Gates County Public Schools
205 Main Street/P.O. Box 125
Gatesville, NC 27938
Phone: (252) 357-1113
Fax: (252) 357-0207
District Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
January 17, 2021
The Board of Education held a special called meeting to revisit face-to-face instruction in light of two incidents that took place in our schools the first week of face-to-face instruction for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade.
After discussion it was determined that the school district will continue as planned with face-to-face instruction with elementary schools open for face-to-face instruction for grades Pre-K through 5 beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021, with the exception of T.S. Cooper Elementary School which will be on remote/virtual instruction through Wednesday, January 27, 2021 with K-5 students returning for face-to-face instruction on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Additionally, the Board of Education confirmed that the following remain operational:
- The Community Center.
- Athletics at the high school and middle school under the guidelines of the NCHSAA.
- Extra-curricular activities at the high school and middle school.
- In-person instruction and services for students with disabilities.
During the meeting, there was also a strong emphasis on keeping the schools safe and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. A reminder was given for staff, parents and students to please self-monitor and monitor children for COVID-19 symptoms and if/when symptoms of COVID-19 are present, do not attend or send students to school. Additionally, when in school, always wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently, and practice social distancing.
No change in middle & high school - All Grades Middle & High - Tuesday January 26, 2021
Gates County NAACP Donates Books to Gates County Schools in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 11, 2021
Dear Gates County Schools Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Parents:
Today, January 11, 2021 the Gates County Board of Education provided the following direction for the beginning of the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year:
- The Gates County Community Center will remain open for 2021.
- Athletics at the high school and middle school will continue under the guidelines of the NCHSAA.
- Extra-curricular activities will continue at the high school and middle school.
- In-person instruction and services for students with disabilities will resume Tuesday January 12, 2021.
The Board of Education advised that the school district will begin the second semester under Plan A (face-to-face and virtual) for elementary schools on the following dates:
Pre-K, Kindergarten & First Grade Tuesday January 12, 2021
Second Grade through Fifth Grade Tuesday January 19, 2021
The Board of Education advised that the school district will begin the second semester under Plan B (face-to-face and virtual) for the high school and middle school on the following dates:
All Grades Middle & High Tuesday January 26, 2021
Dr. Barry Williams
Superintendent of Schools, Gates County Schools
Moving Forward Learning Options
Plan A for Elementary Schools
Plan B for Middle and High Schools
NC Broadband Survey
PLAN C Revised 8-31-2020