Update: Resources Provided by DPS during COVID-19
Posted on 03.20.2020, Friday

Supplemental learning, meals to begin March 23

Durham Public Schools is closed for students through April 3. DPS traditional and year-round students are taking their spring break early this week. However, DPS teachers and staff are still on the job supporting student learning and supporting our community.

 

Beginning on Monday, March 23, supplemental learning activities will be available for students digitally and in-print. These activities will not be new learning for students and are not required but will reinforce instruction received in class. In-print activities will be provided for students who cannot access materials digitally and do not have internet access. Internet access or a device is NOT required for supplemental learning.

 

In addition, DPS will provide a special website with parent/guardian curriculum resources and tips for staying connected to schools and providing emotional support for children. The page will be available at dpsnc.net beginning Sunday evening.

 

DPS is also providing meal service beginning on Monday, March 23, currently scheduled for two weeks and to be reassessed based on need and available resources. DPS yellow buses will deliver meals and snacks for children once each weekday to approximately 67 school and community sites located in areas of the greatest need in the Durham community. The buses will also provide the printed supplemental learning materials for distribution on March 23-25.

 

The distribution sites (beginning March 23) for instructional materials and meals currently include:

  • “Grab and Go” from school sites (11 a.m.-noon)

 

o   Bethesda Elementary

o   R.N. Harris Elementary

o   Parkwood Elementary

o   Shepard Middle School

o   Hillside High School

o   Githens Middle

o   Southwest Elementary

o   Lakewood Middle

o   Eno Valley Elementary

o   Eastway Elementary

o   Glenn Elementary

o   Sandy Ridge Elementary

o   Hillandale Elementary

o   Brogden Middle School

o   Club Blvd Elementary School

o   Southern High School

o   YE Smith Elementary

 

  • Mobile sites with school bus deliveries (11 a.m.-noon unless otherwise noted)

 

o   DHA – McDougald Terrace Apartments

o   T.A. Grady Recreation Center

o   Falls Pointe Apartments

o   Forest Glen Apartments

o   Greens of Pine Glen Apartments

o   Rec Center at Lyon Park

o   Hillside Park

o   DHA – Cornwallis Road Apartments

o   Colonial Apartments

o   Oak Creek Village Apartments

o   The Mews Apartments

o   South Point Apartments

o   South Square Townhomes

o   Durham Rescue Mission

o   KIPP Charter School

o   Maureen Joy Charter School

o   Global Scholars Academy

o   Holton Career & Resource Center

o   Juniper Square Apartments (noon-12:45 p.m.)

o   DHA – Liberty Street Apartments

o   DHA – Club Blvd

o   DHA – Oxford Manor

o   Seven Oaks Townhomes

o   Edgemont Elms

o   Duke Manor Apartments

o   DHA – Morreene Road / Demar Ct

o   Holly Hill Apartments

o   Magnolia Pointe Apts

o   Independence Park Apts

o   Meriwether Place Apartments

o   Strawberry Hills

o   Foxfire Apts

o   Marquis Garden Apts

o   Morreene West Apartments

o   Cambridge Village

o   Oakley Square Apartments

o   East Durham Rec Center (11-11:45 a.m.)

o   Geer Street/Midland Terrace

o   Bentwood Apts

o   Naples Terrace Apts.

o   Pine Crest Apts

o   Rochelle Manor

o   Birchwood Hghts Rec Association

o   DHA – Hoover Road

o   Fox Ridge Apartments (11-11:45 a.m.)

o   Mission Triangle Point Apartments (noon-12:45 p.m.)

o   Springwood Park Apartments (11-11:45 p.m.)

o   Lynn Haven Apartments (noon-12:45 p.m.)

o   Whispering Pines Mobile Home (noon-12:45 p.m.)

o   Mineral Springs Village (11-11:45 p.m.)

 

 

Based on current guidance from the state of North Carolina, DPS is providing work-from-home opportunities, alternative work assignments, and other flexibility to ensure that DPS employees continue to receive pay without interruption.

 

While students are out of school, parents, guardians, and DPS staff who need assistance may call the following numbers during business hours:

  • Academic and counselor support: (919) 560-2505
  • Information Technology: (919) 560-3867
  • Food services (including meal delivery): (919) 560-3657
  • Spanish-language support: (919) 560-2510
  • Employee support: (919) 560-2000, ext. 21548

 

DPS is working with the Durham Public Schools Foundation to identify opportunities for volunteers to make a difference in our community during this crisis. Organizations may reach out to the DPS Foundation at info@bullcityschools.org.