Buford City Schools’ administrators are preparing for the return of all students to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, an announcement from BCS Superintendent Dr. Robert Downs on Thursday, April 1, said.
According to the announcement, BCS successfully provided uninterrupted instruction for K-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year and looks forward to an even stronger 2021-2022.
While all BCS students will be scheduled for in-person instruction this fall, an online learning option will be offered, however, BCS teachers will not facilitate online learning. Instead, a third-party vendor will offer limited online courses that will require semester-long commitments from students and parents.
“In the coming weeks, BCS families will receive additional information as to the online option for the 2021-2022 school year and steps that must be taken in order to participate,” Dr. Downs writes. “As always, student and staff safety remain a priority for the district. COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021-2022 school year will be developed over the next few months through continued collaboration with BCS stakeholders and local health officials.”