After delay, Ocracoke classes begin on Oct. 7

By on October 5, 2019

After an air quality issue delayed the scheduled Oct. 2 return of Ocracoke School students to the classroom, the way is now clear for classes to begin on Monday, Oct. 7. When an air quality test  in the wake of Hurricane Dorian showed some “slightly elevated numbers” at the North Carolina Center for the Development of Teaching (NCCAT) facility that was to house middle and high school students, the schools re-tested that building and the Daycare building that will house Pre-K, K and first grade classes.

“That’s why we had the delay last week,” Hyde County Schools Superintendent Steve Basnight told the Voice, adding that those buildings now have a complete bill of health.

The new Oct. 7 opening date schedule includes an open house for parents followed by the beginning of classes and different dismissal times at the three different locations.

  • Pre-K, K and 1st grades Open House will be from 7:45-8:30 at the Daycare. School will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 2:50.
  • Grades 2-5 Open House will be from 8:45-9:30 at the Elementary School. Carpool if possible as parking is limited. The entrance to the school will be the Back Rd entrance only. The school day will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 3.
  • Grades 6-8 Open House will be from 9:45- 10:30 at NCCAT. The school day will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 3:10.
  • Grades 9-12 Open House will be from 10:30-11:10 at NCCAT. Online and broadcast students should attend as well. School will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 3:10.

Due to the school operating in three locations, there will be a staggered start and end on the three campuses. This will allow parents to drop off and pick up their children at the different schools.

 

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