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Spirit Week 2020
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 20, 2020
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It’s Spirit Week in Raider Country! Turn on that camera and turn up your school spirit for a week of FUN!

  • Monday October 26, 2020: Wear a Hat day
  • Tuesday October 27, 2020:  Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt. (Jersey/College/Sports Team)
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020: Pink Out Day
  • Thursday October 29, 2020: Super Hero Shirt Day
  • Friday October 30, 2020: School Spirit Day: Wear Green and Gold

This should be a fun week for all of us. Please use good judgement in the items you choose to wear. If chat is open during class, please send only positive messages to each other. As Mom would say, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Lastly, taking screenshots and pictures are not permitted in our remote learning setting. Remote lessons and classes are the copyrighted property of the Cumberland County Schools (“CCS”), and may not be recorded, screenshot, photographed, or distributed by either parents/guardians or students, without the prior written consent of CCS.

Let’s make it a fun, no-drama week!

        
Remote Learning Late Work Policy
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 16, 2020
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We would like to outline Remote Learning Late Work Policies for all students in order to lay the groundwork for a successful second term. There will be:

  • 2 days to make up assignments for all subjects for unexcused absences
  • 2 days to turn in remote day assignments for all subjects
  • 5 days to make up assignments for all subjects for excused absences
  • 12 points deducted for each day the assignment is late due to unexcused absences

Please discuss turning in assignments with your student (complete and on time). The benefits of completing assignments in their entirety and on time greatly outweighs the consequences of not turning complete work.

As we all know, it is better to stay on top of things than to find yourself in the stressful and difficult position of trying to play “catch-up.” Together, our parents and teachers can help reinforce this important life-skill.

        
October 19-23, 2020 All-Call
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 16, 2020
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The following points are “Action Required” reminders:

  • We mailed out 7th grade vaccination dismissal letters October 14th.  Parents have until October 30th to get them to the Registrar or they will not be able to attend classes November 2, 2020.
  • Confidential health forms were mailed this week. Parents must fill the form out and may return to the school: 1) by mail, 2) by email to [email protected], or 3) drop it by the school between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

School Cash Online: Earlier this week, we sent a mass email to parents from the School Cash Online portal. Unfortunately, it looked a lot like a bill! This is what their “standard notification” looks like when we add items or fees you may pay for through their site.  Please don’t be alarmed and note the first line will say: “The following items are now available for purchase for each of your students.” For those of you who owe Technology fines, you may pay online (note: this comes with a service fee) or you may bring cash or a check to the school.

October 26-30 is National School Lunch Week! Please be sure to thank all our wonderful Cafeteria Staff for thei hard work!

Note: Be sure to scroll down and ready the next several posts, as these were also in the all-call.

        
UPDATED Privacy and Copyright Information for [email protected] Remote Learning
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 14, 2020
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As always, the protection of student privacy and confidentiality is a paramount concern so, the following updated information and expectations have been established for [email protected] remote learning:
  • While parents and guardians are always permitted to observe live online instruction in a non-disruptive manner, [email protected] remote lessons and classes are the copyrighted property of the Cumberland County Schools (“CCS”), and may not be recorded, screenshot, photographed, or distributed by either parents/guardians or students, without the prior written consent of CCS.
  • In addition to potential copyright violations, reproduction or distribution of CCS remote lessons and classes may result in violations of other state or federal laws, such as prohibitions against cyberbullying.
  • Parents/guardians and other household members who do not normally observe day-to-day classroom activity and interaction in the traditional, school building setting are expected to maintain the confidentiality of personal or private information, such as a student’s disability status, which may be inadvertently disclosed or discovered in the course of permitted observation of remote lessons and classes.
        
Energy Action and Conservation Poster Art and Slogan Contest
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 14, 2020
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In observance of October as Energy Action and Conservation Month, CCS’ Go Green Initiative and the Arts Education Office is sponsoring the annual Energy Action and Conservation Poster Art and Slogan Contest. This year’s prompt is as follows: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, what have you been doing to be your family’s energy heroine/hero?” All students are encouraged to participate.
All entries are due by Thursday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. Monetary awards will be given to students in Grades 3-12. For contest entry information and rules, visit http://gogreen.ccs.k12.nc.us/
        
October 12-16, 2020 All-Call
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 9, 2020
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October 12- End of the first grading period. Report cards will not be mailed. They are available to you in PowerSchool. Please discuss the importance of turning in completed assignments by the due date with your student. Our teachers want to assess your child’s needs and provide opportunities for their success, but that cannot be done without seeing their work. Stay tuned for updated “late work” policies  to help clarify the deductions for incomplete work.

Tuesday, October, 13th- is a designated “remote learning day” where all students will work from home “asynchronously.” There are 5 remote learning days scheduled throughout the year. On these days, students should login to CANVAS and complete the assignments and instructions for each class. “Asynchronous”/Remote learning days are not a day off. It is a school day where students work independently on completing the assigned activities for that day within Homebase/IAM. It’s a great opportunity to start the 2nd term off on the right foot!

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on the 13th. If you have not already done so, please email your teacher to arrange a meeting.
  • Parents of 8th grade Pathfinder students: please check for the email that was sent out on Wednesday, October 7th for information concerning the team’s Parent /Teacher Conference schedule.
  • Parents of 7th grade Mariners’ parents should check Classtag and your child’s announcements in Canvas for information about parent teacher conferences.

All students are invited to join the Forensics Club! Forensics will meet on Tuesdays afterschool. All interested students should email [email protected] by Monday afternoon and she will send you an invitation link.

Upcoming Events / Mark your Calendar
  • Cumberland Family Academy (CFA) Weekly Sessions (register on the Cumberland County web page):
    • October 15-  -Technology 101/Internet Safety @ 6:00 p.m.
    • October 22- Connections Matter: Social-Emotional Support for Students @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Red Ribbon and Spirit Week will be coming soon! More information to follow next week!
  • November 2- Reminder: Students will not be allowed to attend school until the required immunizations and health assessment transmittal form has been presented.
        
Student Services Virtual Office
Published by Wendy Bozeman on August 20, 2020
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Student Services has opened a Virtual Office! Please click on the link below to get more information on the help available to you and your family!

Student Services Virtual Office

        
GoogleMeet Help Links
Published by Wendy Bozeman on August 14, 2020
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Starting Monday, August 17th, if you need help finding your teacher’s GoogleMeet click below.

Help Desk 1  Help Desk 1

Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 2:30 PM.

        
Virtual Open House
Published by Wendy Bozeman on August 11, 2020
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Welcome to our Virtual Open House! Click the link to travel to our 2020-21 Back to School Open House.

Instructions and reference items you may want to print:

Laptops: If you ordered a laptop, we provided a number of important documents for you, including a copy of the bell schedule, the code of conduct, free and reduced lunch applications and more. Be sure to read them!

Free and Reduced lunch applications can be filled out online at www.lunchapplication.com.
  • It’s fast, convenient and secure.
  • You provide the same information as the paper application.
  • A quick and simple step-by-step wizard will walk you through the process, resulting in a complete application that is ready for us to qualify.
  • Faster turnaround time!
    • Since the online application is being submitted electronically, the information is sent straight to the CNS office and can be processed faster than a paper application.
  • Apply Now!!!  You don’t have to wait until school starts to apply online.
        
Email communication
Published by Wendy Bozeman on July 24, 2020
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Your communication is important to us!

Please copy and paste the email address into your email.

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