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2020-2021 School Year / COVID Information


earb This web page will be updated with information for parents and students about the 2020-2021 school year and the impact of COVID-19 on student instruction. Relevant documents and other information will be posted here as they become available. Click here to see the district's weekly COVID-19 report.


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PCSD Quarantine Guidance


All the relevant documents for virtual instruction and the Virtual Academies can be found on a separate web site here:


Posted February 1, 2021

Posted January 19, 2021

Posted January 19, 2021

Posted December 16, 2020

Posted December 10, 2020

  • The Georgia Department of Public Health has released new guidelines for close contact quarantines. PCSD guidelines have been updated here.

Posted December 7, 2020

Posted December 2, 2020

Posted November 29, 2020

Posted November 20, 2020

Click here to download the district press release regarding the state Board of Education's decision on the weighting of End of Course Tests.

Posted November 20, 2020

Posted November 13, 2020

The federal relief program providing free breakfasts and lunches for all students has been extended through the end of the 2020-2021 school year (or until federal funding for the program runs out). Previously, the program had been scheduled to run only through the end of the first semester. Click here for more information.

Posted November 5, 2020

The Georgia Department of Public Health has updated its Return to School Guidance Following COVID-19 Illness or Exposure. The Paulding County School District follows these guidelines.

Posted November 4, 2020

Posted October 27, 2020

Posted October 23, 2020

Posted October 21, 2020

Posted September 10, 2020

FREE PCSD STUDENT MEAL SERVICE PLAN: Under a new Federal relief program, beginning Monday, Sept. 14th, 2020 all student breakfasts and lunches will be free of charge through Dec. 31, 2020 (or until funding for the program runs out). There are no forms to complete or income eligibility requirements. All meals will be free for all PCSD students. Click here for more information.

Posted September 10, 2020

Due to continued monitoring of COVID-19 cases in our school community, the school district has transitioned the schools listed below to a hybrid schedule. This new schedule alternates students between in-person and virtual instruction depending on the day of the week, and reduces the number of students in the school building at any given time by 50 percent which reduces crowding in hallways, classrooms, gymnasiums, etc. Click on the school names below to view the letters sent to each school community.

McClure Middle School

East Paulding High School

North Paulding High School

Paulding County High School

South Paulding High School

Posted August 24, 2020

Posted August 14, 2020

  • The district has begun posting a weekly COVID-19 report. Click here to view this week's report.

Posted August 13, 2020

Posted August 4, 2020

  • The district has updated the Back to School Q&A with questions about the Virtual Academy Wait List and other topics. Click the image to the right to download.

Posted July 28, 2020

  • NOW POSTED: The district has posted the daily schedule and expectations for Paulding Virtual Middle Academy students. Download here.

Posted July 27, 2020

  • NOW POSTED: The district has posted the daily schedule and expectations for Paulding Virtual Elementary Academy students. Download here.

Posted July 24, 2020

  • The District has released an important update regarding the first week of school schedule. Please download here.

Posted July 17, 2020

Posted July 16, 2020

  • Hello PCSD Community,

    The Paulding County School District is still planning to open schools on August 3rd and will be offering both in-person instruction in our school buildings as well as online instruction through our Virtual Academies. As always, we appreciate your support and your commitment to your child’s education, and we look forward to starting the new school year on August 3rd whether in a school building or online. If that should change, we promise that you will be the first to know. Remember that you can find the most current Back to School information on our web site at

    Thank you!

  • The school district has created a Paulding Virtual Academy Waiting List application for families who may have missed the July 13 deadline to enroll their student in one of the Paulding Virtual Academies. Parents may use this application to add their student's name to a waiting list, and, if staffing and resources become available, students will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Posted July 15, 2020

Posted July 13, 2020

  • State releases revised Georgia's Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools. This is an enhancement of the original document produced through a joint effort of the state Department of Education, the Governor's Office, and the Department of Public Health (DPH). Click here to download.

Here are key changes:

- Embeds Department of Public Health's (DPH) Return to School guidance (issued on June 13th) within one restart document - and - aligns DPH guidance directly with the three cetegories of Georgia's restart framework.

- Clarifies that face coverings are strongly encouraged, but not state mandated - specifically evaluate their use where social distancing is a challenge (i.e., class transitions, drop-offs/pick-ups)

- Equips districts and schools to mount a targeted response based on confirmed COVID-19 cases or exposures within a school community.

- Includes a new district decision tree that combines the public health response with educational decision-making.


Posted July 10, 2020

Posted July 9, 2020

  • NEW: Supplement Q&A developed to answer many of the common questions being asked by parents. Click here to download.

Posted July 6, 2020

  • Links for the Paulding Virtual Academy handbooks for each level have been added underneath the overview documents below.


  • A Q&A for parents of special needs students has been added below.



Posted July 2, 2020

The Paulding County School District has released a packet of information with everything parents and students need to know about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year:

Back to School Mid-Summer Update          Back To School Video

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OPTION 1 - Re-Opening Plan and Protocols for In-Person Instruction at Schools

Click here to download


OPTION 2 - Paulding Virtual School Enrollment Information

Elementary School                      Middle School                        High School

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Elementary Handbook             Middle Handbook                 High Handbook

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PVEA Schedule                           PVMA Schedule

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Paulding Virtual School Waiting List


Information For Parents of Special Needs Students


Posted June 25, 2020

Survey Results Now Available!

The school district conducted a parent survey June 8-11. Superintendent Otott presented a summary of results to the Board of Education at the June 23rd board meeting.

Click here to download the summary