Red Level: Glynn County Schools moving to distance learning due to current positive COVID-19 cases

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — Glynn County Schools announced Tuesday that it will move its operations from a Yellow Level to a Red Level, which means that students will move to distance learning due to its current positive rate of COVID-19 cases.

According to its Return to School Framework for 2021-2022, the move from Yellow Level to Red Level takes place when the school system as a whole has a positivity rate of 3% or greater or an individual school has a positivity rate of 5% or greater.

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the school district moved to Yellow Level operations.

The school district shared the following steps that will be taken during this move to the Red Level.

  • Attendance is optional for students August 25-27, 2021.
  • Absences will be excused from August 25-27, 2021.
  • Distance Learning will take place during regular school hours through Google Classroom from August 30-September 10, 2021.
  • Middle and High School students will follow their daily school schedule; Elementary Schools will provide families with scheduling information.
  • Continue to report positive COVID-19 cases to schools.
  • No classes will be held from September 3-6, 2021 for the Labor Day weekend.
  • Updates on a return to in-person learning will be based on data collected by schools and provided no later than September 10, 2021.
  • Middle School sports will be postponed until in-person classes resume.
  • High School sports and bands will continue under modifications and restrictions, including daily COVID-19 screenings.
  • All GCSS staff will physically report to their work sites for regular work hours.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Spence released the following statement on the district shifting to the red level of operations:

“To be truthful, we were really left with no other option. Our numbers were increasing so rapidly that we would soon get to a point where we wouldn’t have enough teaching staff to carry on face to face instruction.”