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Checking in with tri-county schools: 13 cases in New Hanover elementary schools first full week back

New Hanover County Schools reported 21 Covid-19 cases this week. (Port City Daily photo/file)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — In the first week back on a normal school schedule, New Hanover County elementary schools saw 13 Covid-19 cases.

Overall, there were 21 cases reported districtwide and 27 precautionary quarantines, according to NHCS’ public online dashboard, which updated Friday afternoon. (The reporting only includes cases parents and students self-report, meaning some positive tests may go unaccounted for.)

NHCS has reported 799 positive cases total since Oct. 12.

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Alderman Elementary – 1
Castle Hayne Elementary – 1
Forest Hills Elementary – 1
Holly Tree Elementary – 2
Howe PreK Center – 2
Murrayville Elementary – 2
Ogden Elementary – 1
Pine Valley Elementary – 2
Winter Park Elementary – 1

Holly Shelter Middle – 2
Myrtle Grove Middle – 2
Noble Middle – 1

Ashley High – 1

Central office
Operations – 1
Student Support – 1

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Brunswick County Schools

Brunswick County Schools is reporting 18 active Covid-19 cases and 201 precautionary quarantines as of Friday morning. To date, BCS has recorded 393 positive cases among its students and staff. Of those 375 are recovered.

Port City Daily obtains its numbers for BCS through the district’s online dashboard. According to BCS, the data is compiled through the Brunswick County Health Department.

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Belville Elementary – 2
Bolivia Elementary – 2
Supply Elementary – 1
Town Creek Elementary – 3
Virginia Williamson Elementary – 1

Waccamaw School – 1

Leland Middle – 1
South Brunswick Middle – 1
Town Creek Middle – 2

Early College High – 1
North Brunswick High – 2
South Brunswick High – 1

Pender County Schools

Pender County Schools’ most recent Covid-19 update is from March 1-7. As of then, the district had 24 known, active cases and 133 quarantines.

Since Aug. 1, 515 staff and students in PCS have tested positive for the virus. At least 491 are recovered.

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Port City Daily obtains its numbers from PCS through the district’s online reporting, which refreshes on Mondays with any positive cases the school is aware of. According to a PCS spokesperson, the district obtains case data through self-reporting and the Pender County Health Department.

Cape Fear Elementary – 1
Rocky Point Elementary – 2
Surf City Elementary – 2
South Topsail Elementary – 1
C.F. Pope Elementary – 1

Cape Fear Middle – 2
Penderlea School – 1
Topsail Middle – 1
Surf City Middle – 2

Heide Trask High – 5
Pender High – 1
Topsail High – 5

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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