Dear Exploris Families,
- 1st Day of School Wednesday, Aug. 19th
- Meet the Teacher Night Monday, Aug. 17th
- Home Technology Survey to make sure everyone can connect from the very first day
- and more!
Associate Director, Middle School
July 26: Calendar
Looking for the 2020-21 school calendar? The first day of school for Exploris is Wednesday, August 19. The PDF and Google Calendars are currently posted on the PTO website, and are up to date! Visit: https://explorispto.org/calendar/
July 20: Map and Directory
The Exploris Family Map and School Directory form is now open. We hope families will opt-in to have their contact information listed on the map and/or the directory. These two resources are managed by the PTO and provide ways for Exploris families to connect, form carpools, study groups, playgroups, etc.
The map and directory will be updated daily as more people fill out the form.
We ask that you fill out the form by July 30 if possible. More info.
July 17: Big announcement
Exploris Opening on Plan C+!
Following Gov. Cooper’s announcement that North Carolina schools have the ability to choose between Plan B or Plan C, depending on their individual situation, the Interim Leadership Team and the Reopening Task Force met this week to discuss our options.
Looking at all the available metrics, including Covid data and input from staff and family surveys, we have decided that The Exploris School will open the 2020-2021 school year in Plan C, with some modifications for in-person experiences. We are calling this Plan C+!
We are committed to a safe reopening and will revisit the metrics throughout the fall to see if we can safely transition to Plan B at the end of the 1st trimester. Our goal is to get everyone back to in person, day to day learning– we dearly miss seeing all our students– as soon as we can do so safely. If you have not done so already, please complete the family survey so we can build our crews in anticipation of Plan B.
We are sensitive to the conflicting concerns of our school community, and we know that many of you were hoping for Plan B. At this point, like many neighboring school districts, we felt the safety concerns weighed more heavily, and we are confident in our ability to deliver a quality program, even in digital form, and to provide some optional much smaller and safer interactions.
We will be sending out more information shortly with specifics about what our remote learning program will look like and how we will be supporting students and families. We know you will have a lot of questions! We have spent weeks reflecting on our digital learning program from last spring and making adjustments to improve. Plan C+ will be a robust virtual school with attendance, grading, Global Arts, and more.
Thank you all for your voices, your patience, and your flexibility throughout this whole spring and summer, and we look forward to continuing to work with you as we face these challenges.
July 15: Family Choice Form
The Exploris Interim Leadership Team and the Reopening Task Force requests that all families please complete the Reopening School Family Choice Form no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, July 20th.
- The safety, screening, and cleaning protocols that will be in place for any on-campus learning: Exploris-Reopening-Health-Protocols-2020 (1).mov
- the FAQ document from our family Q & A sessions
- Link to the recording of one of our Family Q & A sessions 7/13
- The state’s guide, Lighting Our Way Forward,written by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Department of Health & Human Services