Yancey County Schools
Our Vision ~ Excellence
Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.
In addition to the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit which lists the specific requirements that schools need to implement, DHHS has also developed very specific protocols for what school staff need to do if an individual is symptom-positive or has contracted COVID-19. Links to both of those documents (in English and Spanish), as well as an FAQ on the guidance, is below.
NC Broadband Survey
The NC Broadband Infrastructure Office (in cooperation with the Friday Institute at NC State) has developed a tool to allow residents to test and report their home internet connection speed. This tool is not intended for students but would be appropriate to share with employees and parents. Users are asked to provide their address so that the demand can be aggregated and targeted for investment through policy and grant programs. For parents and staff that have no internet access, they may call or text a phone number and have their location added to the database. Exact addresses will not be published. Email addresses are not collected. Users are asked to answer a few quick questions and presented with a 30 second speed test. Complete details are here: https://ncbroadband.gov/survey
Yancey County Schools Launches “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System
On March 5, 2020, Yancey County Schools is officially launching the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet the reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Center for Safer Schools.
Select the link above for more information.