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Summer 2024 News and Updates for OCS Families


OCS Summer 2024 Updates


Summer Work Hours

All OCS schools & buildings* will operate on the following ✨Summer Hours✨ from June 24th to August 9th:

✅ Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
❎ Friday: CLOSED

In addition, all OCS schools and buildings* will be CLOSED to the public July 1st - July 5th.
*Hillsborough Elementary will have students July 1st - July 3rd and resume normal operating hours starting on July 8th. 
Stay tuned to for up-to-date news and calendar information.


Summer Meal Programs

OCS Summer Meals 2024


For a limited time, families with children aged 18 and under may receive hot meals at open feeding sites in Efland and Cedar Grove. Children DO NOT need to be enrolled in Orange County Schools to participate. 

Learn more and find schedules for free meals or text FOOD (COMIDA) to 304-304.


Summer Learning for Young Children

OCS Summer Learning, Literacy at Home


Enjoy at-home learning activities with your child in Kindergarten through second grade this summer! Visit Literacy at Home for tips and a successful summer full of reading fun.


OCS Summer Reading Challenge

OCS Summer Reading 2024


Read books, win prizes in the OCS Summer Reading Olympic Challenge! Finish all the adventures and bring your completed game board to school in August 2024 to receive a prize. 


SunBucks (Summer EBT)

SunBucks 2024


Starting in summer 2024, qualifying families receive $120 per eligible school-age child on a debit-like card for groceries during the summer period. Learn more and see if you qualify!


Infinite Campus, Fall 2024

NCSIS Student Information System powered by Infinite Campus


NC public schools are moving to a new student information system, with more tools to follow your child’s progress on your mobile device. It’s easier to see everything on the go, and this replaces PowerSchool as your one-stop shop for grades, attendance, assignments, and more. Stay tuned for more details in July.


Library Programs: The Adventure Begins!

Orange County Public Library Summer Reading Adventure 2024


Orange County Public Library also offers summer reading programs for kids (young child to 5th grade) and teens (middle and high school). Program ends July 27th, visit today!


You Belong in Orange County Schools!

You belong here in Orange County Schools


We are hiring! If you are inspired to join our team and support children, then start your OCS career journey today in a teaching role or classified job in this community’s public schools. We offer incentives for bus drivers, and first-class support for pursuing alternative pathways to teaching licensure.

Learn more at and apply today!