OCS Weekly Updates

  • Weekly Update - Thursday, July 11, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 7/11/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! We hope you had a wonderful Independence Day and that you are having a safe and fun summer break.  

    See below for the latest from the district.  

    OCS WEBSITE REFRESH 

    In just two weeks, on July 25, a fresh, new look is coming to the OCS website! 

    We are excited to make this transition, which will provide our community with a more user-friendly experience while they continue to enjoy the same access to quality information and resources.  

    OCS TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE 

    Blood Drive Information 

    Give the gift of life!   

    OCS will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 7 in the Northwoods Elementary School multi-purpose room at 617 Henderson Drive in Jacksonville.   

    If you would like to donate, please make an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.   

    OCS IS HIRING 

    Graphic saying we are hiring with a photo of an OCS teacher assistant 

    Onslow County Schools is hiring!  

    We are looking for members of our community to join the OCS team as maintenance workers, custodians, school nutrition assistants, teacher assistants, bus drivers, and more.  

    If you are interested in a career with OCS, please visit our website for a list of current openings: OCS Career Opportunities.

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the special Onslow County Board of Education meeting held on June 27 can be found here: News from the Board

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  • Weekly Update - Thursday, June 27, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 6/27/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! We hope your summer break is off to a wonderful start! See below to stay up to date on district happenings.  

    HOLIDAY REMINDERS 

    Holiday Reminder 

    We would like to remind our families that OCS will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  

    Next week, OCS will be open to the public Monday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 3, from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

    We hope you enjoy a safe holiday with your family and friends!  

    OCS WEBSITE REFRESH 

    This summer, on July 25, a fresh, new look is coming to the OCS website!  

    We are excited to make this transition, which will provide our community with a more user-friendly experience while they continue to enjoy the same access to quality information and resources.   

    WOHS DONATION GARDEN 

    Students pick squash in the WOHS Donation Garden 

    School is out for summer, but work continues for some students and staff at White Oak High!  

    This summer, WOHS FFA students and their advisers will be working hard in their donation garden in hopes of alleviating food insecurity in Onslow County.  

    The garden has been producing about 500 pounds of fresh vegetables each week, and the school has, so far, donated more than 3,000 pounds of produce to local food banks!  

    Read more about this student-led service project on the OCS website: WOHS Donation Garden.

    COGNICON 2024 

    Bottle rockets at CogniCon 

    Learning doesn’t stop in the summer months! 

    Earlier this month, dozens of elementary and middle school students from across the county attended the CogniCon summer camp, where they explored new ideas and took a deep dive into learning through fun and engaging activities. 

    Campers learned about international foods, made bottle rockets, studied the stars, created artwork, and much more.  

    Thank you to the staff and volunteers who made this experience possible for our students! 

    RETIREMENT CELEBRATION 

    Retirees at the OCS Retirement Reception 

    This year, OCS said goodbye to dozens of dedicated employees and passionate educators, as they embarked on their next great chapter: retirement. 

    We had the honor of celebrating them earlier this month with a reception full of fellowship and reflection on careers well-spent.  

    Thank you all for serving the children of Onslow County! 

    GRADUATION VIDEOS 

    The Class of 2024 are officially high school graduates, and OCS was there to capture it all!  

    If you missed any of our graduation ceremonies, or would like to relive those memories, you can find links to videos of all 2024 high school graduations on the OCS website: 2024 Graduations

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, June 14, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 6/14/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Thank you all for making 2023-2024 a great school year. Have a fun, safe summer break, and we will welcome students back on Monday, August 26! 

    SUMMER INFORMATION 

    Hello, summer! 

    Another school year has come to a close, and summer break is here! 

    As we enter the summer season, please note that OCS will be observing summer hours.  

    From June 17 through August 1, the OCS central office will be open to the public Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Schools will be open to the public Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

    The week of Independence Day, OCS will be open to the public Monday, July 1, through Wednesday, July 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Throughout the summer, please keep an eye out for OCS Updates, which will shift from a weekly schedule to a biweekly schedule.  

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE  

    Many of our 2024 graduates have already walked the stage and received their diplomas, while the rest will graduate tonight and tomorrow morning.  

    If you would like to view any of the remaining graduations live, or view videos of the graduations held earlier this week, visit the OCS website for livestream links: Graduation Livestreams.  

    OCS WEBSITE REFRESH 

    This summer, on July 25, a fresh, new look is coming to the OCS website! 

