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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

Camp Med

CTE Camps

CCC&TI Summer Class and Activities for K-12 Students

WrapAround Summer Camp

"With the number of Covid-19 cases increasing along with the additional risk to specific at-risk populations, the decision was made to reopen our WrapAround programs when CCS resumes instruction," said Mary Kidder, WrapAround Director. "The reason for this decision is to protect not only the children who are more vulnerable to exposure but also to protect any at-risk parents, grandparents and other individuals who are their caregivers for the 2020-2021 school year."

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."