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JC Board of Education Adopts Reopening Plan

On Wednesday, July 22 the Johnston County Board of Education voted to begin the 2020-2021 school year in Plan C (remote learning) for all students in grades K-12 beginning Aug. 17.

Students in grades K-5 will transition into Plan B2 beginning Sept. 8. All self-contained EC students in grades K-12 will also begin in-person instruction on Sept. 8. Students in grades 6-12 will remain under Plan C until further notice, this includes all students at Innovation Academy.

Students in grades K-5 will return to school in two separate cohorts, or groups. One group will attend in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the second group will attend in-person instruction on Thursdays and Fridays. This allows all schools to implement deep-cleaning processes on Wednesdays.

Remote learning will be provided for all K-5 students on the days those students are not attending in-person instruction. Specific groups and scheduling details will be communicated by your student’s school.

All self-contained EC students in grades K-12 will attend school daily, with the exception of Wednesdays when the facilities are being deep-cleaned.

Information concerning our PreK students instructional options will be forthcoming.

JCCTLA and JCECA students will begin classes virtually on Aug. 3rd. JCCTLA students who take JCC courses not offered virtually will have transportation provided to the JCC campus beginning on Aug. 10.

Under the Governor’s current Executive Order, all K-12 students participating in in-person instruction will be required to wear a face covering in school and on buses. Specific medical, developmental and behavioral needs for students will be addressed on a case-by-case basis at your student’s school.

Please note that the Johnston County Virtual Program is still open for enrollment at this time. This program will be taught by JCPS teachers and is available to all students, but operates separately from the Plan C model. Any parent who wishes to enroll their student in the program may continue to do so. It is important to remember that enrollment to the Virtual Program is a commitment for at least one semester.

Additionally, if you previously enrolled your student into the Virtual Program but wish to un-enroll your child from the program, please contact your child’s school prior to July 31.

We understand that many students, staff, parents, and families still have questions regarding the upcoming school year. We appreciate our community's patience and understanding as we have navigated this new chapter together. We are dedicated to providing our students an excellent education, no matter the circumstances. Be sure to visit our website often for continuous updates, and more answers to Frequently Asked Questions in regards to the upcoming school year.