If you need help
To help students and families handle the stress school closures may cause, Guilford County Schools (GCS) now has two hotlines.
The first hotline is the GCS student crisis hotline. This phone number should only be used by GCS students for a crisis of any kind. If it is an emergency, call 911. If during this time away from school a student has concerns about anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, or has no food, etc. a student should dial 336-332-7295. This number will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by GCS counselors for at least the next two weeks.
GCS has established a call center to answer incoming questions from students, parents and the general public. GCS employees, including translators, will staff the center and respond to inquiries about school nutrition, digital learning, health and wellness, special education, and employee relations issues, among other topics.
The call center will operate Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the next two weeks. The first full day of operation will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The GCS call center can be reached at 336-332-7290.
Additionally, please see the below list of community organizations that are working to connect our students and families with food and nutritional assistance during this crisis.
Greater High Point Food Alliance
Second Harvest Food Bank
GCS Grab-and-Go Meal Locations are listed here: https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/64434
Additional resources for Greensboro:
Additional resources for High Point:
New: Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
If you want to help
Guilford County Schools is grateful to the generous members of our community who are reaching out to support our students and families in need. Guilford County Schools encourages individuals and groups interested in donating resources or time to contact any of the following agencies working to ensure that all members of our community are able to meet basic needs during this crisis.