The Stokes County Board of Education approved the motion to "Free the Smiles of Stokes County Schools." The motion will start the school year by informing parents about the benefits of vaccination and masking, and the consequences of not being fully vaccinated and not wearing a mask, but leaving the decision up to the individual employees and adults, and the parents or guardians of minor children. This decision will allow Dr. Rice to make necessary changes through the school year based on local data and consulting with local and state health officials.
The high school summer learning is focused on credit recovery. This started on June 7 and will finish on July 16. This is segmented out for math and English through June 22 and Science and History will run for the second session.
The middle school summer programming started yesterday at Southeastern Stokes Middle School. Our middle school program runs for five weeks.
Stokes County Schools is committed to offering the highest quality education for our students while maintaining a clean and safe environment during these unprecedented times. These were the steps taken to ensure a safe and positive re-launch. Please complete SURVEY at the end of this document.
The new start and end times allows us to:
• have shorter bus routes,
• provide many of our drivers to have more hours (more pay and benefits),
• use fewer buses,
• be more efficient (saving local tax payer dollars and attract and retain drivers).
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program helps families purchase food for children whose access to free or reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19 because students are learning virtually, outside of brick-and-mortar schools. P-EBT is a collaboration between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Instruction.
Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2021 are requested to call the school in their attendance area to set up an appointment to register their child for kindergarten. Please visit our Kindergarten Registration webpage for information.