Onslow County Schools in the News
Registration is now open for a fully virtual school opportunity through OCS
Community Food Resources
June 30 was the last day of operation for Student Nutrition Hubs. Since March 17, the OCS Child Nutrition Department has served a total of 775,618 meals to children across Onslow County. Thank you to our cafeteria staff for going above and beyond to meet the needs of our community!
The Summer Feeding Program will resume on July 15 and operate through July 31. Site locations for the Summer Feeding Program will be shared as they become available.
In the meantime, 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.
Here you can find a list of food pantries in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas: 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.
Calendar Changes for 2020-2021
On Tuesday, May 19, the Onslow County Board of Education unanimously approved a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The calendar revisions were made in response to Senate Bill 704 which was signed into law by Governor Cooper on Monday, May 4.
Included in the bill, were provisions affecting school calendars for the upcoming academic year. The changes require that school districts develop and submit a Remote Instruction Plan, adopt a calendar which provides for the creation of five remote instruction days, include an additional five instructional days, and have an opening date for students of August 17.
The Board also approved a staff recommendation to move the district’s two year-round schools, Clyde Erwin Elementary and Northwoods Elementary, to a traditional calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.
Onslow Early College High School is included in the new requirements for five remote instruction days and an additional five separate and distinct instructional days. The early college calendar approved at the meeting included the additional instructional days and shifted the start for students to Monday, August 3.
You can see the full, revised calendars for the 2020-2021 school year here: Revised Calendars.
OCS Hiring Bus Drivers
Onslow County Schools is hiring bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for the July 28-30 driver class are due no later than Friday, July 24. 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.
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.