Gov. Roy Cooper announced March 23 that all public schools in North Carolina will remain closed for in-person instruction until May 15. The decision was made amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis.

“Remote learning has been designed so that CMS students can continue learning at home during this time,” said Dr. Matt Hayes, deputy superintendent for academics (click here). Hayes is also encouraging parents to ensure contact information is updated with teachers and principals to enhance lesson continuity.

A lot has been accomplished in a short amount of time, but it became clear this would be a multi-month event. The focus remains on remote learning and meal preparation and distribution, and the Department of Public Instruction already has teams planning for schools and legislative requests that will be required as students remain out of school. DPI is working with the governor’s team, State Board of Education and the General Assembly.

Updates and resources will continue to be posted to the CMS website.

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