The Orange County Board of Education approved the return to school for preschool and exceptional children on October 27. After a series of motions, it was decided at the September 29 meeting for all Exceptional Children (EC) self-contained students and preschool students to return for the start of the second nine weeks (October 27); small groups of students in all remaining grades will return Under Plan B with the start of the second semester (in January 2021).
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Cooper made a surprise announcement that public school districts across North Carolina can consider reopening schools under Plan A for all K-5 students effective October 5th. We appreciate that the Governor has given local school districts additional flexibility with this latest Executive Order, which allows local Boards to decide to operate under Plans A, B, or C.
The last day for students to complete the first of three SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) surveys is Friday, September 18. The purpose of this SEL survey is to collect baseline data that will inform each school’s and the district’s work as we continue to support students’ SEL growth and development.