By Outer Banks Voice on February 25, 2021
PreK-5: 4 Days a Week Hybrid: Students attend Monday-Thursday each week. Friday is an asynchronous learning day for all.
6-12: 2 Days a Week Hybrid: Cohort A (half the alphabet) attends Monday/Tuesday and is remote Wednesday/Thursday. Cohort B (the other half of the alphabet) attends Wednesday/Thursday and is remote Monday/Tuesday. Friday is an asynchronous learning day for all.
Virtual Learning remains an option for all students K-12 for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
NC Public Schools are required to follow the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12). Here you will find all of the protocols and requirements that we will follow in DCS.
Dare County Schools has also produced the Returning to School and Work Safely Guidebook for families and staff. The guidebook has been updated to include all of our local low contact procedures for staff and students.
Our required daily health screening text/email process will restart on Monday morning beginning at 6:00 a.m. Please respond to the 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. Our thermal temperature units will take the temperature of all students and staff members when they enter our schools.
Elementary students who checked out a device for remote learning will need to bring it back to school with them when they return to school on Monday. Devices will be available to go back home in the case of quarantine or to do online remote work as needed (grades 3-5).
In closing, we are excited to be in a position to reopen schools again and to have the opportunity to reconnect with your children. I am highly confident that we will keep our schools open for the remainder of the school year and continue on a path to easing the necessary restrictions that are in place. It’s been a long year for all of us, but much better times are ahead. Thank you for your resiliency, your collaboration, and your commitment to pulling together despite the many challenges that we have faced.