Hello. This is an automated message from Superintendent Aaron Greene. At 4:30 pm today NC Governor Roy Cooper announced the closing of all NC Public Schools starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for at least two weeks. I am calling to make sure our Polk Schools community is aware of this order. As the Governor stated during his press conference this decision raises many questions about things like child care, student access to needed meals, and the work of school staff. I will be meeting with Polk County Government officials and School Administrators to discuss the impact of this decision on our local students and families and how we will move forward. I will reach out to you again once we have more concrete information. Again, NC Governor Roy Cooper has announced all NC Public Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 for at least two weeks. As always Polk County Schools will do their very best to meet the needs of our students and community however we can in this evolving and unpredictable situation. Thank you, and goodbye.