Pfizer Vaccine for Children ages 12 – 17 now available at Greene County Department of Public Health

From the Greene County Department of Public Health

Greene County Department of Public Health will now begin offering the Pfizer Vaccine for Children age 12 – 17 years old. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Greene County Department of Public Health at (252) 747- 8181. Parental/Guardian consent is required.

Greene County Department of Public Health now offers the Pfizer Vaccine for children age 5 – 17 years old and the Moderna Vaccine for individuals 18 and older. Call to make your appointment. Same day service available on most days.

We encourage everyone to continue to monitor Greene County Department of Public Health’s Facebook page and website for updates (www.greenecountync.gov/health).

Six Emergency Drills

The safety of our students and staff is very important to us. We practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills and by practicing procedures. We have six emergency drills during the year. Please see the notification that is posted in the District Alerts window.

SHP Named STEM School of Distinction 2021
SHP STEM Staff with banner

Congratulations to Snow Hill Primary for the dedication and commitment to STEM Education.

Transportation Department Receives State Inspection Scores

Congratulations to the Transportation Department for their OUTSTANDING Bus Fleet State Inspection this week. The District is proud of the dedication that our mechanics have to the safety and well-being of our precious cargo!

Public School Forum of NC Launches Rural Teacher Leader Network

Link to the press release

Raleigh, NC (August 10, 2021) — This week, the Public School Forum of North Carolina convened its inaugural cohort of the newly launched Rural Teacher Leader Network (RTLN), which is designed to bring together diverse groups of educators across North Carolina who seek to strengthen their practice, foster community with teacher leaders from across other rural districts, and develop their own leadership capacity in order to guide other teachers in their schools. The network aims to create a strong and lasting community of rural educators with a focus on equity, trauma-informed practice, global education, and teacher leadership.

Greene County Educators in this initial cohort are Kristen Taylor, Emily Lahr, and Thomas Loftin.

Summer P-EBT
Summer P-EBT graphic

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for summer is being issued this week for eligible children. Children under age 6 and students who received Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) or were eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school as of the last full month of the 2020-21 school year will receive summer P-EBT. Additionally, children under 6 or students who apply and are approved for Food and Nutrition Services or free or reduced-price meals in the summer (prior to August 31) will be eligible to receive the full summer P-EBT benefit at the end of the summer. For more info, visitwww.ncdhhs.gov/PEBT. #NCPEBT

Transcripts Updates

All transcript requests will be handled online.  Transcript requests for 2020 graduates or earlier should be made by contacting our office. 2021 graduates will need to contact the high school. If you are requesting a copy of your birth certificate and/or immunizations, contact our office before completing the online request.  If you have any questions, please call 252-747-3425.

NC Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Eviction

The NC Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is reopening applications soon. The HOPE Program provides rent and utility bill assistance to renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The HOPE Program has been updated since the first open application period.  To learn more, please see the attached flyers.

HOPE Program Overview

HOPE Flyer English

HOPE Flyer Spanish

Federal Broadband Benefit
Illustration of houses

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311

Register your Pre-K student for the 2021-2022 school year / Inscriba su estudiante de Pre-K para el año escolar de 2021-2022

JANUARY 25, 2021

Register your Pre-K student for the 2021-2022 school year

When: Mondays - Thursdays

Where: Greene County Pre-K Center or Partnership for Children of Lenoir/Greene Counties

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Students must be 4 by August 31, 2021

PLEASE BRING: Child’s birth certificate (Certified Copy) Proof of all income: A month’s worth of paystubs with at least two consecutive check stubs, W-2, tax return, or employer statement Verification of any of the following benefits: TANF, child support, retirement, worker’s compensation, social security, unemployment

Questions? Please call 252-747-7116 or 252-939-1200.

Inscriba su estudiante de Pre-K para el año escolar de 2021-2022

Cuando: De Lunes a Jueves

Adonde: Greene County Pre-K Center o Partnership for Children of Lenoir/Greene Counties

Hora: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Estudiantes tiene que cumplir 4 años por el 31 de Agosto de 2021

POR FAVOR, TRAIGA: Acta de nacimiento del niño (copia certificada) Prueba de todo ingreso: Un mes de talones de cheques con mínimo de dos cheques siendo consecutivos, W-2, declaración de impuestos, o de su empleador Verificación de los siguientes beneficios: TANF (Asistencia Pública), pagos de sustento de menores, beneficios de Seguridad Social, beneficios de desempleo, y otros ingreso del hogar

¿Preguntas? Llame a 252-747-7116 o 252-939-1200.

GCS Offices Open Only by Appointment

If you have an appointment for someone in our offices, please call 252-747-3425 when you arrive to notify the receptionist with whom you are scheduled to meet. The receptionist will let the employee know you are here. Face masks are required.

All transcript requests will only be handled online. Graduates of 2018 and 2019 transcript requests should be made by contacting our office. 2020 graduates will need to contact the high school. If you have any questions, please call 252-747-3425.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Notice Regarding Limitations on Liability for COVID-19

Any person entering these premises is hereby notified that those in possession, custody, or control of these premises have taken actions to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to individuals present on these premises, by requiring that relevant guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and the County Health Department be followed.

Your support and cooperation, and your adherence to these guidelines will help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

In any claim for relief arising from any individual contracting COVID-19, no person (including this governmental subdivision, governmental instrumentality, or public corporation) shall be liable for any act or omission that does not amount to gross negligence, willful or wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing. (S.L. 2020-89)

Please work with us to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Thank you for your support!