After a delay due to slightly elevated numbers on an air quality test at the NCCAT building, classes for Ocracoke students of all grades will begin on Monday, October 7.
The Ocracoke School has been closed since Hurricane Dorian made landfall on September 6, causing damage to the main school campus.
“We will have a staggered start so we can have [a] 45-minute Open House for each location,” the Ocracoke School stated in an online update. “All parents and students are highly encouraged to attend because there will be lots of information to share as well, as new rules, procedures, and protocols to follow in our new spaces. It will be new and different for all of us!”
The school is opening in three separate locations as repairs continue on the main Ocracoke School building. Pre-K through first grade is relocating to Ocracoke Child Care on Old Beach Road, second through grades five will be on the second floor of the elementary building, and the remaining grades will be at the NCCAT building, adjacent to the ferry docks in the village.
Due to the school operating in three locations, a staggered start and end on the three campuses is planned. This will allow parents to drop off and pick up their children at the different schools.
The Open House schedule is as follows:
- Pre-k, K and 1st grades Open House will be from 7:45-8:30 a.m. at the Daycare. School will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 2:50 p.m.
- Grades 2-5 Open House will be from 8:45-9:30 a.m. at the Elementary School. Carpool if possible as parking is limited. The entrance to the school will be the Back Road entrance only. The school day will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 3 p.m.
- Grades 6-8 Open House will be at 9:45- 10:30 a.m. at the NCCAT building. The school day will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 3:10 p.m.
- Grades 9-12 Open House will be at 10:30-11:10 a.m. at NCCAT. Online and broadcast students should attend as well. School will resume after the Open House. School dismisses at 3:10 p.m.
“We are so excited to finally be resuming school!” Stated the Ocracoke School campus. “Super huge thank you to the Ocracoke Care Care and NCCAT for opening up their facilities and allowing us to move into their spaces and create a school. We are your guests and we are grateful to you…
“If you see any of the teachers or school employees around, give them a big thank you! They [have] been working so hard getting the schools ready. They are nothing short of incredible. See you all Monday!”