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New Hanover County Schools COVID-19 Update for Monday, March 16, 2020

 

This statement supersedes all previous communication. Please note that this information is accurate as of March 16, 2020 - 1:30 PM. We are continuing to monitor this evolving situation, and we will provide updates.

 
Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all K-12 schools to close for two weeks. New Hanover County Schools will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, March 27. This includes all before and after-school programs and pre-K programs. 
 
Staffing
For the foreseeable future, NHCS will continue to be open for employees. The system will operate on optional work days for all full and part-time employees until further notice. Leave will be advanced as needed to ensure that all employees continue to be paid. NHCS is evaluating work-from-home options and will provide additional guidance.
 
In keeping with CDC recommendations, groups will be limited to 50 people or less and virtual options will be utilized whenever possible
 
Building Access
At this time, schools will be open to the public from 8 am-4 pm for retrieval of essential items such as medications and other essential equipment. The NHCS Administration Building at 6410 Carolina Beach Road is open to the public from 8 am-4 pm.
 
Learning Continuity
The NHCS Instructional Services Team has created a K-12 supplemental learning web page for parents, which will be available on the district's website, to access resources to support student learning through Friday, March 20. These resources will need to be either printed at home or picked up from any school location and will be available at all schools and meal service locations by 11 am on Wednesday, March 18. The distribution of electronic devices for high school learning will begin on Wednesday, March 25. 
 
Plans for supplemental learning after March 20 are in development.