When does distance learning begin? When does it end? (updated 3/23/20)
Distance learning for Woods started Monday, March 23rd. On that day Governor Cooper also extended his order for school closure until May 15th (so we will not be back at school until after that date). Our hope is pinned to Monday, May 18th!
Will we still have Spring Break? (updated 3/16/20)
Yes, Spring Break will remain the week of March 30th. Although we were not in school for the week of March 16, that was a time for teachers to prepare for distance learning.
Does my child need to be online at a certain time of day? (updated 3/23/20)
Recognizing that families often have multiple members needing devices and bandwidth at the same time, we have purposefully made our lesson plans to be asynchronous (not required to be accessed at a definite time). If a class does have a meeting at a certain time, these meetings will generally be recorded and made available.
Is it still possible to check out a chromebook device for my child to use at home? (updated 3/23/20)
Most of our chromebooks were issued out to families on March 19-20. If you still need to borrow a chromebook device to use at home because your child does not have access to a computer, then please contact your division director or the principal via email.
Is counselor support available for my child during this time away? (updated 3/16/20)
What's happening with AP exams for high schoolers? (updated 3/25/20)
The College Board is entirely re-thinking how they will proceed with AP exams, and they are devising versions of the exams that students can take at home. They post current updates and information here
And what about State standardized testing? (updated 3/25/20)
It is likely that many, perhaps most, State tests will be waived for this year, but that matter has not been fully decided. On March 23rd our State Board of Education appealed to the U.S. Department of Education for permission to waive state testing requirements for this year.
Is Woods offering any food assistance during this time? (updated 3/23/20)
Yes. If you receive free or reduced lunch from school and need food assistance during this time away, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have any COVID-19 cases been reported from within the Woods family? (updated 3/26/20)
That we are aware of, no one in the Woods family has been diagnosed with, or tested positive for, COVID-19.
Has Woods considered donating gloves (from science classrooms and the front office) to medical facilities? (updated 3/25/20)
Yes, we donated supplies to UNC Hospital on March 25th.
How can I find out about free or affordable high speed internet offerings for my specific location? (updated 3/26/20)
A good resource for free or affordable internet can be found here.
Will Woods Summer Wonders still happen this June and July? (updated 3/26/20)
We aim to make a decision on Summer Wonders by April 13th.