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GCPS Prepares to Welcome Back Students and Staff

All Gwinnett County Public Schools students will start school on Aug. 4, with a staggered start for in-person learning. Students in grades K, 1, 6, and 9, and students with special needs who are served in a small group will start in-person learning on Aug. 4, with all other students participating in digital learning at home. On Aug. 5, students in grades 2, 3, 7, and 10 will start in-person learning, with remaining students in digital learning at home. On Aug. 9, students in grades 4, 5, 8, 11, and 12 will start in-person learning. (Students who opted out of in-person learning will begin digital learning on Aug. 4.) Click here for a copy of the 2021-22 calendar.

As we prepare for the school year, GCPS would like to remind families that the wearing of masks is strongly recommended in our facilities. Please note that CDC guidance continues to recommend that unvaccinated individuals wear face coverings/masks.

According to the CDC, vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic and getting a vaccination can help keep students, families, and staff members healthy. With that in mind, GCPS would like to remind all Gwinnett community members who are eligible, including students who are 12 and older, that they can contact the Gwinnett Health Department or other health provider to receive the COVID vaccination.

In addition, a reminder that two other childhood vaccinations are required for school admission: MCV4 (required for new 7th graders, with a booster for 11th graders who are 16 years old or older) and Tdap (required for rising 7th graders). (Note that new kindergarten students have additional immunization and health screening requirements. Learn more on the Kindergarten Registration page.)

We look forward to the new year and welcoming students and teachers back to learning and back to fun, and, most of all, being back together in our schools!