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CURRENT STATUS: COVID-19 Impacts on Brunswick County Schools

 
 
We'll continue to get important information out to you via social media, the district website, and via phone call. 
 
 
CURRENT STATUS: (Espanolhttps://bit.ly/BCSEstadoActualEspañol )  
 
 
 
The first day of the 2021-22 School Year is August 10, 2021 for Early College High School and August 23, 2021 for Traditional Schools.
  • All students and staff will be required to wear a face covering inside school buildings for the start of the 2021-22 School Year.  During the August 17, 2021 BCS Committee Meetings, Board Members approved amending the face covering procedure to include 'all staff' and to review the Face Covering procedure on a continuous basis to determine when it is time to modify the it again.
     
    Student-athletes actively playing sports (example: on the court) do not have to wear a face covering. 
    All visitors to BCS schools are required to wear a face covering inside school buildings.
    Face coverings are required on BCS School Buses.
     
    Based on guidance from the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit, these universal face covering requirements will drastically reduce the impact of individuals who need to quarantine and keep as many students in the classroom for face to face instruction as possible. (Per Toolkit: "Students who are not fully vaccinated after a close contact in a classroom or other school setting if masks were being worn appropriately and consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed person do NOT need to be quarantined.")  

  • We're resuming the BCS COVID-19 Dashboard that shows the specific impact of COVID-19 inside the school district. The idea is to simply have a place where the public can go to see what the current situation is inside the district. 
     
    Only positive cases and quarantine cases confirmed with Brunswick County Health Services will be reflected on the data graphs.  Data shown is effective as of the week of 8/23/2021 when students returned to face to face instruction. 

  • Beginning October 4th, 2021, Brunswick County Schools will be offering on-site free COVID-19 testing to help provide convenient accessibility should a student or staff member need to be tested.   
    The program is in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and is optional for all students and staff of BCS.

    -->  Click HERE for more COVID testing information and online consent forms.

2021-2022 BACK TO SCHOOL INFO:  We've begun posting helpful information in one central location involving the next school year and what it will look like.
 
STRONG SCHOOLS NC PUBLIC HEALTH TOOLKIT K-12: The NC Department of Health and Human Services updated the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit that includes daily operations, transportation, etc.  

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.

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