As digital learning ended in May, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) announced a tentative plan to hold summer school in July for identified students in Kindergarten through 8th grade who had low participation in Digital Learning and whose teachers recommended them for additional help. Given ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and a thorough review of the current situation, the district has announced that it will not move forward with its traditional face-to-face summer school for elementary and middle school students this year. Instead, GCPS will:
- Provide Summer Resources online for students and families — GCPS has compiled a number of online reading/language arts and mathematics resources for students and will make those resources available on a Summer Resources webpage. These resources will be helpful for students recommended for summer school, as well as all other students. The resources for students in grades K-12 will be available on the district website on Monday, June 15.
- Focus district and local school resources on planning for the fall — GCPS will launch a survey later this week to help inform the district’s plans. As shared, GCPS plans to begin school on August 5 either in the traditional face-to-face format, digitally, or with some blended format. Much work is being done to prepare for these options, taking into account guidance from public health officials and state agencies. Upcoming updates to the GCPS website will share information about these plans and what employees and families can expect as we prepare for school in the fall.