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DAILY UPDATES: Coronavirus Impacts on Brunswick County Schools

 
04/05/2020: (this information supersedes previous updates)
 
 
Governor Cooper issued a Stay at Home Order effective Monday, March 30th at 5pm.   With the exception of the 3 high school cafeterias serving the student meal pickup services, all Brunswick County Schools buildings will be closed  while the Stay at Home Order is in effect..  
 
El gobernador Cooper emitió una orden de quedarse en casa para todo el estado, a partir de las 5 p.m. del lunes. Continuaremos operando nuestros servicios de comidas para estudiantes en las tres ubicaciones de la escuela secundaria de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. para que todos los estudiantes recojan el almuerzo y el desayuno.
 
SPRING BREAK: Spring Break for the Traditional School Calendar will take place as originally scheduled from April 10th-April 17th.  We want everyone, from Students to Staff, to take this time to unplug.  We appreciate everything the entire BCS Family has accomplished and we'll continue to adjust together, but let's take some well deserved downtime for Spring Break.  Two days of meals will be provided on Thursday, April 9th as Student Meal pickup and deliveries will not be available on Good Friday, April 10th. Normal pickups resume on Monday, April 13th(during Spring Break).
 
VACACIONES DE PRIMAVERA: Las vacaciones de primavera para el calendario escolar tradicional tendrán lugar según lo programado originalmente del 10 al 17 de abril. Queremos que todos, desde los estudiantes hasta el personal, tomen este tiempo para desconectarse. Apreciamos todo lo que la familia BCS ha logrado y continuaremos ajustándonos juntos, pero tomemos un merecido tiempo de inactividad para las vacaciones de primavera. La recogida y entrega de comidas para estudiantes no estará disponible el Viernes Santo, 10 de abril, pero se reanudará el lunes 13 de abril (durante las vacaciones de primavera).  
   
MEAL PICKUPS:  Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020 BCS will begin taking orders online for April 13th – 17th.  The three High Schools will continue to provide drive thru meal pickup from 11am to 1pm, Monday through Friday, and the Transportation Department will continue to serve meals to homes that are on their route.  If you currently receive meals or recently requested them, you need to login to the Bus Transportation Website to check for times as we are adding new stops every week. 
If you are not currently receiving meals and you would like to be added to a delivery route for pickup,  you'll be able to do so online beginning Monday for the following week. 
 
DIRECTIONS FOR PREORDER:  Order placed by Wednesday, April 8th, will be added to the bus stop routes for the week April 13th to April 17th.
  1. First, go to https://bcschildnutrition.com/ and fill out the online form (name, address, email, meal count)
  2. Second,  the following weekend check the bus route and info link( https://bit.ly/BCSBusRoutesNewLocations or http://media.bcswan.net/liveweb/webquery/ ) to see where and when to expect your delivery. 
(For the week of April 6th-April 9th, the locations are street stops along the bus route. Some are at homes and if the bus can’t get down a particular street, the bus is stopping at the closest street possible.) 
 
Remember, you must place your order by Wednesday to receive your meals the following week. This allows our Transportation Department enough time to create the safest routes and times for pickup/dropoff.
 
Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools and do not have access to internet should contact their child's school and leave a detailed message with their needs.  There is no staff at the school but we will be checking voicemails to gather information from students and parents.
 
Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are always available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Multiple meals may be picked up by parents and caregivers.  Recipients should be prepared to drive-up or walk up to the designated area and let the staff know how many meals are needed. Please eat perishable food within' two hours of pickup.  Milk should be consumed or refrigerated immediately.
 
RECOGIDAS DE COMIDA: Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio.  Los padres que no pueden viajar a un sitio de distribución de alimentos en una de nuestras escuelas secundarias deben comunicarse con la escuela de sus hijos y dejar un mensaje detallado con sus necesidades. No hay personal en la escuela pero revisaremos los mensajes de voz.  Los padres y cuidadores pueden recoger varias comidas. Los destinatarios deben estar preparados para conducir o caminar hasta el área designada y dejar que el personal sepa cuántas comidas se necesitan. Coma alimentos perecederos dentro de las dos horas posteriores a la recolección. La leche debe consumirse o refrigerarse de inmediato.

DAILY PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DIARIOS PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:

→ NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
→ WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
→ SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461  
 
MATTHEW'S MINISTRY BACKPACK FEEDING PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 4/1-4/3: 

Matthew's Ministry, the organization that distributes food for children at schools on Fridays for the weekend, has 3 pickup days planned this week for students who are a part of the Backpack Program.  "Bags of food will be available at these locations for families to drive up and pick up their children’s food .
We are asking families to pick one site (each week) that works best for their schedule and location. A bag of food will be given for each child in the family." -Matthew's Ministry

If you would like to donate to the non-profit, please email the organization at matthewsministry@gmail.com

El Ministerio de Mateo ( Matthew’s Ministry), la organización que distribuye alimentos para niños en las escuelas los viernes para el fin de semana, tiene planificados 3 días esta semana de recolección  para los estudiantes que forman parte del Programa de Mochilas.

 
Wednesday 4/1
4 PM - 6 PM - Beach Road Baptist Church - 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC 28461
4 PM - 6 PM - New Creations Worship Center - 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC 28461
4 PM - 6 PM - PC3 Leland - 1018 E. Grandiflora Dr. Suite E, Leland, NC 28451
4 PM - 6 PM - Camp United Methodist Church - 4807 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470
Thursday 4/2
1 PM - 3 PM - Seaside United Methodist Church - 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC
28468
4 PM - 6 PM - Trinity United Methodist Church- 209 East Nash Street, Southport, NC 28461
Friday 4/3
10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451
4 PM - 6 PM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461
 

WINGS MINISTRY BACKPACKS FULL OF BLESSINGS PROGRAM: 

WINGS Ministry, which provides weekend meals to BCS students through their Backpacks Full Of Blessings Program, will continue to fulfill the needs of the students that are enrolled in the program on a per request basis.  If you have a student who is enrolled in our program, you may contact WINGS Ministry at:  910-512-7643   email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
WINGS MINISTRY MOCHILAS PROGRAMA COMPLETO DE BENDICIONES:
El Ministerio WINGS, que proporciona comidas de fin de semana a los estudiantes de BCS a través de su programa Mochilas llenas de bendiciones, continuará satisfaciendo las necesidades de los estudiantes que están inscritos en el programa por solicitud. Si tiene un estudiante inscrito en nuestro programa, puede comunicarse con el Ministerio WINGS al: 910-512-7643  email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
 
STAFF:  We know there will be many questions, please be patient as we work to clarify the details of an evolving situation.  Please check work emails for information on emergency paid leave and instruction for employees.  Your immediate supervisor can help with opportunities to work from home as well.
 
