Currituck Schools begin meal distributions for children; learning plans to be posted Thursday

Currituck County is using their school buses to distribute food on March 18, 2020. [photo courtesy Currituck County Schools]

The Currituck County School Nutrition Department will serve breakfast and lunch to all children that live in Currituck County, ages 1 to 18.

The meals are free and will be available as long as schools are closed due to the Governor’s Executive Order.

Children that want a meal can come to any one of the pick-up locations listed below. Additional locations, and even door-to-door service, could be added in the coming days to address specific needs.

Meals will include lunch for the day as well as breakfast for the following morning. Meals will be on site at each location from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm each day.

Meal Locations:

  • Knotts Island Elementray School, 413 Woodleigh Road
  • Gibbs Woods Community Center, 332 East Gibbs Rd
  • Carolina Village, 111 Universal Circle
  • Ranchland, 100 Ranchland Dr
  • Moyock Middle School, 216 Survey Rd
  • Wedgewood Lakes, 106 Wedgewood Blvd
  • Ponderosa Parking Lot, Bens Bonanza
  • Currituck County High School, 4203 Caratoke Hwy
  • Coinjock Boat Ramp, 482 Waterlily Rd
  • Griggs Elementary School, 261 Poplar Branch Rd
  • Waterview Shores Subdivision, Waterview Dr.
  • Walnut Island, Walnut Island Blvd
  • Soundside Park, 8955 Caratoke Hwy
  • Jarvisburg Elementary School, 110 Jarvisburg Rd

If you have any questions, contact Currituck County Schools at 252-232-2223.

The system also provided an update on the status of learning plans for students as schools across the state remain closed until at least the end of the month.

Good afternoon Currituck County Schools’ Families. We hope this message finds you well. We know what a difficult time this has been for each of you. The challenges have certainly been no different for us. This message has a few important items of information for our families.

First, we are so pleased to let you know that over 742 meals were picked up at our “grab and go” sites throughout our community on our first day of the “Meals on Wheels” program!

Please be reminded that any child between the ages of 1 and 18 are eligible to receive a meal at no cost. We encourage all of our families to take advantage of this opportunity.

Next, our dedicated teachers, teacher assistants, administrators and other instructional staff have worked diligently to create learning opportunities for students and parents to access during our school closure.

These learning plans are designed to be a review of material and content that students have already been taught.

These activities do not include any new instruction and will not be collected. We encourage students and parents to access the materials online on our district website.

All learning plans will be posted by 10 am tomorrow, March 19th. Paper copies of these learning plans are also available at each school for pick up and may be delivered upon request at our meal sites.

The purpose of providing these activities is to help students maintain their current level of performance and retain as much learning as possible.

If you have questions regarding the learning plans, please contact your child’s school directly.

We will continue to provide all of our families with updates and information as soon as it becomes available. We continue to appreciate your grace and patience as we all navigate this unprecedented event together.

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