RANDOLPH COUNTY — A Trindale Elementary School teacher was selected as one of three finalists in the state for a national award.

Sarah Wood Remery, a fourth-grade teacher at Trindale, was recognized as a national finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The highest honor provided by the U.S. government for a K-12 science, technology, engineering, math or computer science teacher, the PAEMST is presented to up to 108 educators each year for deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas.

Remery’s recognition comes at a time when Randolph schools are hurtling toward its holiday break with a few changes that will impact the system’s efforts to bring all students back to campus in the new year.

As of Monday, a revised daily assessment check-in form will be used for students and staff members. It will include two additional questions to help in the continual screening process of students as staff seeks to identify potential exposure to COVID-19.

Additionally, RCSS has created a survey to obtain feedback from students, parents, and staff members regarding remote learning during the 2020-2021 school year. The results from the surveys will be used for school improvement, in hopes of making the transition to next semester a smooth one.

The survey, which can be accessed on the RCSS website, will close at 5 p.m. Monday.

Also on Monday, a new school board will be seated, including Mike Sink. He was the only newcomer to a board that will remain much the same after voters last month reelected three incumbent candidates, sending the message that they want continuity in handling the Covid crisis.

Current board chair Gary Cook recorded the most votes on election day, followed by fellow board members Sharon Farlow and Tracy Boyles.

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at dkennedy@atnonline.net.

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at dkennedy@atnonline.net.