Dare Schools to offer virtual learning even if students return to class

By on September 22, 2020

 Dare Board of Education Chair Bea Basnight on the Oct. 1 special meeting.

(Dare County Schools)

The Dare County Schools have contacted families to inform them that it will continue to offer a virtual learning option for students should the Dare Board of Education decide to bring some students back into the classroom when it meets on Oct. 1

Here is the email.

On September 17, Governor Cooper announced that NC school districts now have the option to return students in grades K-5 to school using Plan A. The Dare County Board of Education will be meeting in a special called meeting on October 1 to discuss options for returning our students to in-person learning.

We realize that the decision to return to in-person learning is complicated, and families may have extenuating circumstances that make this a difficult decision. That is why we will offer parents the opportunity to enroll their child into our virtual learning option when and if the decision to return to in-person learning is made. If you would like to learn more about the virtual learning option, please review the following:

  1. A Virtual Learning overview from Superintendent Farrelly.
  2. The Virtual Learning Guidebook.
  3. The Student Virtual Learning Enrollment Application.
  4. An infographic explaining the difference between virtual and remote learning.

Following the Board of Education meeting on October 1, Superintendent Farrelly will notify parents of the next steps regarding our instructional program in Dare County Schools. Thank you for your support, your patience, and your understanding.


  • Travis

    All in all, it makes the most sense. This way, if there is an outbreak and a school has to shut down for a period of time due to Covid, the students can just jump in on the Zoom meeting (or whatever they are using) and continue with their education.

    Tuesday, Sep 22 @ 9:34 am
  • sandflea

    Ask any teacher, this virtual “learning” has been and is a total disaster. Kids actually going to school will be an even bigger disaster. Too bad this wasn’t handled properly from the very top back in January when they knew how bad this was going to be. Canada is averaging about 0-3 deaths per day. We’re at over a thousand. This isn’t hard folks.

    Thursday, Sep 24 @ 8:09 am