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  • Board of Education Delays School Reentry For At Least Three Weeks

    Jan. 12, 2021 -- In-person instruction for middle and high school students is delayed for at least three weeks, the Guilford County Board of Education voted Tuesday. The board also requested to hear a report regarding the availability of testing and completed and scheduled vaccinations in Guilford County before making a decision regarding reentry.

    In the meantime, the district is working to open additional learning hubs to support high school students who are at-risk of not graduating. These hubs would be located at all 15 traditional high schools and would have flexible hours based on students’ needs.

    Previously, both middle and high school students were scheduled to return later this month, with students receiving in-person instruction two days a week and remote instruction three days a week. Those students will now continue remote instruction, as they have since August, with the exception of certain students with disabilities who returned in November.

    During the meeting, the board heard a presentation from ABC Science Collaborative, a program that pairs scientists and physicians with school and community leaders to help understand the most current and relevant information about COVID-19. View the presentation here. Chief Academic Officer Whitney Oakley and Chief of Staff Nora Carr also presented an update on the reopening process thus far.

    As of Jan. 5, 2021, all elementary students who chose to return to in-person learning, 73.5 percent, had returned for in-person instruction. The remaining students are either enrolled in the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy or receiving remote instruction through their schools. 

    For more information about GCS’ reopening plans, visit www.gcsnc.com/reopening.

  • Revised Start Dates for In-Person Learning 

    Grade Level 

    Re-entry Date for In-Person Learning (From) 

    New Re-entry Date for In-Person Learning (To) 

    Students in grades PreK-2 

    Nov. 12, 2020 

    Resumes January 5, 2021  

    Students in grades 3-12 served in self-contained EC classrooms and public separate schools, self-contained specialized programs, regional behavior support classrooms, CNA clinical practicum 

    Nov. 16, 2020 

    Resumes January 5, 2021  

    Students in grades 3, 4 5 (Five days per week) 

    Jan. 5, 2021 

    January 5, 2021 

    Students in grade 6 (50% on Mondays and Tuesdays; 50% on Thursdays and Fridays) 

    Jan. 21, 2021

    Delayed

    Students in grades 7 & 8 (50% on Mondays and Tuesdays; 50% on Thursdays and Fridays) 

    Jan. 25, 2021

    Delayed

    Students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (50% on Mondays and Tuesdays; 50% on Thursdays and Fridays) 

    Jan. 21, 2021

    Delayed