Now, more than ever, we must pull together as a community as we navigate our new reality during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are stronger together.
- Apply for a grant through NC Department of Revenue - this $335/family grant aims to help families with qualifying children in NC by providing economic support to assist with virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Homework support and help with internet access: Guilford Parent Academy
Guilford County Schools
We know many of you have children in area schools, and as a partner in youth development, we want to help keep you updated. We'll provide updates from Guilford County Schools in this section.
GCS joined 41 other North Carolina school districts in starting school with remote learning. Next steps include determining the public health metrics and review of scenarios for the district to safely reopen schools for in-person instruction. You can visit their webpage for an overview of their reopening plan.
New GCS Reopening Schools Website: Reopen, Reconnect and Stay Safe. Click here to see up to date information and resources about reopening for the upcoming academic year.
GCS Virtual Schools will launch in conjunction for the 2020-21 school year. Apply now! The registration deadline is extended to September 25, 2020 at 5:00pm; the deadline to unregister from the virtual school is also September 25, 2020 at 5:00pm. Visit the FAQ document here for additional information. Click here to learn more.
GCS Learning Centers
GCS has opened Learning Centers across the district to assist in remote learning. The centers are open from 9am to 1pm weekdays during remote learning, except for days the district is closed for holidays or teacher workdays. Students at the center can use the district's high-speed internet capabilities to access digital content and complete assignments. Students are also able to access live, online instruction provided by their teachers.
While the service is free, registration is required. Interested parents may register through the district's online application portal at this link. However, registration does ot guarantee a seat at the Learning Center. Parents will receive a notification of Learning Center assignment when selected through the SchoolMint system.
10 additional Learning Centers will open on Thursday, Sept. 17. Students should bring their own devices, as a limited number of desktop devices will be available for student use. Students will need their Student ID numbers to login to Canvas, the district's learning management system. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here to learn more!
Device Donations Needed & Device Purchases
GCS is seeking gently used devices that are equipped with internet access/wireless capabilities, a working camera, two-way audio interface and a charger. Devices can be delivered to GCS offices in Greensboro, at 712 N. Eugene Street or in High Point, at 900 English Road.
Devices may also be purchased by donating the cost of a device, approximately $350, to a fund at Guilford Education Alliance (GEA). To donate, call 336.841.4332 or visit this page.
Young Adults Invited to Virtual Workshops on Employment Resources
Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) and NCWorks NextGen are offering virtual workshops on employment resources for young adults. The workshops will assist young adults in exploring strategies to set and accomplish goals, understand how to be a responsible employee and start a solid career path with a promising future. Click here to learn more about the workshop and see upcoming workshop dates.
Guilford Parent Academy - Family Engagement Network
Guilford Parent Academy is launching a Family Engagement Network consisting of parents, district leaders, community members and representatives of local businesses and community organizations. Click here to find out more.
GPA Presents Social & Emotional Learning Series for Parents, Caregivers
2020 has been a year like no other. More than ever before, families are dealing with social and emotional challenges as children and adults adapt to lifestyle changes and added stress.
To help families cope, Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is partnering with Guilford County Schools’ Social and Emotional Learning department to offer a new virtual series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), the process through which adults and children develop the social and emotional skills necessary to thrive throughout life. Click here to register.
USDA Secretary of Agriculture Extends Free Meals to Students through December 31, 2020
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through December 31st, 2020. This will allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to children through the fall months. This unprecendented decision will help ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals. To learn more, click here.
Guilford County Schools is encouraging families to fill out a meal application. Applications are also available at schools, as well as through districts. A new application must be completed each year, and families may complete an application at any time during the school year. If there is any change in income, job loss or additional household members added, please check to see if your family qualifies for benefits. Click the link below to complete an application.
Nov. 4 to Be Remote Learning Day for Schools that are Polling Places
The following schools are serving as polling sites on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, which is an annual leave day on the 2020-2021 GCS Traditional Academic Calendar. Given the anticipated turnout, we plan to make Wednesday, Nov. 4, a remote learning day for students at these schools to allow custodians time to do a deep cleaning. Deep sanitation requires buildings to remain empty for 24 hours once the cleaning has been completed.
- Alderman Elementary
- Allen Middle
- Andrews High
- Archer Elementary
- Bessemer Elementary
- Bluford Elementary
- Brightwood Elementary
- Claxton Elementary
- Eastern Middle
- Foust Elementary
- Frazier Elementary
- Gen. Greene Elementary
- Hairston Middle
- Haynes-Inman Education Center
- Irving Park Elementary
- Jefferson Elementary
- Jesse Wharton Elementary
- Kirkman Park Elementary
- Kiser Middle
- Mendenhall Middle
- Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary
- Montlieu Academy of Technology
- Morehead Elementary
- Nathanael Greene Elementary
- Page High
- Pilot Elementary
- Rankin Elementary
- Smith High
- Southeast Middle
- Sternberger Elementary
- Swann Middle
- Washington Montessori Elementary
- Western High
Rockingham County Schools
For Rockingham County Schools updates, visit this page.
If you're a member of the senior or at-risk population and are interested in getting tested, click here.
- Greensboro Urban Ministry
- BackPack Beginnings (food and clothing pantry)
- Reidsville Outreach Center
- The Lord's Pantry in Eden
- The Salvation Army (food and clothing)
Mental health is especially important during this time - check out these resources:
- Managing Mental Health During COVID-19
- Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
- Healthy Relationships Initiative
- New Mental Health Supports for All North Carolinians, Including Health Care Workers and Their Families
NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Community members can call to obtain free, confidential information on health and human services within their community. The service is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.