Schools are closed for in-person learning through the end of the year but At-Home Learning will continue.
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Good afternoon, Catawba County Schools families,
Today, Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina schools will remain closed for in-person learning through the end of the school year. While this is not a surprise to many, we are disappointed that we will not get to see our students back in our classrooms again this school year. We will continue At-Home Learning through the remainder of the year. We are so proud of our teachers and students for switching to remote learning almost overnight and doing very well with it!
4th Quarter/Final Grades
Next week, we will have more information about 4th quarter grades based on the guidance that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) provides.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to hold traditional graduations for our seniors. However, we are exploring very creative ways to still hold a special ceremony to honor their hard work and the transition to the next stage of their lives. Our high schools will be in touch soon.
We know that many (if not all!) of our students still have their belongings in the school buildings. Your principals will let you know how to safely get them from school. Stay tuned!
Our free Grab-n-Go Meal program will continue through the end of the school year. Please click here for an up-to-date list of all our locations.
Prom, Summer Quest, and other Events
As we get more guidance from the state, we will provide more information about rescheduling or holding events in our schools after the restrictions are lifted.
Thank you, once again, for your patience and flexibility. We recognize that a lot of this message says “stay tuned for more information.” Please know that we are working as fast and as carefully as we can with the new guidance provided by the state. It goes without saying that this is such an unusual time without a precedent to reference.
I want to leave you with one last thing: Students, we miss you! We appreciate you! And we encourage you to finish this year as strong as you can under your circumstances! Families: Thank you for all your hard work supporting your children. And thank you for your kindness and patience as we work together through this global crisis.