• By Mercedes Parham
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020

District plans to phase in choice model instruction


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

Columbus, GA – As part of the District’s COVID-19 re-opening plan, the Muscogee County School District will proceed with the choice model for instruction beginning September 14, 2020. Under the choice model, each parent submits a declaration, to select virtual or in-person instruction for each student, within the online registration application. Declarations are only applicable to students for the purposes of recording virtual versus in-person instruction preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The choice model implementation includes two phases as outlined in the re-opening phase-in plan:

1. September 14, 2020: Students in grades Pre-K-2, 6, 9, and specialized/self-contained classes will proceed with the choice model; all other students will remain on the virtual instruction model.

2. September 21, 2020: All students in grades Pre-K-12 will proceed with the choice model.

Choice model preferences were initially declared at the onset of online registration in July. Parents can submit changes to declaration preferences, through surveys provided by each school, before the 12:00 noon, September 4, 2020 deadline. Parents do not need to send any information unless indicating a change from the previously submitted preference. Following the deadline, changes to each option cannot occur until the next nine-week grading period or semester (block schedule).

Information related to cleaning, nutrition, safety, technology, and transportation are available within the District’s at-a-glance and detailed re-opening plans.

For more information and updates related to the District's COVID-19 plan, visit our website.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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