Coronavirus cases continue to spike all around North Carolina, and the surge in cases is again threatening to close schools and send students back to virtual learning. It’s with that in mind that educators are pleading with the community to help them slow the spread of COVID-19.
Lenoir County Public Schools announced Monday night that face masks will be required by everyone while inside of school buildings but they will not be required while outdoors for the first 3 weeks of the new school year. The motion passed in a 5 to 2 vote by the Board of Education.
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.