an option parents who wish to begin the transition back to in-person learning.

    This is a voluntary opportunity for all students in PreK-2 (pre-kindergarten through second grade) to receive one 90-minute instruction and support session, one day per week. In addition, Students with Disabilities in Special Program Classes across grades 3 through 12 will be provided one 180-minute in-person instruction and support session, one day per week. All students in grades 3-12 will have the opportunity to receive additional support during Phase I by scheduling individualized, 1:1 meetings with their teachers. Meeting availability will be shared by the individual teacher or school.



Phase I Frequently Asked Questions

  • Below are the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Phase I. If you have a specific question not addressed here, parents are encouraged to contact their student's school.

General Questions

  • Which students have the option to come to school for Phase I?

  • Will every student in PreK – 2 have to go back to school during Phase I?

  • What will Phase I look like for special education students?

  • What will Phase I look like for general education students in grades 3-12?

  • How do I know which day my student will attend?

  • Will I be able to change my mind after initially saying “yes” or “no” to the Phase I option?

  • If my student does not participate, what will my student do at home and what will they do on the days they are not at school?

  • Will the district provide meals or snacks during Phase I?

  • Can students in grades 3-12 make multiple appointments for one day? How long will the meetings last?

Scheduling and Logistics

  • What happens if my child misses their assigned session day and time? Can they come the next day to make it up?

  • How will the teacher manage asynchronous and synchronous instruction simultaneously? What does that look like?

  • How do students request an appointment with a teacher?

  • How will teachers manage instruction during scheduled class time and 1:1 meetings?

Health and Safety

  • What health and safety precautions will be in place to protect my student from COVID-19?

  • Will my student be required to wear a mask?

  • Will students be required to wear a mask for the 1:1 meetings?

  • Will my student have to take a coronavirus test or take other precautions?

  • What happens if my child contracts COVID-19 from someone in the school? What happens if a student or teacher who has COVID-19 is around my child?


  • Which students will receive bus transportation during Phase I?

  • How do I find the pick-up and drop-off times for my student?

  • Are face coverings required on buses? What other safety precautions are being taken?

  • My child stays with another family member/attends daycare/etc. Will transportation pick them up from and drop them off to this location?

  • What if I have more than one student and they are in different schools?

  • What other things should I know about bus transportation during Phase I?