Links to 2020 Virtual Graduations
Onslow County Schools is in the beginning planning stages for what a return to school this fall will look like for our students. Current state guidelines require school districts to prepare for a variety of possibilities. We fully expect these plans will evolve and adapt over time as further guidance becomes available.
One idea under consideration is to create a new, fully online, virtual school where students could enroll to attend for the full school year.
We invite you to take a few minutes to complete this three-question survey to help determine interest in this possible option: OCS Survey.
Calendar Changes for 2020-2021
On Tuesday, May 19, the Onslow County Board of Education unanimously approved a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The calendar revisions were made in response to Senate Bill 704 which was signed into law by Governor Cooper on Monday, May 4.
Included in the bill, were provisions affecting school calendars for the upcoming academic year. The changes require that school districts develop and submit a Remote Instruction Plan, adopt a calendar which provides for the creation of five remote instruction days, include an additional five instructional days, and have an opening date for students of August 17.
The Board also approved a staff recommendation to move the district’s two year-round schools, Clyde Erwin Elementary and Northwoods Elementary, to a traditional calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.
Onslow Early College High School is included in the new requirements for five remote instruction days and an additional five separate and distinct instructional days. The early college calendar approved at the meeting included the additional instructional days and shifted the start for students to Monday, August 3.
You can see the full, revised calendars for the 2020-2021 school year here: Revised Calendars.
OCS Hiring Bus Drivers
Onslow County Schools is hiring bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications for the June 23-25 driver class are due no later than Friday, June 19. You can find more information on the application process and future class dates here: OCS Bus Driver Classes.
Meal Benefit Applications
The OCS School Nutrition office is currently accepting online and paper meal benefit applications.
Paper applications are being accepted by mail at P.O. Box 99, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Parents can find the online application here: Meal Benefit Applications.
Paper applications can be printed from here: Paper Meal Benefit Application.
Spanish applications can be printed from here: Spanish Meal Benefit Application.
You can contact the Child Nutrition office with any questions.
Contact Information for District Communications
In order to stay up to date on the latest news and updates from the district, we encourage our families to ensure that their most recent contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, is on file at their schools. Having current and accurate information is essential in our effort to provide the OCS family with important notices and updates.
If you or someone you know has not been, or has stopped, receiving district notices, please contact your school's data manager to confirm that your contact information is entered correctly.