Durham Public Schools will debut its summer reading program #WeAreReaders on Wednesday, July 19, at 4 p.m. with a book talk on Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, led by DPS 6-12 Science Specialist Dr. Emma Refvem. A live book reading of the book Red will follow. The talks and readings will take place on […]

A bill is moving through the North Carolina General Assembly that could change major requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. House Bill 98, as reported by WRAL, would drop mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for public schools, colleges, state agencies, and local governments. It does not affect any vaccines already required to attend public school […]

The Wake County Public School System is hiring full-time and substitute bus drivers! Reliable and safety-minded individuals who qualify and are able to obtain the NC Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and P&S Endorsement (Passengers and School Bus) are encouraged to apply by submitting an application. If you are hired, expect: a competitive wage package schedule […]

Deadline: June 1st, 2021 Based on feedback from students, staff, parents, and members of the community, we revised our proposed legal agreement with local law enforcement agencies (called a Memorandum of Understanding or MOU) to provide School Resource Officers (SROs) in schools. We are negotiating the terms of the agreement with our 11 partner law […]

Statement from Wake County Public Schools: Updates Regarding the Return to In-Person Instruction As we shared earlier this week, the Wake County Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday evening calling for students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy to return to schools on a rotation schedule beginning the week of February 15. The plan […]

Session Dates are January 30, February 6, and February 13 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) You are required to attend all 3 Saturdays. Attendance will be taken each day. If you miss a session, you will forfeit your space. You will also forfeit your space if you are late. 9:00-10:00 is an optional question period. […]

Durham Public Schools has developed a Plan B Recommendation that will be presented to the school board on November 19. Parts of this COVID-19 plan are in place now and preparations are underway for when our students can return to in-person learning in January or later if necessary. Plan B recommends that students Pre-K through […]

Face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Here are the top seven things you should know. 1. Do all students have to wear face coverings? Yes, face coverings are required for all students inside school buildings and […]

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with EAT NC! Right now, volunteers will help shuttle school meals from DPS school nutrition sites to students’ homes. What does volunteering look like? You, the volunteer, work with our team to identify a certain number of home deliveries based on your availability and schedule. Then on your […]

DPS has expanded its feeding program to include more hot meals and more distribution locations across Durham County. The meals are available at no cost for any child up to 18 years old—one breakfast and one lunch, per child, per day. DPS is also continuing its partnership with EAT NC’s weekly home meal deliveries for families unable […]

Device distribution begins on Monday Aug. 17, but most devices will not be ready to be picked up on that date. Please read carefully: Those who indicated they needed devices in the recent device request survey will receive a notification via email when their devices are ready to be picked up. Please wait until your assigned pick-up date before going to a […]

Wake County Public School System has put together a webinar for parents of students who receive Special Education Services. The webinar will address topics including health and safety and how we will deliver special education services in an online environment.       Read More: Upcoming Community School Supply Giveaways Read More: Graphic Video: Black […]