Given the actions of Governor Roy Cooper limiting our ability to leave our homes until at least May 8th and restricting the number of people who can gather in one place, it is clear that we will not be able to legally hold classes before the end of the school year. This is not the decision we were hoping for, but it is clear it is the one we must make.
We have been distance learning since March 18th and have accomplished wonderful educational opportunities since that time. Our teachers have gone above and beyond to make the most of the current circumstances.
Distance learning has been difficult for many-students, parents, teachers, and school leaders. We have done it with grace and creativity. When we began distance learning, our motivation was to provide an opportunity for students to continue learning until we could get back to campus. Since the opportunity to gather is no longer an option, we have consulted with our faculty about the best timing for ending the final units of the school year. Originally, we planned to hold the last day of instruction on May 14th for grades 9-12 and May 21st for grades K-8. Now, distance learning lessons will end on May 14, 2020 for most students.
We are still working diligently with our prospective families and will continue to receive applications for the 2020-2021 school year until July 26, 2020.