Covid in North Atlanta
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NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Local childcare facilities are feeling the crunch as thousands of parents are now working remotely and opting to keep their kids at home during the coronavirus pandemic. With enrollment numbers in freefall and safety concerns for teachers, kids and their families, many …

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Given the extended closure of schools across Georgia and possibility of food scarcity, Forsyth County Schools has developed three options for student and family meals. 

NORTH FULTON, Ga. — The GHSA will not consider resuming the halted spring sports season until schools are back in session, a spokesman for the organization said. With the statewide closure of all public and private schools, high school sports are suspended until at least March 31.

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Local schools are trying to send a clear message — while schools are shut down due to COVID-19, the entire campus is closed, and everyone should continue to practice social distancing.

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Amid the spread of COVID-19, Milton High School and all Fulton County Schools will remain closed until further notice. A sign posted at City Hall on March 16 urged residents to not enter the building if they are suffering symptoms related to the new coronavirus. The city has since released a statement that non-employees would not be permitted in City Hall, police headquarters or fire stations. The city has cancelled events and meetings throughout the rest of the month. 

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The school year may have effectively ended for nearly 94,000 students in the Fulton County School System with the decision to shutter schools until further notice because of fears over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Public schools in Forsyth County have been closed in response to efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. School officials held a professional learning day for teachers and administrators Friday, and students were allowed to retrieve items for study that same day.

The Johns Creek High School Reading Bowl team came in first place at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl regional competition Feb. 8 at Clayton State University. Team members at the meet were, front row from left: Catherine Buntin, Charlotte Hyun, Harshita Nagula, Grace Chen; and back row, from le…

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A local nonprofit dedicated to empowering young people honored some of its most outstanding volunteers March 3 in front of a crowd of about 200. 

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School was recently named a "Schools: Partners for the Future" (PASCH) school, one of just a few schools across Georgia with German language programs and the ability to administer the official German language certificate DSD1 exam in public high schools.

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A bill to cap the accumulation of free college credits by high school students is fast-tracking its way through the Georgia Legislature and may be one of the first education bills to land on Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk this session.

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Last week, Cambridge students donated hundreds of hygiene kits to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for families facing an unexpected overnight stay at the hospital. The project was spearheaded by the school’s Future Businesses Leaders of America group.Read more, Page 10

 

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County School District announced that the annual “Kindergarten Roundup” will begin Monday, Jan. 13 to register incoming kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year.

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As I look forward to the next year, the word that comes to mind is “balance.” My three millennial children speak often of the importance of work/life balance as it relates to job choice. They are not alone; it is a common theme among this generation. 

The year 2019 has been a great year for Fulton County Schools, and particularly for the amazing students, teachers and community in North Fulton. It is an honor to represent District 5 where I remain focused on providing opportunities for all kids to succeed in their chosen pathways.  

There is nothing like the groundbreaking of a new building to put one in mind of the future and expectations of what is to come. Recently, construction ceremonies held for both the new Crabapple Middle School and the Innovation Academy helped set the stage for Fulton County Schools in 2020. …

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MILTON, Ga. — King’s Ridge Christian School faculty, students and community members gathered at the campus Nov. 5 to cut the ribbon on the new expansion to its upper school. The wing includes three floors that will house classrooms, offices, conference and collaborative rooms and lockers for…

State School Superintendent Richards Woods, center, was among the many city, county and state dignitaries on hand Nov. 22 for the construction celebration of Innovation Academy in downtown Alpharetta. With construction nearing completion on the exterior of the building, the focus now turns t…