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Planning Ahead

From Our Superintendent to Seniors

  • As we work through this 'new' reality, it is important that we make a commitment to the Class of 2020 to hold a graduation ceremony. We are finalizing details now, but we want to let our students and their parents know that we will make sure this unforgettable milestone occurs. We realize and regret that our seniors have abbreviated their rite of passage due to school closure; however, we will ensure that every senior is recognized and experiences a unique, one-of-a-kind graduation.

    We will forge through this health crisis together, and when it's behind us, we will have acquired new skills, appreciated the simpler things in life, and strengthened the bonds that exist between families, students, teachers, and our schools.

What are we Doing Now?

  • We are encouraging everyone to follow the Governor's safety-at-home order.

    While schools are closed to students and the public for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue 

    • Providing meals weekly - every Tuesday and Wednesday - to all children in Caldwell County 18 years and under. Each child is given seven days of breakfast and lunch meals.

    • Utilizing the district Remote Learning Plan, which provides a blueprint for the continuation of student learning while schools are closed.

    • Connecting with students on a regular basis to check on students' needs and individual welfare.

    • Offering employees options to telework and participate in virtual staff development.

    • Collaborating with community agencies and businesses to share and optimize available resources.

Helpful Tips to Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time. Hand-washing is more important than ever especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s the most basic action any person can take to minimize the threat.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

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Recommendations

  • The following actions and recommendations are in place to help reduce the spread of infection, to protect lives, and to maintain a healthy and safe school environment. Please check below for specific changes that may affect you and your family:

    School-Related Travel
    Effective immediately the Caldwell County Schools will adhere to the statewide guidance to postpone or cancel any event, gathering, or school-sponsored activity that involves 10 people or more.

    Travel Refunds
    Understandably, there are concerns about the potential loss of money already paid for field trips, and school administrators or their designees are in contact with the travel organizations regarding refunds. Parents will be notified by their respective school contacts. 

    Athletics
    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), which governs our athletic programs, has suspended all interscholastic athletics for middle and high school students until further notice.

    Extracurricular Activities & Community Events

    All school-related extracurricular activities and community events held at schools have been suspended until further notice. This includes after school activities like clubs, school dances, and spirit nights held at area restaurants. Special events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Caldwell County Schools are suspended until further notice. 

    WrapAround, the before and after school program, is closed when public schools are closed.