Cancellations, Postponed Activities Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Due to the threat of spreading COVID-19, public schools closed the third week of March and with only 13 days remaining in this school year, administrators are collaborating with state and local officials on how to safely and carefully reintroduce a level of normalcy back into the lives of students who are scheduled to return to school in August.
North Carolina continues to operate under a state of emergency and school district leadership will comply with all health and public education guidelines and recommendations. Most state-sponsored student summer activities, camps, classes, etc., have been canceled, such as the North Carolina Governor's School and the Summer Read to Achieve Camp. If students have enrolled in any of these programs for 2020, parents should receive a letter of cancellation no later than June 1.
In order to avoid any unnecessary risks and to contain the outbreak, the following Caldwell County School activities scheduled this summer are canceled:
Rising Stars Program
Read to Achieve Summer Camp
CCC&TI Summer Class and Activities for K-12 Students
WrapAround Summer Camp
State and local officials have advised schools to implement social distancing practices and to limit the number of people who are allowed to gather. For these reasons and measures in keeping a safe environment, most summer activities are postponed or canceled, but some may be available through virtual involvement.
"These decisions are not easy," said Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps. "However, our first goal is the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and our community."