During a special meeting called this week the Catawba County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the return of grades 6-12 to “Plan A.” Beginning April 12, all grades K-12 will be attending Monday through Thursday, keeping Friday as a remote learning day. 100% virtual students will remain 100% virtual. Switching from in-person to 100% virtual learning or vice versa is not permitted.
Staff and students will continue being screened for symptoms before entering school buildings. Face coverings will still be required to be worn by everyone. There will no longer be any capacity restrictions on buses for grades 6-12. The system highly encourages parents to continue driving their students to and from school, if at all possible.
The Burke County Board of Education also voted to go to “Plan A” beginning April 12th. After spring break, students will be in school five days a week K–12. As per state guidelines, minimal distancing will be required along with mask use. The Caldwell County Schools will move to four days a week as well for middle and high school students. This will also begin April 12, and Wednesday will be the remote learning day in Caldwell.