Granville Co. Public Schools Info Jan 20, 2018

— courtesy Granville County Public Schools

Granville County Public Schools were cancelled for all students and staff on Friday, January 19.

Please remember that Saturday is still scheduled to be a school day with an early release bell schedule. If we do have school on Saturday, all high schools students on traditional calendar will take final exams for 2nd period. Be on the lookout for communications from your school’s principal with more information.

We will also be communicating soon how these instructional days will be made up on future dates.

Please be safe, stay warm, and stay tuned for more updates.

Thank you!


Dr. Stan Winborne
Executive Director of Operations, Human Resources,
Communications, and Safety
Public Information Officer
Granville County Public Schools

Granville Co. Public Schools Board of Ed Work Session Jan 22

There will be a Board of Education Work Session on Monday, January 22 at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Home for Children Cobb Center building located at 600 College St, Oxford, NC.


Dr. Stan Winborne
Executive Director of Operations, Human Resources,
Communications, and Safety
Public Information Officer
Granville County Public Schools

VGCC – All Campuses Closed Jan 19, 2018

All campuses of Vance-Granville Community College will be closed on Friday, January 19, 2018, due to inclement weather.

Thank you.

Andrew Beal
Public Information Officer
Vance-Granville Community College

FGV Smart Start to Enroll Kids in Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnership For Children will soon begin enrolling kids in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.  F-G-V Development Coordinator Garry Daeke told WIZS News that the North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) is distributing $10.5 million statewide over two years.

Daeke said, “The NC Legislature during its last biennial budget allocated $3.5 million in fiscal year 17-18, and $7 million for fiscal year 18-19, for Dolly Parton Imagination Library program expansion throughout NC…Each local partnership then applies for funds to serve the number of children they believe they can enroll.

“We are in process of setting up our contract with the Dolly Parton Foundation, and will be announcing where and how to enroll very shortly. Initially, we will set up an announced enrollment day in each county, probably at local libraries, where parents can enroll children.”

You should look for enrollment forms at convenient locations like the hospital, health department and in pediatricians’ offices.

Daeke said, “Once we are up and running, there will also be on-line enrollment link for us on Dolly Parton’s web page, as well as our local webpage, www.fgvsmartstart.org.”

He said, “With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents 62,000 pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the doctor.”

Daeke quoted Dr. Pamela High, who wrote the new policy.  He said, “It should be there each time we touch bases with children.”  The policy recommends that doctors tell parents they should be “reading together as a daily fun family activity” from infancy.

Oxford Preparatory School Readies for 2018/2019 Enrollment and 6th Grade Expansion

— press release courtesy of Oxford Prep

Applications for new 6th – 12th grade student enrollments for the 2018 – 2019 school year have been available at oxfordprep.org and available in the school office when Open Enrollment began in November. Oxford Preparatory School (OPS) is an independent and tuition-free public charter school that is designed to mold students into future leaders through completion of a rigorous curriculum while focusing on community service and developing an appreciation of the arts. OPS offers a college preparatory curriculum, a variety of competitive middle school and varsity athletic teams, and is located in a permanent facility at 6041 Landis Rd. in Oxford.

To be considered for a potential lottery, all applications must be turned in to the office or postmarked by Friday, February 2, 2018. If more applications are received than available seats in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade a blind public lottery will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018. All students choosing to attend OPS will need to confirm enrollment by completing and sending in an enrollment packet by Friday, March 16, 2018. After February 2, applications will continue to be accepted, and processed in the order they are received.

Oxford Preparatory School invites families of prospective students to learn more about the unique offerings of the school. The final of three information sessions will be held on Thursday 1/18 at 6:00. Afterwards, tours will be conducted that will allow the opportunity to meet faculty. In addition, prospective students are invited to spend time visiting the school on the final of three Shadow Days so they can experience our unique school program firsthand. Visiting students accompany OPS student guides through their classes during a four-hour visit. It’s a chance to meet the staff and the students and to get a snapshot view of our engaging college preparatory classes. The final shadow day will take place on Monday 1/22 from 8:30 – 12:30. Please call the Oxford Preparatory School office at (919)690-0360, or email our Office Manager, Kate Reetz at [email protected] to make an appointment.

Board Of Ed Meeting Jan 8, 2018

The Granville County Board of Education will meet for a special called meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Offices, 101 Delacroix Street, Oxford, North Carolina for a closed session to consider confidential student information protected under G.S. 115C-402 and the Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and to consult with the Board attorney and preserve the attorney-client privilege as provided in G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(3).

The Granville County Board of Education will meet in Regular Session on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on February 5th, 2018.

VGCC Opening at 10 a.m. Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Vance-Granville Community College will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, because of the inclement weather.

Also, registration for Spring Semester has been extended until 4 p.m. on Friday. The Business Office has also extended the deadline for accepting tuition payments for Spring Semester until 4 p.m., and students are able to pay in full and/or set up a payment plan through WebAdvisor until 4 p.m.

Andrew Beal
Public Information Officer
Vance-Granville Community College

Granville Schools Optional Workday for Staff Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Many secondary road conditions are still affected by the recent weather, and as a result, all Granville County Public Schools will be closed for students on Friday, January 5, 2018. There will be an optional work day for staff. We will provide updates about how missed instructional time will be made up once decisions are made.

UPDATE – All VGCC Campuses Closed Jan. 4, 2018

UPDATE! All campuses of Vance-Granville Community College are closed today, Thursday, January 4, 2018, because of inclement weather.

Granville County Schools Early Release Jan 3, 2018

From Dr. Stan Winborne
Executive Director of Operations, Human Resources,
Communications, and Safety
Public Information Officer
Granville County Public Schools

Due to the winter weather forecast, all schools will dismiss ONE HOUR EARLY today, Wednesday, January 3.

This early dismissal will allow time for our buses to complete their routes before dark and give all students, staff and parents an opportunity to prepare before the storm is forecasted to arrive.

Rapidly changing and conflicting weather reports are being made, so we are erring on the side of caution with this decision.

After school day care programs will remain open until 4:00 pm, and all other evening activities are cancelled.

Any additional changes to our schedule will be provided as those decisions are made. Please be safe and stay warm.

Thank you.