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Update: Cobb Schools are Closed Indefinitely and at Least Through April 24

We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our state leaders.

In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Cobb Schools remain closed indefinitely. Per executive order from Governor Kemp on March 26, all public schools and colleges in the state of Georgia will be closed through at least Friday, April 24. An update will be provided by the Governor’s Office and the District prior to April 24.

Digital learning will not occur over spring break which is from April 6 through April 10.

Food distribution will continue over spring break at all designated sites across Cobb County on Monday, April 6. For more information on this latest update, please visit the Cobbcast website.

Cobb Schools, MUST Extend Partnership to Feed Students for the Rest of the School Year

Food Pick-Up Locations FlyerDuring week two of Cobb Schools’ partnership with MUST Ministries, the district and non-profit have built a long-term solution to provide students with a five-day supply of breakfasts and lunches at eight school locations on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The first day of the meal distributions will be on Monday, March 23. The school locations selected for the meal distributions include schools with more than 50% free and reduced lunch populations.

Cobb Schools Food Service Department staff will make the food as it is provided by the district and MUST volunteers will distribute to students curbside. They can only serve meals to Cobb County students under 18 years of age, and students must be physically present.

They can sustain the weekly breakfast and lunch distributions through the rest of the 2019–2020 school year or until Cobb Schools re-opens. However, MUST needs volunteers to help by giving food donations. Sign up online to help with food distributions at schools. Please join us as we help our community in need.

Breakfast and lunch school distribution locations from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. are as follows:

  • Acworth Elementary
  • Bryant Elementary
  • Campbell High School
  • Compton Elementary
  • East Cobb Middle
  • Garrett Middle
  • Osborne High
  • Riverside Intermediate

The new school locations will replace sites where food boxes were previously provided. Please visit the CobbCast website to learn more.

Region 3-7A Literary Meet Wins

In the recent Region 3-7A Literary Meet, we overall took third place. We had two region winners, Gareth Wyatt in the Rhetorical Essay category, and Maria Nivon-Gonzalez in the Personal Essay category. 

Other competitors who placed were: 

  • Chelsea Udoye, with third place in Dramatic Interpretation;
  • Reagan Tipton, with third place in Girls Solo;
  • Reagan Tipton, Chayna Remy, and Kaitlyn Slemons, with second place in Girls Trio;
  • Kaitlyn Whitener, with third place in Argument Essay;
  • Jordan Graham, with fourth place in Extemporaneous Domestic; and
  • Samantha Hurley, with fourth place in Extemporaneous International. 
Soccer Teams Win Recent Matches

The soccer teams were overall champions in their recent matches. Both varsity girls and boys teams were victorious against Kennesaw Mountain, while the junior varsity boys won and the junior varsity girls suffered a loss. 

At the Tournament of Champions, both varsity boys and girls teams were again triumphant. The girls beat Auburn 3–1 and led North Oconee 4–0. The boys team beat Auburn 5–1 and led North Oconee 3–1. 

New Meningococcal Booster Shot Requirement

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, before starting the 2020–2021 school year, all students entering or transferring into eleventh grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4) unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection of the brain and spinal cord fluid. Please see the letters below for more information.