Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service and Wilson County Emergency Management, which anticipates continued heavy rain and additional flooding, all students and staff will be in remote learning tomorrow - Fri., Nov. 13. Students should complete their classes and assignments from home. Staff members in our schools, departments and Central Office can work remotely from home or report to buildings if they feel it is safe to do so. Staff should contact their supervisor to make them aware of their plans for tomorrow. Please stay safe and heed all travel warnings.
Meals will be available for curbside pickup at our 23 traditional schools from 11:30 to 1:30. This includes all schools except Daniels Learning Center and the two early colleges, but those students can go to any other school for meal pickup. The meal includes a lunch and a snack for today. We commend our School Nutrition Department for making this possible and hope that all of our students and staff have a great day of remote learning!
To help us consider different scenarios and plan for whatever is decided about the re-entry of schools in the fall, we have developed a survey for families. Your feedback is very important to us.
Para ayudarnos a considerar diferentes escenarios y planificar lo que se decida sobre el reingreso de las escuelas en el otoño, hemos desarrollado una encuesta para familias. Su opinión es muy importante para nosotros.
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet for its regular meeting on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Office Boardroom (113 NE Tarboro St.).
WCS now ranks 58th in the state for overall proficiency out of 115 school districts - up one ranking from last year! In 2015-16, our rank was 90th and in 2016-17 our rank increased slightly to 89th. For the last three school years, we've had the highest increase in proficiency OF ANY DISTRICT IN THE STATE!!!!
Good evening. This is Amber Lynch with a message for Lee Woodard ES staff and families. We have received confirmation of a positive COVID-19 case at Lee Woodard. Because of our obligation to protect privacy, we cannot identify the individual. We have worked with the Wilson County Health Department to complete contact tracing. This process involves identifying the people who were in close contact with the individual and then notifying them to provide guidance from the Health Department on what to do next. No students were identified as contacts. However, because of the number of staff members identified as contacts and their roles at the school, we need to transition all students and staff into remote learning. Staff will return to the school building on Wed., Dec. 9 and students will return to the building Thurs., Dec. 10.
Because your child is familiar with remote learning, we are confident that the transition will be a smooth one. Lee Woodard will also offer curbside pickup for breakfast and lunch tomorrow from 11:30-1:30. Meals will not be served Thursday or Friday of this week because of Thanksgiving Break. Curbside pickup will resume on Mon., Nov. 30 and continue during the week through Wed., Dec. 9.
We thank you for your support as we work to keep everyone safe. If you have any questions, please contact the Wilson County Health Department at 252-237-3141 during regular business hours. Thank you.
We are SO GRATEFUL to Wilson County Emergency Management, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, city and county crews, NCDOT, the Red Cross, our WCS Maintenance Department, news outlets and countless others who serve us selflessly during emergencies and inclement weather! Shout Out! to Superintendent Dr. Mills who always errs on the side of caution and seeks advisement from weather experts to keep us safe during inclement weather. He is responsible for the safety and the education of more than 11,000 students and 2,000 staff members - so he does not take the decision to close schools lightly.
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THANK YOU to every individual, business or entity who made a financial or in-kind donation to WCS Operation Backpack! Your generous contribution enabled us to provide more than 3,000 backpacks to students in need.
Great coverage in The Wilson Times about our commitment to offering more STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, math and arts) options for our students so that they are better prepared for our STEM-centered world.