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Coronavirus and Distance Learning 2020 Information: Home

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Zoom Information for Families

Zoom is a highly-rated, secure video and audio conferencing service that will help staff and students to connect through real-time and recorded virtual meetings. Zoom offers access on a variety of devices including PC, Android and Apple products. Since each interface looks slightly different, we recommend that you visit this link to read more about accessing Zoom on your specific device at home: Accessing Zoom


If you borrowed a Chromebook from CFS, the Zoom Chrome app can be opened through the circle icon at the bottom of the screen after your student logs in with their CFS credentials. 


Students never have to sign into Zoom to join a meeting. Teachers will provide a link or a meeting code via email to access their meeting. For more information: Joining a Meeting


Zoom offers troubleshooting videos and tutorials on their Support Page, however, the following links will take you to the most common issues:  Audio Not Working  & Camera Not Working.

Zoom is HIPAA and FERPA compliant with strong encryption, which means your students and their information will be kept safe while using Zoom. For more detailed information visit: Security & Privacy.

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Coronavirus Information and Updates

Resources & Updates on Coronavirus

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina 
Includes daily briefing, past briefings, and case counts.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC, updated daily: Coronavirus 2019 nCoV Summary

NAIS, updated regularly: Understanding Coronavirus: What schools need to know

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Information for EVERYONE: How to Wash Your Hands

CDC Handwashing Video: What You Need to Know About Handwashing


Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using one clean paper towel folded in half or air dry them.