    We are excited to make this transition, which will provide our community with a more user-friendly experience while they continue to enjoy the same access to quality information and resources.  

    DID YOU KNOW? 

    Did you know that summer reading can help students improve or retain their literacy skills? 

    Check out your local library to find out how you can keep your child reading and engaged in learning this summer!

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, June 7, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 6/7/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! See below for all the latest from the district.  

    STATE OF THE COMMUNITY 

    Dr. Collins at State of the Community 

    On Wednesday, the State of the Community luncheon was held. At this event, leaders from local governments, military bases, and community organizations gathered to discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities our community is experiencing.    

    OCS Superintendent Dr. Barry Collins spoke on the panel and shared some of the exciting things happening in Onslow County Schools, as well as some of the challenges we will face in the months and years ahead.    

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE   

    High school graduation season is here! Next week, the Class of 2024 will walk across the stage, receive their diplomas, and set off on their next adventure. If you are unable to attend any of the ceremonies, but would like to watch from afar, the district will be livestreaming the events on our YouTube channel.       

    See the OCS website for livestream links and a full list of graduation dates and times for the Class of 2024: Graduation Schedule

    SKILLS CENTER LUNCH SERVICE 

    This summer, student interns at the ENCRSC will be serving brunch and lunch on select dates in Kitchen 261.  

    Join us this summer at the Skills Center to enjoy a delicious $10 meal and see what our students can do!  

    Skills Center lunch dates 

    DIGITAL DEVICE SURVEY  

    Parents and guardians, please take a moment to complete NCDPI’s Digital Device Survey.   

    The purpose of this survey is to fulfill session law § 115C-102.9 calling for the collection and reporting of data regarding all students' access to digital devices and internet access at home. This information will be used to help target areas of need and ensure that all NC students have adequate access to devices and the internet to access learning. Note that the information gathered will be kept private and confidential.    

    Please click on the following link for directions to complete the survey: Digital Device Survey.   

    Thank you in advance! 

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held June 4 can be found here: News from the Board

    FOLLOW OCS ON SOCIAL MEDIA  

    Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:    
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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 31, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/31/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Check out the latest news and updates from the district below.  

    COASTAL ELEMENTARY ADOPT-A-SCHOOL 

    Marines with Coastal students and staff 

    On Friday, May 24, Coastal Elementary School held a ceremony to mark the official beginning of its partnership with Headquarters Battery 10th Marine Regiment.  

    The relationship between Coastal Elementary and the Marine Corps was established through the Adopt-a-School program. Adopt-a-School promotes mutually beneficial relationships between the military and schools by allowing military units to “adopt” a school.   

    Onslow County Schools now has around 30 schools participating in the Adopt-a-School program, with several more waiting to be matched to local military units.      

    Congratulations, Pelicans!   

    DIGITAL DEVICE SURVEY 

    Parents and guardians, please take a moment to complete NCDPI’s Digital Device Survey.  

    The purpose of this survey is to fulfill session law § 115C-102.9 calling for the collection and reporting of data regarding all students' access to digital devices and internet access at home. This information will be used to help target areas of need and ensure that all NC students have adequate access to devices and the internet to access learning. Note that the information gathered will be kept private and confidential.   

    Please click on the following link for directions to complete the survey: Digital Device Survey.  

    Thank you in advance! 

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE  

    High school graduation season is here! In just over a week, the Class of 2024 will walk across the stage, receive their diplomas, and set off on their next adventure. If you are unable to attend any of the ceremonies, but would like to watch from afar, the district will be livestreaming the events on our YouTube channel.      

    See the OCS website for livestream links and a full list of graduation dates and times for the Class of 2024: Graduation Schedule.

    BOE MEETING JUNE 4 

    The regular monthly meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center.  

    Agenda items include a military Purple Star District recognition, the final adoption of policies in the 2000 series, the 2024-2025 Title I plan, a closed session pursuant to open meetings law, and the personnel report.  

    A sign-up sheet will be available for those wishing to speak.  

    In accordance with Board Policy 2335 – Advance Delivery of Meeting Materials, Board materials will be available online as soon as possible at http://www.boarddocs.com/nc/onslow/Board.nsf  

    A livestream of the meeting can be found on the OCS Multimedia YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/OCSMultimedia 

    DID YOU KNOW? 