 
SENIORS, GRADUATION, SPRING BREAK:  We know that this an especially stressful time for our Senior Students.  In this video, Superintendent Dr. Oates answers several questions involving our Class of 2020, including how they will be graded this year, Graduation(and possibly Prom),  and Spring Break for everyone.   
 
COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS:  Brunswick County Schools Behavioral Specialist Tracy Jones has a special message for children.  She, along with a puppet that connects with kids, talk about the Coronavirus and ways that we can cope with it right now, together.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: BCS Student Support Services has numerous resources to help students and parents during this challenging time we are all going through.  Behavior Specialists, School Counselors, School Psychologist, School Social Workers, and Dropout Prevention Specialists are all available to talk with to support the social-emotional learning and mental health needs during this unprecedented time.

SERVICIOS DE APOYO ESTUDIANTIL: BCS Student Support Services tiene numerosos recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes y a los padres durante este momento difícil por el que todos estamos pasando. Los especialistas en comportamiento, los consejeros escolares, el psicólogo escolar, los trabajadores sociales escolares y los especialistas en prevención de abandono escolar están disponibles para hablar con el fin de apoyar el aprendizaje social-emocional y las necesidades de salud mental durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

HELPFUL LINKS: This link takes you directly to websites related to COVID 19/Coronavirus impacts for Brunswick County Schools, Local/State/Federal Coronavirus. 

ENLACES ÚTILES: Este enlace lo lleva directamente a sitios web relacionados con los impactos de COVID 19 / Coronavirus para las Escuelas del Condado de Brunswick, Coronavirus Local / Estatal / Federal.

INTERACTIVE MAP: You can enter your address on this webpage and it will provide you with what services/offers are available to you.  Puede ingresar su dirección en esta página web y le proporcionará qué servicios / ofertas están disponibles para usted. 

TALKING WITH CHILDREN: Adults play an extremely important role in helping children cope with the unknown.
This is one of those times. Here is some helpful advice from the experts:

  1. Be calm and reassuring.
  2. Listen and let kids ask questions.
  3. Avoid language that blames others.
  4. Limit screen time on COVID-19. 
  5. Provide honest, age-appropriate info.
  6. Teach actions to reduce spread of germs.

Bonus: Be their strength. They need it.
You can find more helpful information on talking with children on the CDC's website via this link: https://bit.ly/TalkingWithKidsAboutCoronavirus

HABLANDO CON NIÑOS: los adultos juegan un papel extremadamente importante para ayudar a los niños a hacer frente a lo desconocido.
Este es uno de esos momentos. Aquí hay algunos consejos útiles de los expertos:

  1. Mantén la calma
  2. Escucha
  3. Evita el lenguaje que culpe a los demás.
  4. Limite el tiempo de pantalla en COVID-19.
  5. Proporcione información honesta y apropiada para su edad.
  6. Enseñar acciones para reducir la propagación de gérmenes.

 

CRISIS CHAT LINE: A Crisis CHAT line courtesy of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day.
Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having
thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family
Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. To utilize this free
service, simply go to www.integratedfamilyservices.net and click the “chat with us” icon at the top of the page.
You can also call Mobile Crisis Hotline 1-866-437-1821
LÍNEA DE CHAT DE CRISIS: Una línea de Crisis CHAT está disponible para todo el personal, estudiantes, padres, familiares y amigos que ofrecerá apoyo emocional en línea las 24 horas del día. Especialistas capacitados en chat están disponibles para ayudar a las personas que están deprimidas, pasando por un momento difícil, necesitan hablar o tener
pensamientos de hacerse daño a sí mismos. Cualquier problema de la vida puede discutirse utilizando la línea Crisis CHAT. El objetivo de la familia integrada
La línea CHAT de Crisis de Servicios es para ayudarlo a usted y a otros a reducir el estrés y sentirse empoderados para tomar decisiones saludables. Para utilizar esto gratis
servicio, simplemente vaya a www.integratedfamilyservices.net y haga clic en el icono "chatear con nosotros" en la parte superior de la página. También puede llamar a la línea directa de crisis móvil 1-866-437-1821
 
  
TECH SUPPORT:  Parents and Students, if you are having issues with technology that you checked out from school(Chromebook, laptops, tablets, etc),  please contact BCS Technology Support before calling the individual school.  You can reach Tech Support by calling 910-253-1095 or email helpdesk@bcswan.net
They should be able to help fix the problem.
You can also find Brunswick County Schools Troubleshooting Tech Tips here: http://bit.ly/BCSAtHomeAccessTroubleshooting  
 
 
 
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3/26/2020: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until May 15th, 2020.
 
 
Governor Cooper issued a Stay at Home Order effective Monday, March 30th at 5pm or sooner if possible.   With the exception of the 3 high school cafeterias, all Brunswick County Schools buildings will be closed as of Monday morning until further notice.  
 
El gobernador Cooper emitió una orden de quedarse en casa para todo el estado, a partir de las 5 p.m. del lunes. Continuaremos operando nuestros servicios de comidas para estudiantes en las tres ubicaciones de la escuela secundaria de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. para que todos los estudiantes recojan el almuerzo y el desayuno.
 
 
STAFF:  We know there will be many questions, please be patient as we work to clarify the details of an evolving situation.  As of right now:
 
  • Only essential personnel who are involved in the student meal services currently being offered will report to work until further notice.  We will continue to offer meals to students as it is considered essential and allowed under this Order.
  • Staff who have been teleworking are encouraged to continue their work from home during this time.
  • Information on emergency paid leave and instruction for employees will be communicated to you in the coming days.  

 

MEAL PICKUPS: Meal pickup services continue for all students at the high schools.  Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  
 
RECOGIDAS DE COMIDA: Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. 

DAILY PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DIARIOS PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:

→ NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
→ WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
→ SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461  
 
MATTHEW'S MINISTRY BACKPACK FEEDING PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 4/1-4/3: 

Matthew's Ministry, the organization that distributes food for children at schools on Fridays for the weekend, has 3 pickup days planned this week for students who are a part of the Backpack Program.  "Bags of food will be available at these locations for families to drive up and pick up their children’s food .
We are asking families to pick one site (each week) that works best for their schedule and location. A bag of food will be given for each child in the family." -Matthew's Ministry

If you would like to donate to the non-profit, please email the organization at matthewsministry@gmail.com

El Ministerio de Mateo ( Matthew’s Ministry), la organización que distribuye alimentos para niños en las escuelas los viernes para el fin de semana, tiene planificados 3 días esta semana de recolección  para los estudiantes que forman parte del Programa de Mochilas.

