GCS Continues to Serve; Students Continue to Learn
Week after week during the COVID-19 pandemic, Guilford County Schools (GCS) continues to support students and families through remote learning and by providing meals, laptops, tablets and connectivity.
As of May 15, GCS has distributed more than 1.2 million meals to students via “grab and go” delivery at school sites and community locations. Click here for a complete list.
Since schools closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, GCS has distributed nearly 18,000 laptops and tablets to students to support online learning. Remote learning will continue through the end of the school year, which is Friday, June 5 on the Traditional Academic Calendar.
So far, 70,065 GCS students – about 96% of the district’s total enrollment – have logged into Canvas since March 18, the beginning of online learning. District data indicates that the vast majority of students – more than 80% – are engaging online in learning activities on a regular basis.
The district also is serving more than 70 children of healthcare workers and those who are homeless at three childcare sites. Those sites will remain open through Friday, June 5.
“Our employees continue to put others first and I’m grateful for their dedication,” said Sharon L. Contreras, superintendent. “As we celebrate our local pandemic heroes, let’s make sure to thank our frontline public school employees.
GCS is encouraging parents and Guilford County residents to celebrate teachers, custodians, childcare providers, child nutrition and maintenance workers and other “behind-the-scenes” public school heroes by saying thanks or giving a “shout out” on social media and tagging it #WeSeeYouGCS between now and the end of the May.