    Did you know that there are ways you can help your student prepare for end-of-year testing?  

    Ensuring students get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast can help them stay focused on test day!  

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 24, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/24/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS family! Thank you for a great week, and be sure to catch up on the latest from the district below!  

    HOLIDAY REMINDER 

     Memorial Day reminder

    We would like to remind our families that, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, OCS will be closed Monday, May 27.  

    Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, May 28.  

    EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION 

    Gary Cassidy, Marissa Bak, and Steve Clarke 

    On Thursday, May 23, Onslow County Schools hosted its annual Excellence in Education event, where teachers, administrators and school staff were recognized for the work they do to support students.   

    In surprise announcements, the district named the 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year Marissa Bak, 2024-2025 Assistant Principal of the Year Gary Cassidy, and 2024-2025 Principal of the Year Steve Clarke.   

    In addition to announcing the teacher, assistant principal, and principal of the year, the district honored more than 60 other educators and employees for their contributions to the district. Awards were given to those who excel in areas such as math, early childhood education, literacy, mentorship, global education, and more.   

    OCS is proud to employ many educators with a demonstrated passion for student success, and we thank all those who make excellence in education possible in Onslow County! 

    DIGITAL DEVICE SURVEY 

    Parents and guardians, please take a moment to complete NCDPI’s Digital Device Survey.  

    The purpose of this survey is to fulfill session law § 115C-102.9 calling for the collection and reporting of data regarding all students' access to digital devices and internet access at home. This information will be used to help target areas of need and ensure that all NC students have adequate access to devices and the internet to access learning. Note that the information gathered will be kept private and confidential.  

    Please click on the following link for directions to complete the survey: Digital Device Survey.  

    Thank you in advance! 

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE 

    High school graduation season is here! In just a couple of weeks, the Class of 2024 will walk across the stage, receive their diplomas, and set off on their next adventure. If you are unable to attend any of the ceremonies, but would like to watch from afar, the district will be livestreaming the events on our YouTube channel.     

    See the OCS website for livestream links and a full list of graduation dates and times for the Class of 2024: Graduation Schedule

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 17, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/17/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Check out the update below for all the latest news and announcements from the district.  

    OCS GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL CELEBRATION 

    Former Governor's School attendees mingle with 2024 selectees. 

    This week, OCS held a celebration to bring together our OCS students who attended Governor's School last year and those who have been selected for the upcoming summer session!  

    On Tuesday night, our 2023 Governor's School students shared information and provided meaningful insights about their Governor's School experience for the 2024 student selections and their parents.  

    Governor's School is a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students where academics and the arts are integrated. Learning focuses on the exploration of current concepts and ideas in each discipline. Students are selected to attend through a competitive process after being nominated by their school-district leadership.  

    Congratulations to the 2023 Governor's School attendees and to our 2024 selections from Onslow County Schools! 

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE  

    High school graduation season is here! In just a few weeks, the Class of 2024 will walk across the stage, receive their diplomas, and set off on their next adventure. If you are unable to attend any of the ceremonies, but would like to watch from afar, the district will be livestreaming the events on our YouTube channel.    

    See the OCS website for livestream links and a full list of graduation dates and times for the Class of 2024: Graduation Schedule

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held on May 16 can be found here: News from the Board.

    DID YOU KNOW?  

    Did you know the district has created an OCS Artificial Intelligence Steering Committee? 

    With the emergence and increasing prevalence of AI technology, district staff are proactively exploring how to best utilize artificial intelligence in our schools.  

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 10, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/10/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! Read below for the latest from the district and have a relaxing Mother’s Day weekend! 

    OCS EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION 

    Employee Appreciation Graphic 

    This week was OCS Employee Appreciation Week, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all OCS employees for the work they do to support our students!  

    You all are greatly appreciated, and we are grateful to have a team of dedicated and talented staff as we pursue Excellence in Education.  

    OCS COLLEGE FAIR 

    College Fair Information 

    Join us Thursday, May 16, to learn all about college opportunities available to our students! 

    The OCS College Fair will be held May 16 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Jacksonville High School cafeteria. Hear from schools like Coastal Carolina Community College, UNCW, ECU, NC State, and more! 

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE 

    High school graduation season is here! Tonight, Onslow Early College High School seniors will walk the stage and receive their diplomas. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, but would like to watch from afar, the district will be livestreaming the event on our YouTube channel.   