 
Wednesday 4/1
4 PM - 6 PM - Beach Road Baptist Church - 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC 28461
4 PM - 6 PM - New Creations Worship Center - 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC 28461
4 PM - 6 PM - PC3 Leland - 1018 E. Grandiflora Dr. Suite E, Leland, NC 28451
4 PM - 6 PM - Camp United Methodist Church - 4807 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470
Thursday 4/2
1 PM - 3 PM - Seaside United Methodist Church - 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC
28468
4 PM - 6 PM - Trinity United Methodist Church- 209 East Nash Street, Southport, NC 28461
Friday 4/3
10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451
4 PM - 6 PM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461
 

WINGS MINISTRY BACKPACKS FULL OF BLESSINGS PROGRAM: 

WINGS Ministry, which provides weekend meals to BCS students through their Backpacks Full Of Blessings Program, will continue to fulfill the needs of the students that are enrolled in the program on a per request basis.  If you have a student who is enrolled in our program, you may contact WINGS Ministry at:  910-512-7643   email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
WINGS MINISTRY MOCHILAS PROGRAMA COMPLETO DE BENDICIONES:
El Ministerio WINGS, que proporciona comidas de fin de semana a los estudiantes de BCS a través de su programa Mochilas llenas de bendiciones, continuará satisfaciendo las necesidades de los estudiantes que están inscritos en el programa por solicitud. Si tiene un estudiante inscrito en nuestro programa, puede comunicarse con el Ministerio WINGS al: 910-512-7643  email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
COPING WITH CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS:  Brunswick County Schools Behavioral Specialist Tracy Jones has a special message for children.  She, along with a puppet that connects with kids, talk about the Coronavirus and ways that we can cope with it right now, together.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: BCS Student Support Services has numerous resources to help students and parents during this challenging time we are all going through.  Behavior Specialists, School Counselors, School Psychologist, School Social Workers, and Dropout Prevention Specialists are all available to talk with to support the social-emotional learning and mental health needs during this unprecedented time.

SERVICIOS DE APOYO ESTUDIANTIL: BCS Student Support Services tiene numerosos recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes y a los padres durante este momento difícil por el que todos estamos pasando. Los especialistas en comportamiento, los consejeros escolares, el psicólogo escolar, los trabajadores sociales escolares y los especialistas en prevención de abandono escolar están disponibles para hablar con el fin de apoyar el aprendizaje social-emocional y las necesidades de salud mental durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

HELPFUL LINKS: This link takes you directly to websites related to COVID 19/Coronavirus impacts for Brunswick County Schools, Local/State/Federal Coronavirus. 

ENLACES ÚTILES: Este enlace lo lleva directamente a sitios web relacionados con los impactos de COVID 19 / Coronavirus para las Escuelas del Condado de Brunswick, Coronavirus Local / Estatal / Federal.

INTERACTIVE MAP: You can enter your address on this webpage and it will provide you with what services/offers are available to you.  Puede ingresar su dirección en esta página web y le proporcionará qué servicios / ofertas están disponibles para usted. 

TALKING WITH CHILDREN: Adults play an extremely important role in helping children cope with the unknown.
This is one of those times. Here is some helpful advice from the experts:

  1. Be calm and reassuring.
  2. Listen and let kids ask questions.
  3. Avoid language that blames others.
  4. Limit screen time on COVID-19. 
  5. Provide honest, age-appropriate info.
  6. Teach actions to reduce spread of germs.

Bonus: Be their strength. They need it.
You can find more helpful information on talking with children on the CDC's website via this link: https://bit.ly/TalkingWithKidsAboutCoronavirus

HABLANDO CON NIÑOS: los adultos juegan un papel extremadamente importante para ayudar a los niños a hacer frente a lo desconocido.
Este es uno de esos momentos. Aquí hay algunos consejos útiles de los expertos:

  1. Mantén la calma
  2. Escucha
  3. Evita el lenguaje que culpe a los demás.
  4. Limite el tiempo de pantalla en COVID-19.
  5. Proporcione información honesta y apropiada para su edad.
  6. Enseñar acciones para reducir la propagación de gérmenes.

 

CRISIS CHAT LINE: A Crisis CHAT line courtesy of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day.
Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having
thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family
Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. To utilize this free
service, simply go to www.integratedfamilyservices.net and click the “chat with us” icon at the top of the page.
You can also call Mobile Crisis Hotline 1-866-437-1821
LÍNEA DE CHAT DE CRISIS: Una línea de Crisis CHAT está disponible para todo el personal, estudiantes, padres, familiares y amigos que ofrecerá apoyo emocional en línea las 24 horas del día. Especialistas capacitados en chat están disponibles para ayudar a las personas que están deprimidas, pasando por un momento difícil, necesitan hablar o tener
pensamientos de hacerse daño a sí mismos. Cualquier problema de la vida puede discutirse utilizando la línea Crisis CHAT. El objetivo de la familia integrada
La línea CHAT de Crisis de Servicios es para ayudarlo a usted y a otros a reducir el estrés y sentirse empoderados para tomar decisiones saludables. Para utilizar esto gratis
servicio, simplemente vaya a www.integratedfamilyservices.net y haga clic en el icono "chatear con nosotros" en la parte superior de la página. También puede llamar a la línea directa de crisis móvil 1-866-437-1821
 
  
TECH SUPPORT:  Parents and Students, if you are having issues with technology that you checked out from school(Chromebook, laptops, tablets, etc),  please contact BCS Technology Support before calling the individual school.  You can reach Tech Support by calling 910-253-1095 or email helpdesk@bcswan.net
They should be able to help fix the problem.
You can also find Brunswick County Schools Troubleshooting Tech Tips here: http://bit.ly/BCSAtHomeAccessTroubleshooting  
 
 
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 3/26/2020: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until May 15th, 2020.
Per Governor Cooper, all public schools will be closed to students as instructional settings through May 15, 2020.  
Todas las escuelas públicas estarán cerradas para los estudiantes hasta el 15 de mayo de 2020. Las actualizaciones en español siguen a las actualizaciones en inglés.
 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: BCS Student Support Services has numerous resources to help students and parents during this challenging time we are all going through.  Behavior Specialists, School Counselors, School Psychologist, School Social Workers, and Dropout Prevention Specialists are all available to talk with to support the social-emotional learning and mental health needs during this unprecedented time.

