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Superintendent's Message | Sept. 17, 2020 & Student/Parent Survey

Tyrrell County Schools Family:

In July, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that schools will operate under plan B, which allowed schools to open under a reduced capacity or plan C, which allowed them to continue instruction through only remote learning. The Tyrrell County School board decided that the school district would open according to plan C (Remote Learning) for the 2020-2021 school year. This method of instructional delivery was selected in order to protect the health and safety of the students, staff and community.

On September 17, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he is encouraging the reopening of schools serving grades PK-5 on plan A, which allows students to attend school with minimal social distancing requirements. As a result of this announcement, the Tyrrell County School Board will review the district’s current educational plan and determine if changes are necessary. It is the intention of the school district to deliver quality instruction to all students, while taking steps to ensure the safety for everyone involved.

Therefore, the Tyrrell County School Board will convene on September 28, 2020 to discuss the recommendations from the state officials. Parents and community members are asked to complete the survey on the Tyrrell County Schools webpage to share your input on the reopening of the schools. Once the decision has been made, the Superintendent and district leadership will communicate the plans for implementing instruction at each school level.

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Parent & Student | Remote Instruction & Moving Forward Survey

Please help us gather your thoughts on how Tyrrell County Schools should best move forward. *Please click on "Read full story" to be taken to the survey.

For Spanish, please go to http://bit.ly/TCSspanish
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FERPA Opt Out Parent Letter

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents (or students, if 18 years of age or older) the authority to prohibit schools from disclosing any or all Directory Information about their student.

Directory Information includes:
• name
• address
• phone
• e-mail address
• photo
• participation in officially recognized activities and sports
• weight/height of members of athletic teams
• degrees/honors/awards received
• date/place of birth
• major field of study
• most recent school attended
• dates of attendance
• grade level
• enrollment status
• other information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
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A Message From Mr. Bill Ziegler

At its Monday work session, with input from the community, parents, staff, students, and administration, the Tyrrell County Schools Board of Education voted to return in August through 100% remote instruction.  This decision will be reevaluated as we progress through the year and new data, information, and trends are analyzed.  The reason for this choice is to keep everyone in Tyrrell County as safe as possible- as of this morning, our county has 66 cases and the number continues to climb.  

There are still many details to be worked out however we learned a great deal from March until now regarding remote instruction.  The takeaways at the conclusion of last year resulted in a few new procedures/resources/protocols you can expect moving into the new school year.  Of course, as we move closer to the beginning of the year, items will be added, but below are a few of the non-negotiable principles/actions. 

CHS will:
•hold daily regular virtual class meetings
•utilize Canvas so that students and parents have a consistent location to find important information about each class including assignments, contact information, grades, course syllabus, etc
•ensure teachers are available to offer additional support in student learning- either through phone calls, email, video conference, etc
•provide a "CHS Remote Learning Student Handbook" to help students and families navigate CHS remote learning
•remain flexible and understanding of the unique needs of each of our students

Please know that the entire staff at CHS is here to support you and your learning and is committed to your success and education.  Please email or call me with any questions you have or suggestions from a student perspective regarding remote instruction!
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~Tyrrell County Schools Summer Meals Program~

Summer Meals will resume July 27, 2020

•Meals will be available at no cost to children ages 0 to 18
•Meals will be available for pick up at Columbia High School, 902 East Main Street
•Breakfast and Lunch will be available
•Pick up Time: 9:30-11:30

For more information contact Myra Shoffner @ 252-796-1121 ext.404
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