GCS Announces Teacher of the Year for 2023-2024
GCS Teacher of the Year Griffin Gurkin

Greene County Schools would like to congratulate Mrs. Julia “Griffin” Gurkin, the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Gurkin teaches second grade at West Greene Elementary and has been teaching for 4 years in Greene County.

Mr. Phil Cook, principal at West Greene Elementary says "Mrs. Gurkin is one of the most rounded teachers I have had the pleasure of working with. I have watched her grow into an amazing educator who builds positive relationships with all students. As you enter her room you immediately feel the positive energy and family atmosphere she has created. Not only does she push her students to new heights academically, but also behaviorally and socially. From small group instruction to restorative circles, she makes every student feel valued and walks alongside them as they reach their fullest potential."

Every year between March and May, each individual school selects its teacher of the year representative. Each school may have a different process for doing this. Once each school forwards their nominee to the district level, a panel is created. This year the panel consisted of Dr. Rodney McNeill, Mrs. Cathy Williams, and Dr. José Garcia. They interview each nominee extensively and then sit down to make a tough decision, as all the nominees have outstanding qualities. Mrs. Gurkin was selected this year and she is an excellent example of someone who shapes young minds for a bright future.

Digital Children's Reading Initiative

Please check out this one page flyer providing information about the Digital Chiildren's Reading Initiative (DCRI) or visit the DCRI website.

Transcripts Updates

Graduates of 2020 and 2021 transcript requests should be made by contacting our office. (252-747-3425).

2022 graduates will need to contact the high school they attended. GCHS 252-747-3814 or GEC 252-747-9044

Please note that 2020 and 2021 requests are not available for electronic services; they can only be mailed or picked up in person and may have delayed processing times.

If you are requesting a copy of your birth certificate and/or immunizations, contact our office before completing the online request.

For questions; please contact Tiffany Williams at 252-747-3425 ext. 226 or tiffanywilliams@greene.k12.nc.us

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.

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

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).

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!

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