HCS Reopening Plan:
ESSER III COVID relief funding from the Federal government requires school districts to share the reopening timeline of schools and seek public feedback and suggestions as we plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Beginning in March 2020, Harnett County Schools created a remote learning plan to ensure instruction and learning continued during the pandemic.
We were fortunate that Harnett County Schools was able to move to in-person learning during the 2020-2021 school year for students wishing to return to in-person instruction. The following is a timeline for in-person learning during the 2020-2021 school year:
- September 28, 2020, Students began in-person learning on an A/B schedule
All students assigned “A” schedule attended school on Monday and Tuesday. All students assigned “B” schedule attended school on Thursday and Friday. All students were in remote learning on Wednesday to allow for a deep cleaning of the school.
- January 6, 2021, All students returned to remote learning.
- January 19, 2021, Four-day in-person instruction began for grades K-5
Five-day in-person instruction began for Pre K students
In-person learning on an A/B schedule began for grades 6-12
Self-contained EC students were permitted to attend in person
learning for 4 days.
Wednesdays remained a remote learning day for all students
- March 22, 2021 Students in K-5 resume five-day in-person instruction
- April 13, 2021 Students in 6-8 resume five-day in-person instruction
- April 19, 2021 Students in 9-12 resume five-day in-person instruction
For the 2020-2021 school year, school reopening guidance was updated frequently to reflect current guidelines from local, state, and federal authorities. E-mail notifications of updated information were sent to principals, cabinet, school nurses, and designated COVID-19 points of contact to share with stakeholders as indicated. It was the expectation of Harnett County Schools that all parties adhere to the district's school reopening guidance. A copy of any reopening guidance for the 2020-2021 school year can be found HERE.
We remain optimistic that we will be able to return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. However, there are still unanswered questions and additional guidance expected. For the 2021-2022 school year, Harnett County Schools will review guidelines from local, state, and federal authorities to determine the best process for reopening schools. School reopening guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year will be designed to support the health, safety, and behavioral/mental needs of all students and staff.
It is the expectation of Harnett County Schools that all parties adhere to the district's school reopening guidance. Once available a copy of any reopening guidance for the 2021-2022 school year can be found on our website at https://www.harnett.k12.nc.us/ and will be available at each school upon request.
If you have comments, thoughts, or suggestions, please use the link below to submit. The public comments link will remain active until July 20, 2021.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Harnett County Schools takes the health and safety of all students and staff very seriously. As a district, we are working with the Harnett County Health Department, Harnett County Health Department, Harnett County Emergency Services, and Harnett Health to create and distribute important information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
It is important that our district stakeholders are aware of the actions necessary to prevent the spread of any respiratory viruses/illnesses to others. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), you should:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
When necessary, Harnett County Schools will provide up-to-date information regarding the COVID- 19 disease to our main website and social media platforms. Also, additional details regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or at the Harnett County Health Department website at http://www.harnett.org/health/.
Harnett County Schools' 2021-2022 Calendar