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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Iredell-Statesville Schools is focused on three major areas, as mandated by Gov. Roy Cooper:
● Remote learning for I-SS students;
● Satellite locations for meal pick-up; and
● Emergency childcare opportunities for essential community staff

Here is what the district is doing in those areas:

Remote Learning For I-SS Students

Remote learning for all I-SS students will be available beginning Monday, March 23.

Remote learning for grades K-5 will focus on reading and math and will consist of reasonable goals and expectations. Instructional packets will be provided.

Remote learning for grades 6-12 will be supported for all courses that a student is currently enrolled in. Specifics will be provided this week by your student’s school. Applicable 504 and IEP accommodations and modifications will be followed. Students taking courses through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) or Virtual I-SS will continue as usual.

Nutrition Hubs for Meal Pick-Up

There will be 12 nutrition hubs to pick up bagged meals beginning Tuesday, March 17. In order to pick up a meal at one of the nutrition hubs, please fill out this REQUEST FOR MEALS form.

Emergency K-5 Childcare for Essential Community Staff

I-SS will open some emergency K-5 childcare sites in an effort to provide K-5 childcare for the children of individuals in Iredell County who are considered “essential” to the well-being of our community. If you work in the medical profession or emergency management, you may be eligible to receive K-5 childcare at one of our school locations.

Please call or email Grover Linebarger at 704-832-2514 or by email at grover_linebarger@iss.k12.nc.us if you think you may be eligible for K-5 childcare through I-SS.

General COVID-19 Information

Depending on your travel history, you are asked to consider self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Please visit www.cdc.gov for a complete list of countries that currently have widespread, ongoing transmission of COVID-19.

As always, the district will communicate directly to our staff, parents, and students via mass notification, on the I-SS Website, and on social media channels and through local media outlets.

You may view additional updates by visiting www.issnc.org/coronavirus

It is the desire of district administration to keep you informed about the coronavirus. The district has convened a COVID-19 Task Force to meet regularly to discuss this fluid and ever-changing situation. Should further precautions need to be taken, the task force will report them to you immediately.

Until that time, visit the following websites to learn more on this topic:

If you have questions or concerns, call the COVID-19 Helpline toll free at 1-866-462-3821. To submit questions online, go to www.ncpoisoncontrol.org and select “chat.”

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