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  •  Orange County Schools

    OCS Family Updates — November 29, 2022

    COVID Vaccine Booster Clinic, OCS Equity Task Force Seeking Members, Nominate Arts Teachers for “Creative Spirit Fund” Grant, Driver’s Education Registration, K-12 Science Standards All-Stakeholder Survey, Next Hillsborough Elementary Virtual Tour, Awesome OCS Student or Staff? Nominate for REACH! Museum Adventure, Orange County “Zero Waste” Survey, OCS Connections Newsletter

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  •  Orange County Schools Thanksgiving 2022

    Thanksgiving Holiday Wishes from OCS Superintendent Dr. Felder

    As we enter with anticipation into a celebration of thanks and fellowship, this year in particular I have been asking myself and all of us: “What’s going well?” I certainly look forward to being around the table with loved ones for all-time favorites (pass the sweet potato pie, please), but the time spent this fall learning around the table from our students and staff has brought me immense joy that moves me to gratitude that I hope you will share.

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  •  Orange County Schools

    OCS Family Updates — November 21, 2022

    We have two operations updates and one invitation for our Orange County Schools community — Schools and Offices Closed starting Wednesday, November 23 — COVID-19 At-Home Testing and Booster Updates — Join the Orange County Historical Museum “Treasure Hunters” Exhibit

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  •  Orange County Schools

    COVID Booster Clinic for Students, Staff, and Families - Friday, December 9 from 3-5pm at ECGES, Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary School

    For Students, Staff, and Families. Must be at least 5 years old. OCS Covid-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Clinic: Friday Dec. 9th from 3-5pm at Efland-Cheeks Global Elementary School.   IMPORTANT NOTES: There is no cost for the vaccine. It is covered 100% by health insurance. Therefore, insurance details will be collected during the online registration process. If you don’t have insurance, select 'Self Pay’ and we will apply to an uninsured coverage program for you. Read on for more details.

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  •  Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder

    For Our Families and Learning Community - Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder

    Events like Monday’s school shooting in St. Louis once again remind us that — having done all we can to make schools safe, and to strengthen relationships between children and those who serve them — we spend every day aware that violence can turn that learning environment and any community upside down in a moment.

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  •   Stan Farrington pointing to inspiring wall art in his school.

    Stan Farrington is named OCS Principal of the Year!

    We are pleased to announce that Mr. Stan Farrington, of Partnership Academy, is our OCS Principal of the Year and Wells Fargo P.O.Y. nominee for 2022-2023! 

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  •  Makenzie Mason, BTOY - Group photo with Dr. Felder, mentors, principal, current TOY, and NCTOY

    OCS announces Beginning Teacher of the Year!

    District leadership recently announced that Makenzie Mason will represent all of her Grady Brown and Orange County Schools colleagues in the year ahead as Beginning Teacher of the Year.

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  •  Orange County Schools Family Academy Drug and Alcohol Awareness Zoom October 27 2022

    Family Academy, October 27, 2022 - Drug and Alcohol Awareness

    Orange County Schools and the Orange Partnership are hosting an informational night to help families recognize the dangers that students face related to drug and alcohol abuse. Join us by Zoom! See meeting link in the article.

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  •  Orange County Schools Updates for the Week of October 10, 2022

    Family Updates for the Week of October 10, 2022

    Please see your email or this web article to see updates and important deadlines for Child Nutrition Services and Survey Opportunities, and a notice about the start of School Lockdown Drills. October 11 is the expiration date of the grace period for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, and a link to complete a new application is included here.

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  • OCS EC Director joins OHS leadership to celebrate Mr. Barrow, EC Teacher of Excellence

    David Barrow of Orange High School, 2022 Exceptional Children ‘Teacher of Excellence’

    David Barrow is the 2022 EC Teacher of Excellence for Orange County Schools.

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  •  Orange County Schools

    OCS Regular Schedule, Monday, October 3, 2022

    OCS will open Monday, October 3, 2022, on regular schedule. Thank you again to all our students, staff, and families for your patience during preparations for and the arrival of remnants of Hurricane Ian. As you know, the impact has been significant across our community with power outages, fallen trees, and flooding which are still being addressed by emergency authorities.  Note: We expect some bus routes may be affected Monday, with crews still clearing road debris around Orange County on Sunday evening. Some school meals may also be modified on Monday.

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  •  Orange County Schools Closed Friday, September 30, 2022

    Orange County Schools Closed Friday, September 30 - Weather Update, Schedule Changes

    Orange County Schools is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Ian and will keep our families up to date on preparations in our schools and our community. Please stay tuned for further updates.

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  •  Orange County Schools

    Message from Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder

    Dear Orange County Schools staff, students and families, and our friends in Alamance County, The loss of two young lives in our community this past weekend has been nothing short of devastating. On behalf of the entire Orange County Schools community, I want to express our deepest condolences to the families of Lyric Woods, our Cedar Ridge High School ninth-grader, and Devin Clark, an Eastern Alamance High School senior in our neighboring county. We are terribly sorry for your loss. To everyone who has known and loved these children, I am sorry. And I am terribly sad and frustrated that we find ourselves here, now. Talking in this way about our children.

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  •  Congratulations Jessica Nagy, Hillsborough Elementary School

    OCS Names New Principal for Hillsborough Elementary School!

    Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Jessica Nagy for her selection as  the next principal at Hillsborough Elementary School, effective October 1, 2022.

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  •  Orange County Schools COVID Guidance August 25, 2022

    COVID Update and Guidance - August 25, 2022

    Orange County Schools (OCS) remains committed to follow guidelines from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), Orange County Health Department (OCHD), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to be keep the safety of students and staff as our highest priority and provide consistent in-person instruction in a safe and effective learning environment. In this document, you will find an update about transmission levels of COVID-19 in the community, new safety-related guidance, and details about how OCS is responding to positive cases in schools and worksites.

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  •  OCS Welcome Back to School with pencil and graph paper art

    Welcome, welcome, welcome to a brand new school year!

    OCS Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder shares her excitement and outlines plans to ensure our students, staff and community are supported and thriving in the 2022-2023 school year.

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  •  News from Orange County Schools 2022-23 Return To School

    Forward to School! Updates for the Week of August 22, 2022

    We are looking FORWARD to school for the first student day at traditional schools on August 29! Read on for important updates on transportation, child nutrition services, health & wellness, and job openings in Orange County Schools.

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  •  Student Driver Car

    It's Time to Sign up for Driver's Education

    Enrollment & Registration for the online class portion of Driver's Ed, Session 1, will begin on Monday, September 12, 2022

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  •  Curriculum Mapping Orange County Schools 2022-2023

    Curriculum Mapping Helps Every Teacher and Student

    Over 100 Orange County Schools teachers, support staff, and district leaders K-12 came together in June 2022 to revise and enhance curriculum maps to ensure the knowledge, skills and dispositions students acquire each day are standards-aligned. The work began with three days of professional development with inspiring remarks from North Carolina Teacher of the Year, Eugenia Floyd!

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  •  Welcome Rhonda Wood to Orange County Schools!

    New role to support beginning teachers, teacher mentors, and all teachers pursuing National Board Certification!

    Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Rhonda Wood to Orange County Schools to serve and to provide support for beginning teachers and teacher mentors in OCS.

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