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Families will receive Learn from Home materials Tuesday

Families will receive Learn from Home materials on Tuesday as Henderson County public schools execute the remote education model during the two-week closure. Gov. Roy Cooper on Saturday ordered all K-12 public schools to close for two weeks in an effort to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. Local schools officials are also making plans to ensure children continue to receive meals.

Henderson County officials said the closure affects all school programming, including before- and after-school activities, on-campus childcare, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and all weekend events. For HCPS staff, Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17 will be Optional Teacher Workdays. The Learn From Home model will take effect for students Wednesday, March 18. Specific details regarding the Learn From Home model will be sent to families on Tuesday, March 17.

Although this is an unprecedented situation for school systems across our state, HCPS has been preparing for this event, the school system said. The Learn From Home model will involve virtual and/or take-home coursework, depending on students’ grade level and internet connectivity.

In consultation with state and local leaders, administrators will determine a schedule to re-open schools at a later date.

Plans regarding continuity of meals during the shutdown are being finalized. This, as well as additional information for families and staff, will be communicated through the same platforms the district has used thus far to share COVID-19 information: phone message alerts, letters to families through Peachjar e-flyers, staff emails website postings, social media, and media advisories.

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