by Robin Kemp
UPDATE 8/18, 9:01 a.m.: CCPS spokesman says he erred in naming Kemp Primary instead of Kendrick Middle in original story
Clayton County Public Schools says that 59 district schools have had COVID-19 cases as of today, August 17, 2021. However, a spokesperson told The Clayton Crescent that fewer than 1% of students have tested positive and that the system has no plans as of this time to return to full virtual learning:
How many schools are on virtual learning as of today?
[Kendrick Middle] and Church Street Elementary are the only CCPS Schools participating in virtual learning. Both are anticipated to reopen during the week of August 30th.
Will the system go full virtual?
Clayton County Public Schools is committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience. At this time the district will not pivot to full virtual learning; however, district leaders will continue to monitor local COVID-19 data and make adjustments as needed. Any decision will be made via the collaborative efforts of the Clayton County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools based on the recommendations of local health agencies.
How many schools have had positive COVID-19 cases?
As of August 17, 2021, 59 Clayton County Public Schools have experienced at least one positive COVID-19 case.
How many positive COVID-19 cases have been identified system-wide?As of August 17, 2021, Clayton County Public Schools has identified 373 total positive cases. 319 (less than 1% of student enrollment) are student cases and 55 (less than 1% of employees) are staff cases.
The Clayton Crescent is dedicated to covering the impact of COVID-19 on our local community. See our previous coverage of COVID-19 in Clayton County schools:
- “DATA: COVID-19 impacts student achievement,” August 16, 2021
- “Kendrick Middle goes virtual,” August 16, 2021
- “CCPS explains COVID-19 decisions,” August 12, 2021
- “Church St. Elementary goes virtual through Aug. 30,” August 12, 2021
- “Back-to-school Zoom forum for Clayton, Henry,”, August 12, 2021
- “Kemp Primary goes virtual Wednesday, Aug. 11,” August 10, 2021
- “CCPS: Masks mandatory on school buses,” August 9, 2021
- “BREAKING: Pointe South Middle, North Clayton High go virtual 1st day,” August 1, 2021
- “CCPS students need shots before school starts Aug. 2,” July 22, 2021
- “CCPS hearing on $687M budget: COLAs, Roblox, and COVID money,” June 4, 2021
- “CCPS graduations, virtual livestream times,” May 10, 2021
- “COVID-19 forces Sequoyah Middle back to virtual learning,” May 10, 2021
- “COVID-19 means Mt. Zion Primary will finish the year virtually,” May 7, 2021
- “2021 State of the County,” March 14, 2021
- “CCPS: Pre-K through 5 ease back into classrooms starting April 12,” March 2, 2021
- “CCPS’ Beasley: COVID-19 info 2pm Tuesday, March 2,” March 2, 2021
- “CCPS parents complain of spoiled food in school lunches,” February 3, 2021
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