Onslow County Schools in the News
OCS Hiring Bus Drivers
Onslow County Schools is hiring bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for the May 26-28 driver class are due no later than Friday, May 22. You can find more information on the application process and future class dates here: OCS Bus Driver Classes.
Meal Benefit Applications
The OCS School Nutrition office is currently accepting online and paper meal benefit applications.
Paper applications are being accepted by mail at P.O. Box 99, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Parents can find the online application here: Meal Benefit Applications.
Paper applications can be printed from here: Paper Meal Benefit Application.
Spanish applications can be printed from here: Spanish Meal Benefit Application.
You can contact the Child Nutrition office with any questions.
Community Food Resources
Please see the information below regarding community organizations that may be able help families facing food insecurity.
Onslow Community Outreach
Onslow Community Outreach’s soup kitchen is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for hot meals, at 600 Court Street.
Their food bank is open every second Monday of each month at 1210 Hargett Street.
- How You Can Help: The soup kitchen accepts donations Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring donations to the back door and ring the doorbell.
No Kid Hungry
Find meals for kids in your area by texting FOODNC to 877-877
You can find more information at nokidhungrync.org.
Here you can find a list of food pantries in Jacksonville: Food Pantries.
Here you can find a map of food resources in Onslow County: Food Resources.
Please note that due to an increase in demand, some food banks may be out of food and not be operating at this time. Please call ahead to ensure food availability.
Spring 2020 - COVID-19 High School Grading Announcement for High School Students & Parents
Much has been in the media recently about the impact of COVID-19 on school closings, remote learning, grading, and graduation for seniors. Onslow County Schools has worked closely with the state department, neighboring districts, and policymakers as decisions that impact our students are being made. The Spring 2020 - COVID-19 High School Grading Announcement for High School Students & Parents will provide you with the most up-to-date information that we have about high school remote learning and grading for the Spring 2020 semester.
Contact Information for District Communications
In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.
If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district notices, please contact your school's data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.
OCS Launches Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS)
OCS has officially launched the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Center for Safer Schools.
Say Something is a youth violence prevention program from the national nonprofit organization Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), which has funding to provide the program and training at no cost to the district.
The Say Something program is for reporting any type of serious concerns about students who are struggling or potentially violent. So “tipsters” can send reports on anything from school threats they’ve seen or overheard to personal crises including sexual harassment, self-harm, and depression.
The SS-ARS allows youth and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns – anytime, from anywhere – to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior.
More information on SS-ARS can be found here: Say Something Anonymous Reporting System