New Hanover County Schools





Back to School 2021-2022


Beginning the first day of the 2021-22 school year, New Hanover County Schools will return to in-person learning for all students, every school day.

We are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all students, and we’re excited for our students to return to the connection, interaction, and growth that comes with face-to-face instruction.

We are planning for the 2021-22 school year to include:

  • 5 days a week in-person instruction for every student.

  • Full extra-curricular activities and athletic programs.

  • Normal bus routes.

  • Free breakfast and free lunch for every student at every school.

  • Full Special Education; English as a Second Language (ESL); Career and Technical Education program offerings; and arts enrichment programs.

Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions, and please reach out to us with any additional questions. We are looking forward to partnering with you as our students return to our schools and all of the incredible opportunities offered there.

2021-2022 Return to School FAQ