Plan A for students in Grades K-12 effective April 12, 2021.
For students enrolled in the full remote option Caldwell Connect, they will continue in the online learning format for the remainder of the school year.
North Carolina Status:
Gov. Roy Cooper and other state leaders announced on March 10, 2021, a new bill - SB 220 that will reopen all public schools in North Carolina for in-person learning.
Under the legislation, all elementary schools must operate under Plan A, which is full in-person learning. Local districts will have the option for Plan A or Plan B/hybrid learning for middle and high school students. Cooper said the bill would take effect 21 days after he signs it, estimating sometime around April 1.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced that children in kindergarten through fifth grade could return to in-person learning under the state’s least restrictive reopening Plan A as early as October 5. The Caldwell County Schools reopened elementary schools in grades K-5 on Plan A on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Schools continue to require health screenings, face coverings, frequent hand washing, and social distancing as often as feasibly possible. The full remote learning option through Caldwell Connect is available to students in grades K-12.
Click here for a complete listing and explanation of executive orders issued by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper since March 10, 2020.
Public Health Data
The school district schedules daily check-ins with the Caldwell County Health Department, community college, and Caldwell UNC Health Care to ascertain the most current COVID-19 data. Procedures and protocols outlined by state health officials are being followed and together with school nurses and the Caldwell County Health Department, they are managing the contract tracing, subsequent quarantines, and isolations. The team also ensures a healthy return for all students and staff once they have met the state's isolation requirements.
- Summary of COVID-19 in Caldwell County
- COVID-19 tracing tool - SlowCOVIDNC alerts users who have the app if they have been in close contact with an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19. It is voluntary to download and use and is designed to enhance the state's existing contact tracing efforts.
Helpful Tips to Keep You and Your Family Healthy
What are we Doing Now?
The Board of Education met on March 18, 2021, to discuss Governor Cooper's latest announcement to reopen schools in support of new legislation SB 220, and Board members voted to return all students in grades K-12 to school on a modified Plan A schedule four days a week with Wednesdays reserved as a Remote Learning Day effective April 12, 2021. Read more.
Middle and High Schools will utilize the state's allowance for mandatory teacher workdays to transition from Plan B to Plan A.
Dates to Remember:
March 29: A Day for Middle and High School Students
March 30: B Day for Middle and High School Students
March 31: Mandatory Teacher Workday for Middle and High School (no school for students in middle and high schools)
March 31: Remote Learning Day in Elementary Schools (grades K-5)
April 1: Mandatory Teacher Workday for All Schools (no school for students)
April 2: Good Friday Holiday
April 5-9: Spring Break
April 12: All Schools Operate on Plan A: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for in-person instruction with Wednesdays as Remote Learning Days. Students enrolled in the full remote option Caldwell Connect will continue on this learning format for the remainder of the school year.
For students attending school on campus for in-person instruction, safety protocols will be strictly observed and practiced by students, faculty, and staff. Visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external organizations will continue to be limited. For more guidance, go to the NC Public Health Toolkit (grades K-12)