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Students back in class all week March 23

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Following approval by the Henderson County School Board today, Henderson County Public Schools will welcome its middle and high school students back on campus Tuesday, March 23, under Plan A – the fully in-person learning model.   Read Story »

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GOP fails to override Cooper's veto on school reopening

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly failed on Monday by one vote, 29-20, to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, even as students suffer academically and opinion polls show residents want children back in the classroom.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | coronavirus Cooper

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Johnson 'extremely disappointed' in veto of school reopening bill

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Last Friday, within a day of the bill becoming law without his signature, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 37, which would have required school districts across the state to offer some in-person option for students.   Read Story »

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Teachers to get shots this weekend

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Henderson County schoolteachers and support staff will get Covid-19 vaccinations this weekend thanks to the efforts by two providers set aside enough doses for educators.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | vaccination rollout

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Johnson applauds House passage of school reopening bill

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Families of public school students in North Carolina would have the ability to choose in-classroom learning under legislation the state House approved in a bipartisan 74-44 vote on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Repairing damage from remote learning on Legislature's plate

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It might be a new year, but remote learning isn’t over.   Read Story »

Tags: N.C. General Assembly | coronavirus schools | covid-19 Cooper | virtual school | 2021 Legislative session

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Spike in Covid cases triggers switch to remote-only school

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Henderson County public schools will “Return to Learn” after the holiday break on Thursday under Plan C – the remote only learning model, the School Board decided in a special called meeting on Monday as members cited the surge in Covid-19 infections.   Read Story »

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School buses provide Wifi hot spots for remote learners

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Pardee UNC Health Care is supporting Henderson County Public School’s efforts to provide Wi-Fi to students who do not have internet access.   Read Story »

Tags: broadband | coronavirus schools | internet access

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School system launches Covid-19 dashboard

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The Henderson County school system has launched a Covid-19 dashboard that will report daily updates on coronavirus infections in schools.   Read Story »

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Parents, teachers express concern about Covid cases at Atkinson

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People concerned about the safety of students and teachers told the Henderson County School Board that after two children at Atkinson Elementary School had tested positive for Covid-19 last week they question whether the school system is doing enough to protect pupils, employees and their families.   Read Story »

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Cooper authorizes full reopening for K-5

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RALEIGH — School districts can allow elementary grade students to return to the classroom next month, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday during a news conference, but middle and high school students won’t have the same opportunity.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | covid-19 Cooper

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United Way calls for volunteers to pack 13,000 back-to-school kits

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The United Way of Henderson County is seeking support from across the community for the fifth annual Day of Action, taking place virtually across the county to help Henderson County Public Schools students and staff get back to in-person learning safely.   Read Story »

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Students will return to classrooms under a hybrid reopening plan

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The youngest students will return to classrooms every weekday and students in grade 3-13 will attend school in person two days a week under a hybrid "Return to Learn" model the Henderson County School Board adopted on Tuesday.   Read Story »

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School Board candidates widely support remote learning

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The candidates for the Henderson County School Board widely agree that returning to school this month with remote and not in-person learning was the right call, although one candidate urged a quicker return to the classroom for the youngest pupils.   Read Story »

Tags: 2020 School Board election | coronavirus schools

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Jay Egolf makes the case for reopening schools

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Jay Egolf, who cast the lone no vote when the Henderson County School Board ordered remote learning for the start of the school year, says the importance of in-person learning outweighs the relatively small risk of covid-19 infections in the classroom.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Seniors step up to keep Bearcat tradition alive

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The annual tradition of the new class of seniors painting the steps leading to Hendersonville High School did not vanish with the uniqueness of the 2020-2021 school year.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | HHS Senior Play | coronavirus schools | Move Up

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School Board orders remote learning through September

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Students would go to school in person for one week and then have two weeks of remote learning at home under a Return to Learn plan school administrators presented to the Henderson County School Board Monday. But after hearing multiple concerns about how that would work, the School Board voted to go with Plan C, remote learning only, for at least the first six weeks of the school year.   Read Story »

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School Board, public to see 'Return to Learn' Plan B next week

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Schools may open for in-person instruction under a plan that requires face coverings for all K-12 students, fewer children in the classroom, measures to ensure social distancing for everyone in the building and other safety protocols, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today.   Read Story »

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Cooper, DHHS announce options for school reopening

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Gov. Roy Cooper and state public health and education officials released new guidelines Monday that set out a first step to help North Carolina K-12 public schools find a safe way to open to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 academic year.   Read Story »

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Here's where to get a copy of the special graduation section

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Celebrating the Class of 2020, our special section honoring this year's high school graduates, is on the street!   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | West Henderson High School | North Henderson High School | East Henderson High School | Career Academy | coronavirus schools | Move Up | 2020 graduation | Early College

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Flex calendar schools join traditional calendar schedule for '20-21

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Bruce Drysdale and Hendersonville elementary schools will operate on the traditional calendar for the 2020-21 school year, scheduled to begin Aug. 17, dropping the year-round flex calendar for one year.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Elementary School | Bruce Drysdale Elementary School | coronavirus schools | year-round schools

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In a rare covid bonus, empty schools are boon to construction work

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Work is moving faster than scheduled at three major school construction projects as contractors take advantage of campuses cleared of students.   Read Story »

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School Board endorses drive-up graduation, celebration 'when allowed by law'

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Henderson County School Board members on Monday endorsed plans by school administrators for drive-up graduation ceremonies and declared their support for a celebration of the class of 2020 when conditions permit.   Read Story »

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School Board sends $30.8 million funding request to county

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The Henderson County School Board on Monday sent a $30,828,000 funding request to the Board of Commissioners — $3.6 million less than the current year's funding and one of the many signs of belt-tightening as local government bodies draft their 2020-21 budgets in the covid-19 economy.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | coronavirus government | 2020-21 local budgets

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East senior implores School Board, commissioners to salvage graduation

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While Henderson County school leaders say they're doing everything they can to honor high school seniors at a time when mass gatherings are prohibited, at least one county commissioner endorsed the idea of a graduation ceremony later on.   Read Story »

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School leaders are 'there with them' as seniors, parents express heartbreak

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Bo knows.   Read Story »

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School system plans drive-thru diploma procession, other honors for graduates

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While the Class of 2020 may not be able to gather and celebrate in the traditional manners, the Henderson County public school system plans to honor graduates in alternative methods that publicly recognize their accomplishments and serve as tangible keepsakes for families, all in accordance with the governor's executive orders as well as health and safety guidelines.   Read Story »

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Calendar flexibility would allow Aug. 17 school start

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RALEIGH — The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education working group has approved an education omnibus bill providing regulatory relief and support for North Carolina’s K-12 and higher education systems.   Read Story »

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Seniors endure a spring without traditions

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At Hendersonville High School, end-of-year traditions are legend.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | West Henderson High School | Kathryn Thomas | coronavirus schools

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School system says infected person did not distribute meals or school materials

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The Henderson County school system provided more details about the employee who tested positive for COVID-19, saying the person is an employee at North Henderson High who was not involved in the distribution of any meals or educational materials before becoming symptomatic.   Read Story »

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School system employee tests positive for COVID-19

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The Henderson County Department of Public Health notified the Henderson County public school system that a school employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.   Read Story »

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Schools distribute hard-copy lesson plans Monday; spring break intact

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With schools remaining closed for in-person instruction until at least May 15, the Henderson County school system on Tuesday advised students and parents how to pick up lesson plans, announced updated Meals on the Bus stops and announced that spring break would remain April 13-17.   Read Story »

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Cooper extends school shutdown to May 15

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday extended the statewide K-12 shutdown to May 15.   Read Story »

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