Calendar Updates from School:
New Hope will utilize the same instructional schedule that our school used at the beginning of this school year, when all students were learning remotely. All students, regardless of whether they are Face-to-Face or Virtual Academy will follow the same instructional schedule for 5 days per week. This allows us to engage all students in a common format. We look forward to teaching our F2F and our VA students in the same setting while we are in Plan C. Please note that this schedule is posted on our school’s website and is for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday while we are in Plan C. Your student's teacher will share additional information about small group times and any other specific changes as needed. As always, thanks for your awesome support. Have a great evening
Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service and Wilson County Emergency Management, which anticipates continued heavy rain and additional flooding, all students and staff will be in remote learning tomorrow - Fri., Nov. 13. Students should complete their classes and assignments from home. Staff members in our schools, departments and Central Office can work remotely from home or report to buildings if they feel it is safe to do so. Staff should contact their supervisor to make them aware of their plans for tomorrow. Please stay safe and heed all travel warnings.
Meals will be available for curbside pickup at our 23 traditional schools from 11:30 to 1:30. This includes all schools except Daniels Learning Center and the two early colleges, but those students can go to any other school for meal pickup. The meal includes a lunch and a snack for today. We commend our School Nutrition Department for making this possible and hope that all of our students and staff have a great day of remote learning!
To help us consider different scenarios and plan for whatever is decided about the re-entry of schools in the fall, we have developed a survey for families. Your feedback is very important to us.
Para ayudarnos a considerar diferentes escenarios y planificar lo que se decida sobre el reingreso de las escuelas en el otoño, hemos desarrollado una encuesta para familias. Su opinión es muy importante para nosotros.
We need your input! The first day of school is scheduled for Aug. 17th for our traditional schools. North Carolina education and health officials have shared several possible options for how public schools will reopen in August, but a final decision has not yet been made by the Governor. The list of possibilities is broadly divided into the following categories:
-Plan A: Schools will open as normal with minimal social distancing at 100% capacity. Enhanced health protocols will be required.
-Plan B: Schools will open with moderate social distancing and will be required to operate with no more than 50% capacity. Enhanced health protocols with increased requirements will be required.
-Plan C: Schools will suspend in-person classes and will operate through remote learning for all students.
To help us consider different scenarios and plan for whatever is decided, we have developed a survey for families. Your feedback is very important to us. Thank you for taking a moment to fill out the WCS Fall 2020 Re-entry Survey for Families. All survey submissions are anonymous. The link to the survey can also be found on our district website.
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet for its regular meeting on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Office Boardroom (113 NE Tarboro St.).
WCS now ranks 58th in the state for overall proficiency out of 115 school districts - up one ranking from last year! In 2015-16, our rank was 90th and in 2016-17 our rank increased slightly to 89th. For the last three school years, we've had the highest increase in proficiency OF ANY DISTRICT IN THE STATE!!!!
We are SO GRATEFUL to Wilson County Emergency Management, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, city and county crews, NCDOT, the Red Cross, our WCS Maintenance Department, news outlets and countless others who serve us selflessly during emergencies and inclement weather! Shout Out! to Superintendent Dr. Mills who always errs on the side of caution and seeks advisement from weather experts to keep us safe during inclement weather. He is responsible for the safety and the education of more than 11,000 students and 2,000 staff members - so he does not take the decision to close schools lightly.
THANK YOU to every individual, business or entity who made a financial or in-kind donation to WCS Operation Backpack! Your generous contribution enabled us to provide more than 3,000 backpacks to students in need.
Great coverage in The Wilson Times about our commitment to offering more STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, math and arts) options for our students so that they are better prepared for our STEM-centered world.
New Hope Elementary Summer Office Hours
June 21st to August 9th:
Monday - Thursday 7:30-5:00 . Closed 30 minutes for lunch.
Friday - 7:30-11:30
Closed July 4th