by Robin Kemp

Students at Pointe South Middle School and North Clayton High School should sign in virtually on Monday, August 2, according to Clayton County Public Schools.

In a press release Sunday, CCPS announced that, “Due to a number of staff members having to quarantine, Pointe South Middle School in Jonesboro, Georgia will begin the 2021-2022 School Year virtually on Monday, August 2, and will continue in the virtual learning environment on Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4, 2021.”

Earlier this weekend, CCPS also announced that North Clayton High would go virtual on Day One.

CCPS added that parents and students should be alert for any change to the game plan.

“As Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) continues to make decisions in the best interest of all students and
employees,” CCPS said, “district leaders will continue to monitor this ongoing situation and will share additional information as necessary.”

Back to school information

Across the county, CCPS students will attend classes either in person or virtually as follows:

  • Elementary school students: 7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Middle school students: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • High school students: 8:20 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Masks required for school

Parents whose kids are getting on school buses should make sure their children are wearing masks. Any chold who boards without a mask will be given one by the driver. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks during in-person visits to school property.

School zones, school bus stop signs enforced

County code notes that school zones are in effect:

  • from 45 minutes before school starts to 15 minutes after school starts
  • from 30 minutes before school gets out until 30 minutes after school gets out

Motorists are advised to “SLOW DOWN, follow the speed limit (and the law) especially in school zones and around bus stops; pay attention to those flashing yellow caution signs and lights; watch out for students crossing the street and staff/security Safety Patrol Crossing Guards. In addition, please be prepared to stop; do not drive around school buses with the stop-arm extended; do not drive distracted–discontinue the use of any devices and adhere to the cell phone laws that govern this state.”

Remember: Clayton County school zones and school buses have cameras installed that will catch drivers who break the law.

School Reopening Guide

For the full back-to-school game plan in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, visit

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