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Gwinnett County schools to go to four-day week for new assignments

The school system says it will use a "flexible schedule" on Fridays for other priorities.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County Public Schools will functionally begin a four-day week next week, with the school system saying there will be no new assignments for students on Fridays.

In an update issued to parents this week, the school system said it would instead use Fridays for other priorities. The new operating schedule begins on Monday, April 13.

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"Just as students need breaks during the regular school day, they also need breaks when learning digitally," the district said in its handout to parents. "Beginning the week of April 13, GCPS will implement a flexible schedule every Friday through May 8. Students will receive no new assignments. Instead, the day can be used to review material taught, make up work or redo assignments, or participate in student activities (such as book clubs, creative offerings, extracurricular offerings, etc.) and family activities."

The last day of school in Gwinett County is May 20.

All Georgia public schools are closed for on-site classroom learning through the rest of the 2019-20 school year, on an order issued by Gov. Brian Kemp last week.

See the full update from Gwinnett County Public Schools

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