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What will school be like now?

It’s very important to understand that school will look different in January.


Key changes include:

  • Symptom screenings and temperature checks of all students, staff, and visitors upon entering a building.

  • All adults who are dropping off student car riders are required to keep their cloth mask/face covering on when school staff approach the car to complete the initial symptom screen and temperature check.
  • Per Governor Cooper's  Executive Order 180, a cloth mask/face covering must be worn at all times indoors. This expectation is for all students, staff and essential visitors to our schools and worksites.

    There is an exception for school districts. Per the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), school staff CAN remove their cloth mask/face covering while alone in a room (i.e., a classroom, an office).

  • Class schedules will be adjusted to make every effort to keep groups of students together in cohorts and limit student movement throughout the day. 

  • No assemblies or large gatherings will occur.

  • Students will likely eat breakfast and lunch in their classrooms. LINK: OCS Food and Beverage Consumption Guidance

  • Limited communal or sharing of supplies.