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Meeting Notice: Hoke County Board of Education

Date: Monday, July 26, 2021


Please Take Note: The Hoke County Board of Education will have a called meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hoke County Schools Digital Learning Center, 319 North Bethel Road, Raeford, for the purpose of discussing updated COVID-19 protocols for the return to school and to take action on personnel. The meeting will also be streamed virtually and can be viewed via the YouTube LiveStream by clicking here.

Please click here to review our 2021-22 School Re-Entry Plan and provide any feedback you may have.

Haga clic aquí para revisar nuestro Plan de reingreso escolar 2021-22 y proporcionar cualquier comentario que pueda tener.

For the upcoming 2021 Fall Semester, Hoke County Schools is providing remote learning instruction to a limited number of students based on medical need. Students will be considered for virtual learning only if one of the two conditions are met:

*The student has an underlying condition that increases the risk for severe illness from COVID-19, OR

*The student resides with someone, or a student's caregiver is at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition

Deadline to complete the application and submit the documentation is Tuesday, August 10.

Click here for additional information and application.

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Para el próximo semestre de otoño de 2021, las Escuelas del Condado de Hoke están proporcionando instrucción de aprendizaje a distancia a una cantidad limitada de estudiantes según las necesidades médicas. Los estudiantes serán considerados para el aprendizaje virtual solamente si se cumple una de las dos siguientes condiciones:

*El estudiante tiene una afección subyacente que aumenta el riesgo de una enfermedad grave por COVID-19, o

*El estudiante vive con alguien, o el cuidador del estudiante, tiene un mayor riesgo de contraer una enfermedad grave por COVID-19 debido a una afección médica subyacente.

La fecha de vencimiento para completar la solicitud y entregar la documentación es el martes, 10 de agosto.

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y la solicitud.

Hoke County Schools Summer Feeding Program Information -

Información sobre el Programa de Alimentación Escolar de las Escuelas del Condado de Hoke


Hoke County Schools Public Notice

ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE REIMBURSABLE MEALS AT “NO CHARGE” FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

All Schools within Hoke County Schools District will once again participate in the USDA federally funded program, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2021-2022 school year. All students enrolled in Hoke County Schools will receive their reimbursable breakfast and lunch meal at “NO CHARGE”. The Hoke County Schools Child Nutrition Program in conjunction with Hoke County Schools will not distribute and accept Free & Reduced Priced Meal Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Any questions, please contact: Deborah Davis Carpenter, Child Nutrition Executive Director - Hoke County Board of Education, 310 Wooley Street, Raeford, NC, 28376 - Phone: (910) 875-4106

“Children must be healthy to learn and they must learn to be healthy”

Hoke County Schools Child Nutrition Services is honored to be a part of the National School Breakfast, School Lunch and Afterschool Snack Programs. We are proud to offer our students the nutrition they need to succeed. While adhering to the guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a variety of nutritious, delicious meals are offered to students each day for breakfast and lunch. Students cannot learn if they are hungry. Free and Reduced Priced Meal Applications will not be accepted and processed for the 2021-2022 school year. All students enrolled in the Hoke County Schools district will receive their reimbursable breakfast and lunch meal at “NO CHARGE”. Therefore, there is no need to administer Free and Reduced Priced Meal Applications. Thanks to the Federally Funded Program called CEP, all students attending CEP Schools (listed below) will receive their reimbursable breakfast and lunch meal at “NO CHARGE” for the 2021-2022 school year. CEP schools are: Don Steed Elementary, Hawk Eye Elementary, JW McLauchlin Elementary, Rockfish Hoke Elementary, Sandy Grove Elementary, Scurlock Elementary, West Hoke Elementary, Upchurch Elementary, East Hoke Middle, Sandy Grove Middle, West Hoke Middle, Hoke High, Turlington School, Sand Hoke Early College High


Hoke County Schools Child Nutrition Services looks forward to serving all students this school year to aid in their academic success. “Students must be healthy to learn, and they must learn to be healthy! If you have any questions regarding CEP Schools, please contact Deborah Davis Carpenter, Child Nutrition Executive Director and the Child Nutrition Services Team at 910.875.4106.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) will be available for eligible students and children for summer 2021. Households should keep their current P-EBT card so that they can continue to receive benefits for the summer.

Eligibility for summer will be determined based on student and child circumstances as of the last full month of the 2020-21 school year. P-EBT will be simplified for the summer and learning mode and school attendance will not affect eligibility or the amount a child will receive. Children who are eligible as of May will receive their one-time benefit of $375 in July. Additionally, children will be eligible to receive the full summer benefit if they apply and are approved for FNS or free or reduced-price school meals over the summer. Children that become newly eligible over the summer will receive their one-time benefit of $375 in late September.

For more info, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/PEBT. Additional updates will be posted to the P-EBT website in the coming weeks. #NCPEBT

El NCDHHS extenderá la EBT pandemia (P-EBT) para emitir beneficios de asistencia alimentaria a los niños elegibles para el verano. Los hogares deben mantener su tarjeta de P-EBT actual, de modo que puedan continuar recibiendo los beneficios para el verano.

La elegibilidad para el verano P-EBT se determinará en función de las circunstancias de los estudiantes y los niños a partir del último mes completo del año escolar 2020-21. Sin embargo, P-EBT se simplificará para vernoa. El modo de verano y aprendizaje y la asistencia a la escuela no afectará la elegibilidad o la cantidad que recibirá un niño. Los niños elegibles recibirán un pago por única vez de $ 375 para el verano. Los niños que son elegibles a partir de mayo recibirán su beneficio en julio. Adicionales, los niños serán elegibles para recibir el beneficio pleno verano si se aplican y on aprobados para FNS o comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido durante el verano. Los niños que sean elegibles durante el verano recibirán su beneficio a fines de septiembre.

