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JDC- ECHS 2020 - 2021 Updates

At 3 p.m. yesterday, Governor Cooper announced “Plan B” as the baseline for North Carolina schools, with slight modifications to building capacity, a strengthened face coverings requirement (all staff and students from kindergarten through twelfth), and an announcement that the state would provide five days of face coverings for staff and students. He also reiterated that school districts might choose “Plan C,” full remote instruction, if necessary.

In an effort to ensure the best possible start to the school year for our students in 2020-21, JDC-ECHS will offer a robust online learning program for students. We will begin the year with full remote instruction. All classes including most college classes will be on-line. Every student will receive a laptop and required to complete all assignments virtually the first semester. COVID-19 will not prevent our students from receiving an entire school year of high-quality instruction from engaged educators along with the support of our school counselor, social worker, and other district professionals.

As we approach the beginning of the new school year, I would like to share with you upcoming events.

Mark your Calendar!

The on-line registration system opened today, July 15th for new students enrolled in DPS. Please use the following link to submit your student’s information ( In order to finalize student schedules for the upcoming semester, we ask that all parents and students coming from a non-DPS school complete and submit this information no later than Monday, July 22, 2020. The enrollment form must be completed in its entirety in to be considered registered for the school year.

The window for enrollment of returning DPS students will open Thursday, July 22, 2020. More information to come….

Deployment of devices are scheduled for the week of July 27th, pending the delivery of devices to schools. During this week, students are expected to clean out lockers, return books, receive schedules, and pick up any books and/or materials needed to start the new year including laptops. A more detailed schedule of events will be shared in the coming week.

Open House

  • Freshmen Orientation/Open House Monday, August 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Sophomore Open House is Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Junior Open House is Wednesday, August 5, 202 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Senior Open House is Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

All meetings will be done virtually. The registration link will be sent out next week. Stay tuned for more information to come.

The first day of school for ECHS students is Friday, August 7, 2020. School begins each day at 8:50 a.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m.

NCCU classes begin, Monday, August 24, 2020. Students must attend the first day of university classes without exception.

That being said, we are looking forward to a great year! Please do your part to ensure over the next weeks you have everything you need for a smooth start. If there is anything we can do to help your student(s), please do not hesitate to email.

Thank you,

Gloria Woods-Weeks, Ed.D.


Wells Fargo District Principal of the Year

Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School

1801 Fayetteville Street

Robinson Science Building at NCCU

Durham, NC 27707

919.560.2696/ext. 89221