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Immigration and Orange County Schools Q &A

  1. Do I have to disclose my or my child’s immigration status in order to enroll in Orange County Schools?
    No. We do not ask or inquire about you or your child’s immigration status to enroll in the school system. Immigration status of a child has no impact regarding the constitutional right to have equal access to public education.
  2. Do I have to be a US citizen to enroll my child in school?
    No. You must be a resident of Orange County, and you must be domiciled and have proof of residency within the district to enroll in the Orange County Schools.

Board of Education Moves to Pass a District Equity Policy

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 28 JANUARY 2019- The Orange County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new Equity Policy for the district. The equity policy was on the agenda for what is known as the first read. A policy must pass a vote at a second reading to become a part of the district policy manual. The first vote on the policy was 7-0 by the members of the Board, which ensures that the policy will move forward to be a part of the manual.


Speak Up Survey

The Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning, a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Since fall 2003, Speak Up has helped education leaders include the voices of students, faculty, parents and the community in annual and long-term planning. We’re joining more than 3,000 other districts around the country this year in taking advantage of this opportunity. 


Be Prepared for Flu Season

We are in the midst of flu season now.  December-February is the prime time to contract the flu, and flu cases are on the rise in NC.  If your child, or you, are sick and are having any of the following symptoms, you should be seen by your doctor.   If your child is diagnosed with the flu, please keep him/her at home until they have been fever-free, without the use of medicine, for at least 24 hours. Please inform the school/school nurse if your child has a documented case of the flu.

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:


Cultural Explosion Call for Entries

Calling all of our OCS Student Artists! Families, check this opportunity out! A call for Entries! We invite your students to participate! One Winning Submission will be chosen from the Elementary, Middle and High School Levels. Winners will have their submitted art recognized at the 10th Annual Cultural Explosion on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at Cedar Ridge High School at 5:30 pm. Have your student help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this special event by sharing his/her artisitc talents!


Wintry Weather Cancellations

Beginning at 5pm on Saturday (December 8th), all activities and events for Orange County Schools will be cancelled. All Orange County Schools events on Sunday (December 9th) are cancelled/postponed due to the possibility of a wintry weather mix.

Comenzando el sábado (8 de diciembre)a las 5:00 pm, todas las actividades y eventos para las Escuelas del Condado de Orange serán cancelados. Todos los eventos de las Escuelas del Condado de Orange el domingo (9 de diciembre) se cancelan / aplazan debido a la posibilidad de una combinación de clima invernal.


OCS Bookfair Event

You are invitied to Join Us on Saturday, 12/15/2018 between 9:00 am - 11:00 pm at Barnes & Noble (New Hope Commons, 5400 New Hope Commons, Durham) as we kick off our Orange County Schools Bookfair. Proceeds from this special event will directly support OCS Classroom Libraries. At checkout, please present Bookfair ID Code: 12463220.  Can't Attend?



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