    See the OCS website for a full list of graduation dates and times for the Class of 2024: Graduation Schedule

    OCS IS HIRING 

    Are you interested in working for Onslow County Schools? Join our HR staff Tuesday, May 14 at 4 p.m. for a virtual information session! Learn about positions such as custodian, school nutrition assistant, bus driver, and teacher assistant. Join the session at https://bit.ly/Work4OCSMay2024.  

    If you are interested in becoming a teacher with OCS, join us for a virtual session on Wednesday, May 15, at 4 p.m. to learn how to turn your BA degree into a career in education! Join this session at https://bit.ly/TeachOCSMay2024

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held on May 7 can be found here: News from the Board

    DID YOU KNOW?  

    Did you know that OCS has an initiative called Stop the Prop?  

    Stop the Prop aims to remind staff and students of the importance of locked doors and secured entrances in keeping our campuses safe. Maintaining locked doors can be a life-saving barrier of protection from potential intruders.  

    Stickers, which say “Stop the Prop: Keep This Door Closed and Locked,” have been placed on the inside of all exterior doors in our schools as a reminder.  

    This week, the Stop the Prop Campaign was highlighted in the NCDPI Center for Safer Schools monthly newsletter.  

    Stop the Prop 

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, May 3, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 5/3/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! See the update below for all the latest from the district.  

    OCS EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION 

    School Lunch Hero Day 

    Today, OCS celebrated School Lunch Hero Day! We are grateful for our wonderful School Nutrition staff and the work they do to keep our students fed, healthy, and ready to learn.  

    Next week, May 6-10, follow along as OCS celebrates all our staff during our official OCS Employee Appreciation Week! 

    SPRING CRAFT FAIR 

    Dr. Collins makes a purchase at the Spring Craft Fair 

    Thursday, May 2, was an exciting day for our School-Based Enterprise students, as Onslow County Schools Exceptional Children’s Services hosted its annual Spring Craft Fair.   

    Students and staff from across the county came together at Jacksonville High School to sell student-made products such as t-shirts, plants, jewelry, wooden signs, candles, and more to hundreds of members of the community.   

    Our school-based enterprise programs allow students to get hands-on experience with running a business. Students are involved in the process from start to finish, not only making the items they sell, but also working on advertising their products, facilitating transactions, and handling money.     

    See photos and read more about the event on the OCS website: 2024 Spring Craft Fair

    GRADUATION SCHEDULE 

    High school graduation season is almost here! Next week, on Friday, May 10, Onslow Early College High School seniors will walk the stage and receive their diplomas. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, but would like to watch from afar, the district will be livestreaming the event on our YouTube channel.  

    See the OCS website for a full list of graduation dates and times for the Class of 2024: Graduation Schedule.

    WOODLAND ELEMENTARY REALIGNMENT 

    A new elementary school will be opening in the 2025-2026 school year. To give families time to prepare, the district has begun the attendance zone realignment process.   

    Four of our existing elementary schools will be affected by the proposed changes: Queens Creek Elementary, Swansboro Elementary, Morton Elementary, and Silverdale Elementary. Each of those schools recently held public feedback sessions.  

    Find more information and links to watch all of the recent feedback meetings on the OCS website: Woodland Realignment.

    STUDENTS RECEIVE S.A.T. SCHOLARSHIPS 

    2024 Kay B. Gresham award winner Nora DeSelms 

    Fifty-eight members of the Class of 2024 were honored on Thursday, May 4, as they accepted scholarships from Sponsors for Academic Talent.  

    Students from high schools across the county gathered at the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center for an evening of celebration. Altogether, the students were awarded more than $81,000 to pursue their postsecondary education. 

    Having volunteered their time to organizations across our community who serve those in need, the scholarships were well-earned. This year’s scholars, over the last four years, have provided nearly 7,000 hours of service.       

    Congratulations to this year’s SAT scholars!  

    NEWS FROM THE BOARD 

    A summary and video of the Onslow County Board of Education meeting held May 1 can be found here: News from the Board

    BOE MEETING MAY 7 

    The regular monthly meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, May 7, in the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. There will be a public hearing on the proposed FY2024-2025 Local Current Expense and Capital Outlay budgets at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. Agenda items include an award of contract for the purchase of weapons detection systems, the YMCA Aquatic Center, approval of the 2024-2025 budget, the selection of a contractor for NWPMS renovations, redistricting, an ONWASA easement at Sand Ridge Elementary, the CTE local application, and a literacy update.
     
