About 108,000 students will walk through the doors of Cobb’s 112 schools on Tuesday, August 1, for the first day of school. If your student is one of them, you will want to know how best to prepare them for back to school.
Each year, the Cobb County School District (District) provides families with a variety of information regarding specific District policies, rules, and programs. The Family Information Guide (Guide) contains a wealth of information about the District, including the Student Code of Conduct, as well as information about privacy rights, important dates, and more.
STEP 2: Check your bus schedule.
Cobb’s dedicated bus drivers safely transport over 72,000 students to and from school every day. The 870 bus routes include more than 37,000 bus stops. Learn Everything About Buses here, including how to track your bus like an Uber ride, thanks to the Here Comes the Bus App.
STEP 3: What’s for Lunch?
Cobb’s school nutrition team members are preparing to dish out 63,000 lunches and 25,500 breakfasts on the first day of school. Did you know Cobb students consume 587,000 gallons of milk and 400,000 pounds of fresh produce thanks to the school nutrition team? All the pricing and menu options for the new school year are included in the article All About Food and Nutrition.
STEP 4: Get the Inside Scoop
For parents with a new kindergartener, sixth grader, or freshman, you may have a lot of questions about the school transition. The Inside the Scoop podcast has episodes dedicated to each. If you prefer the podcast option, you can get The Inside Scoop on buses and food and nutrition. Watch for episodes throughout the school year.
STEP 5: Check out CTLS
Teachers, schools, and the District all share important information in CTLS throughout the year. Now is the time to make sure you have downloaded the app and any updates and reviewed any notifications your student’s school has already shared.
In case you missed the news over the summer, take a moment to review some of the highlights before the first day of school.
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STEP 7: Plan ahead. Check your school’s calendar and the District’s calendar
From asynchronous learning days and school open houses to parent-teacher conferences, fall break, spring break, testing days, and more, there are events and holidays you do not want to miss.