MESSAGES 2014 :: OCTOBER 17, 2014


State Superintendent Praises School Counselors in Latest Blog
In her latest blog post, State Superintendent June Atkinson highlights the valuable role that school counselors play in the academic and personal success of students in North Carolina’s public schools. To view this and earlier blog posts, please visit

2014-15 Education Directory Now Online
The Education Directory for 2014-15 is available online at In addition to the full version, the directory also is available in three sections:

  • Section 1- State Agency
  • Section 2 – Association and Commissions
  • Section 3 – Schools

Note: The NCDPI no longer prints or sells print copies of the directory.

Parent Portal Guide: How-To for Parents
This new guide walks users through the features of the Parent Portal.

Topics for the guide include:

  • A series of Questions and Answers based on early users and program designers.
  • Tips from schools and school districts regularly using the Parent Portal.
  • What parents can expect to find in the portal.

The Parent Guide, plus other parent resources for Home Base are available at

New Website Keeps Stakeholders Connected to the Latest NCDPI News
The Stay Connected website helps educators, parents and community members stay up-to-date on the most current information about public schools in North Carolina. The Stay Connected website instructs users how to register for email newsletters and directs them to a variety of social media channels related to the NCDPI. Check out this new website and see how you can stay connected at

School Nutrition Website Features Notable Dates and Deadlines
The School Nutrition website now provides notable dates for conferences and meetings, as well as deadlines for reporting processes and reimbursement on its homepage. To view important School Nutrition dates and deadlines for October and November, please visit

What’s New in Publication Sales
To order, please call 800.663.1250 or visit Publication Sales on the web at

Check Out Our Catalog to See What We Have for Sale
Did you know that NCDPI Publication Sales offers a variety of publications to educators, administrators, school and central office staff, students and parents? Check out the agency’s inventory of manuals, brochures, posters, and more at

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