Newton County School options for upcoming school year

Please check the district website for additional information on the school choice options and complete the selection survey.

Reopening of Schools Information Spanish

Spanish Reopening of Schools Information.pdf

Spanish Reopening of Schools Information Parent Session.pdf

For additional information on the Virtual school option Edgenuity please click the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  If I choose the traditional option what will the school day look like for my child?

Answer:  The traditional option will be implemented by the school with enhanced safety procedures that follow the guidelines of the World Health organization, The Center for Disease Control, The local Department of health and our Newton County District guidelines.  The Principal Mrs. Bostic will be presenting the South Salem Safe Return to School plan on August 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm via our regularly scheduled Virtual Parent meeting format.

Question:  Will the families who choose the Virtual School option still attend South Salem Elementary?

Answer:  Yes, students will still be South Salem Students.  We are working hard to ensure that families that choose this option remain connected to the school.

Question:  Will students with an IEP be able to be served in the Virtual School Option model?

Answer: Yes, students with an IEP will be able to be served in the Virtual School Option model?

Question:  Will I be able to change my school option after school starts?

Answer:  We are asking our families to please choose the best option for your child or children for the semester.  

Question:  Will parents still be allowed to walk their children to class, eat lunch with them or volunteer in the building?

Answer:  As a part of our enhanced safety protocols, at this time we will only allow our students access to the inside of the building and will be limiting Adults and parents within the school building.  

Question:  When is open house and how will we safely socially distance?

Answer:  Open House is tentatively scheduled for August 20, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  We are exploring an outdoor setting for our open house.  We will communicate additional information in August.

Question:  If I have further questions regarding the Instructional options who can I contact?

Answer:  Parents can contact the District Instructional team at or 
the school Principal Mrs. Bostic at

Please plan to join our Principal Mrs. Bostic at our next Virtual Parent Meeting on August 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  At that time she will present to all families the 
South Salem Safe Return to school plan.

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