Mix of hybrid, online learning across central NC to start the second semester
Posted July 13, 2020 12:42 p.m. EDT
Updated January 22, 2021 4:55 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — As COVID-19 continues to rage throughout North Carolina, school districts are grappling with how to teach students safely and effectively. Some districts, citing staffing shortages, are sticking with online learning for the rest of the year.
Others are moving full steam ahead with reopening plans.
Trends in recent coronavirus numbers reported by the state indicate that the post-holiday spike is subsiding. Even so, many school officials are concerned about the safety of their staff and their ability to teach students. If a handful of staff are in quarantine, a district may not be able to continue to teach students in person.
Under the state's latest vaccine priority list, teachers and school staff members are part of the third group in line to get shots, which could delay when students can get back in school in many counties across the state.
(Updated 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021)
Information from school district websites and social media pages, and from school district representatives reached through email. Search below for your district.
|District||Learning plan||Board decision|
|Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools||Online||All students in remote learning with the goal of returning to classrooms under a hybrid (Plan B) approach in March.|
|Chatham County schools||Hybrid||Students in PreK-8th grade are learning under a mix of in-person and online classes. High school students will begin hybrid learning on Feb. 1.|
|Cumberland County Schools||Mostly all online||Beginning Jan. 25, EC Separate & Pre-K will attend class daily; K-2, Grade 6, Grade 9 attend a mix of in-class and virtual; Grades 3-5, 7, 8, 11, 12 remain in virtual learning. Contingent upon COVID metrics, students will begin a transition to Plan B (a combination of in-person and virtual learning) on March 15.|
|Duplin County Schools||Online||Duplin County Schools will remain in remote instruction for all students effective until Jan. 29. Students will resume a mix of in-person and online learning on Feb. 1. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will return to the classroom full-time on March 15. Friday will be a remote learning day for elementary schoolers. March 15, students in grades 6th through 13th will continue with a mix of in-person and online learning. Parents may continue to choose the 100% remote option for their child.|
|Durham Public Schools||Online||All students stay in remote learning through end of 2020-21 academic year|
|Edgecombe County Schools||Online||All schools will remain on a Remote Learning schedule through January 25, 2021.|
|Franklin County Schools||Hybrid||Students are learning in two groups. Group A is in the classroom Monday and Tuesday, learns remotely on Thursday and Friday. Group B learns online Monday, Tuesday and in person on Thursday, Friday. All students have self-paced assignments to complete, remotely, on Wednesdays.|
|Granville County Public School||Online||Due to staffing issues, students will be learning remotely at least until March. The board will reasses their desicion in March.|
|Halifax County Schools||Online||The school district has remained in remote learning.|
|Harnett County Schools||Hybrid / mostly in-person||Elementary students are learning in person four days a week, with remote learning on Wednesdays. Middle and high school students are on an A/B schedule, alternating home and school, with all remote learning on Wednesdays. Pre-K meets 5 days a week, in person|
|Hoke County schools||Online||Hoke County Schools will remain in remote learning through Friday, Jan. 29.|
|Johnston County Schools||Online||K-12 students will continue with online learing until Feburary 1. At that time they will return to a hybrid learning model. On Feb. 1, students in grades K-12 will transition to hybrid learning.|
|Lee County Schools||Hybrid||Elementary and middle schoolers will participate in hybrid learning. High school students will remain in online learning. The board will reconsider its plans for high schools in its meeting on Feb.9. Elementary and middle schools are now contacting parents of students who were in remote learning during first semester, but have indicated they now want to return for in-person learning. Each student will be assigned a rotating schedule of in-person and remote class days that will begin next week.|
|Moore County Schools||Hybrid||K-5 is in school five days a week except those who opted for the Virtual Academy. Grades 6-12 are in school two days per week -- either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday -- with the other three days remote learning.|
|Nash County Public Schools||Online||All students remain in online-only learning until March 22.|
|Northampton County Schools||Online||High School and Early College will learn remotely until March 10. Elementary and Middle School students will learn remotely until March 26.|
|Orange County Schools||Online||K-12 students return to Plan B Hybrid in-person learning on staggered schedules starting on January 25.|
|Person County Schools||Hybrid||Students will resume their regular schedules (Plan A, B, or C) on Jan. 11|
|Sampson County Schools||Hybrid||Students returned to hybrid learning, divided into groups. Cohort A will attend Monday/Tuesday and Cohort B will attend Thursday/Friday. Wednesday will be a remote learning day.|
|Roanoke Rapids Graded District School Board||Hybrid||Middle and high school students returned to campus in January for partial face-to-face instruction. Pre-k through 5th grade had returned to in-person learning, 5 days a week in October.|
|Public Schools of Robeson County||Online||Virtual learning was extended through Feburary 16th.|
|Vance County Schools||Online||All students remain in remote learning|
|Wake County Public Schools||Online||All students are learning online through Jan. 15. Second semester will continue with daily in person learning for K-5 and rotations for grades 6-12 on Jan. 20.|
|Wayne County Schools||Online||All schools are operating in Plan B and offer a 100% Virtual Learning Program option. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will not transition to Plan A/ in-person until March 15.|
|Warren County Schools||Online||All students will remain in remote learning through the month of January. The board will revisit their plan during their work session on January 26.|
|Wilson County Schools||Online||Until June, Elementary and middle school students will attend classes in-person. High school and early college students will learn in-person 1 day/week and participate in remote learning 4 days/week.|
Explained: Plan A, B, C
Under state guidelines, school districts have the option of choosing between Plan A, B and C.
Plan A allows students to return to the classroom for full-time, face-to-face instruction five days a week.
If a district decides to operate under Plan B, students would attend school under a hybrid learning model to limit contact and capacity in schools. Part of the time students would attend school in-person, and the other half students would complete classwork at home online. Middle and high schools are able to operate under this learning model, if the school board decides.
Plan C is available for school districts who decide that the safe option for staff, students and families is to stop with in-person learning and hold all online classes. This option is available for any school district and all grade levels.