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A Message From Dr. Obasohan

 

A Message from Dr. Obasohan - July 27, 2020

Our Board’s top priority is to ensure safety for all students and staff. The ultimate goal is to bring all of our students back to school in a safe environment where they can learn and grow. 

After further analysis of the most current information, Duplin County Schools will delay the implementation of Plan B. The 2020-21 school year will begin on August 17 with 100% of students participating in remote learning for 5 weeks. In the 4th week, the Board will meet to reevaluate the situation and determine next steps.  Teachers and support staff will be able to work safely within their assigned classrooms and workspaces to provide comprehensive support for students and families.

Duplin County Schools will adhere to the academic expectations in the Remote Instruction and Accountability Plans.  As outlined in these plans, each student will receive a technology device at the beginning of the school year to enhance learning. Teachers and support staff will assist students and families that have limited access to wifi connectivity to determine the best strategies to meet each student’s academic, social and emotional needs. 

Duplin County Schools wants to assure all stakeholders that we will continue to monitor information very closely and adjust as needed in order to protect our students and staff. The Board and our entire Duplin Schools family remain dedicated to meeting the needs of our students while setting high expectations where all students can safely thrive academically, socially and emotionally through STEAMA-driven success.

As more information is available, we will keep you updated. May the Good Lord continue to bless all of our students, staff, and families as we stand together in these challenging times.