Lanier County schools to close early due to COVID-19 issues

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 15:35:23-05

LANIER COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — In a letter to parents Tuesday, Lanier County Schools announced that schools will be closed starting Dec. 16, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 amidst rising cases.

The school district also said that schools will be reopening virtually on Jan. 11, 2021, for all students, with face-to-face instruction resuming on Jan. 19, 2021.

Each school will also distribute Chromebooks and/or learning packets for students on Jan. 8, 2021, according to the letter.

Additionally, the school day will be extended to 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Jan. 19, 2021, for what the district calls “instructional purposes.”

The letter to parents was released via the district's Facebook page.

For more information, please visit the district and school websites.