With students scheduled to return to school on a staggered schedule on Plan B (Blended Learning) beginning January 7, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. announced this afternoon the decision to adjust the school re-entry schedule to allow for a two-week virus incubation period after the holidays.
 
“We realize that there are many factors to consider around this transition,” said Dr. Connelly. “We have had to consider medical metrics, staff and building readiness, student success with virtual learning, students who are not being successful with virtual learning, the impact of virtual learning on students’ social and emotional wellness, and the impact on families economically and emotionally. All things considered, student and staff safety and wellbeing are our number one priority.”
 
Based on a comprehensive view of numerous factors that include a rise in the community spread of COVID and its potentially significant increase after the holidays, CCS adjusted its reentry dates to include a two-week post-holiday quarantine period.
 
The actual reentry plans and procedures remain the same; however, the dates have been adjusted. The district’s updated re-entry schedule is contingent upon the metrics and the other factors that we are monitoring. 
 
To view Dr. Connelly’s full re-entry update, visit . 
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Published by Lindsay Whitley on December 17, 2020

        


Because of a worldwide Google outage that was outside of the district’s control, students and employees were experiencing issues logging into our G Suite applications, including Gmail. However, our Technology team has confirmed that our G Suite applications are back up and working. However, if you continue to experience any issues, please contact the CCS Help Desk at 910-678-2618. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a great day. 

 

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Published by Lindsay Whitley on December 14, 2020

        


We are pleased to announce that the United States Department of Education’s Office of Impact Aid has approved CCS to participate in a pilot project of an online collection of Federal Impact Aid Survey data. Parents will be able to complete the annual federal Impact Aid survey through the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning Monday, December 14, 2020. Once logged into the PowerSchool Parent Portal the survey can be found by clicking on Forms in the menu. Since 1950, Congress has provided financial assistance to local school districts through the Impact Aid Program. The federal Impact Aid Program survey is designed to assist school districts who have lost revenue due to federal properties exemption from local property taxes. Financial assistance for federally impacted school districts is determined by calculating the number of students who reside on military bases, low-rent housing properties, and other Federal properties, have parents in the uniformed services, or have parents employed on eligible Federal properties. See the FAQs to learn more about the importance of this opportunity to assist CCS in securing this critical federal funding. Additional questions can be directed to Alana Hix, the executive director of CCS’ Federal Programs, alanahix@runsforfood.com.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 13, 2020

        


We are pleased to announce that the United States Department of Education’s Office of Impact Aid has approved CCS to participate in a pilot project of an online collection of Federal Impact Aid Survey data.

Khe dễ thươngParents will be able to complete the annual federal Impact Aid survey through the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning December 14, 2020. Once logged into the PowerSchool Parent Portal the survey can be found by clicking on Forms in the menu.

Khe dễ thươngSince 1950, Congress has provided financial assistance to local school districts through the Impact Aid Program. The federal Impact Aid Program survey is designed to assist school districts that have lost revenue due to federal property exemption from local property taxes. Financial assistance for federally impacted school districts is determined by calculating the number of students who reside on military bases, low-rent housing properties, and other Federal properties, have parents in the uniformed services or have parents employed on eligible Federal properties.

See the FAQs to learn more about the importance of this opportunity to assist CCS in securing this critical federal funding. Additional questions can be directed to Alana Hix, Executive Director of
Federal Programs at alanahix@runsforfood.com.

Impact Aid FAQS for Parents

Khe dễ thươngNeed Assistance? .

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 13, 2020

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – For the second time in as many weeks, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) has another Sandhills Regional winner!Portrait of lady smiling with a dark-colored background
 
This afternoon, thought she was attending a weekly virtual principals’ meeting to hear helpful information about school operations. What she heard instead was Kisha Clemons, the 2020 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year, announce her as the 2021 Wells Fargo Sandhills Regional Principal of the Year.
 
“Ms. Owen inspires others to believe that together we are better and that anything is possible,” said Clemons. “She uses her ‘superpower leadership practices’ to promote the success of all students. You [Cumberland County Schools] have a superhero today that believes that (1) principals are strong advocates for teachers, school staff, and students; (2) building positive relationships are the only way to move from a negative culture to a thriving family-oriented, professional organization; and (3) focusing on a person’s strengths yields a much higher reward.”
 
The Cliffdale Elementary School leader will move forward to compete against seven other regional finalists from across North Carolina. The next round of competition will be held on March 12 at the Umstead Hotel in Cary.
 
The 2021 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year will be announced on May 21 at a special ceremony at the Umstead.
 
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Published by Lindsay Whitley on December 10, 2020

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – For the second consecutive year, Alicia Chisolm will serve as the chair of the Cumberland County Board of Education, and Greg West will serve as the vice-chair. The Board approved leadership roles for 2021 during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning. 


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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 9, 2020

        


Congratulations to the 32 Academic nominees who have been selected by the CCS Superintendent’s Governor’s School selection committee and the 29 Performing Arts nominees selected at the school level. These students will compete for state selection to attend the prestigious five and a half-week summer residential program for gifted high school students. The program is administered by the Public Schools of NC, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. Performing Arts students will audition in their areas in February. Academic and Performing nominees will receive notification of selections and non-selections in March.
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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 7, 2020

        


It’s that time of year for high school students and their parents to begin planning and applying to colleges and universities and Cumberland County Schools is here to help them through this process. The next virtual session Cumberland Family Academy (CFA) is sponsoring is titled “Planning & Applying for College.” It takes place on Thursday, December 10 at 6 p.m. Join this session to learn more about graduation requirements, determining post-secondary pathways, the college admissions process (2-year and 4-year), financial aid, and much more. Visit the CCS website to .    

For the second year in a row, Cumberland County Schools’ Teacher of the Year has risen to the ranks of Regional Teacher of the Year! On December 4, the district’s 2021 Teacher of the Year Nicole Rivers, an English teacher at Gray’s Creek High School, was announced the 2021 Sandhills Regional Teacher of the Year. She will go on to compete against 8 other regional winners for the state title, which will be announced in April.  .

Finally, don’t forget The 3Ws: Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet from others, and Wash your hands.

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 6, 2020

        


Fayetteville, N.C. – For the second year in a row, Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Teacher of the Year has risen to the ranks of Regional Teacher of the Year.
 
This afternoon,  thought she was attending a Friday afternoon meeting, along with her English Department colleagues, to share feedback with district officials regarding End-of-Course (EOC) testing preparation. However, not too far into the meeting, Rivers learned that she had been named the 2021 Sandhills Regional Teacher of the Year.
 
Maureen Stover, the 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, announced Rivers as the regional winner.
 
Rivers will go on to compete against eight other regional winners from across North Carolina for the state title. Interviews are scheduled for February 19 at the Umstead in Cary.
 
The 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year will be announced in April. The ceremony is set to take place at the Umstead in Cary on April 9.
 

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 4, 2020

        


The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is offering a walk-in clinic for free flu shots. The clinic, located at 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301, will be open on Saturdays, December 5 & 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit .

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Published by Angel Hoggard on December 4, 2020

        


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