Coronavirus Guidance for Schools

COVID-19 Update: CCS Rolls Out Plan to Keep Students and Employees Safe

Fayetteville, N.C. – In response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement to close all North Carolina Public Schools to limit the spread of COVID-19, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) officials created a plan to engage students in learning beyond the walls of the classroom.

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During the two-week period, [email protected], a remote learning opportunity that will allow students to continue to learn beyond the classroom, will become a vital tool for retaining what has been learned this school year. Through the virtual-learning tool, all Pre-K through 12th grade materials will extend learning opportunities previously taught by classroom teachers. These review materials will help deepen students’ understanding and prepare them for the end-of-the-year standardized assessments.

“In light of the Governor’s executive order and the recommendations from heath officials, we are working expeditiously to keep our employees and students safe from the spread of COVID-19,” said Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “While we realize our students will not receive face-to-face classroom interaction for the next two weeks, we are confident that with the support of our parents and ‘teleworking’ educators, [email protected] will keep our students moving in the right direction.”

Pre-K through 8th-grade students will complete paper-and-pencil assignments. Pre-K through 8th-grade materials may be picked up at the following locations (beginning Wednesday):

High school students will complete their assignments virtually via Google Classroom and [email protected].

Teachers will hold virtual office hours from 9 a.m. – noon daily to support students and parents. District staff will be available via a hotline with virtual hours for additional support.

Meals Pick-up Sites for Students

To provide meals for many CCS students during the two-week period, Child Nutrition Services will have curb-side pick-up meals for children ages 18 and younger. Each child will receive two meals: Lunch for the current day and a breakfast for the following day. The meal pick-up sites can be found here: http://bit.ly/mealpickup.

Work Schedule for CCS Employees

This afternoon, district officials announced that employees will observe Optional Workdays from Monday, March 16 – Monday, March 30. Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, Cumberland County Schools employees at schools and district offices will ‘telework’ through Monday, March 30, unless further direction is provided from the Governor or Health Director.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 16, 2020
        

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