Gates County Students participate in Job Shadowing Event Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Lisa Ward and two of the Nursing Fundamental Students, Madelynn Hobbs and Emily Greene, attended an Alzheimer's Education Event held at the Gates House hosted by the
on February 15, 2018
February, 20, 2018
Dear Gates County Public Schools Parents, Staff and Students,
This letter serves as a follow-up to the lockdown held at Gates County Schools on Monday, February 19, 2018.
On Monday, February 19, 2018, Gates County High School was made aware of a threat posted on social media. Upon learning of the threat, it was immediately reported to the Gates County Sheriff’s Department as the school was placed on lockdown to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff. As the matter was investigated, the Sheriff’s department placed officers at each of the county schools, proactively, to ensure the safety of all.
We understand situations such as this are concerning to parents, students, and the community. We want you to be aware that district officials and school administration exercised extreme diligence and took immediate and proper actions required by law and in the best interest of our students and our faculty. We will continue to work in partnership with law enforcement to maintain a safe learning atmosphere at all Gates County Schools.
Gates County Schools maintains strict policies designed to protect the safety and well-being of our students. All schools in the district have developed Crisis Safety Plans through collaboration with the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management and School Resource Officers, that students and faculty have practiced through fire drills and lockdowns. Monday’s event was a clear example of how the plan was put into effect, and created an environment in which students were safe and secure.
Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff and school district. I encourage you, parents, students and staff to be vigilant and report any issues of concern to district officials, school administration or law enforcement. Together we can continue to ensure a school environment that is safe, secure and conducive to learning.
Please contact any district or school administrators or me, if you have questions or concerns.
We need your help as we develop the next strategic plan for Gates County Schools. This plan will ensure that each and every student in the district receives a first-class education. Your survey input is an investment in our future! Please take time to complete the seven questions by clicking on the link listed below.
Ray Felton, Chairman of the Gates County Board of Education, announces that the Regular March Session Board of Education Meeting will be held at T.S. Cooper Elementary School on Monday, March 5, 2018, beginning with a Closed Session to discuss confidential personnel matters, as allowed by North Carolina’s Open Meetings Law, at 4:00 p.m., followed by an Open Session at 5:00 p.m.