SERVICIOS DE APOYO ESTUDIANTIL: BCS Student Support Services tiene numerosos recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes y a los padres durante este momento difícil por el que todos estamos pasando. Los especialistas en comportamiento, los consejeros escolares, el psicólogo escolar, los trabajadores sociales escolares y los especialistas en prevención de abandono escolar están disponibles para hablar con el fin de apoyar el aprendizaje social-emocional y las necesidades de salud mental durante este tiempo sin precedentes.

HELPFUL LINKS: This link takes you directly to websites related to COVID 19/Coronavirus impacts for Brunswick County Schools, Local/State/Federal Coronavirus. 

ENLACES ÚTILES: Este enlace lo lleva directamente a sitios web relacionados con los impactos de COVID 19 / Coronavirus para las Escuelas del Condado de Brunswick, Coronavirus Local / Estatal / Federal.

INTERACTIVE MAP: You can enter your address on this webpage and it will provide you with what services/offers are available to you.  Puede ingresar su dirección en esta página web y le proporcionará qué servicios / ofertas están disponibles para usted. 

TALKING WITH CHILDREN: Adults play an extremely important role in helping children cope with the unknown.
This is one of those times. Here is some helpful advice from the experts:

  1. Be calm and reassuring.
  2. Listen and let kids ask questions.
  3. Avoid language that blames others.
  4. Limit screen time on COVID-19. 
  5. Provide honest, age-appropriate info.
  6. Teach actions to reduce spread of germs.

Bonus: Be their strength. They need it.
You can find more helpful information on talking with children on the CDC's website via this link: https://bit.ly/TalkingWithKidsAboutCoronavirus

HABLANDO CON NIÑOS: los adultos juegan un papel extremadamente importante para ayudar a los niños a hacer frente a lo desconocido.
Este es uno de esos momentos. Aquí hay algunos consejos útiles de los expertos:

  1. Mantén la calma
  2. Escucha
  3. Evita el lenguaje que culpe a los demás.
  4. Limite el tiempo de pantalla en COVID-19.
  5. Proporcione información honesta y apropiada para su edad.
  6. Enseñar acciones para reducir la propagación de gérmenes.

 

CRISIS CHAT LINE: A Crisis CHAT line courtesy of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day.
Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having
thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family
Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. To utilize this free
service, simply go to www.integratedfamilyservices.net and click the “chat with us” icon at the top of the page.
You can also call Mobile Crisis Hotline 1-866-437-1821
LÍNEA DE CHAT DE CRISIS: Una línea de Crisis CHAT está disponible para todo el personal, estudiantes, padres, familiares y amigos que ofrecerá apoyo emocional en línea las 24 horas del día. Especialistas capacitados en chat están disponibles para ayudar a las personas que están deprimidas, pasando por un momento difícil, necesitan hablar o tener
pensamientos de hacerse daño a sí mismos. Cualquier problema de la vida puede discutirse utilizando la línea Crisis CHAT. El objetivo de la familia integrada
La línea CHAT de Crisis de Servicios es para ayudarlo a usted y a otros a reducir el estrés y sentirse empoderados para tomar decisiones saludables. Para utilizar esto gratis
servicio, simplemente vaya a www.integratedfamilyservices.net y haga clic en el icono "chatear con nosotros" en la parte superior de la página. También puede llamar a la línea directa de crisis móvil 1-866-437-1821
 
  
TECH SUPPORT:  Parents and Students, if you are having issues with technology that you checked out from school(Chromebook, laptops, tablets, etc),  please contact BCS Technology Support before calling the individual school.  You can reach Tech Support by calling 910-253-1095 or email helpdesk@bcswan.net
They should be able to help fix the problem.
You can also find Brunswick County Schools Troubleshooting Tech Tips here: http://bit.ly/BCSAtHomeAccessTroubleshooting  
 
STAFF: Right now we are operating as optional work days for staff while closed to in-person teaching for students.  Please see supervisor for additional information on work opportunities.
PERSONAL: En este momento estamos operando como días de trabajo opcionales para el personal mientras estamos cerrados a la enseñanza en persona para los estudiantes. Consulte al supervisor para obtener información adicional sobre oportunidades de trabajo.
 
MEAL PICKUPS: Meal pickup services continue for all students at the high schools.  Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs. Please eat perishable food within' two hours of pickup.  Milk should be consumed or refrigerated immediately.
RECOGIDAS DE COMIDA: Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.  Los servicios de recolección de comidas continúan para todos los estudiantes en las escuelas secundarias. Coma alimentos perecederos dentro de las dos horas posteriores a la recolección. La leche debe consumirse o refrigerarse de inmediato.

  

DAILY PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs.

→ NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
→ WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
→ SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461  
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DIARIOS PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:

Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.

 

MATTHEW'S MINISTRY BACKPACK PROGRAM:

Matthew's Ministry, the organization that distributes food for children at schools on Fridays for the weekend, has 3 pickup days planned this week for students who are a part of the Backpack Program.  "Bags of food will be available at these locations for families to drive up and pick up their children’s food .
We are asking families to pick one site (each week) that works best for their schedule and location. A bag of food will be given for each child in the family." -Matthew's Ministry

If you would like to donate to the non-profit, please email the organization at matthewsministry@gmail.com

El Ministerio de Mateo ( Matthew’s Ministry), la organización que distribuye alimentos para niños en las escuelas los viernes para el fin de semana, tiene planificados 3 días esta semana de recolección  para los estudiantes que forman parte del Programa de Mochilas. Visite www.bcswan.net y haga clic en 'Localidades de recolección de alimentos para estudiantes 'en la página principal de www.bcswan.net. Esta página se actualizará cada semana con nuevas localidades. También puede recoger comidas para todos los estudiantes de lunes a viernes, de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m., en los tres recintos de la escuela secundaria

DISTRIBUTION SITES for 3/25 - 3/27 for Backpack Program:

SITIOS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN para 25/3 - 27/03 para el programa de mochila:

 

