Information About the New School Year

Important Information and Reminders for the New School Year:


Open House / Meet the Teacher:  Thursday, July 15 – Drop in between 3:00-6:00.  Class lists will be posted on the front door of the school.  All students and visitors must wear a cloth face covering when on campus.


First Day of School – Monday, July 19


First day for PreK students is July 26.


Regular School Day Hours for Students – 8:15 am – 3:15 pm


Students will continue to be required to wear cloth face masks while at school.  There are no longer social distancing requirements. Daily COVID-19 screenings will no longer take place.


Schools continue to be required to follow NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) guidelines for COVID-19 health and safety standards.  This includes the need to exclude symptomatic students or students with household exposures to diagnosed COVID-19 cases.  More details will be shared with families regarding these guidelines and precautions.


Forest City – Dunbar returns to our Year-Round Calendar for 2021-22.  You can find a copy of the calendar at under “District Info.”


Forest City – Dunbar students are still required to follow our Prescriptive Dress Code / Uniform guidelines.   Uniform guidelines and examples can be found on our school website at Representatives from Southern Scrubs will have uniforms for sale and display in the cafeteria during Open House.


Parents and visitors are now allowed in the school building.  All visitors must wear cloth face masks while in the building. Any visitor to the building must check in at the office and receive a visitor’s sticker.  Please bring your driver’s license/ID to register as a visitor or to check out a child anytime you come to school.


While parents/visitors are welcome to enter the building, we will continue to use our office window for quick questions or early checkouts if you desire to do so.  Please know that using the window is your choice and for your convenience.  Feel free to request entry to the office if desired.  Please note that the wooden door to the office will remain locked for security purpose; you will have to wait to be buzzed in by our office staff.


We are looking forward to a new school year.  Thank you for the opportunity to teach your child!