Dr John Codington Elementary


Home of the Cougars


Reopening Schools 2020-2021

NHCS is open under Plan C through the first grading period and will transition to Plan B  under the AA/BB model on October 12th.
Beginning on Monday, October 12 students in groups A and B will rotate in-person and remote attendance, with students in Group A attending on Monday and Tuesday and students in Group B attending on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students. Group assignments will be communicated at the school level. Families who still want a full remote option will be able to participate in a 100% remote learning option.

Students with an Individualized Education Plan or IEP, and English language learner students, identified by our ESL programs as newcomers with two years or less in the US, will be invited to attend school for face to face instruction on days A and B, attending school, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a day of remote learning for all students. 
Under Plan B, AA/BB schedule, there is no change to instruction for students enrolled in Virtual Academy. Families wanting to transition out of the Virtual Academy can do so at the end of the nine-week grading period for elementary and middle school students and at the end of the semester for high school students. 
School Arrival Traffic Patterns
Car Riders:  Cars will enter campus from Carolina Beach Road and follow the Blue arrows.  All students will be screened before getting out of the vehicle.  Duty staff will be located along the sidewalk (purple triangles) ready to screen and welcome students. Once students are screened, they will exit the vehicle and proceed to the breezeway and into the building.  Vehicles will continue through the line and around the parking lot circle to exit campus. 
Bus Riders:  Buses will enter the campus from Carolina Beach Road and follow the Yellow arrows.  All students will be screened after exiting the bus.  They will then proceed to the front of the building. 
Arrival – 7:15 – 7:45
Dismissal – 2:15


School Arrival Health Screening Procedures
  • Each child’s temperature will be taken by a touchless thermometer upon arrival to school.  While students remain in the car, parents will be asked three questions about exposure, symptoms, or diagnosis of Covid 19.  Staff will inform the parents that the student must return home if symptoms, exposure, or diagnosis exist.  The school nurse will follow up with the family with next steps in a safe return to school. 
Transportation - Student Groupings
  • More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
Building Social Distancing Features/Expectations
  • More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.