Wednesday 3/25
9 AM - 11 AM - Beach Road Baptist Church - 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC 28461;
12 PM - 2 PM - New Creations Worship Center - 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC
28461;
4 PM - 6 PM - PC3 Leland - 1018 E. Grandiflora Dr. Suite E, Leland, NC 28451;
4 PM - 6 PM - Camp United Methodist Church - 4807 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470
Thursday 3/26
1 PM - 3 PM - Seaside United Methodist Church - 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC
28468;
Friday 3/27
10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451;
3 PM - 5 PM - The Leland Church (TLC) - 1107 Newpointe Blvd. Suite 24, Leland, NC 28451
3PM- 5PM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461;

 

 

WINGS MINISTRY BACKPACKS FULL OF BLESSINGS PROGRAM: 

WINGS Ministry, which provides weekend meals to BCS students through their Backpacks Full Of Blessings Program, will continue to fulfill the needs of the students that are enrolled in the program on a per request basis.  If you have a student who is enrolled in our program, you may contact WINGS Ministry at:  910-512-7643   email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
WINGS MINISTRY MOCHILAS PROGRAMA COMPLETO DE BENDICIONES:
El Ministerio WINGS, que proporciona comidas de fin de semana a los estudiantes de BCS a través de su programa Mochilas llenas de bendiciones, continuará satisfaciendo las necesidades de los estudiantes que están inscritos en el programa por solicitud. Si tiene un estudiante inscrito en nuestro programa, puede comunicarse con el Ministerio WINGS al: 910-512-7643  email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
 
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3/24/2020: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until May 15th, 2020.
 
Per Governor Cooper, all public schools will be closed to students as instructional settings through May 15, 2020.  
Todas las escuelas públicas estarán cerradas para los estudiantes hasta el 15 de mayo de 2020. 
 
SPECIAL MESSAGE:  There are so many members of the BCS Family stepping outside of their comfort zone to help us all get through these challenging times together right now. Students, Parents, Staff, the Community. We are all in this together.
 
TECH SUPPORT:  Parents and Students, if you are having issues with technology that you checked out from school(Chromebook, laptops, tablets, etc),  please contact BCS Technology Support before calling the individual school.  You can reach Tech Support by calling 910-253-1095 or email helpdesk@bcswan.net
They should be able to help fix the problem.
 
 
Help desk 253 1095
 
 
STAFF: Right now we are operating as optional work days for staff while closed to in-person teaching for students.  Please see supervisor for additional information on work opportunities.
 
MEAL PICKUPS: Meal pickup services continue for all students at the high schools.  Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs. Please eat perishable food within' two hours of pickup.  Milk should be consumed or refrigerated immediately.
 
RECOGIDAS DE COMIDA: Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.  Los servicios de recolección de comidas continúan para todos los estudiantes en las escuelas secundarias. Coma alimentos perecederos dentro de las dos horas posteriores a la recolección. La leche debe consumirse o refrigerarse de inmediato.

  

DAILY PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs.

→ NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
→ WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
→ SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461
 
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DIARIOS PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:

Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.

 

MATTHEW'S MINISTRY BACKPACK PROGRAM:

Matthew's Ministry, the organization that distributes food for children at schools on Fridays for the weekend, has 3 pickup days planned this week for students who are a part of the Backpack Program.  "Bags of food will be available at these locations for families to drive up and pick up their children’s food .
We are asking families to pick one site (each week) that works best for their schedule and location. A bag of food will be given for each child in the family." -Matthew's Ministry

If you would like to donate to the non-profit, please email the organization at matthewsministry@gmail.com

El Ministerio de Mateo ( Matthew’s Ministry), la organización que distribuye alimentos para niños en las escuelas los viernes para el fin de semana, tiene planificados 3 días esta semana de recolección  para los estudiantes que forman parte del Programa de Mochilas. Visite www.bcswan.net y haga clic en 'Localidades de recolección de alimentos para estudiantes 'en la página principal de www.bcswan.net. Esta página se actualizará cada semana con nuevas localidades. También puede recoger comidas para todos los estudiantes de lunes a viernes, de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m., en los tres recintos de la escuela secundaria

 

DISTRIBUTION SITES for 3/25 - 3/27 for Backpack Program:
SITIOS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN para 25/3 - 27/03 para el programa de mochila:

 

Wednesday 3/25
9 AM - 11 AM - Beach Road Baptist Church - 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC 28461;
12 PM - 2 PM - New Creations Worship Center - 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC
28461;
4 PM - 6 PM - PC3 Leland - 1018 E. Grandiflora Dr. Suite E, Leland, NC 28451;
4 PM - 6 PM - Camp United Methodist Church - 4807 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470
Thursday 3/26
1 PM - 3 PM - Seaside United Methodist Church - 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC
28468;
Friday 3/27
10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451;
3 PM - 5 PM - The Leland Church (TLC) - 1107 Newpointe Blvd. Suite 24, Leland, NC 28451
3PM- 5PM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461;

 

 

WINGS MINISTRY BACKPACKS FULL OF BLESSINGS PROGRAM: 

WINGS Ministry, which provides weekend meals to BCS students through their Backpacks Full Of Blessings Program, will continue to fulfill the needs of the students that are enrolled in the program on a per request basis.  If you have a student who is enrolled in our program, you may contact WINGS Ministry at:  910-512-7643   email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
 
WINGS MINISTRY MOCHILAS PROGRAMA COMPLETO DE BENDICIONES:
 
El Ministerio WINGS, que proporciona comidas de fin de semana a los estudiantes de BCS a través de su programa Mochilas llenas de bendiciones, continuará satisfaciendo las necesidades de los estudiantes que están inscritos en el programa por solicitud. Si tiene un estudiante inscrito en nuestro programa, puede comunicarse con el Ministerio WINGS al: 910-512-7643  email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  

 

 
 
 
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3/20/2020: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.
 
 
BCS Family, here is the Friday update from Brunswick County Schools.  School are closed as instructional settings until March 30th per Governor Cooper and will be optional work days for staff.   Las escuelas están cerradas como entornos de instrucción hasta el 30 de marzo por Governor Cooper y serán días de trabajo opcionales para el personal.
 
The Board of Education approved a resolution to give Superintendent Dr. Oates the ability to make changes that are related to the impacts of the Coronavirus without having to call an additional emergency meeting with Board Members. 
 
 
Superintendent Dr. Oates also took a moment to read one of his favorite books to students at home.
 

