DeKalb County Schools announces return to in-person learning, masks optional for vaccinatedDeKalb County School District Administration and Instructional Complex on Mtn. Industrial Blvd. in Stone Mountain. Photo by Dean Hesse
DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County has announced its plans for the upcoming school year, saying all students will be in-person unless they opt out and saying mask wearing is optional for vaccinated individuals.
“All students will be scheduled for in-person instruction beginning August 2, 2021,” the district announced. “The District will offer family virtual learning options, which means the student will not participate in in-person instruction. The virtual learning options allow students to learn from virtual teachers through FLEX Academy , Georgia Virtual School , or designated virtual teachers throughout the school district.”
Families choosing to go virtual are making a semester-long commitment, the school district says. For information on completing the process to be virtual next year, click here.
The district also outlined its mask-wearing guidance.
“Fully vaccinated individuals can choose whether to wear a mask,” the school district says.
However, all students are required to wear masks while riding school buses.
Here is the district’s latest guidance on mask-wearing for the upcoming school year:
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