HCPS conducts back to school survey

Published 4:33 pm Friday, November 20, 2020

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WINTON – As so often is the case, the best way to reach a decision is to ask for advice.

Hertford County Public Schools is requesting the assistance of parents and guardians in completing a short survey to help the district as they explore the possibility of reopening classrooms for students and staff.

The link will be live until Nov. 25 and can be found on the Hertford County Public Schools’ website (www.hertford.k12.nc.us ), Facebook page (facebook.com/HCPS01), and Twitter @HCPS01.

Those with questions can call 252-358-1761.

Due to COVID-19, HCPS students have been on a remote learning program for the end of the 2019-20 school year (March until June) as well as the start of the current school year (August until now).

On Sept. 28, the Hertford County Board of Education opted to remain on Plan C (remote learning) for the immediate future. The local board could have adopted Plan A, as announced by Gov. Roy Cooper on Sept. 17. That would have allowed public school systems across the state the option of allowing K-5 students back in the classroom for face-to-face instruction effective Oct. 5.

However, after receiving information from Albemarle Regional Health Services about COVID-19 trends locally, the Hertford County School Board chose to remain on Plan C.

That plan may be tweaked heading into the new semester in January based on the outcome of the survey.




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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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