June Update: SUN Bucks Benefit

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released information regarding the new SUN Bucks program. You can also visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/sunbucksapplication for more information about eligibility and the application or call the Sun Bucks Call Center at 866-719-0141 and select Option 2 for assistance with your application, to apply over the phone, or to ask questions about your case.

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VBbTKh0F5qXsbFSqqDCwRxetOV813CRm/view?usp=sharing


El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte ha publicado información sobre el nuevo programa SUN Bucks. También puedes visitar https://www.ncdhhs.gov/sunbucksapplication para obtener más información sobre la elegibilidad y la solicitud o llame al Centro de llamadas de Sun Bucks al 866-719-0141 y seleccione la opción 2 para obtener ayuda con su solicitud, para solicitar por teléfono o para hacer preguntas sobre su caso.

Folleto: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IzXidMi1LiHBQGIcq1fhZpyunNXOg4Uk/view?usp=sharing

Transcripts Updates

As of April 29, 2024, 2023 graduates will need to contact the high school they attended.

2022 graduates requests are not available for electronic services but they can be requested online for mail or in person pick-up and they may have delayed processing times.

If requesting a copy of birth certificate and/or immunization, still contact our office before completing 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.

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.

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).