Final Return to School Decision Form

FINAL RETURN TO SCHOOL DECISION FORM

We have previously posted our Return to School Plan, which includes a combination of Face to Face Instruction and Remote Instruction options.We are now ready to obtain your final decision for your student. The decision form is also available on our district website and you may opt to call your child’s school to complete the form by phone. Once you have submitted this form, it will be used to reserve your student a space in one of the options and cannot be changed until the end of the nine weeks (K-8) or the end of the semester (9-12). We must have one form per student completed by Monday, August 3. School staff will be calling or making home visits to obtain an answer from each student if you do not complete the form. If you have questions, please contact the school administrator at your child’s school. We appreciate your support and look forward to beginning a new school year.

Please click on the following link:

Official Return to School Guidelines

NOTE: Based on COVID updates, Governor’s Order or impracticality of implementation, this plan could change- and will be reviewed monthly, perhaps daily for amendments.

PK   Awaiting guidance from the NCPK division on preschool regulations.

K-3   All students report to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is a Remote Learning at Home day.

4-8   50% of students (Cohort A) will report to school on Monday and Thursday. The other 50% of students (Cohort B) will report to school on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday is a Remote Learning at Home day. Cohorts will be divided alphabetically by last name. (Students who have the same address will be placed together-regardless of last name).

9-12   All students report to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is a Remote Learning at Home day. Students will be social distanced across the campus, including instruction in large areas such as the auditorium, media center, outdoor classroom and gyms.

 Remote Learning Option:

* Students choosing Remote Learning Option will be accountable for participation, attendance remotely and will have an organized, rigorous curriculum.

* All assignments will count in a final grade.

* Students who commit to Remote Learning Option will have to commit for the first nine weeks and may then reassess.

*Students will need to attend Face to Face state assessments, which will be arranged individually on days that other students are not in attendance.

Face to Face Classes:

* Temperature checks and symptom questions will be utilized for every staff member and student each day.

* Social distancing will be maintained at all times to the extent possible. Stickers will be placed on the floors, sign installed and procedures in place for maintaining social distance.

* Face coverings will be provided and  will be used with the exception of those who have documented medical reasons, during strenuous physical activity or at times when social distancing will allow a short break from face coverings. This applies to students and staff. Face shields are an option if students or staff choose to bring their own when social distancing can be maintained.  

* Additionally as we can get them delivered or made, we hope to provide plexiglass barriers at desks, in offices and at the cafeteria serving lines for extra protection.

* Intense sanitizing will take place on the campus and on buses. Hand sanitizing stations will be prominently available and extra time will be allowed for hand washing. Water bottle stations will replace water fountains and water bottles will be provided to each student.

* Buses will be able to transport a limited number of students per trip. One student per seat (siblings may sit together). This may cause some buses to make more than one trip per morning or afternoon.

* Parents will be strongly encouraged to drop off and pick up students as buses will not have the capacity to transport all students.

* Visitors to campus will be significantly limited.

* No large group assemblies, gatherings or congregating will be allowed.

* GCS will work collaboratively with the Graham County Health Department for any and all health concerns and issues and will follow their guidance in handling such issues.

Driver Education Announcement

Students must wear a mask, if you don’t have a mask, one will be provided

Graham County Schools Driver Education Announcement HB158 (SL2020-30) has become law and this allows Graham County Schools to offer the
Drivers Education proficiency examination (exemption test) on the following dates/times.

1) Friday, June 26 @ 8:00 am
2) Saturday, June 27 @ 8:00 am
3) Monday, June 29 @ 3:00 pm
4) Tuesday, June 30 @ 3:00 pm

All required precautions for Covid 19 will be taken including social distancing and the option of wearing a face mask if participants want to. The exam will be given in groups of 9 plus an instructor to allow for spacing. There will be additional test dates announced after July 6, according to the needs of the students.

Because of the limited numbers for each slot, a pre-registration is necessary for these exam sessions. To register for a slot, bring $65 drivers education fee to Graham County Schools Central Office located beside the Robbinsville Elementary office. Checks can be made to “Graham County Schools” or cash will be accepted also. Students must be at least 14 ½ to be
allowed to take the exam. This is for Graham County students only.

To prepare for the exam, students should go to the Graham County Schools homepage (http://www.graham.k12.nc.us/) and click on the Parent Resources tab, then go to Drivers Education Study Guide or Driver’s Education Information and select Proficiency Test Study Guide. The exam will include all the information on the study guide and the signs information.

At this time, the State of North Carolina is not allowing any behind the wheel training, but by taking the proficiency test, students will be a step closer to being ready when it is allowed.

On your given test date/time, students should meet at the front Robbinsville High School and from there the instructors will lead them to the classrooms. Many of the halls in the building are being waxed and maybe closed on certain days.

If you have any questions, please call Robert Moody @ 479-9820.

Students must wear a mask, if you don’t have a mask, one will be provided

Summer Feeding Program


Summer Feeding Program

Location:  Robbinsville Elementary Cafeteria

Beginning  June 8 through July 31, 2020

Drive through and pick up meals on Monday (2 days worth of meals) and Wednesday( 3 Days worth of meals)

Any child 18 and under is welcome to come by and pick up a  nutritious breakfast or lunch free of charge.  For more information contact Ms. Denise Moody at 828-479-9820 Extension 1014.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender (male or female), age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact  USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Kindergarten Registration

Due to COVID-19 we will NOT be holding an onsite Kindergarten Registration Day this year, however we do have Kindergarten Registration Packets available now to enroll your child for the upcoming school year.

Any child who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2020 is eligible to register for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  

Please click HERE to download and print the packet online on the district homepage or you can come by the Elementary School office and pick up a packet. You will need to turn the packets in to the Elementary school office and there will be a drop off box labeled Kindergarten Registration. 

Hours to pick up and drop off packets will be Monday-Friday from 8-3. 

On the front of the packet is a check off list of what we need to enroll your child for Kindergarten that includes:

  • Completed Registration Forms
  • Kindergarten health assessment form (to be completed by a health care provider and the date of exam must be 8/17/19 or later)
  • Copy of certified birth certificate
  • Up-to-date immunization certificate​
Please turn these in as soon as soon as possible so that we can have your child enrolled.

P-EBT Opportunity during COVID Issue

Any Graham County family that has had a financial status change due to loss of income from the COVID-19 virus should fill out a free and reduced application to see if you possibly qualify for a P-EBT card. Applications can be obtained at the Graham County Schools Central Office. Completed applications can be dropped off at Central Office or mailed  to Denise Moody, 52 Moose Branch Road, Robbinsville, N.C. 28771. If your children already receive free or reduced lunch you do not need to fill out another application at this time.