CCS Staff In the Know
Craven County Schools Roadmap to Re-Open
(First Semester 2020)

Craven County Schools has worked to finalize plans for the opening of the 2020-21 school year. The Board of Education voted to start school on Plan C (fully remote) for the first 9 weeks and will revisit this plan in late September. We are also providing a virtual learning option (Craven LIVE) for parents and students who would like to ensure remote instruction for the entire first semester.

Please see the chart below sharing the similarities and differences between Craven LIVE Virtual Academy and Plan C. We hope this will give more clarity for how school will look as we begin the school year. You may also review additional information on the Craven County Schools website under the FAQs located at: https://www.cravenk12.org/Page/14601. There is also a FAQ dedicated for staff. Please login to the website with your user account to access.

Friday, August 7th, was the last day for parents to enroll their child in Craven LIVE. This was also the deadline if they changed their mind and wanted to remove their student from Craven LIVE. Rosters are being finalized and will be shared with your principal so this information can be communicated to our families this week.

If you have additional questions after reviewing the FAQs and information below, please do not hesitate to reach out to your admin team.

Thank you for understanding as we work towards creating new, personalized learning options for our students. 
Important Information from the School Nurse
What Happens if I Have a COVID-19 Symptom or a Fever?

If your temperature is 99.0 to 99.9:
1. The temperature will be recorded on the screening form.
2. If symptomatic for any illness or are “not feeling well”, you may
elect to go home for the day, monitor your own temp and call your healthcare
provider (HCP).
3. If no symptoms, you should continuously wear a mask and
remain in your personal work space until the temp is rechecked in 30
minutes. (This person should not work with food prep until temp is proven
normal.) Both temps will be documented on the temp log.
4. The school RN will be called as soon as a temp of 99 or higher is discovered or if any CoVID-19 symptoms are present.
If your temperature is at 100 or higher:
1. You will be asked the CoVID-19 screening questions (fever, cough, trouble breathing, headache, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste) or possible
exposures.
2. With or without CoVID symptoms, GO HOME IMMEDIATELY. Get a copy
 Go home and call your HCP for advice.
3. Your school RN will call you before you leave your school campus.
4. IF you have a real reason to believe temp is incorrect (such as coming inside
from a hot climate), It can be rechecked immediately with an oral thermometer by the RN or in 15 minutes with a forehead scanner . (You should wear a mask, wait in a
separate area, away from others, having nothing to eat or drink, for
recheck.) If temp remains at 100 or increases, follow steps above.
The RN will advise on all students and employees who are sent home
with CoVID-19 symptoms BEFORE THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL OR
WORK.
The following minimum requirements must be met before returning to
school or work if a student or employee has CoVID-19 symptoms:
1. At least 10 days must have passed since the employee first had symptoms.
2. Fever-free for 3 days (72 hours) without taking medicine for fever.
3. Other symptoms must be improved.
OR
4. Documentation of a negative CoVID-19 test result AND fever-free
for 24 hours without taking medicine for fever and felt well for 24 hours.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR TEMPERATURE OR OTHER
SYMPTOMS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE IMMEDIATELY.
Annual Teacher Training Course in CANVAS

The required annual staff trainings on Asthma, Diabetes, Bloodborne Pathogens, Seizures, Return to Learn After a Concussion, and the Critical Incident Video are now being delivered through a Canvas Course “Teacher Annual Training Course”.
There is also a module on Human Trafficking to meet the new state requirement beginning in 2020. All school districts are required to provide a 2 hour training every other year on this topic. Please go to https://craven.instructure.com/enroll/HDFC8T to complete the training.
You may work at your own pace to complete this course but are encouraged to complete it during the first month of school. Administrators have been given access as a “teacher” so that they can monitor your progress.
High-Quality Reading Instructional Materials Webinar-Next Week!

What are high-quality reading instructional materials and how can they be a lever for positive change to increase student achievement? 
The North Carolina State Board of Education recently approved a birth through third grade definition of high-quality reading instruction and recent research affirms that high-quality instructional materials are critical to student learning. 
Join the NCDPI K-3 Literacy webinar on Wednesday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and hear from special guests Dr. Jared Myracle, Dr. Kymyona Burk, and Mr. Brian Kingsley. This webinar will define high-quality instructional materials, discuss how they benefit teachers and students, and outline processes for selection and implementation.
EC Corner:
EC Staff Training Dates:

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Technology
Eportal Access:
You may have noticed this error when trying to access eportal.cravenk12.org. We are transitioning the site to a new server which is causing this temporary hiccup. You can still proceed to the Eportal site by clicking “advanced” and then click “proceed to eportal.cravenk12.org”.
STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Are you new to Craven County Schools?
  • Do you have an updated cell number?
  • Did you move this summer?
If you answered yes to any of the above we need your contact information. You will need you UID number and password to enter your contact information.
By entering your up to date contact information, you will receive staff notifications and district notifications distributed through BlackBoard via phone and text. The link to access the data base is located at:https://techrequest.cravenk12.org/workOrders/login/?next=/
TEACHERS: APPLY FOR A BRIGHT IDEAS GRANT BY AUGUST 15 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $100

With the start of the school year just around the corner, Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op (CCEC) is reminding local K-12 teachers to submit their applications for a 2020-21 Bright Ideas education grant. Teachers who submit their applications by the early-bird deadline of August 15 will be entered into a statewide drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards.

CCEC is one of 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina offering Bright Ideas grants to local teachers for creative and innovative classroom projects. Teachers can apply for a grant up to $1,000. The final deadline to apply is September 15. Last year, the co-op, with additional funding from the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation awarded more than $23,000 to fund 33 projects at 18 schools.

To apply teachers must include a budget; explain the implementation, goals, creative elements and evaluation of the project; and have approval from their school’s principal.

Applications will be judged through a competitive evaluation process, with judges looking for projects that feature inventive and creative approaches to learning. Teachers can apply individually or as a team.

More information and applications are available at www.ncbrightideas.com. Since the program began in 1994, educators statewide have received more than $12.9 million in Bright Ideas grant funding, and approximately 2.5 million North Carolina students have participated in 12,359 Bright Ideas-funded projects.

The Bright Ideas grant program is part of CCEC’s ongoing commitment to community and education. To learn more about this and other community outreach efforts, visit www.ccemc.com and click on the myCommunity tab. 
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