COVID-19 Update April 3, 2020
.@NC_Governor announced this afternoon that he signed an executive order closing NC's K-12 public schools for in-person instruction through May 15. He announced the new executive order, saying it’s needed to promote public health and safety - https://t.co/T7aCvvfuqq— NC Public Schools (@ncpublicschools) March 23, 2020
FCS' COVID-19 Response
Franklin County Schools Families:
We miss having our students in our schools each day, and we are committed to staying connected with you as we move forward. This COVID-19 Update website is one way we are communicating with our community moving forward. We are also using social media, phone calls, text messages, emails and other channels to assist you in staying up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 actions being taken by FCS.
We have staff, teachers and principals serving meals, planning for instruction, improving our facilities and connecting with students and families during what has been an unprecedented time for us. At FCS, we are grateful to be working with you and our dedicated staff during this challenging time. We are all in this together.
Governor Cooper announced on March 23rd that all public schools in North Carolina will be closed until at least May 15th.
We are serving more than 4,000 meals each weekday and continue to offer meal pickup Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. As a reminder, meal pickup is taking place at Bunn High, Franklinton Elementary, Laurel Mill Elementary, Louisburg High and Youngsville Elementary.
The meal includes lunch, a snack, and breakfast items. Please keep in mind- this food is being provided to ensure that our students have meals when they are not in school. If there are additional needs for the elderly and shut-ins in our community, you are encouraged to reach out to community agencies and our churches for assistance in this area. You can locate some of those resources on this website by clicking the following link: https://www.fcschools.net/domain/1337.
On Monday, April 6th, we will have new student assignments available for the next two weeks. These will be provided in an online format and we will also have packets available for our students that do not have internet access. On Monday, April 6th, these work packets can be picked up at any of our feeding sites for elementary and middle school students from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Just ask for the grade levels that you need. Our high school students will receive specific guidance from their individual schools on pickup instructions for April 6th.
To recap: Meals are provided each day for pickup Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our pickup sites. On Monday April 6th, we will also be providing work packets for pickup for families that don’t have internet access. Students with internet access can find these resources on our website.
We have received several questions about end-of-grade and end-of-course testing. On March 23rd, the NC State Board of Education voted to request a waiver of testing this year. More specifics will follow on this.
There is and will continue to be lots of information (as well as speculation) regarding this virus and the response to this virus. We are committed to communicate with you with the most up-to-date and accurate information as it is received.
In the meantime, please continue to take the social distancing guidance that we have been receiving seriously. We want to flatten the curve of this virus, and to accomplish this we need you to stay home, stay safe and follow the guidance that you have been given from the CDC and state and local officials. If we all listen to this guidance and work together, there will be a bright light at the end of this tunnel. We are anxious to see our students again as soon as possible.
Thank you and stay well!