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Board Approves "Digital Learning Days" for 2020

FCS student using a tablet on Digital Learning Day

 

At its work session last night, the Fulton County School Board approved making April 21, 2020, and May 19, 2020, "Digital Learning Days" for students while maintaining them as regular work days for employees. A Digital Learning Day is an opportunity for students to engage in off-site learning instead of attending school.

Since April 21 and May 19 are state-wide election days, there is high-volume participation of the public at polling stations located in our schools, and this increases the potential for security concerns. By utilizing digital learning activities, students will be able to maintain their focus on instruction even though they are not on campus. This also allows staff the opportunity to participate in high-quality professional development to deepen their knowledge and skills.

Here is a summary of the recent calendar adjustments:

  • March 13, 2020 remains a teacher workday.
  • March 24, 2020 (GA Presidential primary election) will be a teacher workday.
  • April 21, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.
  • May 19, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility.