Stateside Scoop

Week of 10/26 - 10/30

Halloween Costumes

Students will be able to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Monday, November 2nd as part of our "Red Ribbon Week" festivities (see below). Students should not wear costumes to school on Friday 10/30.

Red Ribbon Week

Students are getting ready for Red Ribbon Week 2020 – this year’s theme is: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. At school, students will engage in activities that promote a drug free and healthy lifestyle. Please partner with us and discuss this message at home, at the dinner table, at family outings, and with friends and extended family. Ask your child what they know and have learned at school about Red Ribbon Week. We will also have a contest throughout the duration of Red Ribbon Week for the classes that have the MOST participation. So, please encourage your students to participate. Let’s get CREATIVE!! Also, we will be handing out Red Ribbon Week themed gifts. If students display/use their gifts throughout the week, their names will be entered in a raffle to win other Red Ribbon Week PRIZES!!

Spirit Week info is below!!

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Car Line Reminders

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

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. 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

Thanks so much! We are looking forward to using this program!

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.

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

Our Charleson Wrap fundraiser began last week! Our fundraising goal is $10,000. With over 2,500 gift ideas there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list! Be sure to register for our fundraiser online and send 10 email invitations to friends & family when you receive the packets on Monday. Please, please, please start sharing our fundraiser to help us reach our goal. Sharing is caring! #charlestonwrap #fundraiserstartstoday
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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

10/26 and 10/27 - Cohort A attends (4th and 5th grade)

10/28 - Remote Learning Day for All Students

10/29 and 10/30 - Cohort B attends (4th and 5th grade)

10/27 and 10/30 - Science NC Check In -- 5th Grade

11/2 - Fourth and Fifth return 4 days a week

11/2 -11/6 - Red Ribbon Week

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

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