There's an additional pickup from the Matthews Ministry Backpack Meals Program for students enrolled: Students can pick up their backpacks at Town Creek Baptist Church this evening through 7pm and Saturday, March 21, from 9am to 11am.
Hay una recolección adicional del Programa de Comidas con Mochila del Ministerio Matthews para los estudiantes inscritos: los estudiantes pueden recoger sus mochilas en la Iglesia Bautista Town Creek esta tarde hasta las 7pm y el sábado 21 de marzo, de 9am a 11am.

 

WINGS Ministry, which provides weekend meals to BCS students through their Backpacks Full Of Blessings Program, will continue to fulfill the needs of the students that are enrolled in the program on a per request basis.  If you have a student who is enrolled in our program, you may contact WINGS Ministry at:  910-512-7643   email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
El Ministerio WINGS, que proporciona comidas de fin de semana a los estudiantes de BCS a través de su programa Mochilas llenas de bendiciones, continuará satisfaciendo las necesidades de los estudiantes que están inscritos en el programa por solicitud. Si tiene un estudiante inscrito en nuestro programa, puede comunicarse con el Ministerio WINGS al: 910-512-7643

 

High School(SBHS, WBHS, NBHS) sites are Monday through Friday, 11am-1pm for all students who need lunch and breakfast for the following day.
Los sitios de la escuela secundaria (SBHS, WBHS, NBHS) son de lunes a viernes de 11 am a 1 pm para todos los estudiantes que necesitan almuerzo y desayuno para el día siguiente.

DAILY MEAL PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DE COMIDA DIARIA PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:
  • NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
  • WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
  • SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461  

  

Don't forget about the helpful hotline being offered for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends who need to talk about anything,  24 hours a day. It's courtesy of  Integrated Family Services.  The Crisis CHAT line courtesy of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day.

Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having
thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family
Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. To utilize this free
service, simply go to www.integratedfamilyservices.net and click the “chat with us” icon at the top of the page.
You can also call Mobile Crisis Hotline 1-866-437-1821
 
Una línea de Crisis CHAT está disponible para todo el personal, estudiantes, padres, familiares y amigos que ofrecerá apoyo emocional en línea las 24 horas del día. Especialistas capacitados en chat están disponibles para ayudar a las personas que están deprimidas, pasando por un momento difícil, necesitan hablar o tener
pensamientos de hacerse daño a sí mismos. Cualquier problema de la vida puede discutirse utilizando la línea Crisis CHAT. El objetivo de la familia integrada
La línea CHAT de Crisis de Servicios es para ayudarlo a usted y a otros a reducir el estrés y sentirse empoderados para tomar decisiones saludables. Para utilizar esto gratis
servicio, simplemente vaya a www.integratedfamilyservices.net y haga clic en el icono "chatear con nosotros" en la parte superior de la página. También puede llamar a la línea directa de crisis móvil 1-866-437-1821
 
 
Brunswick County Schools Online Education Resources: http://bit.ly/OnlineEducationalResources
Brunswick County Schools Troubleshooting Tech Tips: http://bit.ly/BCSAtHomeAccessTroubleshooting
 
 
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3/18/2020: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.
 
BCS Family, here is the Thursday update from Brunswick County Schools.  School are closed as instructional settings until March 30th per Governor Cooper and will be optional work days for staff.  
 
The Board of Education has called an emergency meeting to be held on Friday, March 20th for the purpose of discussing a Resolution to Grant Emergency Powers to the Superintendent. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will be held in the Boardroom of the Brunswick County Schools Administrative Offices located at 35 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NC. Due to the current recommendations from the Center for Disease Control to slow the spread of Covid-19, there will be limited seating available in order to comply with the recommendation for social distancing. The public is encouraged to join the meeting via Livestream.  Here is the direct link that will go live shortly before the meeting.
 
 
Shoutout to the Child Nutrition Department!  Through Thursday, the Child Nutrition Department has served nearly 6,500 meals to students at the three high school meal pickup locations.
¡Un saludo al Departamento de Nutrición Infantil! Hasta el jueves, el Departamento de Nutrición Infantil ha servido casi 6,500 comidas a los estudiantes en los tres lugares de recolección de comida de la escuela secundaria.
 
 
DAILY MEAL PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DE COMIDA DIARIA PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:
  • NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
  • WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
  • SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461 
 
WINGS Ministry, which provides weekend meals to BCS students through their Backpacks Full Of Blessings Program, will continue to fulfill the needs of the students that are enrolled in the program on a per request basis.  If you have a student who is enrolled in our program, you may contact WINGS Ministry at:  910-512-7643   email: wingsministriesbc@gmail.com  
El Ministerio WINGS, que proporciona comidas de fin de semana a los estudiantes de BCS a través de su programa Mochilas llenas de bendiciones, continuará satisfaciendo las necesidades de los estudiantes que están inscritos en el programa por solicitud. Si tiene un estudiante inscrito en nuestro programa, puede comunicarse con el Ministerio WINGS al: 910-512-7643
 
 
Matthew's Ministry, the organization that provides the Backpack Program for students enrolled in it, has set up pickup sites for the rest of the week spread out all over the county.  Matthew's Ministry helps make sure Brunswick County children have food when school is out.  El Ministerio de Matthew, la organización que proporciona el Programa Mochila para los estudiantes inscritos en él, ha establecido sitios de recolección para el resto de la semana repartidos por todo el condado.  
  • FRIDAY 3/20:
    9 AM - 11 AM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461
    10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451
    3 PM - 5 PM - The Leland Church (TLC) - 1107 Newpointe Blvd. Suite 24, Leland, NC 28451
 
A Crisis CHAT line courtesy of Integrated Family Services, PLLC is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day.
Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having
thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family
Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. To utilize this free
service, simply go to www.integratedfamilyservices.net and click the “chat with us” icon at the top of the page.
You can also call Mobile Crisis Hotline 1-866-437-1821
 
Una línea de Crisis CHAT está disponible para todo el personal, estudiantes, padres, familiares y amigos que ofrecerá apoyo emocional en línea las 24 horas del día. Especialistas capacitados en chat están disponibles para ayudar a las personas que están deprimidas, pasando por un momento difícil, necesitan hablar o tener
pensamientos de hacerse daño a sí mismos. Cualquier problema de la vida puede discutirse utilizando la línea Crisis CHAT. El objetivo de la familia integrada
La línea CHAT de Crisis de Servicios es para ayudarlo a usted y a otros a reducir el estrés y sentirse empoderados para tomar decisiones saludables. Para utilizar esto gratis
servicio, simplemente vaya a www.integratedfamilyservices.net y haga clic en el icono "chatear con nosotros" en la parte superior de la página. También puede llamar a la línea directa de crisis móvil 1-866-437-1821
 
 
Brunswick County Schools Online Education Resources: http://bit.ly/OnlineEducationalResources
Brunswick County Schools Troubleshooting Tech Tips: http://bit.ly/BCSAtHomeAccessTroubleshooting
 
 
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3/18/2020: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.
 
