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BROKEN TECHNOLOGY?
Published by Marisa Owen on November 20, 2020
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image of a girl looking confused with a laptop with a broken screen in front of her.

We know accidents happen, so we are making it easy to remit fines for damages to our technology. Once your Chromebook has been assessed for damage by the county, you will receive a letter.

Simply go to SchoolCashOnline and submit payment. A processing fee will be added.

First offense: $50.00
2nd offense: $75.00
3rd offense: $100.00
If the Chromebook is irreparable, you will be charged the full replacement cost of $175.00

Please help your children understand the necessity of caring for these devices. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

        
National Family Week
Published by Marisa Owen on November 20, 2020
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Image of a family sitting with iPad with text of National Family Week November 22-28, 2020 on a washed-out strip and the CCS logo

        
CHOICE HIGHSCHOOL INFORMATION
Published by Marisa Owen on November 13, 2020
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The choice school application period for this school year will run from November 16, 2020, to January 22, 2021. Students who choose to apply to choice schools during this period will be making selections for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

The CCS’ Virtual Choice Fair will be held this coming Saturday (Nov. 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm).

Many of our 8th graders apply to Choice High Schools each year. The link below contains the flyer for the Virtual Choice Fair. Each choice school will have its own virtual room for the choice fair. Interested parents and students can pop into the virtual rooms to ask questions about the various choice schools. See the Choice Fair Guide for more information.
The guide contains the links for the individual Virtual Choice Fair rooms (each choice school has its own link for the Choice Fair).

Other Choice High School related links: Read more

        
GLOBAL STUDIES INFORMATION
Published by Marisa Owen on November 13, 2020
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CLIPART OF GLOBE CAPTIONED SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES TERRY SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL

The School of Global Studies at Terry Sanford High School is a choice program designed to help students succeed  in college and in the 21st century with a curriculum that is interdisciplinary, interconnected, and focused on global relationships – allowing all students to gain a heightened awareness of current issues facing our international community while developing a global perspective and foundation of knowledge in which to better understand our world today and have a positive effect tomorrow. 

The School of Global Studies consists of three major components: Academic Excellence, Global Awareness, and Cultural Activities. Deborah Vajner, Global Studies Director: deborahvajner@ccs.k12.nc.us

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Benchmark Testing November 9 through24
Published by Marisa Owen on November 6, 2020
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Benchmark testing november 9 through 24 Parents need to know. clipart of a panther paw print to the left with M A M S curved over the top.Benchmark Assessments: Parent Information
General Information:
In an effort to measure student progress during this time of remote instruction, Cumberland County School teachers will be asking students in grades 3-8 Mathematics and grades 4-8 in English Language Arts to complete a benchmark assessment. The benchmark will be given during a school-designated window of time from November 9, 2020, through November 24, 2020.
Purpose:
The purpose of these assessments is to provide teachers and school staff with information regarding student mastery of standards taught in the first 11 weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. The assessment items are hidden from both teachers and students prior to and following the test administration. Teachers will, however, have access to individual student data summarizing their performance and that data will be used by teachers to plan for instruction following the assessment. The student assessment score will not be calculated in PowerSchool reporting. These assessments are used solely for the purpose of informing instruction.
Best Practices for Student Testing at Home:

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Canvas Parent
Published by Craig Wilson on November 3, 2020
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Parent on smartphoneCanvas Parent is a free app that allows parents to view their children’s assignments, due dates, and more as they are posted on Canvas. Click here to learn how to get set up as an Observer.

        
November – Native American Heritage Month
Published by Marisa Owen on November 2, 2020
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slide image of a boy wearing colorful traditional Native American attire with text of November is Native American Month on a washed-out white stripe and the CCS logo

Native American Heritage Month celebrates the vibrant culture of America’s Indigenous people. Every year, across the country, you may visit Pow wows or tribal competitions that highlight dance, music, and chants will delight your senses and educate you on this cultural art form and lifestyle.

This video shows the meanings and stories that are told through dance. We hope you enjoy it!

        
SuccessMaker Log In Help
Published by Marisa Owen on October 29, 2020
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ccs SuccessMaker - Let's Log in with clipart of three bands woven together to form a triangle on the left

 

 

 

LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

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HOW DOES SUCCESSMAKER WORK?

 

 

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FAMILY LETTER AND INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS

 

        
IMPORTANT: REQUIRED FORMS
Published by Marisa Owen on October 26, 2020
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image of a side profile of a panther with a clipboard with achecklist attached. Captioned, important formsPARENTS, PLEASE SIGN TO ACKNOWLEDGE

Parents, Please take a moment to acknowledge you have received and reviewed the four REQUIRED school level documents as a family.

1. Science Safety Contract

2. Acknowledge receipt and review of the CCS Student Code of Conduct

3. Acknowledge receipt and review of the MAMS Student Handbook

4. Notify the school as to whether your child MAY or MAY NOT be photographed

Google form acknowledgment page at the end of the page
(You may print any of these documents to keep, as needed)

TITLE ONE FORMS

Please acknowledge you have received and reviewed the three Title I required documents as a family.
1)Learning Compact
2)Parent & Family Engagement Policy
3) Parent’s Right to Know
Google form acknowledgment page at the end of the page.

        
i Bus Locations
Published by Marisa Owen on October 14, 2020
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clipart image of a school bus traveling right - a wifi signal over head and iBus written at the top

Eighty school buses with wifi connectivity will be deployed this week around the community to support connectivity. Students will have access to the username and password to use the bus as a mobile hotspot. The range of connectivity for each bus is the size of a football field. Students in the selected communities should be able to stay in their homes and connect to buses in the communities below.  

Buses will be at each location from 7:45-4:45, Monday through Friday

Login Information

  • The Wireless SSID is: CCSBus
  • The Password to connect is: ccsbus2020

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