Remote Learning for Start of 2020-2021

Remote Learning for 2020-2021 (updated 7/16/20)
Posted on 07/16/2020
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School Starts Remotely for All Students August 17, 2020
On July 16, the spread of COVID in Douglas County was classified as substantial. The Douglas County School System made the decision to begin the 2020-2021 school year with all students learning remotely. The start date was moved to August 17.
For a copy of the parent letter from the district, click here.

Douglas County is currently classified as having Substantial spread of COVID-19 as determined by Cobb & Douglas Public Health.
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DCSS Will Provide a Learning Device for All Students for 2020-2021 (7-16-20)

Students in the Douglas County School System will be issued an electronic learning device for use at school & home for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents will receive information & protocols for the One-to-One technology initiative closer to the start of the school year. For more information, please click here.

(Updated information for remote learning will be coming soon)
For CHES School-Based Digital Learning (7/6/20), please click here
2020-2021 CHES Reopening Frequently Asked Questions Document:

After reviewing the CHES Reopening Frequently Asked Questions Document, if you still have questions or concerns, please submit your questions/concerns to:

Learning by Design (6/30/20)
The Learning by Design document outlines district initiatives and protocols for the 2020-2021 school year, including social distancing measures, lunch procedures, cleaning protocols and more.
Learning by Design Link
Learning by Design One Page Flyer

Learning by Design Explainer Video Link

To read more information from DCSS, please click here.  

HERE for the DCSS Facilities FAQs document, updated 7/13/20.


           New School Start Times
             and Dismissal Times


Arrival Time to Schools School Day
Start Time
School Day
End Time 
Elementary Schools  7:00  7:40  2:25
High Schools  7:40  8:20  3:25
Middle Schools  8:20  9:00  4:10
 For more information, click here

Kindergarten Round-Up VideoKindergarten registration for the Douglas County School System begins May 1, 2020. 

Here is a link to our virtual Kindergarten Round-Up video from May 5th.  

CHES Kindergarten Round-Up

Welcome to kindergarten in the Douglas County School System! We are thrilled to have the Class of 2033 join us for an exciting journey! Kindergarten is a time of personal adjustment and a stepping out beyond the family to the wider world. For a video of Frequently Asked Questions about kindergarten in the Douglas County School System, please click the link below.

Click here for a Video of Frequently Asked Questions for Kindergarten Parents

Beginning Friday, May 1, parents may register their children for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Completing registration early will help your child’s teacher to be ready to welcome your child when the school year begins on August 5, 2020. Parents must begin the registration process online at

Until further notice, the registration process will include the uploading of documents needed for registration. Accepted document types include .pdf, .docx, and .doc files. Registration staff will notify you if there is a problem with your online registration and/or documents.  Please keep in mind that registration will not be completed until the documents have been uploaded and accepted.  The Douglas County School System reserves the right to request original documents at any time.

Families that are unable to obtain the required immunization (form 3231) and/or Eye Ear Dental/BMI (form 3300) screening documents due to the COVID-19 situation will be given additional time to obtain those documents, but they should begin the registration process as soon as possible.  Documents should be submitted to the school as soon as the system opens to the public.

Georgia law requires that kindergarten students be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020.

The following documents are needed to complete the registration process:

  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Georgia Immunization Form 3231 (complete for school)
  • Georgia Eye, Ear, Dental and BMI Form 3300 (must be completed within 12 months prior to enrollment in a Georgia School)
  • Student’s Social Security Card or Waiver
  • Parent/Legal Guardian’s Photo ID
  • Custody/Guardianship Papers signed by a judge (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residency - The following items are accepted as proof of residency:
    • If you rent: You must bring a CURRENT lease agreement and a CURRENT utility bill or connection receipt. Your utility bill or connection receipt must have your name and current address and be no more than 30 days old.When renting a home from another party, the signature of the homeowner and renter must be on the lease and notarized.
    • If you own:You must bring your CURRENT mortgage statement or tax bill and a CURRENT utility or connection receipt.Your utility bill or connection receipt must have your name and current address and be no more than 30 days old.

Please remember to check with your doctor or the local health department to complete and update the immunization record for your child.  It is required that all students’ immunization is in 100% compliance.

Information Regarding Free/Reduced Meals for Kindergarten Students
All students are expected to pay for meals until a Free or Reduced application is submitted and approved. However, new kindergarten students to Douglas County Schools with siblings who participated in the Free or Reduced meal program for 2019-2020 may qualify to eat on sibling’s prior year status for the first 30 days of school year 2020-2021 or until a new free or reduced application is processed. If your incoming kindergarten student has an older sibling who was on free or reduced lunch for 2019-2020, please click here for a form in English or here for a form in Spanish. You may fill out this form so that your kindergarten student may receive free or reduced lunch on a temporary basis for the first 30 days of school.

For additional information on kindergarten registration, call 770-651-2050 or go to Registration is listed under the Departments tab.

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