Fort Bragg Schools will be open for staff and students on Monday, March 16, with an 11:30 dismissal. Please know that after that dismissal, Fort Bragg Schools will be closed until further notice. This is due to COVID-19 concerns. It is imperative that students pick up all their learning materials and take them home. Online learning for students will start later in the week. Information concerning online learning will be communicated to parents prior to March 18.
The Department of Defense Education Activity Americas, Mid Atlantic District, collaborated with Fort Bragg Command leadership in recommending closure of Fort Bragg Schools from mid-day Monday until further notice.
Here is a list of the changes:
Monday, noon, March 16, 2020 DoDEA school buildings at Fort Bragg, will be closed to students as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This action is being taken as a prudent measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, students should not report back to school until further notice. Staff will report at the usual time to begin training for leading the online learning for students.
All school extracurricular activities are canceled/postponed effective immediately. This includes, but is not limited to, all scholastic and athletic competitions, sports practices, music/drama/arts performance, school trips and any other extra-curricular activities, to include PTO events. Additionally, this includes outside groups that meet at our schools.
Monday, March 16, 2020, after student dismissal, staff will participate in Professional Learning activities.
Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020 will be teacher and staff workdays for online learning training. This will allow administrators and staff to collaborate and prepare to ensure continuity of instruction for online teaching.
Students can expect to begin receiving assignments later in the week. Students will be expected to complete online learning assignments and/or work packets as assigned by their classroom teachers. School principals and teachers will be sending out additional information related to this expectation by March 19, 2020.
Visit DoDEA’s official website for information on COVID-19, highlighting associated impacts as well as response and prevention efforts, at: https://www.dodea.edu/Coronavirus.cfm. Please check back regularly for updates.
Please continue to follow the COVID-19/coronavirus guidelines as shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are posted on its website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html. These include monitoring family members’ health for flu-like symptoms and reaching out to a local health provider if these symptoms occur.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.