New Hanover County Schools





#NHCSReadySetReturn - Spring Semester 2020-2021


Pre-K through grade 5 is operating under to Plan A. On Monday, April 12, 2021 students in grades 6-12 will have the option to transition to Plan A. 
Under Plan A for elementary schools, students will have the option to choose full-time in-person learning or full-time remote learning. Schools will be contacting parents to verify the attendance option they are choosing for their student.

Under Plan A for middle and high schools, students will have the option to choose full-time in-person learning, plan AA/BB or full-time remote learning.
NHCS families should verify PowerSchool contact information is current to receive Connect 5 phone, email, and text notifications from their schools and the district.

Click on your student's grade level to learn more about school operations under the current plan.

New Hanover County Schools is reviewing the revised pandemic school opening and operations guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control on Feb. 12, 2021. 
The CDC provides recommendations for consideration and possible implementation at the state level. The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working closely with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) in providing NC school districts with protocols for safe operations. Protocol updates will be published in the StrongSchoolsNC Public HealthToolkit K-12NHCS will continue to follow state requirements and recommendations outlined in the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit in all schools and facilities and will implement any updates as they become available.
NHCS schools are following the 10 day quarantine period for COVID exposures and quarantines at the direction of New Hanover County Public Health and the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services toolkit. The 10-day quarantine period is not determined by individual schools.
K-5 Learning Options
Middle School Options
High School Options


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