Para obtener más información sobre P-EBT, visite www.ncdhhs.gov/PEBT. Las actualizaciones adicionales serán publicados en el sitio web de P-EBT en las próximas semanas relacionadas con el verano P-EBT. #NCPEBT

Cloth Face-covering information - Información sobre el uso de cubrebocas de tela

Throughout this school year, Hoke County Schools has worked to consistently follow the guidelines and recommendations of NCDHHS, CDC, and our local health department. NCDHHS, CDC, and our local health department still recommend that anyone who is not vaccinated continue to wear a face-covering when they are closer than six feet to another person, even when outdoors. In addition, the latest guidelines recommend the use of masks in densely crowded outdoor situations. Therefore, Hoke County Schools will continue to follow our current face-covering practices while outside. When students are on playgrounds or engaged in activities on outside fields, and are socially distanced, they are not required to wear a mask. However, if students are not able to socially distance, they must wear a face covering.


Mask requirements will be in place during the upcoming graduations at SandHoke Early College and Hoke County High School.


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A lo largo del año escolar, las Escuelas del Condado de Hoke han trabajado siempre para seguir las pautas y recomendaciones del NCDHHS, el CDC y nuestro departamento local de salud. El NCDHHS, el CDC y el departamento local de salud todavía recomiendan que cualquier persona que no esté vacunada continúe usando el cubrebocas cuando esté a menos de seis pies de otra persona, incluso cuando esté al aire libre. Además, las últimas pautas recomiendan que se usen los cubrebocas en zonas al aire libre más congestionadas. Por lo tanto, las Escuelas del Condado de Hoke continuarán nuestras prácticas actuales del uso de cubrebocas mientras se está al aire libre. Cuando los estudiantes están en el área de recreo o participan en actividades en los campos y mantienen una distancia social, no se requiere que usen un cubrebocas. Sin embargo, si los estudiantes no pueden mantener una distancia social, deben usar un cubrebocas.


Los requisitos para cubrebocas serán implementados durante las próximas graduaciones en la Escuela Preparatoria SandHoke y la Escuela Preparatoria del Condado de Hoke.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise posted. The meeting scheduled for July 13, 2021 will take place at the Hoke County High School Media Center, 505 South Bethel Road, Raeford, NC. All meetings will be streamed virtually and can be viewed via the YouTube LiveStream link below.


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DR. DEBRA DOWLESS NAMED HOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT


The Hoke County Board of Education has named Dr. Debra Dowless the next Superintendent of Hoke County Schools. Dr. Dowless has over 24 years of experience in public education, all of which have been in Hoke County. Her experience gives her a deep understanding of the Hoke County School System’s history and organizational culture.

Dr. Dowless previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Hoke County Schools under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Freddie Williamson. In this role, Dr. Dowless was responsible for developing, improving, and assessing the effectiveness of curriculum and instruction. Prior to serving in her current role, she served as the Principal of Rockfish Hoke Elementary for eight years, the Assistant Principal of Hawk Eye Elementary for two years, and an elementary teacher in Hoke County for eight years. She has been honored as the Hoke County Math Teacher of the Year, Rockfish Hoke Elementary Teacher of the Year and Hoke County Principal of the Year.

Dr. Dowless stated she is committed to equity and improving students’ academic achievement, a theme that has been shaped by her educational journey.

“We believe in the moral imperative that all students should have access to a high quality education that includes enriching academic programs, rigorous instruction, and 21st century technology. We also believe this can be realized through commitment to innovation, problem solving, alignment of resources and efforts, and above all, decision making in the best interest of students.”

Dr. Dowless has an extensive educational background having earned a Doctorate in School Leadership and a Master in School Administration from Fayetteville State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Dowless has also broadened her knowledge through her involvement in professional organizations, including the Educational Policy Fellowship Program, The Innovation Project, and the Sandhills Regional Education Consortium.

Upon her selection, Dr. Dowless stated her appreciation for the opportunity to serve, “I am honored and humbled to have been selected to continue our story, our work, and our service to our community as the next Superintendent of the Hoke County School System.”

State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $10 Million in School Construction Grant to Hoke County

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that $55 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Edenton-Chowan, Hoke, Robeson, and Wayne counties. The grant awards will allow for construction of new school buildings in these economically distressed areas.

“This is the fourth year these funds have been made available to benefit our students and educators who have had to deal with outdated facilities,” Johnson said. “These grants will help address our state’s need to replace old, outdated schools with better learning environments. “

Hoke County: $10 million to build the SandHoke School of Engineering. This will be a state-of-the-art facility that will include 27 classrooms/labs that will support applied studies in the field of engineering and be located on the Hoke County campus of Sandhills Community College ($28.19 million total project cost). It will also relieve overcrowding at other facilities.

“On behalf of Hoke County Schools, we thank State Superintendent Johnson for selecting our Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund 2020 Grant Application to be funded. In partnership with Sandhills Community College and Hoke County Board of Commissioners, we plan to build SandHoke School of Engineering which will offer the students of Hoke County tremendous opportunities. The SandHoke School of Engineering will provide additional college pathways for students pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree, and will also address the issue of equity by focusing efforts on encouraging our female students to pursue careers in Engineering and Computer Science. Additionally, this school will allow Hoke County Schools to address the growth of our student population while saving capital funds for future school construction projects.”