Dr John Codington Elementary


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Reopening Schools 2020-2021

NHCS is operating under Plan B AA/BB schedule in all grades. Pre-K through grade 5 will transition to Plan A on Monday, March 8, 2021. Grades 6-12 will continue to operate under Plan B AA/BB schedule. 
Under Plan A, all elementary students will have the option to choose full-time in-person learning or full-time remote learning. Schools will be contacting parents to verify the attendance option they are choosing for their student.
NHCS families should verify PowerSchool contact information is current to receive Connect 5 phone, email, and text notifications from their schools and the district.

See the NHCS website for more information about school reopening.
A Message From Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust
Dear NHCS Families,
As our community has navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, your goals for your family and the goals of the school district have been the same - to provide a safe learning environment for our children and to create the best conditions to support their academic success. We've also shared the same concerns - protecting the health and safety of our staff and students and overcoming the barriers to learning created by the pandemic and remote learning.
It's with these factors in mind that New Hanover County Schools is transitioning to Plan A for grades pre-K through 5 on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Middle and high school students will continue to attend under Plan B AA/BB schedule.  Families who would like to remain in or move to remote learning can participate in the 100% remote learning option.
As we bring our youngest learners back to schools five days a week, the district is committed to continuing to practice the 3W's - wait at a socially distanced location, wash hands frequently, and wear masks - with fidelity. We are ready with ample supplies of PPE, health checks, COVID case identification, and rigorous contact tracing. We will do everything possible to keep our staff and students safe, healthy, and successfully engaged in learning.
Superintendent Foust

See the NHCS website for more information about school reopening.


NHCS is open under Plan B under the AA/BB model through the second grading period and elementary schools will transition to Plan A  on January 19th, 2021. 

View Q & A information on Plan A for Codington by CLICKING HERE.   

New traffic patterns for student pick-up/drop-off will begin on January 11, 2020. (See diagrams below). 
Nuevo flujo de tráfico para dejar y recoger estudiantes. Comienza el 11 de enero de 2021. (Mira abajo para el diagrama).

Arrival Pattern to Enter Codington Elementary (English) 
Birdseye view map of the traffic patterns to enter Codington Elementary

Procedimientos para dejar y recoger a los estudiantes (Español)

Birdseye view map of the traffic patterns to enter Codington Elementary

Additional information will be added as it is made available. Check back for updates. 

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.
Dr. Foust
The Importance of Practicing the 3W's During the Pandemic