Wear A Mask

RRGSD is now operating in Plan A for all schools 5 days per week. Students and staff are required to wear mask and encouraged to physically distance when possible.

Parents wishing to comment on our plan may do so by using the following link:

Feedback Form

NOTE: Students who opted for virtual-only instruction this year will remain in virtual-only instruction for the remainder of this academic year.

Face-to-Face Instruction School Day Schedule:

Clara Hearne
9 a.m. - Drop off
9:10 a.m. - Tardy
3:20-3:30 p.m. - Pick up

7:45 a.m. - Building opens
8:10 a.m. - Tardy
3:00 p.m. - Dismissal

7:45 a.m. - Building opens
8:10 a.m. - Tardy
Dismissal is staggered - 3:00 for K-2 car riders, 3:10 for 3-5 car riders and bus riders

7:15 a.m. - Building opens
7:30 a.m. - Tardy
Dismissal is staggered - 2:30 p.m. for bus riders & 2:45 for all others

8:25 – 8:30         Report to Period 1
8:30 – 9:55         Period 1

9:55 – 10:00       Report to Period 2
10:00 – 11:25     Period 2

 11:30 – 12:30                     Jacket Time
11:25 – 11:30     Report to JTA
11:30 – 12:00    Jacket Time A
12:00 – 12:05    Report to JTB
12:05 – 12:35    Jacket Time B

12:35 – 12:40      Report to Period 3
12:40 – 2:05        Period 3

2:05 – 2:10          Report to Period 4
2:10 – 3:35          Period 4

 * This schedule may be changed by the administration as needed


Early College
8:15 a.m. - Building opens
8:35 a.m. - Tardy
3:25 p.m. - Dismissal

Health Screenings, Masks & Social Distancing
All staff and guests must take part in Health Screenings to remain on a RRGSD campus, which includes a temperature check and answering attestation questions specific to COVID-19.

Place to Play

Place to Play - Before/After School Program

Place to Play will operate from 6:30 a.m.- 7:45 a.m. Afternoon hours are still until 6 p.m.

Staff will conduct required COVID-19 health screenings at the door.

For more information or to sign up for Place to Play, please call 252-519-7700.

wellness check

Bus Transportation

Bus Transportation

All bus riders will be picked up at the specified bus stops.


  • If your child's temperature is 100.4 or above, please do not allow them to board the bus.

  • Students will be assigned to bus seats to help with contact tracing.

  • Everyone (including the bus driver and monitor) must wear a cloth face covering

  • Because only one middle and high school student is allowed to occupy a seat,

    routes may be longer.

Temperature Checks

Car Rider & Walker Information

Please make sure you child is screened before leaving home each morning.

Health Screening Questions:

  • (1)  Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 since you were last in school?

    1. (2)  Have you had any of the following symptoms since you were last at school?

      • ●  Fever

      • ●  Chills

      • ●  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

      • ●  New cough

      • ●  New loss of taste or smell

    2. (3)  Have you had close contact (been within 6 feet of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) in the last 14 days?

    3. (4) Has any health department staff or a health care provider been in contact with you and advised you to quarantine?

mask usage


School Breakfast & Lunch Information

All students will be offered breakfast & lunch daily.

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Virtual Students

  • A Grab & Go Meal site will remain open daily from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Belmont Elementary.

Meals are free of charge for the remainder of the 2021 school year.

Many of our families qualify for free or reduced lunch.

To apply, https://www.lunchapplication.com/  


Roanoke Rapids High School COVID-19 Protocols

All students will be expected to follow the 3 Ws or disciplinary actions will ensue, including administrative placement in virtual-only instruction.   

Jacket Time will remain in its regularly scheduled lunch time block in order to ensure social distancing for students during lunch time. 

Please note:

  • No meals will be allowed for drop off during the school day.

  • Students will be able to eat lunch in teachers’ classrooms during Jacket Time.

  • The cafeteria will be open for students to pick up their lunch and take with them, and only one student per table will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria.

  • Breakfast will be grab-and-go served from the Gazebo in the courtyard. Students will pick it up prior to entering the buildings.  

