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  • Elementary Students Start on Plan A

    Plan A started today for students in grades K-5, the first day of the second nine-week grading period. More than 400 elementary students transitioned from participating in the full remote learning platform to being on campus for in-person instruction.

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  • Plan A Starts on Monday for K-5 Students

    Starting on Monday, Oct. 19, students in grades K-5 will return on Plan A, which is the state's reopening plan that allows more students in the classroom by minimizing social distancing.

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  • K-5 Students Start School on Plan A - Board Reiterates Continuous Monitoring

    During an emergency School Board session held Thursday, Oct. 16 - at the close of the first 9-week grading period - Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps presented a report indicating that the school district had a total of 69 students and 12 staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 from the start of school on Aug. 17 through Oct. 14, less than 1 percent of each population.

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  • CTE Ranks in the Top 10

    Caldwell County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) ranked Top 10 in the state for the most credentialed CTE students among high schools in North Carolina. The standings were announced this week during the NC Department of Public Instruction CTE virtual conference.

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  • Finance Department Awarded for Excellence

    The Caldwell County Schools Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada and the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International.

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  • CCS Helps to Serve those in Need during Challenging Times

    The Caldwell County Schools Child Nutrition Department not only provides weekly curbside free meal packets to any child 0 to 18 but also assists with the distribution of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, a partnership with the USDA and regional and local food distributors to ease the effects of the economic slowdown during COVID-19 when restaurants and food services were closed.

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  • Board Approves Change to Exam Exemption Policy

    Due to this year's atypical educational setting, the Board of Education on Monday during a work session approved changes to the exam exemption policy as outlined in Board Policy 3410: Testing and Assessment Program. The revision only applies to the current school year.

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  • Elementary Schools Begin Plan A on Oct. 19

    The Board of Education approved the state’s Plan A for students in grades K-5 starting on Monday, Oct. 19, the first day of the 2nd 9-week grading period. Even though all students in grades K-5 may return to school at the same time, schools will require health screenings, face coverings, frequent hand washing, and social distancing as often as feasibly possible. Students may continue to opt for full remote learning through Caldwell Connect.

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  • NC BRINGS YOUNG LEARNERS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM (Governor Approves Plan A for Grades K-5))

    Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that children in kindergarten through fifth grade may return to in-person learning under the state’s least restrictive reopening Plan A as early as October 5. School districts are not mandated to implement Plan A but now they have the option.

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  • USDA Extends Funds to Provide Free Meals to All Children

    On Monday, Aug. 31, the USDA extended funding and flexibility that will allow Caldwell County Schools to serve free meals to all children in the county regardless of income or school enrollment.

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  • Curbside Meals for Qualifying Families

    Lunch and breakfast meals are now served daily in school, and meals will continue to be distributed weekly at designated sites. For qualifying households, these meals are free or at a reduced price.

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  • Riding Safely: New Procedures for Bus Riders

    More than 100 yellow buses rolled out across the county this first week of school, with some starting routes as early as 6:00 am just as in years past, but not everything is the same as before, as new safety procedures have changed the bus rider experience.

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  • Reopening Schools with New Health and Safety Procedures

    Nearly 700 teachers returned to school this week and participated in training sessions not only for effective classroom instruction but also for providing a safe and healthy learning environment. Safety equipment and resources are available to school personnel to prevent, protect and mitigate health risks.

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  • REOPENING SCHOOLS: Blended Instruction, Safety Protocols, and Full Remote Option

    After much discussion that involved considerable input from focus groups and parent, teacher, and community surveys, the Board of Education approved a blended education model consisting of in-person instruction combined with remote learning and parents may opt for full remote learning in grades K-12 to begin the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • WrapAround Registration

    WrapAround, school-aged child care program, registration begins this week for new students: Aug. 4-6. WrapAround will provide after school care at 13 sites and care for full days at seven locations.

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  • JumpStart: Elementary Students Jump Back into School

    As families are selecting options on how to start the school year, more than 200 elementary students are finishing up with JumpStart, a summer program that blends in-person and remote learning designed for students in grades K-4 to help them get ready for the upcoming school year after the disruptions caused by last semester’s COVID-19 closure.

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  • Full Remote Learning: Caldwell Connect registration is now CLOSED..

    Caldwell Connect is a 100% online learning opportunity for students in grades K-12. Caldwell Connect offers a mixture of whole group learning, small group learning, and independent grade level work in an online format. Instruction will be a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent pace) instruction. Online learning will allow for some flexibility in a rigorous and innovative environment. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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  • Free Summer Meals for Children

    Even though students are out of school until August 17, hunger doesn’t take a summer break, as evidenced by the more than 750,000 free meals distributed to children since March when schools closed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

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  • Face Coverings Required Inside School Buildings and on Campus

    In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s 3:00 p.m. press conference, NCDHHS released new requirements and guidance that directly impact public schools effective at 5 p.m. Friday, June 26 through July 17.

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  • Planning for Return in the 2020-21 School Year

    The school district is formulating plans on how and when to open its buildings for the 2020-21 school year based on the State Board of Education and N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s guidance in adherence to recommendations and requirements from N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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