Stateside Scoop

Week of 11/23 - 11/24

Happy Thanksgiving

This week is a two day week -- with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off for students. We hope that our families relax, enjoy family time and good food. This has been a challenging school year and more than ever we are so thankful for our Patriots and their families. Stateside wishes you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Calendar Updates

At the most recent school board meeting, the calendar was revised. The calendar revisions included the addition of remote learning days to continue in December. The following Wednesdays will now be remote:

December 2nd

December 9th

December 16th

Morning Car Line

We would like to share a few car line tips/reminders as we begin to have more students at school each day! As we must screen each student, these are a few tips to help us get students to class as quickly as possible.

* Please have your students ready to get out of the car when it is time. Having them ready with their bookbag/lunchbox, etc. is very helpful!

* If students ride in booster seats please work to have them learn how to operate their buckles!

* Parents should remain in the car at all times

* Students are not allowed in until the bell rings at 8:00. Intake is from 8-8:30.

*As the weather cools down, many families have their heat on in their cars. Please consider turning the heat down when you are in the car line as we still must screen students for fevers each morning! Sometimes the heat causes us to have to "recheck" and thus delays the car line.

School Dismissal Manager

As a reminder, all dismissal changes are to be made through the app. Changes can be made until 2:15.

Please also be sure that you had established a default dismissal. Once this is done, no changes need to be made to the program unless you have a change in dismissal. This would then be set as an exception!

This app will soon be used to assist us with our car line in the afternoon. Parents will use the app to "check in" when they get to the car line! A Scoop will be sent out with instructions before that process begins.

If you have not received an email from SDM, please e-mail

Bus Transportation

Bus routes/information are available on the Onslow County Schools website. Please check it out for route times, etc! We may see some routes doubled up coming soon - this site will give you the most up to date information and times! There is also an app that you can dowload for updates.

Face coverings are required at all times on the school bus.

School Nutrition Information

OCS has been notified that the USDA summer nutrition program waiver allowing school systems to provide free meals has been extended until December 31. This means that until December 31, every school-age child 18 years or younger who lives in Onslow County will be eligible to receive meals while in school, or from any of our Student Nutrition Hub sites, at no cost.

We encourage our families to apply for Free/Reduced lunch so that the application is processed before the waiver ends.

Covid Policies/Procedures

-No visitors are allowed on campus -- only essential staff members.

- Parents should remain in their cars in the car line. Parents are not allowed in the building at arrival and dismissal times and aren't permitted to gather outside of the lobby to wait for students. Students will be dismissed with social distance in mind.

- Everyone must wear a face covering.

- All visitors will have their temperature checked and be asked screening questions. This includes students and staff.

Health and Safety

These are some of the measures that will be in place when school resumes.

*No shared supplies - updated supply list is below.

*Desks arranged to maintain social distancing

*Limited transitions

*Hand sanitizer station in each classroom

*Hand washing and sanitation will be built into the routine schedule

*Signage to remind students/essential visitors to maintain social distancing; directional arrows in hallways

*Each student will be provided with washable masks if needed; any cloth face covering is permitted

*All breakfast and lunch items will be individually packaged

*All OCS students, staff and essential visitors are required to be screened daily before entering schools. The screening process consist of the COVID19 screening questions and temperature check.

*All Onslow County Schools students K-12, staff and essential visitors are required to wear a face covering while on campus.

*Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle; water fountains will be closed off.

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Important Dates

11/25 - 11/27 - No School for students

12/2 - Remote Learning Day

12/3 -Texas Roadhouse Night

12/8 - Make-up Picture Day

Please continue to check the STES website for school events and other school related news.

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