In the Bartow County School System Reopening Resource Guide, the district refers to three different color-coded phases which were predetermined by the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health.
A green phase or school is identified as a school with no or low spread of COVID-19. A yellow phase or school is identified as a school with minimal or moderate spread of COVID-19, and a red phase or school is identified as a school with substantial spread of COVID-19.
District leaders determine what color a school is based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases identified by the department of public health. To move from a green phase to a yellow phase, 1% of the entire school population or more, which includes teachers and students, must be identified as COVID-19 positive by the department of public health. If/when a school transitions into a yellow or red phase, it will remain in a yellow or red phase for the rest of the grading period. A red phase will only occur if the governor mandates a shutdown or the Bartow County School System cannot acquire enough substitute teachers to effectively operate a school if a significant number of staff members are affected by COVID-19. For information on what the color-coded phases mean, please refer to the Bartow County School System Reopening Resource Guide.
A list of schools and subsequent colors can be found below. It will be updated as needed.