Events at Summersill
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
Remembering Digital Netiquette
Summersill competed in the county wide Battle of the Books competition in February. Students read 20 books and then answered questions about those books. Great effort Eagles!
Our students had fun participating in the Onslow County All County Chorus. Congratulations to Mrs. Jones and her singers.
Edulog Bus Transportation App
Exciting news! Onslow County School’s Transportation Department will be employing a new app that allows parents to get their child’s bus information immediately, find your child’s bus stop location, bus number, and pick-up/drop-off times using your phone. Download the Edulog Parent Portal app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, then follow the instructions. Click here to watch the tutorial.
2019-2020 Meal Benefit Applications
Applications for free or reduced lunch are available now. A new meal benefit application is required each school year, unless a family has been directly certified. Paper applications will be available at school.
Parents are welcome to start filling out online meal benefit applications for the upcoming school year here: Meal Benefit Application.