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CCS Waives Student Uniform Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year
Published by Angel Hoggard on August 3, 2020
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The Cumberland County Board of Education has approved a waiver of Policy 4316 (Student Dress Code, School Uniform Requirements) for the 2020-2021 school year only, as allowed by Policy 2450 (Suspension of Board Policies), due to the financial impact of COVID-19. However, families still have the option to allow students to wear uniforms when Blended-Remote and Face-to-Face Learning is in operation. There will be no consequences imposed upon a student for a uniform violation during the 2020-2021 school year.

        
Start of CCS’ Year- Round Schools Postponed
Published by Angel Hoggard on July 8, 2020
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Fayetteville, N.C. – Previously, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) announced that its four year-round schools would begin the 2020-2021 school year remotely on Thursday, July 9; however, based on a recent legal opinion from the North Carolina General Assembly, the district’s year-round schools will now follow the traditional calendar and begin the new school year on August 17.

District officials were informed that recently adopted Senate Bill 113 prohibits year-round schools from beginning the new school year remotely. This interpretation of the bill was confirmed by the General Assembly legal opinion and differs from the broader interpretation of the bill originally provided by the Governor’s Office, North Carolina Association of School Administrators, RTI International, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

“Throughout this process, we have followed the guidance of state officials and associations, which has now changed to align with the legal opinion released by the General Assembly,” said CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. “We regret the inconvenience this change will cause our students, families and employees.”

In light of this recent development, meal sites at year-round schools will not operate. The district’s year-round schools include Anne Chesnutt Middle, E.E. Miller Elementary, Reid Ross Classical Middle and Reid Ross Classical High.

        
Device Deployment Survey
Published by Angel Hoggard on July 2, 2020
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image of student on computer in computer labIs your student in need of a device for the 2020-2021 school year? Devices will only be available for students whose parents/guardians expressed a technology need on this survey. If your student needs a device, please complete the following survey:

Device Deployment Survey

        
Summer Updates
Published by Angel Hoggard on June 24, 2020
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As students begin their summer break, the following services provided by the district have been altered:

  • CCS Student Services Hotline – With the 2019-2020 school year coming to a close, the Student Services Hotline set up to assist students as they cope during the COVID-19 pandemic will discontinue.
  • Cumberland@Home LIVE Tutoring – The tutoring service ended on the evening of May 21. The remote-learning opportunity offered students assistance with math instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CCS Prime Time – Because of the pandemic, CCS Prime Time before- and after-school care program will not be operating its usual summer camp this year. In lieu of camp, Prime Time staff will be posting fun summer activities on their Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/CCSPrimeTime/  that parents can use to engage their child during the summer months.
  • Grab-N-Go Meal Service – CCS Child Nutrition Services will not be serving meals to children 18 years of age and younger from Monday, May 25 – Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, the district’s summer meal program will operate at various sites throughout the county. For a full list of the locations, visit http://bit.ly/mealpickup.
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    Where can you find us on Social Media?
    Published by Angel Hoggard on June 20, 2020
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    Infographic of where can you find us on social media with @reidrosscougars for Instagram and Twitter and Reid Ross page for Facebook with caption of Reid Ross Classical School where academics and the arts embrace excellence

            
    2020-2021 Middle/High School Course Selection Guides Now Available
    Published by Angel Hoggard on June 15, 2020
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    Middle and High School Course Selection Guides

    The School Course Selection Guide gives listed descriptions of the courses offered in the Cumberland County Schools. Course selection should be a carefully planned process following the steps outlined in the “How to Use This Guide” section of the guide. Consideration should be taken that not every course is presently being taught at each high school, therefore, students should consult the course listings provided at their particular school.

    2020-2021 Middle School Course Selection Guide

    2020-2021 High School Course Selection Guide