COVID-19 NEWS and MESSAGES

  • NCDPI - NC Community College System and NC Department of Public Instruction Joint Statement of Support for NC's Public School Students

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020
    In the uncertain times created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NC Community College System and the NC Department of Public Instruction are working collaboratively to ensure that North Carolina students continue to have high-quality educational opportunities. North Carolina’s community colleges are open-door institutions, committed to serving all students in pursuit of higher education and workforce preparation beyond high school...

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  • JCPS 2019-2020 Graduation Plans Announced

    FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020
    JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation...

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  • NCDPI - UNC System, NCDPI Partner to Ensure Admissions Standards for College Applicants

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020
    In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the University of North Carolina (UNC) System Office and NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) are working together to ensure NC students remain on-track to access postsecondary educational opportunities. North Carolina students and their families should be recognized for their remarkable resilience and perseverance throughout this pandemic, and the UNC System and NCDPI understand the unique challenges ahead...

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  • COVID-19 JCPS Superintendent Update on Remote Learning Update and Year End Plans

    FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020
    Based on the latest guidance from NCSBE, DPI and the NC Governor’s Office, additional information has been provided about finalizing the school year for students. Please note this in Phase 4 of the JCPS remote learning plan. Information regarding final grading, promotion, school office openings, pickup of personal student items, return of school items and summer activities is provided in this update...

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  • COVID-19 JCPS Superintendent Update

    FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020
    Last Friday, Governor Roy Cooper extended the closure of the schools in North Carolina until the end of the year. The last day for our schools is May 29. The last day for CTLA and Early College is May 15. Remote learning opportunities will continue until the last day for students. Schools will continue to communicate with you during this time....

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  • NCDPI - State Board Extends Emergency Sick Leave; Cancels Governor’s School

    THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020
    The N.C. State Board of Education took additional steps today in response to the state’s continuing efforts to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing the needs of school employees, the board approved an extension until May 31 of its emergency sick leave policy, which is allowing districts to continue to pay and provide benefits to eligible staff who cannot work remotely, who have child-care or elder-care needs, are at high risk of COVID-19 and others...

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  • NCDPI - FAQs GRADING FOR GRADUATING SENIORS: CLASS of 2020

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
    The SBE and NCDPI goals for the Senior Class of 2020 are to minimize the negative impacts of COVID-19 as much as possible and to graduate high school seniors by meeting SBE graduation requirements of 22 credits...

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  • NCPDI - Statement from Eric Davis, Chairman of the State Board of Education, on Gov. Roy Cooper's Decision to Keep Schools Closed for 2019-20

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
    COVID-19 has necessitated innovation. Educators throughout North Carolina have, without hesitation, are answering this call. It is with great admiration that we express appreciation for district and school leaders for providing vision and direction, teachers for serving as education’s first responders by maintaining critical connections while nurturing students’ social and emotional well-being. Countless child nutrition, transportation, and other support staff are ensuring our most vulnerable students continue to receive nutrition meals...

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  • NCDPI - Gov. Cooper announces students and educators will not return to school buildings for the remainder of this school year

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
    Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that public schools in North Carolina will remain closed for normal operations for the remainder of this school year. Schools were originally scheduled to be closed through May 15. Students are currently continuing their schoolwork via various remote learning methods...

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  • NCDPI - FAQ on End of Year Grading and Student Promotion

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020
    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction assembled Frequently Asked Questions about the End of Year Grading and Student Promotion policy that was adopted by the State Board of Education on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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  • NCDPI - State Board Approves Year-End Grading Policy, Other COVID-19-Related Measures

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020
    Responding to continuing challenges caused by the COVID-19 school closure, the State Board of Education today approved measures addressing student grading for the remainder of the school year, incomplete teacher evaluations and $380 million in additional emergency funding from the state. Under a temporary grading policy approved by the board, elementary and middle school students will not receive traditional grades for the year, and high school students in grades 9-11 will have the option of choosing between a grade of pass/no credit or a numeric grade for their spring semester courses this year.

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  • JCPS Remote Learning Plan Update

    TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020
    In JCPS, our priority continues to be the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and families. As we join together to navigate the many challenges our school communities face with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing our students with the opportunity to continue to learn...

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  • Food Service to Resume

    MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020
    Johnston County Public Schools will resume food services beginning Monday, April 27th. The service will operate weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m...

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  • COVID-19 JCPS Superintendent Update

    THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020
    All schools following the traditional or restart calendars will observe Spring Break beginning April 10 through April 19. Johnston County Public Schools offices, schools, and the JCPS Call Center will not be available during this time.

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  • 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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