Over 3,100 Meals Distributed, New Communications Website Launched, At-Home Learning Explained
I want to update you on 3 important items this evening regarding today’s meal distribution, a new communications website we developed, and the rollout of At-Home Learning.
Over 3,100 Meals Distributed Today
Today, we distributed over 3,100 meals at 16 of our schools. If your children are in need of breakfast, lunch, or both, please be sure to stop by from 9 AM to 11 AM Monday through Friday. More information can be found on the new communications website.
New Communications Website
We developed a new website to house all of our communications during the school closures. We wanted to make it easy for our families to get the most up-to-date information all in one place. Here, you can find our latest releases, information on our grab-n-go meal distribution, mental health resources, and our new At-Home Learning Plan. Please visit www.ccs-coronavirus.net.
At-Home Learning, Explained
At-Home Learning will begin this Monday, March 23. Our staff at every one of our 28 schools has stepped up to the challenge and has prepared all the materials to keep our students on track with learning for the next three weeks. Governor Cooper just said today that it is likely we will be out of school for multiple weeks. We will extend our At-Home-Learning Plan as long as we need to and will give you more information as soon as we hear more from the state.
Today, our elementary schools began distributing their paper packets to students and will continue tomorrow. Our middle and high schools have opened their doors to students who need to pick up their Chromebooks, instruments, and more.
On Friday, all of your principals will send out a message with specifics about your individual schools. But, as your superintendent, I want to reiterate that it is important that your students complete the assignments, as they will be graded. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is allowing At-Home Learning to take place in lieu of traditional school which means that, as long as your students are doing their work and our teachers are providing it and communicating with your students, our At-Home Learning will count towards instructional time.
Our teachers will be in constant communication with you and your students. They are available to answer your questions and help guide you through this process. You are not alone in this, nor do we expect you to become experts at homeschooling on day one. Let’s work together and make sure your children continue to learn while we all remain safe and healthy.
I want to thank our fantastic teachers, administrators, and staff who have come together (but not too closely!) to take care of our students... no matter the circumstances! And thank you, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, who are being patient and flexible with us as we all navigate our “new normal”.
Have a good evening,
Matt Stover, Superintendent