 
BCS Family, here is the Wednesday update from Brunswick County Schools.  Schools are of course closed as instructional settings until March 30th per Governor Cooper/this week is optional work days for staff.
 
Earlier this week we told you about the online educational resources to keep students engaged during this downtime.  Our instructional technology crew has put together some very helpful troubleshooting tips if you are having issues accessing them and will continue to update the page as necessary.  
 
Have you checked out the Facebook page of your child's school?   Many of them have wonderful ideas to keep the kids engaged in an educational format while at home.  We've even seen an assistant principal reading to students via youtube and numerous livestreaming activities from around the country.
 
Meal pickup services continue for all students at the high schools.  Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs. Please eat perishable food within' two hours of pickup.  Milk should be consumed or refrigerated immediately.
 
Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.  Los servicios de recolección de comidas continúan para todos los estudiantes en las escuelas secundarias. Coma alimentos perecederos dentro de las dos horas posteriores a la recolección. La leche debe consumirse o refrigerarse de inmediato.
 
DAILY MEAL PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
SITIOS DE RECOGIDA DE COMIDA DIARIA PARA TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES:

  • NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
  • WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
  • SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461 
 
Matthew's Ministry, the organization that provides the Backpack Program for students enrolled in it, has set up pickup sites for the rest of the week spread out all over the county.  Matthew's Ministry helps make sure Brunswick County children have food when school is out.  El Ministerio de Matthew, la organización que proporciona el Programa Mochila para los estudiantes inscritos en él, ha establecido sitios de recolección para el resto de la semana repartidos por todo el condado.
 
  • THURSDAY 3/19:
    9 AM - 11 AM - River of Life Church - 8411 Ocean Highway, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    1 PM - 3 PM - Seaside United Methodist Church - 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    FRIDAY 3/20:
    9 AM - 11 AM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461
    10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451
    3 PM - 5 PM - The Leland Church (TLC) - 1107 Newpointe Blvd. Suite 24, Leland, NC 28451
  
We put together a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding school closings as related to Coronavirus impacts.   Please click HERE to read the questions and the answers directly from the NC Department of Public Instruction. 
  
That's it for today, please be kind and caring to everyone in this challenging time.  If there is an issue with an online resource, we're on it.  Everything happening right now is a developing situation, and Brunswick County Schools is on it.    We are all in it together and will adapt together.  Next update is 3/19/2020
 
 
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3/17/2020 UPDATE: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.
 
BCS Family, here is the Tuesday update from Brunswick County Schools.  The governor has ordered all schools closed until March 30th. This week will be optional work days for staff.  This is an ever-evolving time and we are dedicated to getting through this together.
 
  • Matthew's Ministry, the organization that provides the Backpack Program for students enrolled in it, has set up pickup sites for the rest of the week spread out all over the county.  Matthew's Ministry helps make sure Brunswick County children have food when school is out.  El Ministerio de Matthew, la organización que proporciona el Programa Mochila para los estudiantes inscritos en él, ha establecido sitios de recolección para el resto de la semana repartidos por todo el condado.

 

DISTRIBUTION SITES for 3/18 - 3/20 for Backpack Program: 

WEDNESDAY 3/18:
9 AM - 11 AM - Beach Road Baptist Church - 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC 28461
11 AM - 1 PM - New Creations Worship Center - 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC 28461
4 PM - 6 PM - PC3 Leland - 1018 E. Grandiflora Dr. Suite E, Leland, NC 28451
4 PM - 6 PM - Camp United Methodist Church - 4807 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470
THURSDAY 3/19:
9 AM - 11 AM - River of Life Church - 8411 Ocean Highway, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
1 PM - 3 PM - Seaside United Methodist Church - 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC 28468
FRIDAY 3/20:
9 AM - 11 AM - Generations Church - 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461
10 AM - 12 PM - Town Creek Baptist Church - 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451
3 PM - 5 PM - The Leland Church (TLC) - 1107 Newpointe Blvd. Suite 24, Leland, NC 28451

DAILY PICKUP SITES FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs.

NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461

Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar. 

  • Next update is 3/18/2020
 
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3/16/2020 UPDATE: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.
 
BCS Family, here is the Monday update from Brunswick County Schools.  The governor has ordered all schools closed until March 30th. This week will be optional work days for staff.  We are working non-stop to make this time as least disruptive as possible for our students and families.
  • Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service.  Parents who can not travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child's school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs.
  • Make sure to check out the online resources we've posted on the district website.  Students are encouraged to participate in online instruction whether assigned by teachers or normal resources they use during the school day.  We are awaiting guidance from the Department of Public Instruction for future instructional requirements.  
  • We continue to work with the NC Department of Public Instruction and will follow their guidance as more decisions are made for all public schools and in the meantime will do everything possible in the best interest of students, staff, and community members.  We'll have daily updates available so that you have the most recent information available via phone call and of course, make sure to check the district website and Facebook/Twitter pages for additional information.

Familia de las Escuelas del Condado de Brunswick, aquí está la actualización del Lunes para las Escuelas del Condado de Brunswick. El Gobernador ha ordenado cerrar todas las escuelas hasta el 30 de Marzo. Estamos trabajando sin parar para hacer que este tiempo sea lo menos perturbador posible para nuestros estudiantes y familias.

  • Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.
  • Asegúrese de verificar los recursos en línea que hemos publicado en el sitio web del distrito. Exhortamos a los estudiantes a participar de la instrucción en línea bien sea de lo asignado por los maestros o de los recursos normales que utilizan durante el día escolar. Estamos esperando guia del Departamento de Instrucción Pública para requerimientos de instrucción futuros. 
  • Continuaremos trabajando con el Departamento de Instrucción Pública de Carolina del Norte y seguiremos su directriz a la vez que más decisiones son tomadas para todas las escuelas públicas y mientras tanto haremos todo lo posible en el mejor interés de los estudiantes, el personal, y miembros de la comunidad, asegúrese de verificar el sitio web del distrito y las páginas de Facebook/Twitter para información adicional.”
 
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3/15/2020 UPDATE:   In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.  Monday is an optional workday for staff.  Las escuelas del condado de Brunswick están cerradas hasta el 30 de marzo. 
 
