Pittsboro, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has closed the state’s schools for students for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Chatham County Schools will continue at-home learning for the duration of the school year.
The North Carolina State Board of Education has approved guidelines for teachers to apply when determining final grades. High school seniors already have received those details. Information related to students in kindergarten through 11th grade has been approved by the state board, and principals will communicate those guidelines early next week.
The district plans to continue operating distribution sites for meals at designated schools and additional locations in the county. Specific details will be maintained at chatham.k12.nc.us/coronavirus.
As local, state and federal health officials continue working to limit the spread of COVID-19, the district continues to emphasize the importance of practicing social distancing, avoiding touching the face and eyes, washing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and staying home when feeling sick. The Chatham County Public Health Department has resources related to COVID-19 at chathamnc.org/coronavirus.
“We so appreciate everyone who has supported the needs of students and families during this time. Their efforts and patience and kindness have not gone unnoticed,” Chatham County Schools public relations coordinator John McCann said.