COVID-19 NEWS and MESSAGES

  • JCPS to temporarily suspend Meal Services

    FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
    Beginning Wednesday, April 8, we will temporarily suspend service at our 13 school food service sites and each of our meal delivery locations. At this time, the last day of service will be Tuesday, April 7. On this day, students will receive multi-day meal bags and information regarding food resources from other community partners....

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  • COVID-19 JCPS Superintendent Update

    FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
    During this unsettling time, I wanted to take a moment to encourage you to continue to follow the health and safety protocols advised by the CDC and to practice social distancing. It is important to work together during the Stay at Home order issued by Governor Cooper until April 30...

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  • High School Graduation Update

    THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020
    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29th, the date and time that they were originally scheduled to occur. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th....

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  • JCPS Launches Virtual Call Center

    TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020
    Johnston County Public Schools has activated a Call Center staffed with employees who will virtually answer incoming calls to a toll-free number Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. The toll-free number is 855-527-6397 or 855-JCS-NEWS. While the Call Center will serve as an additional public service, school and central office phone numbers will remain accessible.

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  • Gov. Cooper Announces Texting Tool to Access Food for Children

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
    Governor Roy Cooper announced today that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

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  • COVID-19 JCPS Superintendent Update

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
    This is a time that can be unsettling and anxious for our students, and we want you to know that we will stay connected with you throughout this time. Staff continues to reach out to parents and students by responding to the needs of the students...

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  • NCDPI - State Board of Education Approves Steps to Cope with COVID-19 Fallout

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
    The State Board of Education took steps on three different fronts today to support schools across North Carolina coping with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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  • JCPS seeking Free WiFi Sponsors for students

    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
    Johnston County Public Schools is seeking to identify local businesses and organizations that would consider offering WiFi hotspots for remote learning. Due to current circumstances surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the district is looking for sponsors that offer WiFi in their parking lots or outdoor areas. Please complete the JCPS Student Free WiFi Sponsor Form if you would consider sharing your WiFi access with JCPS students.

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  • JCPS Releases Remote Learning Plan for Students and Families

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020
    When schools closed suddenly, our system created a multi-phase instructional plan that would keep our 38,000 students engaged in learning while we received further guidance from state and federal officials regarding this constantly changing COVID-19 event. You can expect a few challenges along the way, but we will do whatever is necessary to ensure that our students have the opportunities that they need and deserve...

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  • NCDPI - State Board of Education Seeks Federal Testing Waiver

    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
    The North Carolina State Board of Education voted unanimously today to seek a one-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for federal student testing and accountability requirements for the 2019-20 school year because of school closures ordered to combat COVID-19...

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  • NCDPI - Joint Statement of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent Mark Johnson Regarding the Extended Closure of Public Schools as Instructional Settings for K-12 Students

    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
    This afternoon Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the closure of public school facilities as instructional settings for K-12 students will be extended through May 15...

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  • NCDPI - With School Closures Continuing, Johnson Praises Efforts to Provide Students with Remote Learning, Meals

    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
    State Superintendent Mark Johnson today praised the efforts last week by schools and educators to respond to the COVID-19 crisis that has shuttered schools statewide, and he acknowledged that today’s decision to keep schools closed until May 15 will require even more from everyone – teachers, school staff, and families...

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  • JCPS Closure and Spring Break Update

    MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
    Per Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order, schools will remain closed to all students until May 15. At this time, there is a resource repository of student learning opportunities on the website to keep students engaged, and schools will be in contact with families in the coming days with more information. Spring Break remains April 10-April 17 on the traditional and restart schools and May 25 is Memorial Day holiday in these calendars. Therefore, students and families may not receive communication from their school or teachers during this time period...

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  • COVID-19 JCPS Superintendent Update

    FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
    I want to start by saying that I know the challenges of these past few days have been unlike what we have faced before. During this time we have all been tested, and I am proud of what our Johnston County Public School family has been able to accomplish...

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Gov. Roy Cooper - Press Conference March 27, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper - Press Conference March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Virtual Call Center

  • Johnston County Public Schools has activated a Call Center staffed with employees who will virtually answer incoming calls to a toll-free number Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.

    The toll-free number is 855-527-6397 or 855-JCS-NEWS. While the Call Center will serve as an additional public service, school and central office phone numbers will remain accessible.

Updates

    • April 2, 2020 - JCPS announces High School Graduation Update
    • March 31, 2020 - JCPS launches Virtual Call Center 
    • March 27, 2020 - Gov. Roy Cooper issues stay at home executive order (Effective March 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.)
    • March 25, 2020 - JCPS releases remote learning plan
    • March 23, 2020 - Spring Break remains April 10-17 for traditional and restart schools
    • March 23, 2020 - May 25 is Memorial Day Holiday for traditional and restart schools
    • March 23, 2020 - Three new meal delivery sites added
    • March 23, 2020 - All schools closed for students until May 15th
    • March 23, 2020 - All events cancelled until May 15th
    • March 19, 2020 - All March Special Events Cancelled
    • March 19, 2020 - JCPS established Meal Service Delivery Sites to begin Friday, March 20. Details on time and locations are below.
    • March 15, 2020 - JCPS will offer Meal Service at 11 schools beginning Wednesday, March 18. Details on time and locations are below.
    • March 15, 2020 - All JCPS school and central office buildings will be closed to all staff Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17.
    • March 15, 2020 - Report cards will not go home as originally scheduled. New dates for grading and reporting will be provided as soon as more information is provided from DPI.
    • March 15, 2020 - Johnston Co. Board of Education calls Emergency Session for Monday, March 16
    • March 14, 2020 - All schools closed March 16-March 27
    • March 12, 2020 - All middle and high school interscholastic athletic events suspended beginning March 14 through April 6
    • March 12, 2020 - All Field Trips Cancelled until further notice
    • March 12, 2020 - Showcase of Stars Cancelled
    • March 12, 2020 - Leading with the Heart Cancelled

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