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BACK TO SCHOOL: 2021-2022 School Year Information

The 2021-2022 School Year is going to be so rewarding as we take what we've learned from the past year and use it to show just how resilient we all are as a Community of Learners!   

We'll continue to post information on the 2021-2022 School Year here as the information becomes available. 
*All the information below is subject to change should state guidance/requirements be adjusted.
 
(Last Updated: August 19, 2021)
 
START DATE: 
  • Early College High School: The first day of the 2021-22 School Year is August 10, 2021 for Early College High School

  • Traditional Schools: The first day of the 2021-22 School Year is August 23, 2021 for Traditional Schools.

LEARNING PLAN:

  • All Brunswick County Schools will resume 100% Face to Face learning for the 2021-22 School Year.
    (This is 5 days of In-Person instruction per week)

  • There will not be a Remote Learning Option for the 2021-22 School Year.   A Virtual Learning Survey that gauged the interest in a Remote Learning Plan for the upcoming school year was available to Elementary, Middle, and High School Parents/Guardians in May while school was still in session.
    With only 2% of the school community showing interest in a 100% remote learning format, the decision was made to not offer it as an option for the 2021-22 school year unless there is an unforeseen circumstance that deems remote learning necessary. 

    *All Brunswick County Schools will resume 100% Face to Face learning 5 days a week for the 2021-22 school year.

TRANSPORTATION:

  • If your child needs bus transportation for the 2021-22 School Year and did NOT ride a bus last year, please contact your child's school to register.  This would include 100% Remote/Virtual students and those who had someone else transport them other than BCS. 

  • If your child DID ride a bus last year, you do not need to register again.

  • Per CDC guidelines, face coverings must be worn on school buses at this time.

FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 it again.

  • Student-athletes actively playing sports (example: on the court) do not have to wear a face covering while engaged in the physical activity. 

  • 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.")  

SOCIAL/PHYSICAL DISTANCING:

  • At this time, there are no minimal social/physical distancing requirements though 3 feet physical distancing between students will be maintained when possible.
    All schools will continue to practice the additional cleaning protocols that were in place for the 2020-21 School Year.  This includes the new needlepoint bipolar ionization air filtration systems added last year at all locations and in all buses as well as the recommended health and safety protocols, additional custodial staff at every school, and other practices to ensure the safest learning environment possible.

SCHOOL SPORTS:

  • BCS follows the guidelines/requirements from the North Carolina High School Athletics Association and will adjust accordingly.  

  • Student Athletes who are actively playing sports do not have to wear masks indoors.  

  • If you have any questions, please contact the Athletics Department at your child's school.

CURRENT STATE GUIDANCE:  BCS is currently following the guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services via their StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit(K-12)  This information is updated periodically by NCDHHS.  If Brunswick County Schools changes the protocols for Face Coverings and other COVID 19 related guidelines for inside the schools, we will share the information with the school community on all our communication platforms including social media, local media, district website, and a district wide phone call.

SCHOOL CALENDARS: 

This information will be updated as more information is available.  Please check time stamp at top of page to see when the last update was made.