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Principal's Message

Mariner Family,


As we pivot to a remote learning model until May 15 or beyond, we are all venturing into uncharted territory, but we have our compass and we know our direction. We are Mariner Strong and can weather any storm sent our way as we put the safety and security of people before ourselves. 


We are asking all of NC, our 115 district superintendents, our 2,500 school principals, and our 184 charter schools to create systems and processes that adapt to the changing circumstances we are facing. School districts like ours have learned to treat adversity as opportunity and find the silver linings to every situation. Families taking care of families. Our district leaders looked at the problem through the eyes of children: How could a food delivery system be designed to ensure that each child eats even though he or she is not on our campuses? We are meeting those challenges and more. 


We are challenging 100,000 North Carolina educators to do something never done before — to teach and inspire and love our 1.5 million public school children and to leave no child behind — even though our buildings are closed. We are engaging parents and families as the true stakeholders you are by setting up remote home schools at kitchen tables across our state.


We will flatten the COVID-19 curve. We will feed and educate children. We will innovate our way through this pandemic. And we will be stronger together on the other side.


Deborah Trogdon


Go Mariners!