North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced an extension of his Executive Order requiring that physical school buildings remain closed through Friday, May 15, 2020.

Craven County Schools will continue to deliver remote learning for its students as well as continue meal delivery during this time.

“Our goal is to create a sense of normalcy for our students while ensuring all continue to be engaged with our educators and learning,” the school district announced in a news release. “We are so proud of the dedication of our school employees as they have been committed to creating remote learning opportunities quickly for their students.”

Teachers and school employees will continue working to fulfill this need for the community. A plan is being developed by district staff to expand the resources, digital and remote, offered during this time of closure. Additional information should be released soon.

Monday is Craven County Schools’ first day of remote learning.

Understandably there are a lot of questions as we transition to a new normal,” the school district reported in a news release on Monday. “We ask that our parents remember that our educators, support staff, and administrators are new to this work at this scale, so we are asking for continued patience. In particular, teachers are assigning work but they may not have provided due dates yet.

“We ask that all students and parents know that everything that is being assigned is not due in one day. We will pace ourselves and we will communicate that to our students and families. If needed, a remote learning tab has been created on each school’s website and the district website to provide additional information and support for students, parents, and staff.

“We understand this closure is challenging for our children and their families and it is hard on our teachers and school staff. However, there are creative and innovative solutions that our students and our staff are finding to learn and support one another during this time.

“We cannot wait to share these things with you in the coming days. We truly appreciate all of the support our schools have received. We continue to ask our families for patience as well as constructive insights as we move forward.”

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