Safe and Healthy Schools

Thank you for visiting our Safe Schools page for Transylvania County Schools!

The safety and security of students in Transylvania County Schools are of prime importance. School staff has worked with county and state emergency response teams to develop a crisis plan for every school. Regular practices of crisis responses are a part of the school activities.

Visitors to school campuses are expected to check in at the school office and obtain a badge to wear during their visit. Visitors sign out and return the badges upon departure. All school resource officers help maintain a safe and secure atmosphere.

Reentry Plan (updated August 2021)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 

Updated information regarding quarantine and isolation protocols: 

Individual contact tracing and exclusion from school after an identified exposure (regardless if the exposure occurs at school, home, or community setting) is no longer recommended statewide in PreK-12 schools.  This is not dependent on mask-wearing or vaccination status.

If someone deems themself a close contact, it is recommended that they wear a mask for 10 days. 

Staff and students who have symptoms should get tested and isolate away from others while waiting for a result

  • If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if the person is positive. 

  • If testing is possible, and staff/students receive a negative test for COVID-19 he/she may return to school when they feel better and are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

  • If an alternate diagnosis that would explain the symptoms of COVID-19 is received from a healthcare provider, he/she may return to school when they feel better and are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Isolation: Staff and students who test positive and

  • Do not have symptoms – should isolate away from others for 5 days, then wear a mask for 5 additional days. 

  • Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. Individuals should isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms began and then wear a mask for 5 additional days.

Contact Information

Safety is one of Transylvania County Schools top priorities. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's safety at school, please contact the school's principal. Transylvania County Schools also has an anonymous tip line that can be reached through a link on this page. All 9 of our schools have School Resource Officers through the Transylvania County Sheriff's Department. These officers are dedicated to keeping our schools safe and secure.

Missy Ellenberger
Safe Schools Director
Transylvania County Schools