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Information about the reopening of schools

Gaston County Schools Reopening of Schools

Board approves transition to Plan A for elementary schools

On February 8, the Board of Education approved the transition of our elementary schools to Plan A, which means students will attend school four days a week for in-person instruction.  Elementary students will attend school four days a week beginning Monday, March 1 with Wednesday continuing to be a remote learning day.


Our elementary schools will be sharing more information about the transition from Plan B to Plan A for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

It is important to note that the transition to four days of in-person instruction is for our elementary school students only.  This does not apply to our middle schools and high schools, which will continue operating under Plan B based on requirements from the state. 

Our middle school and high school students will continue to follow our current schedule of in-person instruction two days a week and remote learning at home three days a week.  Click here for our Plan B schedule graphic and our “Plan B at a Glance” chart. 


Additionally, we will continue to operate the Gaston Virtual Academy for students who are already enrolled in virtual learning at home five days a week.

Click here to watch the Board of Education special meeting on February 8.

Messages from the Superintendent
Guidance Resources Videos


■ Information for Parents and Employees

▪ 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: School began on Monday, August 17.  Click here to view the 2020-2021 school calendar.

▪ FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: Click here to read Superintendent Booker's message for parents and employees with information about the reopening of schools.

Click here for a letter from Gaston County Schools and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services with information about our COVID-19 protocol.

▪ RESOURCES: The N.C. State Board of Education and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction as well as the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services have released information about the reopening of schools.

Click here for the “Lighting Our Way Forward: North Carolina’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools” document.

Click here for the "Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)" document.  Click here for the document in Spanish.

Click here for the "Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)" Frequently Asked Questions.  Click here for the document in Spanish.

Click here for the "Reference Guide for Suspected, Presumptive, or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 (K-12)" document.

Click here for the "What Families Can Expect When Schools Reopen" document.

▪ INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 CASES: Click here to read a letter from Gaston County Schools and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services about our COVID-19 protocol.  Click here for information about confirmed cases.

■ Visit these websites for information about the coronavirus

▪ Gaston County Government/Health and Human Services: www.gastongov.com/coronavirus
▪ N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina
▪ Center for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Coronavirus information hotline for Gaston County

If you have questions about the coronavirus, you may call the information hotline for Gaston County: (704) 862-5303.  Click here for more information about the hotline.