Our FAQs section answers questions about specific areas of school life and how our COVID-19 protocols may affect them.


AGS’s top priorities are to keep our students safe and to do all we can to ensure they are able to learn in person whenever possible. Students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots as recommended by the CDC. In order to operate a fully in-person program and offer our students an experience that includes arts, athletics, collaborative activities, and more, we have implemented the following protocols:

  • Masks are optional indoors and outdoors for all community members. Visitors are permitted on campus and may opt to wear masks.
  • We encourage frequent hand washing/sanitizing and implement appropriate cleaning procedures throughout our physical spaces, including special attention to high-touch spaces. 
  • Students should follow CDC recommendations regarding symptoms, close contacts, and quarantine. Our nurse, Monique Rodriguez, can assist you with questions pertaining to your family’s individual situation.


Please view details about specific protocols below.


Everyone at AGS appreciates the support and cooperation of our families as we work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As public health guidance evolves, our COVID-19 Health and Safety Task Force may update our protocols to align with new recommendations and will keep you informed if any protocols change.


Any child exhibiting symptoms, testing positive, or with a confirmed close contact should stay home and not report to school. Parents should contact school nurse Monique Rodriguez as soon as possible to determine next steps.

Any child exhibiting symptoms, testing positive, or with a confirmed close contact should stay home and not report to school. Parents should contact school nurse Monique Rodriguez as soon as possible to determine next steps.

In line with public health recommendations, Atlanta Girls’ School will not conduct contact tracing. Families may continue to be notified by email when our health team is aware of cases in a particular grade, class, or group.

Each faculty member has the necessary tools and training to conduct hybrid classes as needed. If a student is quarantining but still able to attend virtual classes, she will follow her normal schedule and attend classes via Zoom. Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 quarantines and the priority placed on in-person learning, we are unable to guarantee that the virtual experience will exactly mirror the in-person student experience. Teachers will work closely with virtual students to ensure clear and realistic expectations from both parties.

Virtual learning is reserved for COVID-19-related situations only and should not be used for other purposes.

AGS encourages but does not mandate vaccines for students and employees.

At the end of the 2021-22 school year, 98% of faculty and staff had received the full COVID-19 vaccine. Our student vaccination rate at that time was approximately 82%.

The Georgia Department of Health recommendation is to get your student tested when there is possible exposure or when the student is exhibiting symptoms. There may be occasions when AGS requests universal testing for students and/or employees as an extra precaution, such as at the end of holiday breaks.

Campus visitors, including parents and others, are allowed on campus during the 2022-23 school year. Masks are optional indoors and outdoors. No guest should come to campus while exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.

We continue to offer performing arts and athletics opportunities to our students. As with our general protocols, athletics and performing arts protocols are designed with our students’ safety at top of mind. Since these distinct activities each require special considerations, families can expect to receive information regarding any special protocols directly from the teachers, coaches, or administrators overseeing these activities.

We use a combination of factors and metrics to decide if we need to adjust any of our protocols temporarily or for the duration of the year. While our decision may or may not align with other schools, we will consider government/state mandates, student and/or faculty absenteeism that may prohibit us from executing our mission in person, high risk of school/local/state spread of the disease, and guidelines provided by the CDC and local and state health officials.

The AGS Weekly, sent every Thursday while school is in session, is the school’s main vehicle for updates pertaining to all parents. Parents may also receive announcements regarding COVID prevention strategies via email from the Head of School.

Masks are optional indoors and outdoors for all students, faculty and staff, and visitors. 


Per Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommendations, students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 and end isolation after 5 days will still be required to wear a mask for the remainder of the 10 days after they develop symptoms (or have tested positive but show no symptoms). In cases of exposure to COVID-19, vaccinated students and staff should wear a mask for a full 10 days after exposure. Those who are unvaccinated should quarantine at home for a period of 5 days and continue wearing a mask for the remainder of the 10 days. 


In case of known exposure, all students and staff should self monitor for symptoms and are encouraged to wear masks for up to 10 days after known exposure.

Task Force

The AGS COVID-19 Task Force works to address policies, procedures, and logistics that help the school meet its aim of providing a safe and engaging in-person learning experience to our students in 2022-23. This task force makes decisions based on guidance from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and Georgia Department of Public Health. Key areas considered by the task force include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Life
  • Facilities
  • Technology
  • Faculty and Staff