The 2020/2021 School year is nearing the end, and now high school seniors have their sights set on graduation. In the Craven County School System, the high schools are planning to host a more traditional graduation after COVID-19 upended ceremonies in 2020.
It’s been a little less than a month since Governor Roy Cooper signed a law requiring school districts offer in-person summer school opportunities for students who have been struggling with virtual learning, and now some local schools are finalizing their plans.
All school districts in North Carolina have returned to at least some in-person learning, but if you’re preparing your kids to make the transition from remote to in-person learning, mental health professionals say you should start now.
Pines Elementary School is closed because of these issues but this isn’t the first time they’ve had reports of this. And while the Superintendent says there’s no need for concern, some parents who have children enrolled at Pines, beg to differ.
For the past years, schools nationwide have continually updated operations to follow state and federal health guidelines, and rules are once again changing as the CDC relaxed some school social distancing guidelines.
The ongoing pandemic has left its mark on school systems around the country and here in Eastern North Carolina, the effects of the virus has impacted many aspects of school operations and learning, and that also include staffing levels.
One local school system is reacting to the news that was announced Wednesday, about the potential for schools to reopen under Plan A and making adjustments to events that have been planned for their seniors.
Federal law requires states to test students each year in subjects including math and reading as a way to gauge schools’ progress and to identify learning disparities among different groups of students.
Sebrana Daniels’ son DeLeon was sent an invitation to a chatroom used by his teacher to communicate with students learning remotely. Inside, dozens of people sending phone numbers, addresses and explicit photos.
It was last week that the Craven County Board of Education made the decision to postpone student’s return to the classroom for face to face instruction, instead opting to go virtual for the first two weeks. Now the school system says they are beginning to see the number of positive cases among staff and students rise following the holiday break.
School districts in Eastern Carolina are worried about seeing a spike in coronavirus cases among students and staff following the upcoming winter break, especially after the recent surge they saw following Thanksgiving.