OCS Families "Know Before You Go" Back To School, March-April 2023
In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, Orange County Schools has received from the NC Department of Health and Human Services free Covid-19 At-Home Testing Kits to send home with every student this week (based on parent preference) to help families “Know Before You Go” back to school following spring break or intersession. Staff will also receive free At-Home Testing Kits.
OCS Connections for March 17, 2023
Family Expo – Saturday, April 15, NCCAT CTE Teacher of the Year Beth Ball, OCS Night of Poetry – Wednesday, April 5, Equal Opportunity Schools Showcase, CRHS Theatre – The Infinite Wrench Friday-Saturday March 17-18, OHS Winter Guard & Percussion Ensemble Break Ground , “Stars of OCS” Education Conference – June 14, Classified Forum - Teacher Workday March 24, World Down Syndrome Day - March 21, and Author Kwame Alexander Visits GHMS!
OCS Connections for March 10, 2023 — School Calendars
OCS Connections for March 10 has all the top news, including the new calendars approved by the Board of Education for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025, two years now available here on the OCS website. Learn more inside this issue of the newsletter!
Family Expo and Global Showcase, April 15, 2023
The Family Engagement Team, in collaboration with New Hope Elementary School and other Orange County Public schools, are honored to invite you to the “Family Resource Fair, Summer Camp Expo, and Global Showcase” event! Join us on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at New Hope Elementary School, located at 1900 New Hope Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514!
Severe Weather Readiness – Statewide Tornado Drill, March 8, 2023
Orange County Schools would like to inform all parents and guardians that all schools will be participating in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2023. This is an annual drill to ensure our schools are prepared for any storms or severe weather that may occur while school is in session. This is also our statewide Severe Weather Week. Please take a few minutes to discuss with your child the importance of having a severe weather plan for your family, in case of a dangerous thunderstorm, tornado, or other severe weather while your child is at home.
Thank you School Social Workers! National School Social Worker Week 2023
In honor of School Social Work Week on March 5-11, 2023, Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder invited school social workers and Dr. Jessica Dreher, Director of Student Engagement and Support, to join the Board of Education for recognition at the March 6 business meeting.