Phased School Re-entry Plan

  • On October 15, 2018, OCS Superintendent Rick Stout announced a timeline for the reopening of schools following Hurricane Florence. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, schools will reopen for students in three phases from October 24th through November 5th. A complete restart of all 38 sites at one time will not be possible and the timeline could fluctuate given unforeseen circumstances. 

    Schools will open which have been identified by the district’s industrial hygienist as having “acceptable indoor environmental health and safety conditions.” Those which sustained the least amount of damage will open in Phase 1. 24 sites and approximately 16,800 students will be impacted. Moderately damaged schools are scheduled to reopen in Phase 2, which includes an additional 6 schools and brings back approximately 4,800 students. Phase 3 will include the most severely damaged sites, as well as the Thompson Early Childhood Center, and all the district’s Pre-K programs. With the remaining six schools enrollment of the district will return to pre-Florence numbers of just over 27,000. 

    Staff at each school are scheduled to return at least two days prior to students, with staff at Phase 1 schools returning October 22nd, and students returning October 24th. Staff at Phase 2 sites will return October 30th, with students returning November 1st, and Phase 3 staff returning November 1st, with students starting back November 5th.

  • Phase One Schools
    Students return - October 24, 2018

    Bell Fork Elementary
    Blue Creek Elementary
    Carolina Forest Elementary
    Clyde Erwin Elementary
    Dixon Middle School
    Heritage Elementary
    Hunters Creek Elementary
    Hunters Creek Middle
    Jacksonville Commons Elementary
    Jacksonville Commons Middle
    Meadow View Elementary
    Morton Elementary
    New Bridge Middle
    Northside High
    Northwoods Elementary
    Onslow County Learning Center
    Parkwood Elementary
    Richlands Elementary
    Richlands High
    Sand Ridge Elementary
    Southwest Elementary
    Stateside Elementary
    Summersill Elementary

  • Phase Two Schools
    Students return - November 1, 2018

    Dixon High
    Jacksonville High
    Silverdale Elementary
    Southwest Middle
    Swansboro Middle
    Trexler Middle

    Phase Three Schools
    Students return - November 5, 2018

    Dixon Elementary
    Northwoods Park Middle
    Southwest High School
    Swansboro Elementary
    Swansboro High
    Thompson Early Childhood Center and
    All Pre-K Classes