Governor Cooper recently issued Executive Order 120 directing all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to remain closed for “in person instruction” until at least May 15, 2020.
The HCPS Learn from Home model that began on March 20 will continue, thanks to dedicated teachers, support staff, and the Instructional Services Department. Students on the traditional calendar are currently equipped with two weeks of Learn from Home lessons and instructional materials. Later this week, HCPS will be sending follow-up information that specifically addresses future Learn from Home lessons and any necessary material pickup procedures.
The school system’s goal is to provide as much remote learning as possible during the school closure period while it strives to facilitate real connections among Henderson County Public Schools students and families.
And remember, HCPS is here to help. For Learn from Home troubleshooting support, first reach out directly to your child’s teacher. If additional support with Learn from Home is needed, you may email the Help Desk at [email protected].
Please note that the Governor’s Executive Order allows HCPS to keep its buildings open to school staff in order to provide critical services such as meal pick-up and delivery, clerical tasks and maintenance, custodial, and technology support. The grab-and-go meal pickup sites and Meals On the Bus will continue to provide meals for children 2-18, and any additions or changes to scheduling or routes will be communicated to families.
HCPS realizes that this latest executive order brings even more questions. The school system is seeking further guidance from the NC Department of Public Instruction as they make important decisions regarding system operations during the closure period. Administrators and principals will continue to work together to provide families with relevant information and updates in the coming days and coming weeks.
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