Dear Governor Morehead School Community,
We hope this newsletter finds you warm and safe. The weather has made an impact on a few travel and school days as we shifted to remote learning the week of January 17th to the 21st due to the weekend snow and ice. Students returned January 24th to campus. Thank you to all our students, families, and staff for helping make this transition to remote and back to in-person success and for keeping our students engaged and learning. Please note, February 21st is a staff workday. There will be no classes on this day. It will be a transportation day for residential students (normal Sunday times).
On January 18, Mr. Diggs assumed the role of school director. Mr. Diggs hit the ground running by helping make critical decisions about transportation as it relates to weather. He has been meeting with team members and reviewing our strategic planning and campus safety. Mr. Diggs has nearly two decades of experience in special education, supporting students with unique needs, including visual and hearing impairments. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher and administrator at the school, district, and state levels. Diggs brings to his new role a range of experience in the areas of academic programming, strategic planning, policy, and partnership development. He has also demonstrated an ability to ensure financial stability while expanding services for students. Over the upcoming weeks, opportunities will be shared to virtually meet Mr. Diggs and discuss GMS student programing and activities. Welcome Mr. Diggs!
GMS continues to have students return to in-person learning while using remote learning in special circumstances as it relates to student safety. As we do, we continue to ask families to monitor their child and families for symptoms and report any concerns to our health center. Students who may have tested positive should not return until 5 days and symptom-free for 24 hours as outlined by NC School Toolkit (See GMS website). Thank you, parents, for partnering with us to maximize learning and student safety.
Matthew Mescall, Principal