Emergency Remote Learning vs. Plan C+ ~ Remote Learning
Families may apply online for their children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Online applications will be sent form a secure website directly to SCS School Nutrition. No need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. The on-line application is easy, secure and convenient! Families that receive Food and Nutrition Services (FNS or Food Stamps) benefits are directly certified.
The Surry County Board of Education will conduct a special meeting on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to consider student transfer requests. This meeting will be held electronically pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §143-318.13(a).
Surry County Schools Elementary School Supply List for 2020-2021 The most important tool that your child will need for this school year is their own set of earbud/headphones with a microphone. SCS will work with families to provide chromebooks for students to use.
The Surry County Board of Education held a special called meeting yesterday to discuss options for a safe return to learn for all students and staff for the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Samantha Ange, Surry County Public Health Director presented local health information and metrics for the Board’s consideration when making such an important decision. After much heartfelt discussion, the Surry County Board of Education approved a plan to return to learn on August 17 for students with remote instruction and will reconsider face-to-face instructional options with a goal of September 21, 2020. The first week of school for students, the week of August 17th will be an orientation week for teachers to connect with students and families individually to build relationships.
Surry County Schools has taken the guidance of the North Carolina State Board of Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center, and the Surry County Schools Return to Learn Task Force to develop guidance to support our schools and community in determining plans and strategies for returning to learn. Surry County School System’s Pathway to Return to Learn provides a tiered approach with clear, actionable steps that are advisable before students and employees return to school buildings, along with guidance that is applicable throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
The Surry County Board of Education recently amended the 2020-2021 school calendar to include a new start date for students, which will be August 17, 2020. The calendar amendment is in response to state legislation, Senate Bill 704, which is part of the COVID-19 response plan. Senate Bill 704 defined year-round schools for one year only, the 2020-2021 school year.