TCS COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update 21—Calendar, Graduation, Summer Meals
06/04/2020
On Monday, June 1, the Board of Education approved a revised school calendar for 2020-21 which begins on August 17. The revised calendar includes five required “remote learning days” and fall semester ends on December 22, 2020, with spring semester ending on May 28, 2021. Additionally, new dates for 2020 graduation were announced as July 30, July 31, and August 1, for in-person outdoor ceremonies. Read on for more information.
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COVID-19 Update 20—Emergency Meals-To-You, Graduation 2020
05/01/2020
Please remember the deadline is Monday, May 4th at 5:00 p.m. to apply for Emergency Meals-To-You delivered to your home. Also, we have the first details for seniors in the Class of 2020 about our “virtual graduation” ceremonies provided at the Brevard Music Center, June 2-5. More details will follow from each school next week.
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COVID-19 Update 19—Grading Policy
04/26/2020
Faced with the difficult task of ensuring consistency statewide, the NC State Board of Education released a temporary grading policy for all grades K-12. Find details and a link to the complete policy, and notes about educational television, plus teacher and cafeteria staff recognition.
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COVID-19 Update 18—Buildings Are Closed
04/24/2020
On April 24, 2020, the governor and state education leaders announced that all K-12 schools in North Carolina will be closed to the end of the school year. We know there are many questions, and we will provide further updates as information becomes available.
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COVID-19 Update 17 - April 6, 2020
04/06/2020
The Board of Education meeting for April 6 is broadcast online. Read the update for a link to view a live stream. Meals will be served through Thursday, April 9, and resume April 20 after Spring Break. Supplemental food is being sent home on a specified day for each area this week. Read for details to prepare for a delivery of extra food.
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COVID-19 Update 16 - April 5, 2020
04/05/2020
In this update: link for Monday's online school board meeting, nutrition and academics updates, Virtual Spirit Week, and more.
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COVID-19 Update 15 - March 30 - “Stay At Home” Order Takes Effect
03/30/2020
We have settled into our Virtual Day schedule through May 15. Over the last two weeks, we have refined our delivery of meals and academics, and now we are set to stay the course. According to Governor Cooper’s most recent order, everyone in the state should “Stay At Home” except for essential business, starting today, March 30, at 5pm.
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COVID-19 Update 14 - March 27 - Stay At Home
03/27/2020
Thank you for helping us get through an incredible week. On Monday, we continue our schedule with Virtual Day #12. Our elementary students have now received packets for several weeks, and Chromebooks are going home for students in grades 3 through 5. Today, Governor Roy Cooper also announced an executive order for North Carolinians to stay at home starting March 30 at 5:00 pm for the next 30 days, except for performing essential work, to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Note for staff who receive paper checks— this does mean checks are being mailed, and will not be available for pickup as usual.
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COVID-19 Update 13 - March 26 - Learning Packets
03/26/2020
Friday, March 27, is Virtual Day #11 for all students. Learning packets are ready between 8am and 4pm at elementary schools, and families have also received messages from principals about plans for Chromebooks in grades 3 through 5. Meals are available for every child age 18 and under in the community. Read on for more details.
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COVID-19 Update 11 - March 24 - Expanded Stops, Bus Routes
03/24/2020
Starting Thursday, March 26, bus routes expand to include select community centers and area churches, and four schools begin serving ”grab-and-go” lunch with breakfast for the next day: Brevard High, Brevard Middle, Rosman Middle, and T.C. Henderson. Complete details now on www.tcsnc.org/meals and the mobile app.
Read More About COVID-19 Update 11 - March 24 - Expanded Stops, Bus Routes
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COVID-19 Update 10 - March 23, 2020 - Closed Through May 15
03/23/2020
Today, Governor Roy Cooper joined state education, health, and emergency management officials to announce that all K-12 schools in North Carolina will remain closed for in-person instruction at least through May 15, 2020, to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We know learning should never stop, and except for Spring Break, Transylvania County Schools will maintain “blended instruction” for students through May 15. Transylvania County Schools will keep Spring Break as scheduled for the week of April 13-17.
Read More About COVID-19 Update 10 - March 23, 2020 - Closed Through May 15
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COVID-19 Update 9 - March 22, 2020
03/22/2020
From Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, 2020, Transylvania County Schools will remain on the current Virtual Day schedule. Monday is Virtual Day #7 for elementary students. It remains important to wash hands frequently, and limit contact with anyone who is feeling ill. Buses and vans continue delivering meals this week, with more bus stops coming later this week to increase safety.
Read More About COVID-19 Update 9 - March 22, 2020
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COVID-19 Update 8- March 19, 2020 - Bus Routes, Version 3
03/19/2020
Friday, March 20, is Virtual Day number 6, and students will need materials for Days 7 through 12 to continue learning next week. Our Virtual Day schedule currently runs through March 30th. New bus routes have been published for the third day, based on a number of requests for new bus stops and home deliveries. Please read for full details of our new routes, which begin in Brevard, Pisgah Forest, and Rosman all at 11:00 a.m on Friday, March 20.
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COVID-19 Update 7 – March 18, 2020 – Updated Bus Routes
03/18/2020
March 19 is Virtual Day #5, and we are on a Virtual Day schedule through March 30th. On our first day serving children's meals, the team of School Nutrition and Transportation helped to deliver 1,800 meals for children all over Transylvania County, and at our schools. We have a revised school calendar, and you can still request home delivery or new bus stops using our online form or a phone line available during business hours each day.
Read More About COVID-19 Update 7 – March 18, 2020 – Updated Bus Routes
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COVID-19 Update 6 – March 17, 2020 – New Plans for Free Children's Meals
03/17/2020
Starting Wednesday, March 18, TCS announces new plans for feeding all children age 18 and under in Transylvania County. Parents may pick up children's meals-to-go at four elementary schools on March 18-19, and weekday bus routes also being March 18, with set stops and a request line for additional areas that need to be served.
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COVID-19 Update 5 - Monday, March 16, 2020
03/16/2020
While our schools remain closed for direct instruction during the next two weeks, the school district will continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) situation, in conjunction with local, state, and federal health officials and many supportive partners. In this update, you will find a schedule for contacting your child’s school, Virtual Day calendar, and food delivery plans set to begin this week.
Read More About COVID-19 Update 5 - Monday, March 16, 2020
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COVID-19 Update 4 - Sunday, March 15
03/15/2020
Schools will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16, and Monday is not a virtual day. Many questions remain about next steps after Governor Cooper's executive order closing schools, and district leaders are meeting Monday to provide clear information to families.
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COVID-19 Update 3 - Schools Closed Two Weeks Starting March 16th
03/14/2020
Under the direction of Governor Roy Cooper in conjunction with state health and education officials, Transylvania County Schools and all school systems in North Carolina will be closed for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Monday is not a Virtual Day. We are closed for staff and students. More details will be forthcoming.
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COVID-19 Update 2 - Friday, March 13, 2020
03/13/2020
At this time, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 in our area. While we are prepared to mitigate the risk, prevent possible infections, and respond to possible confirmed cases in the future, closing our schools is not indicated at this time. We are following a risk-prevention plan endorsed by Transylvania Public Health. We are using this and other information below to prepare for any possible situation arising due to recent events. Check our website tcsnc.org/health for additional resources, as described here.
Read More About COVID-19 Update 2 - Friday, March 13, 2020
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COVID-19 Health Update—Sat, Feb 29, 2020
02/29/2020
TCS is aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Protection is monitoring an outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. At this time, there are no cases of COVID-19 reported by the CDC in North Carolina.
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IMPORTANT LINKS FOR FAMILIES

Transylvania County Schools aims to help children, parents, and guardians remain informed about the current state of the coronavirus outbreak. With good information, and by planning to make good choices about hygiene and behavior, we can limit the spread of infection for our sake, and for those around us.

Free Meals for All Children (Ages 18 and Under) from Transylvania County Schools
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Coronavirus Page
WHO (World Health Organization) Coronavirus Page
NCDHHS (NC Department of Health and Human Services) Coronavirus Page
Transylvania Public Health Home Page
Transylvania County Government Coronavirus Updates



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