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Back-to-School Update

During the July board meeting, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that our district will be moving to full remote to begin the 2020–2021 school year. Since COVID-19 became part of our daily life here in Cobb, the superintendent has relied on state and county public health experts to inform decision making which prioritizes student and staff safety. 

“This decision has been weighing on me for a while. I know we need to get back to face-to-face instruction. That is why we tried to offer parents two options, in-person and remote, to start the school year. Unfortunately, public health guidance does not make that possible,” said Superintendent Ragsdale. Our teachers are awesome, and they will continue to do an awesome job virtually, but nothing takes the place of in person instruction from our Cobb County teachers. I am not setting a timeline for how long our students will engage in virtual learning. We will continue to monitor the data and work with public health officials so we can open for face-to-face instruction as soon as humanly possible.”

As the superintendent said, this was not an easy decision to make, and our team made every effort to keep our face-to-face classrooms available. However, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance and data in Cobb County, we really only had one choice. We will remain fully remote until public health data in Cobb County changes and guidance from state and local public health officials recommends it. At this time, the district is not postponing or delaying the start of fall athletics. We will continue to follow the direction of GHSA. However, other extracurricular activities (ASP, after school clubs) will be suspended until after students return for face-to-face instruction.

Please take a moment to read our complete July 17, 2020, remote update letter, and visit the Cobb County School District Reopening Plan website for more information.

I know why we need to get back to face-to-face instruction. That is why we tried to offer parents two options - in-person and remote - to start the school year. when COVID-19 first closed our buildings, I committed to this Team to make decisions based on public health guidance, student and staff safety, and student need. This decision for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year is the best way to do that. - Superintendent Chris Ragsdale
Updating Student Contact Information

Parents/guardians in need of updating contact information for students, such as email address and mailing address, you can do this electronically on ParentVue, so there is no need to come into the school. You can find further information on the following informational flyers:

Food Distribution Plan for Remote Learning

Starting on August 17, the Cobb County School District will be providing meal kits to all currently enrolled CCSD students by online pre-order. Please see the Remote Learning Meal Plan web page and flyer for more information.

Remote Learning Meal Plan
Diploma Covers

Hillgrove diploma covers are here! Stop in to pick yours up as you are able. Graduation programs are also available.

Did You Register for a Remote Learning Device

Greetings Hillgrove families! For those of you that have already requested a device, the school will be contacting you soon to provide detailed instructions on pick up of the equipment. The portal has closed to indicate that you need a device; however, if you are a family that missed the deadline, the enrolling adult should email Barbara Morgan to share your request. The email request should include the student’s name, Student ID, and the name of the enrolling adult. Please complete this request by Tuesday, August 4.

Back to School

The 2020–2021 school year starts on Monday, August 17. We are looking forward to another wonderful year!

Back to school! School starts August 17th.
Enrolling a Student?

Onsite enrollment appointments for the upcoming 2020–21 school year are not yet available. Due to the ongoing pandemic response, we are opening-up enrollments for the upcoming school year in phases and we have moved enrollments primarily to online processes. Please visit our portal for the latest information on enrolling your student.