March 18, 2020
Hello Hyde County School’s students, staff, and parents.
I am so excited to tell everyone about our Breakfast and Lunch meal program in all Hyde County Schools. Governor Roy Cooper has charged school districts with feeding children between the ages of 0-18 years old while schools are closed.
As some of you may know, we have students in Hyde County who attend schools other than Hyde County Public Schools. Hyde County Schools is committed to feeding all children, regardless of whether they attend a Hyde County School facility.
Each day on the Mattamuskeet side, between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, our Yellow School Buses will be delivering lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning to all students on the mainland.
On Ocracoke, lunches for today and breakfast for the following morning will be provided each day to be picked up in the NCCAT Dining Room based on the schedule established by Principal Leslie Cole.
On Tuesday, Mattamuskeet served 369 meals. This was an incredible accomplishment considering the entire Mattamuskeet Campus has a population of 397 students. On Wednesday, Mattamuskeet delivered 380 meals with Ocracoke started their program serving an additional 37 meals.
I just wanted to thank all of our staff, including Transportation Director Mrs. Tammy Sadler, for working so hard to make this program such an incredible success. Thank you to everyone for continuing to do what is best for students!
Thank you and
Stephen Basnight, III
Hyde County Schools