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Tag Archives: Wayne County Public Schools

WCPS Keeps Masks Mandatory For At Least Another Month

WCPS Keeps Masks Mandatory For At Least Another Month

Wayne County Public Schools will maintain its mandatory masking policy for another month.  At this week’s meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education voted 5 -1 and approved maintaining the existing PreK-12 masking requirements for students, staff and visitors.  During the meeting, it was shared 372 WCPS students have avoided exclusion from class over the…read more »

COVID-19 Cluster Reported At Wayne School Of Engineering

COVID-19 Cluster Reported At Wayne School Of Engineering

Tuesday evening, Wayne County Public Schools reported a COVID-19 cluster involving five members of the Wayne School of Engineering middle school cheerleading squad. As part of its COVID-19 response protocols, WCPS reported and confirmed the clusters with the local health department. All recommended guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human Services are being…read more »

Rosewood High Football Team Latest To Report COVID-19 Cluster

Rosewood High Football Team Latest To Report COVID-19 Cluster

On Friday, Wayne County Public Schools reported a COVID-19 cluster involving seven members of the Rosewood High football team. “As positive cases are high in our communities, it is not surprising that we are seeing increased numbers in our schools,” states Dr. David Lewis, WCPS Superintendent. “Regardless of where it is contracted, any cases of…read more »

Two More WCPS Schools Report COVID-19 Clusters

Two More WCPS Schools Report COVID-19 Clusters

Thursday, Wayne County Public Schools reported two COVID-19 clusters across two schools: Dillard Middle and Southern Wayne High. Dillard Middle has an in-school cluster, involving 1 staff member and 8 students from the eighth grade. Southern Wayne High has a football team cluster, involving five team-members.   “Our school nurses and school administrative teams are…read more »

Norwayne Middle Has Two Reported COVID-19 Clusters

Norwayne Middle Has Two Reported COVID-19 Clusters

On Wednesday, Wayne County Public Schools reported two separate COVID-19 clusters at Norwayne Middle School which involves a total of 11 students [Five students in an in-school cluster and six in a Football Team cluster]. Only two of the students have been on campus this week. “We learned about the two separate reported cases last…read more »

County Agrees To Amended Deal For Fremont Elementary School

County Agrees To Amended Deal For Fremont Elementary School

Wayne County is moving forward with the construction of the new Fremont Elementary School.  The county Board of Commissioners and Board of Education have met and tried to clarify the price and payment for the new elementary facility for the northern end of the county.  Wednesday, WCPS Superintendent Dr. David Lewis asked the commissioners to…read more »

Two Goldsboro Schools Placed In Brief “Soft Lockdown” Due To Nearby Police Activity

Two Goldsboro Schools Placed In Brief “Soft Lockdown” Due To Nearby Police Activity

Two Wayne County Public Schools were briefly locked down as a safety precaution Wednesday.  WCPS sent out a message informing parents of children enrolled at North Drive Elementary and Edgewood Community Developmental School that both schools were temporarily placed in a “Soft Lockdown” due to law enforcement activity in a neighborhood near the schools.  A…read more »

WCPS Works To Address Bus Driver Shortage

WCPS Works To Address Bus Driver Shortage

Scattered bus delays have greeted some WCPS students as the new school year gets underway.  Wayne County Public Schools has confirmed the district is down 17 drivers to start the 2021-2022 school year.  To help reduce or prevent delays from occurring, some schools are utilizing staff that are licensed to drive buses. District transportation route…read more »

WCPS Starts School Year With About 17,000 Students

WCPS Starts School Year With About 17,000 Students

Approximately 17,000 students are attending Wayne County Public Schools to start the new school year.  85 students are receiving virtual instruction through WCPS this year due to demonstrated need.  WCPS says the enrollment figures for the 2021-2022 school year are expected to grow in the coming days, which is typical every year. read more »

BACK TO SCHOOL: Watch For Buses

BACK TO SCHOOL: Watch For Buses

Class is back in session at Wayne County Public Schools.  All of the district’s traditional calendar schools will welcome students back into the classroom today.  Masks are required for all students, staff and visitors at WCPS to start the 2021-2022 school year.  Drivers should be aware that school buses will be back out on the…read more »

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