CHILD NUTRITION: Brunswick County Schools will be providing pickup meals for all children 1-18 years of age. The district will be providing breakfast and lunch meals at NBHS, SBHS WBHS  for pickup from 11-1:00 pm. The district will be providing these meals Monday thru Friday during the school closure.
NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive Leland, NC 28451
WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road Shallotte, NC 28470
SBHS: 280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461

Parents can pickup meals by coming to one of the sites listed. We ask that Parents  stay in their car and packaged breakfast and lunch meals will be brought out to them. There will be no charge to our families with children from the age of 1-18 years old.   
Las comidas para llevar a casa para todos los estudiantes están disponibles para que las 
recojan en nuestras escuelas secundarias de lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.
Escuela secundaria del sur de Brunswick. West Brunswick High School.
Escuela secundaria del norte de Brunswick
 
 
Monday from 11-4pm, Parents will also be allowed to check out tech devices if they do not have them at home for their children.  Numerous online resources and video tutorials on how to access them are now available on the district website under 'District News'.  Make sure to reach out to your cell and or internet provider to see if they are offering help during this time.  Most companies have mentioned some kind of help.
 
We continue to work with the NC Department of Public Instruction and will follow their guidance as more decisions are made for all public schools and in the meantime will do everything possible in the best interest of students, staff, and community members.

More updates to come,  and of course, make sure to check the district website and Facebook/Twitter pages for additional information.

 
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3/14/2020 UPDATE: In following the guidance of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Brunswick County Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th, until March 30th, 2020.
Monday, March 16th will be an optional workday for staff.
We will have more information for students, parents, staff and community members as soon as possible.
This is an evolving situation and we are dedicated to making sure students remain healthy and engaged during this time frame.
 
 

 

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Previous message issued 3.13.2020... 

As concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase, please be assured that student and staff safety and protection is of utmost concern to the Brunswick County Board of Education. We are taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of this and any other communicable disease. However, we continue to follow the lead of our state and local public health professionals as we continue to provide a healthy environment in which our students can learn.

 

We have been in contact with local, state and federal officials and our actions have been based on what we have received from these officials. We have concluded that it is in the best interests of our students that we will cancel all out of county field trips and activities. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has suspended all athletic events from 11:59pm March 13, until April 6, 2020. Additionally, we have decided to include our middle school athletics in this athletic suspension. This includes all workouts, skill development, practices and contests. Lastly, we are asking for our school volunteers to suspend their efforts for the next two weeks.

 

We continue to encourage our students and staff to take preventative measures as well. Utilize social distancing techniques whenever possible; wash your hands regularly; clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched; cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. For our staff members, if you have traveled out of the country recently, we expect you to follow the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to self quarantine for the next 14 days.

 

-Dr. Jerry L. Oates, Superintendent of Schools

CURRENT STATUS:

 

This is an evolving situation and we will adjust accordingly but we want you to have the most recent information available.  Here are the current impacts involving Brunswick County Schools effective March 16-April 6:

 

SCHOOL SANITATION: Brunswick County Schools continues to be proactive in making sure all schools maintain routine sanitation.  Beginning Monday, March 16th, BCS Operations will begin utilizing electrostatic foggers in all schools to disinfect the buildings.  The disinfectant detergent and
deodorant is effective against a large number of bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus.  The cleaning will take place routinely and after school hours while after school events are postponed/canceled.

 

ALL SCHOOLS:  Schools are currently operating on normal schedules. Students and staff should stay home if they have a fever, used fever-reducing medication, or experienced symptoms of illness within the past 24 hours.   Parents/Guardians need to provide a note to their child's school if they are going to be absent. You can view the CDC's Considerations for School Closures process by clicking HERE.

 

School Decision Tree

 

 

CANCELED OR POSTPONED EVENTS:  Please click HERE for a list of current events that have been canceled or postponed from March 16-April 6, 2020.   This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

FIELD TRIPS:  All out of county field trips and activities have been canceled until April 6th.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: All out of district professional development is canceled until April 6th.

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:  Beginning March 16th, 2020 until April 6th, 2020, all after school activities at all schools are canceled.  Please contact your individual school if you have a question regarding an event/activity.  The High School Proms are located off campus and are voluntary for students to attend.  As of right now, High School Proms will still take place.  

 

ALL SPORTS: The NCHSAA Board of Directors has moved to suspend interscholastic athletics beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 through Monday, April 6th, 2020. The NCHSAA Board of Directors will assess this situation regularly over the next few weeks. This includes all workouts, skill development, practices and contests.  Brunswick County Schools will follow the same guidelines for our middle school athletics.  All middle school athletics will be suspended beginning at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020 through Monday, April 6, 2020.  This includes all activities related to athletics including games, practice, training, conditioning, etc.  

 

VOLUNTEERS/VISITORS:  In order to protect our valued volunteers, many of whom fall into the at-risk category based on recommendations from the CDC, volunteer services are being suspended until April 6th, 2020.  The only visitors allowed inside schools are parents/guardians who are checking in or out students or attending a scheduled meeting, until April 6th, 2020.  We are grateful for the continued community support and understanding to ensure all students, staff, and community members are safe.
 
 
ECHS/BCC/CCP STUDENTS:  TBCC will transition to online programming wherever possible beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, through March 29, 2020.  Workforce development courses and hands-on learning activities during this time period will be rescheduled at a later date.  Computer labs will remain open on the main campus for students needing computer and Internet access.   The Brunswick County Library System will be available for BCC students.  All students should check their Moodle sites for additional information regarding their course(s). Updates: http://www.brunswickcc.edu/coronavirus
 
 
This information will be updated as new information becomes available.  We will also share via our communication platforms that include phone calls, social media, emails and the local news media.  You can opt in to district phone calls by calling 855-502-7867.
 

We will continue to take every measure to ensure the health and safety of our students. If you have further questions or concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/ or NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

 

You can also view the measures the Brunswick County Health and Human Services Department have taken to address this issue at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/health/coronavirus/  

 

Do you have a question regarding the Coronavirus?  Brunswick County has opened a joint information center featuring a public health call line with county nurses available to answer questions and provide information to residents about the novel coronavirus. The phone line will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.

The County also has an email account where residents can send in their questions via email. Emails sent over the weekend will be answered on the next business day.

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information

 

24/7 HELPLINE: The NC Division of Public Health has a statewide helpline staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a variety of experts who can assist you(1-866-462-3821).