Back-to-School

LIST: Area schools set their start dates for 2020

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POLL: Do you feel safe sending your kids back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Even with stricter safety procedures in place, some parents think there are still safety risks.

Back to School stories

  Moultrie Police Dept. to prepare children for school with backpack giveaway

The Moultrie Police Department is preparing children for this upcoming school year.

  Tips for setting up a virtual learning environment for students

Teachers and families are preparing for the start of the school year. Many opting for the virtual learning experience.

  Albany State University to offer free COVID-19 testing for fall semester

Albany State University is giving students and employees the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19.

Early County Schools prepare for reopening on Aug. 6

Early County Schools are offering students 3 different options on how they attend the 2020-2021 school year.

POLL: Do you feel safe sending your kids back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Even with stricter safety procedures in place, some parents think there are still safety risks.

  PCOM South Ga. club hosts back-to-school drive

A club at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) South Georgia needs your help to buy back-to-school supplies for children in need.

  Parent of Valdosta State University student concerned about dorm safety

A parent of a Valdosta State University (VSU) student is concerned over the school’s plans for student living.

  Dept. of Public Health reminds parents about getting students vaccinated before school starts

It is almost back to school time for students and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding parents about the importance of vaccines before heading back.

LIST: Area schools set their start dates for 2020

Click here for back to school resources.

Baker Co. Schools delay start of school year

The school year will start on August 24 in Baker County.

Worth Co. Schools delay school opening

School will now start on Sep. 8.

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

Students will return to school on Sept. 8.

  Grady Co. Schools delays school start date

Students will report to school or virtual learning on September 8.

Lowndes Co. Schools to delay start of school year

All students will be delayed until Aug. 14.

City of Valdosta to host drive-thru back to school bash

It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the City Hall Annex at 300 North Lee Street.

Georgia leaders won’t try to delay start of in-person school

No written proposal was ever publicly released.

Wiregrass Tech ready to open to public Monday

Wiregrass will continue to operate on a four-day work week, which is Monday through Thursday.

AP-NORC poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening

Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans.

  DCSS superintendent recommends delaying the start of school

Kenneth Dyer, the Dougherty County School System superintendent, issued a letter Monday, recommending the school system delay the start of school by two weeks.

  Don’t delay: Make immunization appointments now before the school year starts

Thomas said they are much more concerned about spikes in preventable diseases. Especially those that can be much more dangerous for children than COVID-19.