Check the SCHEDULES page to see when ZOOM sessions will take place during virtual learning.

  • 9/21/20 BOD Meeting Results Overview – from the Executive Director

    Dear Parents,
    As many of you know, the Governor announced on September 17, 2020, that school districts and charter schools have the option to re-enter schools under plan A (minimal social distancing) for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade only. This is an optional choice for schools beginning October 5, 2020.

    This evening our board of directors met to discuss our current school plans to re-enter under plan B (50% capacity) for grades K-4th grade only beginning on October 12th as well as the option to re-open under Plan A for grades K-5. The board voted to CHANGE THEIR DECISION FROM PLAN B TO PLAN A under a staggered entry.

    Students will have the option of plan C (fully remote instruction) or Plan A (minimal social distancing) for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. A new commitment form will be sent to all parents K-12th grade by end of business tomorrow, September 22, 2020. The schedule for re-entry is as follows:

    • October 12- Kindergarten and Third-grade students return to 5 days a week instruction
    • October 19- Kindergarten, First, Third, and Fourth-grade students return for 5 days a week instruction
    • October 26- Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth-grade students return to 5 days a week instruction
    • November 2- IF ALLOWABLE BY THE GOVERNOR- Middle and High School will return to 5 days a week instructions.

    The admin team will provide further information regarding Plan A and what that looks like in the classroom this week. Please stay tuned for further details. Thank you,
    Amy Hobgood


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FLA’s Options for Reopening

REMOTE LEARNING

Wireless Hotspot Rental Options/Internet Service for Families:

  • https://www.digital-one.com/wireless-broadband-rental
    • Verizon Jetpack Rental
      • $40/week or $60/month + $20 roundtrip shipping and a 1-5 day turnaround 
  • https://daypasswireless.com/#bkrent
    • Verizon and Sprint Jetpack Rental
      • Pricing varies on length of time – 2 weeks is $6.75/day + $9.90 roundtrip shipping
      • Delivered to mailbox, but no local storefront locations
  • https://www.skyroam.com/skyroam-hotspot-rental
    • Skyroam Hotspot
      • $9/day unlimited data use
  • Local Public Libraries sometimes have hotspots for checkout for up to 14 day periods in some cases
  • Many of the major internet service providers signed the FCC agreement Friday, March 13th to keep customers connected during the COVID-19 outbreak and will not cut off any service due to non-payments. They have also opened their hotspots for free access in cities that have coverage. 
    • Comcast Service is being offered free for two months with the option to continue service for $10/month for low-income families in their service area. They can apply online here https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 or contact via phone 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers
    • Spectrum/Charter is also offering 2 months service free with all installation fees waived for any household with a K-12 or college student who does not have service currently by calling 844-488-8395
    • AT&T and Sprint are lifting their data caps and overage charges during the outbreaks

IMPORTANT LINKS

Questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19)  Coronavirus Helpline (1-866-462-3821) for the public, which is answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You can also see the latest online about North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 here :

Virtual Meeting Schedule – Middle School

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