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Coronavirus Updates

16 days ago

CoronaVirus Updates

The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the ever-changing COVID-19 (coronavirus) news, we want to share our communications, reliable resources, and reference documents. We will continue to update this information as it becomes available.


March 16, 2020

First, GCPS is providing an extended learning plan for March 16-30 for all students to ensure they can continue their learning while school is not in session. This supplemental learning can take place virtually or through the use of teacher-made handouts. All supplemental assignments will be aligned to current units or focus on reviewing content previously taught. Copies of assignments for those students that do not have internet access will be in the front office of your child's school from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17.  They will also be available on the school and district websites and through social media beginning at 11:00 am tomorrow. Other pickup times can be arranged by contacting your child's school. 

Second, we will be extending our drive-thru meal service to more than 25 sites by the end of the week.  School buses will be parked at various locations throughout the county to provide FREE meals to all children ages 2-18.  No documentation or paperwork is required, and children do NOT need to be present to pick up the meals.  Simply drive thru and grab what you need for your children - no strings attached!  NO child should go hungry during this time.  Details to follow very soon!  In the meantime we will continue drive thru meal service tomorrow at BSMS, MTEES and CGCES between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.

Please encourage your student to continue learning and don't forget to wash those hands!

March 15, 2020 

Starting Monday, March 16, we will open drive-thru lunch service sites at the following schools:

  • Butner Stem Middle School
  • Mt. Energy Elementary School
  • CG Credle Elementary School   

Families can visit any of these sites between the hours of 11:00am and 12:30pm and get a FREE bagged lunch and breakfast for the next day. 

These FREE meals are available for all children between the ages of 2-18. 

We will expand these sites in the coming days and make home delivery available to students with special circumstances.  We do not want a single child to go hungry during this period when school is closed. 

Please take advantage of this opportunity and help spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors.  Thank you!

March 15, 2020 

We are reaching out this evening with the latest updates.  This afternoon, Dr. McLean and senior staff participated in a conference call with state officials regarding the Governor’s decision to close school for the next two weeks.  While good information was shared in the call, there are still many uncertainties.  Here is what we can share with you now:

Staff are working to create plans that will support our students academically and are also developing ways to provide meals to students during this period of school closure.  You can expect to receive follow-up communications tomorrow with more details on how we will support our families with these efforts.

Also, you should know that we have created a one-stop information location on our district website HERE.  We will be posting the most up-to-date information for students, families, and staff members there for everyone to access.  Be sure to visit it and share as needed.

Thank you and we will keep you posted!

March 14, 2020

The Governor of NC just announced that starting Monday, March 16, there will be no school for students for at least the next two weeks. There is a conference call scheduled tomorrow afternoon for school officials at which time we will receive additional updates. All staff should plan for a workday, for Monday, March 16. Additional information will be shared with employees tomorrow following the conference call. Again, school has been cancelled for all students for the next two weeks. We will, of course, be in touch regarding ways we can still support our families during this time.

Stay tuned - together we will get through this! Have a great evening, and don’t forget to wash those hands!

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