CCS Staff In the Know
Survey Information
The Stakeholder Remote Learning Survey information has been distributed to our Parents, Students, and Staff (both certified and classified). The survey for parents, students, and certified staff is being administered by the Friday Institute while the Classified Staff Survey is a google form. All surveys will be open from June 25th-July 9th and all information collected will be anonymous. The link for rising students in grades 3-12 will be pushed out to all iPads so the window for them to participate is the same, June 25th-July 9th. If younger rising students in grades 1-2 wish to provide their feedback we are encouraging their parents to help them answer the questions from the student survey for grades 3-5.

The links for the survey are as follows:

Please take the time to complete this brief survey. W e thank you for providing us your input to help us make the best decisions for the 2020-2021 school year. 
Board of Education Approves New Traditional Calendar
for the 2020-2021 School Year

On June 16, 2020, the Board of Education approved the new traditional calendar to meet the new requirements established this spring by the General Assembly. The new requirements include 5 remote learning days that are built into the school calendar. This days align with teacher workdays (either optional work days or required work days). We thank the Calendar Committee for their help in designing a calendar that meets are stakeholder needs while also adhering to the legislation. This includes the first day of school of students will be Monday, August 17, 2020 and the calendar m ust contain 215 total days for teachers (including instructional days, workdays, leave days and holidays).

Calendar Update for JT Barber Elementary
The Craven County Board of Education held a special called meeting on June 24th, 2020, to consider taking action regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year for J.T. Barber Elementary School since they follow the year-round calendar.
Based on the year-round calendar, the first day of school was quickly approaching and with the number of COVID-19 cases rising across the state and nation, the Board of Education felt it would be in the best interest to delay the start of school for our students and staff allowing them to have additional time this summer in hopes of returning to school in August.
Therefore, the Board of Education voted unanimously for JT Barber Elementary to transition back to the traditional school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Since JTB experienced so many benefits following the year-round calendar the intent will be for the school to revert back to the year-round calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
The new first day of school for JT Barber Elementary will now be August 17, 2020, which aligns with all of our traditional schools in the district.
To view the traditional academic school calendar please visit:
This information has been shared with our JT Barber families with additional information provided for their staff. If our JT Barber Families have any questions about this change, please contact Mrs. Erica Phillips, JTB Principal.
Thank you for your continued support and positivity as we strive to do what is best for all of our students and staff during these challenging times .
OUT OF STATE TRAVEL REMINDER:
All staff is REQUIRED to report all out of state travel to their supervisors. Supervisors shall report the travel to Amy Heflin/Luanne Mack for guidance. HR will send the employee directions regarding quarantining and a return to work date. While many of our 10-month folks are out, there are teachers, coaches, assistant principals, and classified staff that are coming to our buildings. Please be vigilant in reporting all out of state travel to Ms. Heflin/Ms. Mack. This needs to be shared with your staff as many are stating they are unaware they need to report. I will be putting an article in the staff newsletter as well. You will be CCd on the memo to the staff member. This is critical as July 4th is typically a time of high travel. Please review the section of the May 26th memo below:

Employees traveling outside of North Carolina or the United States for elective, non-essential, personal travel are asked to disclose that travel to their supervisor.  
Employees taking elective, non-essential personal travel outside of North Carolina or the United States may be subject to being directed to stay home for up to an additional 14-days using Emergency Leave through June 15 th or at their own leave expense or Leave Without Pay (LWOP) if the employee does not have enough leave accrued after June 15th. 
Employees traveling outside of North Carolina for essential medical or family leave are also asked to disclose that travel to the supervisor. Supervisors will work with the employee, and with input from Amy Heflin (Lead Nurse) or Luanne Mack, to assess the level of potential exposure to reduce and/or eliminate the need to stay at home for up to an additional 14-days upon return from this type of travel. Any employee traveling for this purpose that receives notice of a potential exposure resulting from travel, shall promptly notify the supervisor and take the recommended leave for quarantine. When the essential functions of a employee’s work support remote work, remote work will be authorized during quarantine in lieu of taking leave.

**HR will send an official memo to the employee and CC the principal when a decision is made regarding the need to quarantine and the date the employee may return to work.
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