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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent studies have shown students across the country are struggling with virtual learning, and it’s being reflected in test scores. In Craven County, School leaders say this wasn’t completely unexpected but is something that they are working around the clock to address so students don’t fall even further behind.
Monday was the first day back to school after the Thanksgiving holiday break, and as coronavirus cases continue to surge across North Carolina school systems are asking families to remain vigilant about any COVID symptoms they may be experiencing, in an effort to try and minimize the spread.
The Craven County School district welcomed back students to their buildings for the first time since mid-March, but a lot of things have changed for those students who are now attending at least partial face to face instruction with their teachers. That also includes the procedure for getting on and off the school bus.
The start of a new week is bringing the start of a new learning plan for students in Craven County. Monday marked the start of the second nine weeks of school and the transition into Plan B learning, which means students will return to the classroom for partial face to face instruction.
For the first time in months, students at the two Early College High Schools in Craven County went back to school for face to face instruction. The change comes as these schools start their second nine weeks of learning, the Board of Education voted to move to Plan B after starting the school year under Plan C which was fully virtual.
Schools in the east are getting closer to the start of the second nine weeks of learning and for many, that means switching up how instruction is being done, all while dealing with positive COVID-19 cases among staff.
We’re now entering into the fourth week of virtual learning for many students in Eastern Carolina, and online learning has been hard for many families especially for those parents that have to go to work. One church is now stepping up to help fill that gap for families and is providing a learning space for kids.
There are dozens of courses that fall under the umbrella of Career and Technical Education courses with the Craven County School System, and while they cover a wide range of careers and topics they are all very hands on classes.
The new school year is almost here, and the idea of setting up a classroom and curriculum can be overwhelming for a first time teacher who is also dealing with challenges from COVID-19, that’s where the Beginning Teachers’ Cottage comes in to play.
The start of the fall semester is just a few days away for students at Craven Community College. But before the first day of school, the college is reminding area high school students of a program that allows them to take college courses for free.
The new school year is almost here and for many kids that will mean starting the year in a very different manner. All of these changes can bring on stress and anxiety for kids, but school counselor’s say there are ways parents can help.
In just a few days staff will head back to schools to prepare for the upcoming virtual start to the new school year. But before they reach their classrooms they’ll have to go through some new guidelines that the School district put in place.