District Actions Regarding COVID-19

  • OCTOBER 1, 2020

    PCS BOE Votes on Plan A for Elementary Students - The Person County Board of Education voted this afternoon, October 1, to move elementary students to Plan A. Grades 6-12 will stay on Plan B.


    APRIL 24, 2020

    In line with the executive order from NC Governor Cooper, PCS will be providing remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. It is our goal to reach all students. If you have questions regarding remote learning, please see our COVID-19 webpage or contact your school's principal.


    MARCH 17, 2020

    This is just a reminder that starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th, PCS School Nutrition will provide meals for children under the age of 18.  Meals will only be provided on days when students would otherwise be in school.  Children do not need to be present when meals are picked up, but you may be asked to provide the child/children's name and school. 

    Meals can be picked up at Southern Middle School, at the back entrance of the school in the car rider line, or at Person High School in the bus parking lot to the right of the main entrance.  Parents/students can pick up meals at the site closest to their home.

    Meals will be served based on student last names.

    A - I:  10:30 - 11:30 am
    J - R:  11:30 - 12:30 pm
    S - Z:  12:30 - 1:30 pm

    Thank you and have a wonderful evening.


    MARCH 16, 2020

    Parent COVID-19 Message

    For more details visit: pcsnc.org/COVID-19

    March 16, 2020

    Good evening parents, this message is to provide information and resources regarding our COVID-19 school closure.  Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, PCS will offer a pick-up meal program for children under the age of 18. These meals will be provided Monday through Friday until further notice.  Children do not need to be present in order for meals to be provided however, the child’s name and school must be presented at the time of pick up. This program will be for all students of Person County, Charter and Public Schools alike. Southern Middle School and Person High School will serve as the meal pick up sites.  Pick-up times will begin at 10:30 and end at 1:30.  

    Your schools will be contacting you individually this week to note the procedure for you to acquire a device for supplemental work if you do not have a device at home.  Students will be able to use these devices to access links to online/offline resources, sample daily schedules, and choice charts on the website. There are resources for each grade level and core subject.

    Parents of students enrolled in the backpack pals program may pick up their child’s food bags on Friday, March 20th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at their child's school. PECIL and PCLA student bags will be available for pick up at Person High School. Staff will be set up outside for parents to receive a bag through a drive-through. If this time frame will not work for you, contact your child's Backpack Pals representative.  If you know of someone willing to donate to this program, please ask them to call the Person County Central Office and we will direct them accordingly.

     Person County Schools has established a COVID-19 website (pcsnc.org/COVID-19) on our homepage that has this information along with all supplemental choice charts, the latest information about our Supplemental Meal Service, and other pertinent items as they relate to the COVID-19 school closure.  Thank you for your continued support for Person County Schools and thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Rodney Peterson, Ed.D.


    MARCH 15, 2020

    As you are aware, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order for all schools in North Carolina to be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through at least Monday, March 30, 2020. Please be mindful that this closure includes all before and after-school programs.  Our staff is working diligently to develop a meal service program for our most at-risk students and a remote academic plan if we were to be closed beyond March 30.  This week, your school will notify you of a plan for all K-12 students to obtain their computing devices from school.  Likewise, our staff will be communicating with you on how students can use these devices to access supplemental instructional material to work on during this closure. If you have a scheduled Individualized Educational Plan meeting for this week, your caseworker will contact you on whether these meetings will occur via phone or will need to be rescheduled.  By Tuesday, Person County Schools will have established a designated Coronavirus link to our home page that will direct you on the latest information on the Coronavirus, our plan for supplemental meal service, and access to the supplemental instructional links students can work on during the closure.  Thank you for your continued support for Person County Schools and thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.


    MARCH 13, 2020

    In response to guidance from the Governor and the Department of Health and Human Services, the following actions, unless otherwise noted, will be taken until April 9, 2020. At that time we will reassess and make you aware of any extensions or cancellations of these actions.

    • All field trips are canceled.
    • Out of an abundance of caution for our students and mitigate students from exposure to individuals from outside of the school, schools will not allow visitors or volunteers in their buildings until April 9, 2020. If parents need to speak with staff or conferences need to take place, these can be done by phone.
    • All middle school and high school athletics have been suspended until Monday, April 6, 2020. This includes all workouts, skill development, practices and contests (on or off campus).
    • Interschool activities have been suspended.
    • Outside groups will not be able to use our facilities.
    • My Life Matter Clubs in the Elementary Schools and the high and middle school shuttles will not operate until further notice.
    • In an effort to be proactive regarding the safety of both employees and our customers, cafeteria staff will serve all items, students will not self-serve until further notice. 


    MARCH 11, 2020

    In response to guidance from the Governor and health officials:

    • Canceling all field trips and employee-related travel is currently being considered for Person County Schools. We are in the process of collecting proposed field trip data as it pertains to when and where their trips are planned, whether there are active cases in these areas. If we were to cancel field trips, parents will be reimbursed funds they have paid to date.
    • We will continue to provide students frequent opportunities to wash their hands, including immediately before lunch.
    • In an effort to be proactive regarding the safety of both employees and our customers, cafeteria staff will serve all items, students will not self-serve until further notice.
Last Modified on October 6, 2020