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School Closure Information

Parents may pick up their children's personal items or medication if these items are critically needed during the school closure period. Items may be picked up during regular school hours on Tuesday, Mar. 17.

Please exercise all state and federal guidelines for maintaining a healthy school environment.

From the Superintendent:

In an effort to slow the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Caldwell County Schools will adhere to the statewide guidance to postpone or cancel any event, gathering, or school-sponsored activity that involves 100 people or more effective immediately. Schools are currently closed to our students per Executive Order 117 as directed by NC Gov. Roy Cooper effective Mar. 16 through Mar. 30 for every public school in the state.

We will continue to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to follow the recommendations of state and federal health agencies. Schools are being sanitized on a rotational basis and employees are encouraged to disinfect surfaces and workspaces. We recommend that all parents, visitors, and volunteers limit their involvement on school campuses until the state guidelines are lifted. The district is implementing strategies to prepare for distance learning if school closure is extended beyond the two-week period.

NC Governor Roy Cooper expects the citizens of North Carolina to abide by recent guidance to stay at home if sick and to avoid participation in large gatherings. It is our hope that this protocol will keep more of you safe from illness.

The number one priority in the Caldwell County School System is the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We realize this is a difficult and unsettling time throughout the country, and the school district will continue to monitor these evolving circumstances, and our teachers will reach out to families through phone calls and virtual platforms on a regular basis.

We ask that everyone be vigilant in their efforts to prevent the spread of any sickness and to follow the statewide guidelines. Thank you for helping us to keep our students and families healthy. We appreciate your willingness to exercise patience, support, and cooperation as we move through this serious global threat.

Sincerely,
Dr. Donald Phipps
Superintendent