Access important student/staff resources pertaining to student/staff needs, getting assistance, making donations, etc.

As Wayne County continues to recover from the impacts of Florence, Wayne County Public Schools is working to meet the needs of its students and staff. Below are important links and resources pertaining to meeting student/staff needs, getting assistance, making donations, etc.  
     
Latest Updates:
Click on Updates to see the most recent WCPS announcements for families and staff.   
 
Reporting Student Needs:
Beginning Friday, September 21, families who have been impacted and/or displaced by Florence can make the district aware of their needs by contacting the WCPS Student Needs Hotline. Families can call 919-705-6158 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM as long as this service is needed. Parents can also click on the below link to complete a Student Needs Survey to provide this same information.
  
   
 
Reporting Staff Needs:
WCPS staff are encouraged to notifiy their supervisor if they have been impacted and/or displaced by Florence. Staff members who have personal or family concerns are also encouraged to contact REACH, the WCPS Employee Assistances Program (EAP), at 1-800-950-3434 or www.reach-eap.com. REACH will provide free 24/7 assistance for issues such as:
  • Depression, anxiety and other emotional issues
  • Balancing work/life needs
  • Job Stress and other job-related problems
  • Relationship, parenting and family problems
  • Other life stressors
REACH services are free and available to an employee’s spouse, family members, or other legal dependents who reside in the employee’s household.
 
Donations
WCPS recognizes that there are community members, businesses, and organizations who would like to help students and staff impacted by Florence. A special WCPS Relief Fund has been setup to receive monetary and gift card donations which will allow schools to directly purchase needed items. Anyone interested in making a donation can drop off money or gift cards at the WCPS Administrative Offices on Royall Ave in Goldsboro or mail their donation, payable to WCPS Relief Fund, to:

Wayne County Public Schools
Attention: WCPS Relief Fund
P.O. Drawer 1797
Goldsboro, N.C. 27533-1797  

At this time, WCPS is not collecting physical donations. Schools supplies are being collected by Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County. CSSWC staff work directly with school social workers to ensure school supplies reach those students most in need. For more information, donors can call 919-735-1432 or email sbennett@waynecss.org. 

Items, such as clothes, shoes, personal hygiene products, etc. can be dropped off at designated sites to support families and residents impacted by flooding and/or storm damage. Donors are encouraged to monitor @waynecountygov on Twitter and Facebook for continued updates about collection sites and hours of operation.
 
Important Resources & Assistance Links 
NC211 -  This service is available for anyone 24/7/365 days a year.   This helpline is FREE, confidential and multilingual.  You simply dial 2-1-1  or visit NC211.org and you can find help with food, housing, utility assistance, health care services, counseling, mental health and substance abuse, senior services, and more. 
@WayneCountyGov (Important resources/links shared from the Wayne County Emergency Operations Center for those who need assistance)
FEMA Assistance 
Helping Children After A Natural Disaster: Tips for Parents and Educators
Cómo Ayudar a los Niños Después de un Desastre Natural: Consejos para Padres y Educadores

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