The safety of our students and staff is our priority. We will provide updates and resources in an effort to help families reduce the risk in their home and community.
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Tyrrell County Schools Continuity of Learning
We are prepared to transition from the classroom to remote learning, to move teaching and learning beyond the four walls of the classroom for all of our students. Our instructional staff have the skills needed for providing instruction to our students within a remote environment.
These resources shared are to assist in finding effective instructional material. Some of these resources are typically a paid subscription but have been opened specifically in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is not a comprehensive list - the page will be updated with new resources and monitored for changes as they are necessary.
Tyrrell County Schools can provide you (parent) and your child with access to your child's current grades and attendance via the internet.
The Tyrrell County Public Library has been in contact with TCS and has hotspots that can be checked out to students in grades 6-12. Although closed, the library can arrange to schedule a 2 hour window to lend out these wifi hotspots (probably on 3/18 or 3/19) to students in need.
Students eligible for receiving the wifi hotspot must have limited to no wifi access at home, they must have a recommendation form signed by a teacher recommending them for the hotspot, and a guardian/parent with a library card in good standing. *If the parent does not have a card, they can sign up for one. They must have a photo ID with a current address, if the address is not current, then a proof of residency must also be provided (water bill, electric bill, some sort of document that has the person’s name and current address). If the parent has a fine on the card, then the fine must be paid off before checking out the hotspot.
The wifi hotspot will be checked out under the parent/guardian of the student.
In order for us to schedule the 2 hour opening, please fill out the survey/form and we will get back in touch once a date/time has been determined. ~Thank you.
Meal Service for TCS Learners
While we make the temporary transition from the classroom to remote learning, we are happy to share that our School Nutrition Services team has a plan to provide meals to all students as well as any child through 18 years of age.
Tyrrell County Schools will provide meals by utilizing our school buses to provide breakfast and lunch, starting Monday, March 16, 2020. Our district buses will operate by running regular school routes leaving campus at 8:00am, each morning in an effort to provide meals to our students. We will also operate a district feeding site, which will be housed at Columbia High School, during the following hours:
Breakfast 8:00am to 9:30am
Lunch 12:00 to 1:30pm
With information changing daily, we encourage families to stay up to date on information regarding COVID-19 and protect yourself and the community.
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About