FREE COVID-19 TESTING BEGINS IN NCC

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New Castle County, in partnership with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, is offering free COVID-19 testing at various sites around the county. To see test site locations and dates, visit: https://www.nccde.org/2011/COVID-19-Resources

The tests are free, easy, open to the public, and painless. You do not have to register ahead, but if you do it will cut down on the time spent in line. The tests are self-administered oral swabs, provided by Curative. Participants swab the inside of their mouth, drop the swab into the tube, and drop off the package on their way out of the parking lot. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes, and even less if subjects are pre-registered. Participants do not need to have symptoms to receive the test. Test results are expected back to participants in 24-48 hours via email.

To pre-register for any of the testing sites in Delaware, guests can visit https://delaware.curativeinc.com/welcome

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St. Georges Technical High School Principal Shanta Reynolds has been selected as Delaware’s Secondary School Principal of the Year by the Delaware Association of School Principals. He will represent Delaware in this year’s National Principal of the Year awards program and will participate in the national Principal’s Institute held each year in Washington, DC.

Reynolds has been principal of St. Georges since 2012, where he previously served as an assistant principal. He began his education career as a Social Studies teacher at Delcastle Technical High School in 2000, and was named the school’s Teacher of the Year in 2005. That same year, he was also named Delaware Social Studies Teacher of the Year. Reynolds then moved to the position of Social Studies specialist for the NCC Vo-Tech School District, where he served for four years before being named an assistant principal at St. Georges. The following year, he moved to Howard High School of Technology as an assistant principal for two years before returning to St. Georges as principal.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Delaware.

“Dr. Reynolds is the epitome of an instructional leader,” said NCC Vo-Tech Superintendent Joseph Jones. “With his ability to fuse high standards with support and care for students, he has built an infrastructure of academic excellence where both students and teachers thrive – a hallmark of his tenure as principal. Our school district is proud to have his accomplishments recognized among his fellow educators.”

“It is a privilege to be selected to represent the hardworking school administrators in our state,” said Reynolds. “If you ask any administrator, they will tell you that the work we do is contingent on having a strong team. I am most fortunate to work with educators who are passionate about ensuring all students are learning and growing every day, and fortunate to work with a school community that believes in the St. Georges Way of preparing students to be career and college ready.”

Reynolds resides in Middletown with his wife, Dr. Kalia Reynolds, and two children.

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May 20 Update: The following plan will be followed for the remainder of the school year, which includes revised end of year and semester grade calculations and calendar information.

To view the plan, please visit http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NCCVT-Remote-Learning-Plan-2020-COVID-19.pdf.

To view in Spanish, please visit http://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NCCVT-Remote-Learning-Plan-2020-COVID-19-Spanish.pdf

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Please read the 2-page message from NCC Vo-Tech Superintendent Dr. Joseph Jones following this announcement:

Today Governor Carney announced that students will not be returning to school on May 18th as originally hoped. Due to the continuing COVID health crisis, school buildings will remain closed through the end of this school year. Students will continue to engage in remote learning following their own district- and charter-designed plans, which include individual closing dates for the ’19-’20 school year.

The Delaware Department of Education will convene a team of stakeholders to collaboratively plan for the remainder of this school year, assess transition, and then continue to adjust and transform practices for the return to school for the ’20-’21 school year once public health officials determine it is safe to return.

Message to Parents
Message to Parents Spanish
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Below are some helpful links to resources you may need during this Coronavirus emergency.

NCC Vo-Tech students who need meals during this school closure will be served at any location that is providing meals. For up-to-date information on locations across New Castle County and the City of Wilmington, visit: https://www.nccvtns.com/. For all sites located in the entire State of Delaware, visit: https://www.doe.k12.de.us/page/4149. Information on meal distribution locations is also available by dialing 211.

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Please watch this 2-minute video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m91yAgVmG3A – from NCC Vo-Tech School District Superintendent Joseph Jones about our remote learning experience.
Reminder: Schools are closed for Spring Break Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13. Remote learning begins again Tuesday, April 14, which is the start of the 4th Marking Period.

Please see new dates added to the school district calendar at https://www.nccvt.k12.de.us/parents-prospective-students/district-calendar/

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