MARCH 17: Board of Education approves Plan A for middle and high schools starting April 6

On March 17, the Pender County Board of Education approved a transition to Plan A learning for middle and high school students in accordance with the latest guidelines approved by the state. This plan will go into effect on April 6 with middle and high school students continuing to learn under the Plan B model until that time.

Like elementary students in Pender County now, Plan A learning for middle and high school students will be held on campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with a remote learning day on Wednesday. All students across all grade levels, including elementary school, have the opportunity to return to in-person learning on April 6. If a student chooses to be an online learner as of April 6, they must remain on that platform through the end of the current school year.

Masks will continue to be required for all students and staff when on school grounds or riding a school bus, unless they are eating and drinking. Social distancing measures will be in effect for stationary students when space allows and students will continue to practice social distancing when moving throughout a building when it is possible.

Current online learners have been sent an intent form to determine if they would like to return to in-person learning or remain in a virtual setting. This form must be returned by the end of the day on Sunday, March 21. Any current in-person learners who would like to transition to online learning will need to contact their school immediately.

Pender County Schools will provide additional updates to families as information becomes available. We ask all stakeholders to continue monitoring the district website and social media channels on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information.


March 23: Updates to the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health ToolKit

December 23: Info on how to reach your school nurse

December 4: Complete this intent form for second semester by Dec 13

December 3: High school three-cohort calendar for Spring 2021

October 26: Elementary PreK-5 learning options under Plans A and C

October 21: A guide to understanding Plan A - English and Spanish

October 20: Board of Education adopts Plan A learning starting Nov 9

October 15: Board of Education approves changes in learning plans for elementary and high school students

September 18: Explaining Plan A guide in English and Spanish

September 18: Latest guidance from NCDHHS regarding elementary schools transitioning to Plan A on or after Oct. 5

September 17: Press release from Gov. Cooper on elementary schools operating under Plan A

September 4: Information on meal distribution update

September 2: Statement on the quarantining of specific classrooms at Topsail Elementary

September 1: VIDEO: Attendance update for online-only high school students

August 28: VIDEO: Attendance update for online-only middle school students

August 27: VIDEO: Online-only learning update regarding Edmentum/Pender Virtual Academy

August 20 and 21: Statements on the quarantining of Hampstead students from Aug. 20 and Aug. 21

August 20: VIDEO: Important information for online-only learners

August 18: Stories and photos from schools reopening - WECT, WWAY and the StarNews

August 17: Update on West Pender Middle doing online learning for Tuesday, August 18

August 17: Food distribution plan update

August 16: Press Release from Pender County Schools on concerns regarding school reopening protocols

August 14: Update on PCS moving to modified Plan B to start 2020-21 year

August 14: Update on Heide Trask High moving to Plan C until August 28

August 11: Exceptional Children's Department guidance document

August 10: VIDEO: Online-only learning information

August 10: State hotline info for child care - English and Spanish

August 10: State issued guide on how to proper wear a mask - English and Spanish

August 9: Parent attestation form (English and Spanish) REQUIRED FOR ALL PCS STUDENTS

August 6: Presentation and update to the Pender County Board of Education

August 5: Cohort information update

August 3: Parent attestation form to return to your child's school

July 24: Update from the PCS Exceptional Children's Department

July 23: Presentation from NCDHHS to the State Board of Education

July 21: VIDEO: Restarting Together - Option 5 Explanation

July 21: WECT story on Option 5, Restarting Together campaign

July 21: Pender County Board of Education special meeting

July: PCS Restarting Together Poster

July 9: VIDEO: PCS Webinar on school restarting requirements and accompanying slide presentation

July: Required and Recommended Guidance from NCDHHS for school reopening

June: Pender County broadband internet availability map

June 9: Lighting Our Way Forward Guidance from NCDPI

June 8: NCHSAA Summer Guide

June 8: StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) from NCDHHS

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