    A sign-up sheet will be available for those wishing to speak.
     
    In accordance with Board Policy 2335 – Advance Delivery of Meeting Materials, Board materials will be available online as soon as possible at http://www.boarddocs.com/nc/onslow/Board.nsf
     
    A livestream of the meeting can be found on the OCS Multimedia YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/OCSMultimedia

    DID YOU KNOW?  

    Did you know Onslow County Schools is continuously working to make our schools safer and better prepared?  

    This week, OCS staff collaborated with our community partners to complete important school safety training. For two full days, trainees learned about crisis response and reunification methods from the "I Love U Guys" Foundation in the event of an emergency on one of our campuses.  

    We would like to thank our instructors and our partners at the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, Jacksonville Police Department, Onslow County Emergency Services, City of Jacksonville Emergency Services, Coastal Carolina Community College, and Camp Lejeune for their dedication to school safety and emergency readiness! 

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  • Weekly Update - Friday, April 26, 2024

    Posted by Jessica Wells on 4/26/2024 4:30:00 PM

    Hello, OCS Family! It has been a busy week of exciting events. See below for all the latest news and announcements from the district.  

    WORKDAY REMINDER 

    Workday Reminder 

    We would like to remind our families that Monday, April 29, is a teacher workday. Enjoy your weekend, and we will see you all on Tuesday, April 30! 

    CHRISTINA KOCH VISITS OCS 

    Christina Koch signs a mural at White Oak High 

    Onslow County Schools had the honor of welcoming home Astronaut Christina Koch on Thursday! 

    She spent her day at Hunters Creek Middle and White Oak High, both schools she attended, speaking with students and telling them about her adventures in space.  

    Thank you, Astronaut Koch, for sharing your story and inspiring our students! 

    MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD 

    This Month of the Military Child, OCS would like to thank our military families for the sacrifices they make each day while serving our nation.  

    We are honored to serve those who serve! 

    If you are interested in experiencing a unique Month of the Military Child event, you are invited to the Northside High auditorium Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. for a special band concert that will bring together 200 military-connected middle and high school band students from across the state. 

    MOMC Band Concert 

    POWERSCHOOL UPDATE 

    Parents/guardians now have the ability to receive regular PowerSchool updates for their students via email. Parents can login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and choose to receive attendance and grade updates on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Information on accessing the Parent Portal and setting up email updates can be found at https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/Page/23423

    RHS DWI REENACTMENT 

    DWI Reenactment at RHS 

    This week, students at Richlands High School participated in a Prom Promise DWI Reenactment, where they witnessed the potentially devastating consequences of making the choice to drive under the influence. The message of the event was to prioritize safety by making responsible choices and looking out for one another.  

    This reenactment was a true community effort, and we would like to thank our first responders and emergency personnel from Onslow County Emergency Services, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, NC State Highway Patrol, ECU Health Eastcare, Naval Medical Center, and the Richlands, Rhodestown, and Back Swamp volunteer fire departments for their work in making this experience possible for our students.  

    ART IN THE AIRPORT 

    A family takes photos at Art in the Airport 

    Nineteen new and impressive pieces of student artwork are now on display at Albert J. Ellis Airport.   

    For many years, Onslow County Schools has partnered with OAJ to showcase the work of our talented student artists. The latest installment, “Art in the Airport: A World of Dreams,” opened Monday, April 22, and features the work of our middle school students.   

    Read more about this exhibit on the OCS website: Art in the Airport

    BOE MEETING MAY 1 

    A special meeting of the Onslow County Board of Education will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 9 a.m. in the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the 2024-2025 Local Current Expense and Capital Outlay budget proposals.  

    In accordance with Board Policy 2335 – Advance Delivery of Meeting Materials, Board materials will be available online as soon as possible at http://www.boarddocs.com/nc/onslow/Board.nsf    

    A livestream of the meeting can be found on the OCS Multimedia YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/OCSMultimedia 

    DID YOU KNOW?  

    Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month?  

    According to the CDC, children living in poverty are at a higher risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.  

    Strengthening economic supports for families, providing quality care and education with family engagement curriculum, and enhancing parenting skills to promote healthy child development can go a long way in preventing child abuse and neglect.  

    Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/fastfact.html 

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