OCS Reopening Information
Onslow County Schools is committed to the health and safety of our school community. Local reopening plans have been approved by the Onslow County Board of Education, and have been built around guidance from state and local education and health officials.
Since state officials announced the three potential plans for school reopening, OCS staff have been preparing local plans for the potential implementation of Plans A, B, and C. As defined by the state, Plan A would require minimal social distancing, meaning all students would attend school in-person with additional safety measures in place, such as temperature screenings, social distancing where possible and minimized mixing of student groups. Plan B would require moderate social distancing, meaning schools would open at a reduced capacity with additional safety measures in place. Plan C would be full-time remote learning for all students. The district is not only preparing to open under state-mandated plans, but to be ready to switch between the plans as guided by state officials as circumstances change.
Local plans for Plans A and C were approved by the Board of Education on Monday, July 13.
On Tuesday, July 14, Governor Roy Cooper announced that schools across North Carolina would reopen under Plan B on August 17. On Thursday, July 16, the Onslow County Board of Education unanimously approved Plan B, Option 1. You can read more about the OCS Plan B - Option 1 here: Plan B Reopening Information.
Information, links and material in this section of our site are designed to provide a central location for Onslow County Schools' school reopening preparation and planning efforts and will be updated as needed.
Healthy Schools Start At Home!
As we prepare for the reopening of schools in August, the most important thing students, staff and families can do now to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is continue to follow everyday preventive actions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Onslow County Health Department (OCHD):
- Practice good hygiene.
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.
- Stay away from those who are sick, and stay home if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy!