What to know as your child returns to class

By on October 24, 2020

(Dare County Schools)

With the return of some Dare County students to in-classroom learning on Monday, Oct. 26, the Dare County Schools sent out this notice to families as they prepare to send their children back into a different classroom learning environment.

1. Please review our school bell scheduleshttps://www.daretolearn.org/ about/covid-19-information

2. Our Returning to School/Work Safely Guide can be found here: Return to School/Work Safely Guide

3. North Carolina Public Schools cannot operate school water fountains, so these will be shut down when your students arrive to school on Monday. I would strongly encourage you to send a water bottle to school on a daily basis with your children. We do have several schools with water bottle filling stations, these are accessible. We do have a limited supply of extra plastic water bottles at each school.

4. Our required daily health screening text/email process will begin on Monday morning beginning at 6:00 am. Please respond to these 3 required questions on a daily basis by 7:15 am (before students are on campus). To fill out a preference request, you will need to login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. This document and this video walkthrough will demonstrate how to get to your child’s forms.

If you have not registered for the health screener process, the primary email address in PowerSchool is being used for the default delivery of the screening survey.

5. Please remind your student(s) to keep their masks before they board a school bus and when they get to a DCS campus. Outside mask breaks will be provided at different points in the day and while they eat breakfast and lunch.

6. Please remind your students to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer during the day. Teachers will remind students frequently.

7. Social distancing is required and will be emphasized throughout the day. Students will be reminded to stay on the right and left sides of school hallways, 6 feet apart.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your children back in our schools on Monday. The first couple of weeks will certainly be a transition period in many ways, we appreciate everyone’s patience, flexibility, and collaboration. Please feel free to reach out to your teachers, school principal, or members of our senior leadership team with any questions you may have.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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