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Good evening, Catawba County Schools families,

It’s hard to believe that it is already time to get ready for the 2021-22 school year. As of right now, we are planning for the 2021-22 school year to begin on August 23, 2021, with all grades returning to in-person learning five days per week inside our school buildings.

With the vaccine and summer coming and the state’s current push to return all school districts to in-person learning, all indices point to this being possible. Ultimately, we have to follow the state’s guidance and this may change, but we are planning for a full return to in-person learning.

For our families who prefer a virtual option, we are also proud to offer our Online Catawba K-12 Virtual Learning Academy.

 

Here are the top 5 things you need to know from this message: 

  1. As of right now, we are planning for the 2021-22 school year to begin on August 23, 2021.
     
  2. We are offering two options for the 2021-22 school year: "Traditional" In-Person School and Online Catawba K-12 Virtual Learning Academy
     
  3.  "Traditional" In-Person School - We are planning for all grades to return to in-person learning five days per week inside our school buildings, but this could change based on state laws around COVID-19. 
  4. Online Catawba Virtual Learning Academy
    • Grades K-2 is a combination of virtual and in-person learning. You must provide transportation for in-person learning.
    • Grades 3-12 is a virtual program with in-person opportunities for enrichment, tutoring, etc. You must meet certain criteria to apply and have transportation to the in-person activities.
       
  5. If you choose Online Catawba, you MUST submit this application by 3/19/21 at 5 PM to be considered based on criteria detailed on the website.

 

If you are interested in Online Catawba for 2021-22, you MUST submit an application by 3/19/21 at 5 PM to be considered. 

Visit our Online Catawba website for criteria & details

Attend a Live Virtual Information Session

Submit your application before 3/19/21 at 5 PM

 

Your 2021-22 Enrollment Options: Compared

 

When does school start?

August 23, 2021*

*Subject to change based on state laws re: COVID-19

August 23, 2021*

*Subject to change based on state laws re: COVID-19

Do I need to do anything now to enroll?  

Grades 1-12 - There is nothing you need to do at this time. We will send out an email in the coming weeks to re-enroll your student using Powerschool.

Rising Kindergartners: Please visit the Kindergarten Enrollment website.
 
Interested in Kindergarten Spanish Immersion? - Submit your application by 3/15/21 at 12 PM

K-12: Yes! 

You MUST submit this application by 3/19/21 at 5:00 PM to be considered. 

Submit Your Application

 

In-Person?

Yes! We are planning for K-12 to attend 5 days per week, in-person, in our school buildings*

*Subject to change based on state laws around COVID-19

K-2: Combination of in-person and virtual learning opportunities and does require parental involvement, including transportation for in-person days.  

3-12: Flexible virtual program with in-person opportunities for enrichment, tutoring, testing, etc.

Criteria to apply?

None

Yes!

Visit website for details

K-12: Parent involvement necessary, including transportation for in-person activities

3-12: Students are required to meet certain criteria, including a minimum of a 2.8 unweighted GPA and not having failed any online/hybrid courses previously. Parents must be able to provide transportation when needed.

Commitment? None Year-long commitment required
How do I learn more?  The 2021-22 calendar will be available online later this week. We will post it on our websites and social media.