The well-being of our students and staff is, and always will be, our top priority. To that end, HCPS continues to work closely with local, state and national organizations to monitor the coronavirus situation.  HCPS is taking all necessary precautions and we are continuing to keep a close eye on what is happening locally, nationally, and internationally, and communicate with the Henderson County Health Department daily for direction and support.

Student Meals

Check out this list for updated grab-and-go meal pickup locations and Meals On the Bus routes, where HCPS is providing meals to children ages 2-18 at no cost during the school closure.

Families who need help finding meals for their children ages 18 and younger can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. After entering their address, families will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru meal sites while schools are closed. Sites have been set up across the state with school and community partners.

District Communications

Proactive Measures Taken in Our Schools

As preventative and proactive measures, Henderson County Public Schools are currently:

  • Enhancing existing cleaning and disinfecting processes and frequency
  • Reinforcing regular hand washing and proper hand hygiene
  • Reminding students and staff to follow appropriate coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Actively encourage and practice “social distancing,” or refraining from such greetings that involve physical contact
  • Reminding parents and employees that students or staff who have symptoms of a respiratory illness should not come to school or work. Individuals unsure whether they should report to work or send their child to school can reference these Guidelines For Keeping Your Child Home From School
  • Increasing communication with families, sharing updates from the Health Department and any additional actions the schools are taking
  • Reviewing emergency response plans with key personnel across schools and departments, in cooperation with the HCDPH
  • Strengthening procedures to isolate and send home students and staff who are sick at school as soon as symptoms present
  • Monitoring absenteeism and notifying local health officials about large increases in student or staff absences
  • Reviewing student attendance and staff sick leave procedures
  • Reviewing approaches that allow remote learning to continue in an academically appropriate manner, should the closure of one or more schools become necessary
  • Considering options to provide continuity of meal availability for students facing food insecurity, should the closure of one or more schools become necessary

District FAQs

Check out this list of FAQs to see what HCPS families need to know about COVID-19.

Trusted Info Sources

Resources for Families