RRHS Department Locations
Senior Building
1st Floor - History Department
2nd Floor - Foreign Language Department
3rd Floor - English Department

Junior Building
1st Floor - Career Technical Education Department
2nd Floor - Left Hallway - Science Department
2nd Floor - Right Hallway - Math Department

Gym Building - PE, JROTC, Band, & Chorus

Back of Senior Building Under Fire Escape - Art Department

Early College

Roanoke Rapids Early College High School COVID-19 Protocols

All students will be expected to follow the 3 Ws or disciplinary actions will ensue, including administrative placement in virtual-only instruction.   

Jacket Time at RRECHS will remain in its regularly scheduled lunch time block in order to ensure social distancing for students during lunch time. 

  • No meals will be allowed for drop off during the school day.

  • Students will eat lunch in their second period teachers’ classrooms during Jacket Time.

RREC staff will deliver breakfast and lunches to students in their classrooms. 

COVID Cleaning

COVID-19 Cleaning Protocol & Concerns

Every school has been provided disinfectant cleaning equipment that will be used daily to disinfect both the air and contact surfaces in all of the classrooms, common areas, restrooms, and other areas where people have been.

Additionally, similar disinfectant cleaning equipment has been purchased for daily cleaning of buses. Teachers have been provided refillable hand sanitizer, wipes and spray cleaners, which will be refilled and resupplied as needed. Hand sanitizer stations have also been installed in key areas in all RRGSD schools.


Students who develop a fever while at school will go to the Isolation Room and be monitored by an adult at all times until the parent/guardian arrives to sign the child out. 

If your student or family needs to self-identify as high risk to COVID-19 and needs special considerations, please contact the school.



• No visitors to campus (unless there is a prior appointment made through administrators)

• No parents eating lunch with children

• No parents accompanying children into the school building

• No lunch drop offs


How we handle COVID-19 Cases?

Will you let me know who has COVID-19 in my child's class?

Due to privacy laws, we cannot release this information.

In the instance there is a cluster or outbreak of cases at a school, will the public be notified?

Yes. RRGSD will work with the local health department and NCDHHS to publicly report if there is a cluster of cases or an outbreak of COVID-19 at a specific school. 

NOTE: In a child care or school setting, NCDHHS defines a COVID-19 cluster as a minimum of five laboratory confirmed cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period and plausible epidemiologic linkage between cases.  

Should my child be tested for COVID-19?

If your student was not identified as high risk and is not presenting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, he/she does not likely need to be tested. Please contact your family physician for guidance if you or a family member, including your child, begins showing symptoms of COVID-19. If you receive a positive test result, per the Halifax County Health Department, you must self-isolate for 10 days or longer if symptoms persist.  We ask that you notify our school so that we are aware of your student’s absence and may support their continued learning.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose and cough, as well as shortness of breath. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.

When do symptoms present?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that symptoms appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure.

What safety precautions are being followed?

As a reminder, these safety protocols remain in place:

Every student on our campus is required to wear a mask. Mask breaks are given throughout the day and masks may be removed during meal times.

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout our buildings.

How can I protect myself and my family from contracting COVID-19?

There are some common sense measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. 

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people.

• Wear a cloth covering over your mouth and nose when you leave your house, especially when you may not be able to keep 6 feet between yourself and other people.

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

• Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched. Disinfectants should be used by following label instructions.

Clara Hearne PreK

NC Pre-K Program Year - COVID-19

We know that our children learn best when they have the opportunity to be together with their classmates and teachers. COVID-19 has presented many challenges to the way we work, live, learn and socialize with each other. Our goals seek to provide as much stability and proven in-person instruction as possible as we navigate through the pandemic.

• All NC Pre-K students receive the benefit of fully in-person instruction to the fullest extent possible.

• All parents/guardians are offered the option of in-person instruction for the full program year.

• Recognizing the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning will be available Pre-K students as an option.

• All remote learning offered will meet standard quality measures that support children’s healthy development and engage families in their children’s learning.

Learn more about the Pre-K state mandates here:


virtual learning


Many of our students opted for virtual learning for the entire school year. They will continue to follow the same schedule.

Here you'll find all the information you'll need to begin your schoolwork virtually. All students are issued a RRGSD Chromebook. Our RRGSD IT Department will only be able to support these devices. (see below for tech help.)

Step 1: Login using your school-issued email address. If you are a new student, someone from your school will reach out with your new school email address for you to use your district-issued Chromebook. From there you will find instructions, class assignments, and everything you need to know to begin school. You can find additional instructions for logging into your chrome device from home here.

