CORONAVIRUS UPDATES for HPS:

NC Governor Closes All Public Schools!
Posted on 03/14/2020
important notice

March 14, 2020
Saturday Evening

Good Evening, Hickory Public Schools Families and Staff--

At 4:30 this afternoon, Governor Cooper held a press conference stating that all public schools in North Carolina will be closed from March 16th through March 30th.  

Monday, March 16th, will be a workday for faculty and staff. Teacher assistants may choose to work on Monday.  We will use this time to plan with faculty on ways to continue education for students through online formats where appropriate. 

If you have personal belongings that you would like to retrieve, please plan to secure them from your school on Monday, March 16th.  Additional information will be shared with you regarding details of continued workdays and how this will affect classified staff.  

Hickory Public Schools will continue to work closely with the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent for updates regarding testing, child nutrition, continued workdays and returning to school. We will send information to students and parents by email and we will continue to post updates on the district website.

Additionally, Catawba Valley Community College has cancelled all classes for the week of March 16-22. Beginning March 23, classes at CVCC will move to an online/alternative format where appropriate. For lab-related courses, the semester will be extended to allow for the required lab time.

District staff have been working diligently to make sure we meet the needs of our students, staff and families.  We realize that everyone has questions. We will provide answers to the best of our ability, as soon as possible. This situation is unprecedented but rest assured that we will work around the clock to support everyone during this difficult time. 

Please monitor the district website, www.hickoryschools.net  --  and your email for updates.

We appreciate your patience as we move forward, continuing to provide excellence in education for all of our students.

Thank you,

Dr. Robbie Adell

Superintendent

 

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