According to what I am seeing, the current COVID spike is expected to peak sometime around the end of January or the beginning of February. In the interest of everyone’s safety, Buffalo Creek will remain closed, at least until February 1. Toward the end of January, we will assess where we are and decide if it is safe to reopen. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. I hope that we can get back to work soon.
It is hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us. We hope that all of our students and their families have a blessed holiday season.
Buffalo Creek will be closed the week of Thanksgiving (from 11/22 through 11/26) and will be closed for 2 weeks over Christmas (from 12/20 through 12/31). We are looking forward to a successful and happy 2022.
Enjoy your time with friends and family!
Unless notified otherwise by your tutor:
If Stokes County Schools are closed for inclement weather, Buffalo Creek will be closed as well.
If Stokes County Schools are on a delayed schedule or an early dismissal schedule, Buffalo Creek will not operate in schools. Your tutoring outside of school on those days will be canceled if your scheduled tutoring time falls before school opens on a delayed day or after students are released on an early dismissal day.
You can get information on Stokes County Schools’ delays and closings on our local news channel (WXII). We will also post our closing information on WXII.
We will reopen Buffalo Creek for students on Monday, May 3. For the foreseeable future, we will tutor one student at a time, masks will be required for both students and tutors, and social distancing will be maintained as much as possible. During April, we’ll be contacting our existing students to begin setting up schedules. It has been a very long year, and we can’t wait to get started again.
After much thought and discussion with both tutors and students, we have made the difficult decision to keep Buffalo Creek closed for the balance of 2020. While we believe that our work is important, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our volunteers and students. We will reassess the situation after the first of the year, and hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy through the holiday season. We can’t wait to get back to work in 2021.
Based on today’s announcement from Governor Cooper, Buffalo Creek will remain closed until at least September 15. Especially as schools get ready to reopen, please stay safe and protect yourself and those you come in contact with, by wearing a mask and social distancing. We will get through this.
We are going to continue to remain closed, with a tentative re-opening date of August 5th, but only if North Carolina has moved into Phase 3 by that time. When we do open, we will be using a screen between tutors and students, and both will need to wear masks. We will sanitize the work areas frequently. I hope that you and your families have and will remain safe and healthy. We can’t wait to get back to work.
In the interest of everyone’s continued health and safety, Buffalo Creek will remain closed through the 4th of July. If North Carolina moves into Phase 3 of the Governor’s reopening plan by that time, we will hopefully be able to reopen shortly after July 4th. I would expect we will be wearing masks, keeping as much distance between tutors and students as possible, and sanitizing frequently. In the meantime, be safe and take care of each other. We’re all in this together.
By now I’m sure you have heard that North Carolina schools are closed for the rest of the school year. Buffalo Creek will remain closed for the month of May. We’ll revisit things toward the end of May. Stay safe and continue to do the things that keep us all safe. We’ll be back together soon.