Thomasville City, Thomas County schools delay school start to Sept.

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Updated: Jul. 24, 2020 at 10:22 AM EDT
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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - Students in both Thomasville City and Thomas County school systems will return back to school in September, according to the school district.

Thomasville City Schools:

Students will return to school on Sept. 8.

School Opening Update: Students First Day of School will be September 8. For more information:

Posted by Thomasville City Schools - Thomasville, GA on Friday, July 24, 2020

“Please know we are very confident in our reopening plan which has been vetted by the Department of Public Health,” Superintendent Ben Wiggins wrote in a letter. “We feel confident the citizens of Thomasville will take the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously and will join us in this most important fight for the education of our children. The number of students/families that have chosen the virtual option have decreased our class sizes significantly which will also enable us to begin school on September 8 safely.”

No decisions have been made on how the 2020-21 calendar will be impacted, according to the school system.

Thomas County Schools:

Thomas County Schools students will return on Sept. 8

Dear Thomas County Schools Families, After many recent discussions with the local and regional health departments...

Posted by Thomas County School System on Friday, July 24, 2020

“The postpone of school reopening will allow further development of our remote learning plans, computing device deployment for our digital learners, teacher preparation, continued discussions with health and local officials, and to ensure that our families and employees are fully prepared to start school in a successful manner,” the school system posted on its Facebook page.

The school system said open house dates will be communicated to parents from their child’s school.

“Our remote classroom and virtual school options will continue to be available for families who are not ready to have their child return to traditional learning,” the school system posted on Facebook.

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