School systems adapt after governor's push for return to the classroom
Posted July 13, 2020 12:42 p.m. EDT
Updated April 27, 2021 8:13 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — "It's time," a coalition of state leaders said in early February. After 10 months of mostly remote learning, public school systems across North Carolina are urged to bring students back to the classroom.
What that looks like varies by the district.
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 8 a.m. April 27, 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||In-person||Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade, 6th grade and 9th grade returned to in-person learning the week of April 19. Grades 3,4,5,7,8,10 and 12 returned the week of April 26|
|Chatham County schools||In-person||All students are learning in person four days per week as of April 19.|
|Cumberland County Schools||In-person||Cumberland County Schools to start Plan A on April 12 for grades Pre-K-12 grade four days a week; Wednesday will be an independent remote learning day.|
|Duplin County Schools||In-person||All grades returned to the classroom as of March 22. Students will attend school Monday through Thursday with Fridays remaining a 100% Remote Instruction/Mandatory Teacher Workday. Parents may continue to choose what is best for their child including in-person learning or 100% remote instruction.|
|Durham Public Schools||Hybrid||K-5 students returned to the classroom four days per week on March 15. On April 8, students in grades 6-12 returned for two days per week of in-person learning. Three groups of students in grades 6-12 rotate days in school and days learning at home.|
|Edgecombe County Schools||In-person||All students returned to the classroom on April 14, four days a week (Tuesday-Friday). Mondays will be a remote day.|
|Franklin County Schools||Hybrid||All students have the option of in-person learning four days per week. 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||In-person||Students in grades PK-5 returned to the classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on March 29, 2021. Students in grades 6-12 returned to in-person learning beginning April 19, 2021.|
|Halifax County Schools||In-person||All students have the option for full-time, in-person learning.|
|Harnett County Schools||In-person||All students are in the classroom five days per week|
|Hoke County schools||Hybrid||PreK-8 students have four days per week of in-person learning and remote learning on Fridays. High school students will remain in two cohorts, rotating in the classroom and at home.|
|Johnston County Schools||In-person||All grades moved to a four-day-a-week, in-person schedule on April 12.|
|Lee County Schools||In-person||All students are in the classroom four days per week effective April 12. Wednesdays are remote learning days for all grade levels.|
|Moore County Schools||In-person||All students are in the classroom full-time, five days per week.|
|Nash County Public Schools||In-person||Elementary students returned to in-person learning on March 29; and Middle and High school students on April 12. The remote learning on the Virtual Academy is still an option.|
|Northampton County Schools||In-person||All students are learning in person, five days a week.|
|Orange County Schools||Hybrid||Students will return to the classroom in two groups: Group A March 8 and Group B March 15. Monday through Thursday, one group learns in person, the other online. Friday is an remote learning day for all students.|
|Person County Schools||Hybrid||We have been in-person since August 17. Of course we have a virtual option and our middle and high school students are in hybrid (attend face-to-face two days a week). Elementary school students attend every day.|
|Sampson County Schools||In-person||Students are in the classroom four days per week. Wednesday will be a remote learning day.|
|Roanoke Rapids Graded District School Board||In-person||All students returned to in-person learning, five days per week, beginning March 29.|
|Public Schools of Robeson County||In-person||Students in PreK-8th grades returned to the classroom four days per week on April 12.|
|Vance County Schools||In-person||Students in PreK-8 learn in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesday is a remote learning day.|
|Wake County Public Schools||Hybrid||Pre-kindergarten through third grade students learn in-person daily; Grades 4-12 are on three-week rotations|
|Wayne County Schools||In-person||All grades, K-12, will meet 5 days a week for face-to-face instruction beginning March 29.|
|Warren County Schools||In-person||Grades PreK-2 returned to in-person learning March 15; Grades 3,6,9 returned March 22; Grades 4,7,10 returned April 6 and Grades 5,8,11,1 returned April 12|
|Wilson County Schools||In-person||All students attend school four days per week. Wednesday is a remote learning day.|
|Fort Bragg Schools||In person|
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.