Covid-19 Parent Letter

    Dear Elementary School Parent or Guardian,

    Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented times surrounding COVID-19. We know you may have questions and concerns about your child’s ongoing education during this time of learning from home. It is our goal to provide you with accurate, up to date information to help alleviate concerns and address your questions. Last week, we received guidance from the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction on grading as students are learning from home. Based on this guidance, Onslow County Schools will maintain the following grading practices for kindergarten through grade 5 during the time students are learning from home:

    • Teachers will provide students with meaningful feedback to promote student growth.
    • Teachers will monitor the progress of students in order to provide academic support.
    • Procedures for final report card grades are contingent on students’ return to school and additional guidance from the NC State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction.


    Based on research, feedback, and best practices, School and district staff continue to reflect on our learning from home guidelines and expectations. As a result, we have made the following adjustments to the learning from home guidelines for PreK-5 students:

    PreK         90 minutes per day (average)

    K-2           2 hours per day (average)

    3-5           3 hours per day (average)

    We would like to thank you for your ongoing assistance and support in continuing your child’s education during these uncertain times. Please contact your child’s school if you have any specific questions. Thank you again for your continued support of your student and our school community.


    Mark Bulris, EdD.

    Executive Director of Elementary Education

    Onslow County Schools

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    Student Laptop Repair Process

    • Due to school closures because of COVID-19 and to maintain the continuity of digital instruction, the OCS Instructional Technology Department has implemented a plan to repair broken or malfunctioning district-issued student devices. Students will be able to drop off a broken or malfunctioning district-issued laptop, have an IT Technician repair the device, and have it ready to be picked up within 24 hours.  

      District-issued student laptops requiring repair during the disrupted school schedule because of COVID-19 can be dropped off between 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the following locations: 

      • Dixon Elementary School 
      • Hunters Creek Elementary School 
      • Jacksonville High School 
      • Northside High School 
      • Richlands Elementary School 
      • Southwest High School 
      • Swansboro High School 

      There will be a Technician in the front office area during these times to receive laptops. 

      The student/parent should plan on the student being without a device for the following 24 hours. 

      Students may pick up their laptops at the same location on the following day between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


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    Nutrition Hubs

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    The Drama Club's Dinner Theatre Show has been CANCELLED! We would like to thank you for your continued support of our students!

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    BOX TOPS!  Please send in the box tops from specially marked items.  We collect and submit box tops twice a year.  Each box top is worth $0.10.  

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    School Hours for 2019-20 School Year

    School Hours:
    7:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

    Tardy Bell: 7:45 a.m.

    • Students should not be on campus before 7:25 am. There is no supervision prior to 7:25 am. Students who are on campus unsupervisied will be reported to the appropriate authorities.

    Kiss-n-Drive Car Rider Lane:

    • DROP OFF time is 7:25 am to 7:45 am
      Car Rider Permit MUST be displayed to enter the lane
      Students should remain in vehicle with parent until directed by supervising staff to exit the vehicle
      Drivers should not move vehicle unless directed by supervising staff
      Do not drive around other vehicles
      Students should know their car rider permit number
    • PICK UP time is 2:35 pm to 2:45 pm
      Car Rider Permit MUST be displayed to enter the lane
      Students should know their car rider permit number
      Students will be loaded in an orderly manner
      Do not drive around other vehicles
      If you do not have a Car Rider Permit, you will be asked to report to the office and show identification
    • Bus Riders will be dismissed at 2:40 pm to load the buses
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    School Fees, Lost/Damaged Library Books, & Cafeteria Charges

    Cafeteria/Child Nutrition charges can be paid online or at the Child Nutrition department located at 200 Broadhurst Road.  Please pay any fees or charges your child(ren) owe as soon as possible.  Unpaid school fees and charges will prevent your child from participating in certain sports and activities in middle and high school.  


    Online Payments for Child Nutrition

    Online Payments: Lunch_Prepay

    Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.


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