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Students in Grades 6-12 to Attend School in Plan A

Students in Grades 6-12 to Attend School in Plan A

 
During a Called Meeting on March 12, 2021, the Cabarrus County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a plan that will allow middle and high school students to attend school in Plan A (4 days/week) beginning Tuesday, April 13th. Fridays will continue to be a Remote Learning day. 
 
Families still will have the option of Plan C – full remote learning – for their students. However, attending school in Plan B (2 days/week) will no longer be an option. 
 
Students in grades PreK-3 and those who receive services through the district’s Exceptional Children, English Language Learners, 504 and McKinney-Vento programs will continue to attend school 4 days/week, as will 4th and 5th grade students who are scheduled to transition to Plan A on Monday, March 15th
 
The plan is the result of a collaborative effort among BOE leaders, district staff and the CCS COVID-19 Task Force and is in response to the joint announcement from Governor Roy Cooper, State Superintendent Catherine Truitt and legislative leaders earlier this week of Senate Bill 220 – The Reopen Our Schools Act of 2021, which requires all public school systems to provide in-person instruction to students in grades K-12 for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Cooper signed the bill into law on March 11th
 
The Board discussed the plan, which Interim Superintendent Brian Schultz presented, during the 40-minute meeting. Together, they developed a plan for CCS that complies with state requirements and aligns with the district’s Task Force recommendations. 
 
“As a Board, we are excited that we now are able to allow middle and high school students additional in-person instruction,” said Cabarrus County Board of Education Chair Holly Grimsley. “I am also encouraged by the spirit of collaboration and teamwork displayed to develop this plan so quickly.” 
 
Interim Superintendent Brian Schultz said, “I echo Board Chair Grimsley’s excitement and am grateful for the collaborative efforts of all involved. We are fortunate to have had input from our students, staff and community to help inform and guide our planning for this transition.” 
 
To prepare for the transition, schools will send Commitment Forms on March 15th to Grades 6-12 families to select either Plan A or Plan C. The Commitment Forms must be returned by March 18th. The district will adjust the Academic Calendar, making Monday, April 12th a Teacher Workday (No School for Students) so that teachers can make final preparations in their classrooms ahead of students’ returning on April 13th
 
 
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