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  •  OCS Safety Message Eclipse 2024

    Stay Safe During the Partial Solar Eclipse Monday, April 8

    On Monday, April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The entire continent will experience some form of the eclipse, lasting 2 to 3 hours, and anyone along the path from Maine to Texas will experience a brief total eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, turning day into night. In Orange County, NC, we will experience only a partial solar eclipse event that coincides with afternoon dismissal for all our schools. Our partial eclipse will begin when the moon first starts to cover the Sun around 1:58 p.m. When peak arrives at 3:29 p.m. the Sun will be 80% obscured, and the whole event will end in our area at 4:29 p.m. Learn more here and stay safe!

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  • Week of the Young Child

    Families with young children, you're invited to participate in the "Week of the Young Child"

    To celebrate and recognize the importance of early childhood education, the Orange County Partnership for Young Children invites all Pre-K families to participate in the "Week of the Young Children!"

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  •  Orange County Schools 2023-23 Assistant Principals

    What's it like being an Assistant Principal? OCS AP's give the inside scoop of the job!

    Have you ever wondered about the role of an assistant principal? In honor of National Assistant Principal Week, we asked our AP's about their roles and this is what they said!

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  •  OCS Family Updates

    OCS Family Updates — April 2, 2024

    Heading into the final nine weeks of the 2023-2024 school year, Orange County Schools has many events for students, staff, families, and our community to participate in and enjoy. Learn more and follow the links for more information about upcoming Town Hall meetings on April 3 and April 10; Budget Public Hearing at the next Board of Education meeting; the partial solar eclipse on Monday, April 8; Second Annual OCS Night of Poetry on Thursday, April 11; and the OCS Job Fair on Saturday, April 13.

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  •  OCS Night of Poetry

    Second Annual OCS Night of Poetry - April 11 at Cedar Ridge High School

    Join us for the Second Annual OCS Night of Poetry at Cedar Ridge High School on Thursday, April 11, starting at 6:00 p.m. Students from all three OCS high schools began their spring program with a two-day poetry intensive led by the North Carolina Poet Laureate, Orange County's own Jaki Shelton Green. At the April 11 student poetry showcase, local authors — including Ms. Shelton Green — will address the gathering and read from their own works. Students will then present poems they have created and submitted for judging. A new youth poet laureate will be named for each school, and one winner will be crowned as this year's OCS Youth Poet Laureate.

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  • OCS Bus Lot

    2024-25 Rising Sixth Grade Registration Information

    Do you have a 5th grade student transitioning to middle school for the 2024-25 school year? Click here for rising 6th grade registration information!

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Public Notice: Board of Education Policy 3225 and Policy 3226 govern appropriate technology use by staff and students of Orange County Schools, in compliance with CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act).
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