Students K-1 will be given a "Clever Badge" to sign in to their tablets. Those will be issued when you pick up your child's device.

Chromebook repairs (such as physical damage: broken screens, missing keys, etc), have an adult bring your laptop & charger to your school and you'll be issued a loaner. We ask that you call the school ahead of time to make an appointment.

Any other Chromebook related issues, contact the RRGSD Technical Help Desk. (We only support district-supplied devices.)

RRGSD Tech Help Desk

Step 2: Virtual Instruction

  • Each Sunday by 5 p.m., the virtual teacher will post the instructional plan. This will provide students and parents/guardians a “Week at a Glance” perspective. Expectations will be highlighted for the upcoming week.

  • Attendance: All students are expected to complete Google Classroom assignments and participates in all assigned Google live sessions and attend any meetings designed by the teacher in order to be counted present for a virtual school day. Communication between students, parents, and teachers is vital, especially around times when students may be unable to attend a virtual meeting.

  • Accountability: Students participating in fully virtual learning will be held accountable for both mastery and completion of Google classroom assignments. Grades will be given in a similar fashion as if there was face-to-face interaction. Timely feedback will be provided by the teacher regarding accuracy and mastery of the material. Remote learning will not be designed to be completed in one sitting for the week. We will provide a rigorous instructional experience as possible. Students will be expected to be engaged every school day.

Step 3: You're ready to learn!

Should you need technical assistance with your district-issued device, we have established a RRGSD Technical Help Desk. You can access that information here:

RRGSD Tech Help Desk

Parent & Student Google Meet

Google Classroom & Google Meet 101

We've created a guide below for students, parents, grandparents, sitters, and other wonderful caregivers.

Students will be using Google Classroom extensively during the 2020-21 school year. As a parent, family member, or caregiver, it is important for you to understand the way that these applications work in order to be fully aware of how and what your student is doing.

Learn more here.

Google Meet Best Practices for Students.

Password Reset

Forgot email password?

Contact your child's school.

The Media Center Coordinator will assist you with password reset.

Roanoke Rapids High School 

Chaloner Middle School 

Belmont Elementary 

Manning Elementary 

Clara Hearne Pre-K Center 

Roanoke Rapids Early College High School

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Preschool Virtual Learning

Step 1: Google Classroom

Pre-k teachers will be utilizing parent email to roster their google classroom. Follow the directions in the google classroom invite that you will receive. Each teacher will have their own google classroom, which will be the central location for activities, recorded sessions, questions, and their unique link for google meet lessons. 

Step 2: Virtual Instruction

-Each Sunday by 5pm, the pre-k teacher will post the Instructional Plan. This will provide students and parents/guardians with a “Week at a Glance” perspective. Pre-k teachers will be offering remote moments which are blocks of live, direct, remote instruction delivery daily. 

-Accountability: Teachers will provide short, direct instruction as well as activities and learning opportunities for children and families to engage independently that total approximately 6.5 hours of available material daily for the remote learner/family. Parents are held accountable for assisting their child to engage in activities every school day, such as submitting evidence of learning through the google classroom platform. We will provide a rigorous instructional early childhood experience.

Parents are also expected to participate in two weekly “check-ins” which are brief conversations to aid in us building a strong relationship with families. Teachers will be offering at least one mandatory check-in every week to all virtual learners. Students are encouraged to be an active participant in the check-in. 

-Attendance: All students are expected to participate in assigned Google live remote moments. Remote moments will not last for more than 30 minutes at a time and will be on a consistent, predictable schedule. Teachers will be offering at least five remote moments each week as well as recorded, archived sessions to aid in each virtual learner’s ability to attend. A child/family’s attendance and participation in remote learning will be defined as participating in weekly check-ins. 

Step 3: Your preschooler is ready to learn! 

Clara Hearne staff is ready to build relationships through frequent, quality interactions which is essential to remote learning. Families will be kept informed of changes in schedule or protocols. 

We appreciate your support as we navigate through uncharted territory. Please know that although the school year is beginning virtually, Clara Hearne remains the best place for your child to begin their educational journey.

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Students Grades

Students participating in virtual learning will be held accountable for both mastery and completion of Google classroom assignments. Grades will be given in a similar fashion as if there was face-to-face interaction.

To access the student and parent portal, click here:

Parent Portal