Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Academy at Middle Fork Closed Until May 15

Academy at Middle Fork Closed Until May 15

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order, The Academy at Middle Fork will be CLOSED until May 15.

Please continue to watch for additional information as we work to continue to support our students and families. Visit the Coronavirus Updates page for additional updates.

Academy at Middle Fork Closed Beginning March 16

Academy at Middle Fork Closed Beginning March 16

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order, The Academy at Middle Fork will be CLOSED for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

All students received reading and math packets yesterday along with a document of free online learning sites to use over the next 2 weeks. We will continue to update you with new information.

Please continue to watch for additional information as we work to continue to support our students and families. Visit the Coronavirus Updates page for additional updates.

Meal Service Continuation & Mobile Meal Sites

Posted March 16, 2020
Updated March 17, 2020

School Cafeteria Pickups

Beginning Monday, March 16, breakfast and lunch are available for pick up only at all school cafeterias. View the complete list of Meal Service Locations

The meals are free to anyone 18 and under.  Adults can buy meals at cost which is $1 for breakfast and $2 for lunch.

Monday through Friday  10am - 2pm

These sites will be open until school reopens. 

Details:

  • Grab n' Go breakfast and lunch
  • 1 breakfast & 1 lunch for each child 
  • Children must be present
  • Meals will be not be consumed on-site
  • No ID or paperwork required

Mobile Meal Sites

In addition to school cafeterias, there are many neighborhood mobile meal site locations. View the complete list of Mobile Meal Sites with estimated arrival times. Please allow a 10-15 minute allowance for times listed.

Monday through Friday  10am - 2pm

These sites will be open until school reopens.

Details:

  • Grab n' Go breakfast and lunch
  • 1 breakfast & 1 lunch for each child 
  • Children must be present
  • Meals will be not be consumed on-site
  • No ID or paperwork required

Special Update: COVID-19 from the EC Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction

Posted March 16, 2020

Please view the Special Update: COVID-19  (PDF, 276 KB) from the EC Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction.

March 13 Letter to Parents

Posted March 13, 2020

Dear Academy parent,

The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork’s emergency response team has been monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and has been working closely with the university to plan, prepare and best serve our families.

We have also been reviewing guidance from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) district and local and national health organizations. 

The following information is in accordance with these guidelines and recommendations. 

Parents, visitors and volunteers

  • Parents and visitors are limited to the front office for visiting with students and/or staff. This includes delivering food items for birthdays and/or dropping off your student’s lunch.
  • The Academy’s volunteer program is suspended until further notice.

Field trips and non-instructional activities

  • All off-site field trips are canceled or postponed until at least April 9.
  • All afterschool and non-instructional activities, including tutoring, PTO events and rehearsals, are canceled or postponed until at least April 9. 
  • If your child attends Imprints Cares please contact them directly for scheduling updates.

Meal service

  • Plans to provide school lunch pick-ups from the cafeteria are in progress.  We will update parents as more information becomes available.

School closure

  • The Academy is actively planning to ensure that there is no instructional interruption in the event of school closure. These plans include the following provisions:
    • Teachers will work to provide students with alternatives to in-person instruction, including but not limited to Zoom, Khan Academy and Cool Math.
    • Students will receive materials packets for completion at home. 

Travel

  • Travel to areas with active community transmission is strongly discouraged. Please note those who travel out of the country may have difficulty re-entering the United States or may be asked to self quarantine for 14 days. 
  • Please utilize the following resources to assist in making personal travel decisions:
    • Latest travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
    • COVID-19 information from the U.S. Department of State (State Department): travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
    • The International Air Transport Association’s list of travel restrictions: www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

How you can help

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises staying home when you are sick, regardless of your diagnosis.
  • Teach children to better protect themselves and others by washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or the time it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice  
  • Encourage kindness and consideration and talk with your children about their worries and concerns 

Stay informed

  • We will provide updates to families as information becomes available. Please visit middlefork.appstate.edu/coronavirus-updates for the latest information. 
  • Please visit your public health department website for local information.
  • Please visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) website (www.ncdhhs.gov) for the latest information on North Carolina’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response.
  • Please visit the App State Coronavirus Information website (www.appstate.edu/go/coronavirus) for information and updates from Appalachian State University.

This situation continues to evolve rapidly. This website is updated regularly. Please continue to visit for the most updated information.

If you have any questions, you may reach out to our office at (336) 748-4090 or (336) 750-2311. You may also email the principal at hallpowelltm@appstate.edu or the Director of Curriculum, Dr. Snow at snowab@appstate.edu

Thank you for your patience and understanding.