Morning Care and Before-School Care is available at Highcliff and West View Elementary Schools starting at 6:45 a.m. and at McIntyre and Ross Elementary Schools starting at 7:15 a.m. SCHOOL HOURS CMS Start Time- 8:20 am End Time- 3:30 pm *Doors open at 7:45 am. Schools with nontraditional grade spans, such as the district’s K-8 schools, Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Northwest School of the Arts, will return in carefully sequenced phases, with students in grades six through eight returning with other middle school students, and students in grades nine through 12 returning with other high school students. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to revise its school reopening plan and approved a full-remote learning plan, known as Plan C. With this decision, CMS schools will open Aug. 17 with fully remote learning. Secondary Schools. Want to read all of WFAE’s best news each day? @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/JH7Q5yE5J3. Officials say the school district will ask schools to designate areas for entry and dismissal points, and each school will have guidance catered to their layout. … "So just know that this is not the end-all, be-all decision. Not super clear wording used here. And he says his own two daughters will be in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. "We don’t need the children running through the school infecting one another. CMS will also begin in-person learning on Sept. 29 … To help new and returning VBCPS families get ready, we have provided a few quick tips and reminders below. Many CMS teachers have voiced that HVAC systems in their schools are one of their main worries, as many say they don’t work or work poorly. If not, the kids can go back to class March 30. Cambridge: August 12, 2020 August 13, … Winston says they will make sure they do their best to protect everyone as much as they can, emphasizing high-risk students and staff. CCPS Census Updates. They could change a lot before Monday," Cheek said. Homeroom is 7:45-8:20 with breakfast served 8:00-8:20. When it comes to the CMS Full Remote Academy, students can transfer into or out of the academy if a member of the family gets a new medical diagnosis making them high risk, there is a sudden change in access to childcare, there is a change in finances or a change in school assignment. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will … News Release - 2020 Millage Rate. You can also review the entire plan as a PDF. The start dates for the phases go as follows: Pre-K students do not have the A, B, C cohorts. ", 1 Julian Price Pl.Charlotte, NC 28208(704) 374-3500. And Winston says even in the best-case scenario, he realizes this will mess up some spring break travel plans. To see the full plan, click here. Below is a list of resources to help prepare for the 20-21 academic year: In addition, the board voted to give Superintendent Earnest Winston the authority to furlough hourly employees if necessary. "Last night I was getting texts in the middle of the night, throughout the night, from teacher friends and from social friends asking what we’re going to do," she said. All other teachers will report to their school buildings two weeks before their students return. CMS Board members said they would be looking at case positive rate and the percent of positive tests for Mecklenburg County while making decisions. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has a downloadable version of the 2019-2020 school calendar available, and it says the first day of school for CMS … Officials discussed a daily on-site option offered for children of school-based staff and bus drivers. CMS students started their first day of school on Aug. 17 under Plan C, everyone learning remotely. 90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 2020-2021 calendars are being added as they become available. By Friday, September 18th, 2020, all students will be attending school full-time. Between September 8th and 18th, students will be welcomed back to school over a series of days. Winston and several board members say they understand if some families opt to keep their kids home next week, though they say the law doesn’t allow CMS to waive the absences. WFAE Small Business Challenge – 12/9/2020, Sign up for our daily newsletter, The Frequency, Need Help This Holiday Season? ... Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' new superintendent quickly rose up the ranks over 15 years, from making $37,000 as a … School is supposed to start August 17. Teachers and school-based staff are strongly encouraged to report to facilities to provide remote instruction from Aug. 17-28 – the last day of the … If parents/guardians do not have transportation, they should contact their child’s school or CMS directly. CMS officials say there are 39 sites that currently don’t have outside air flow, with 36 being at schools. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has approved a phased approach to bring students back into the classroom over the next few months. In certain circumstances the district says it will also work with families who might need to transfer mid semester, facing these circumstances: pic.twitter.com/KdgNC0njJ9. When they are on their off rotation they can participate in the CMS EATS program. Give us a date.' 12: Pre-K *Nov. 2: K-5*Nov. 23: Middle school*Dec. 14: Highschool testing, but instruction starts Jan.*means grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts. Instruction, will determine how schools can reopen safely for the 2020-21 school year based on the state’s COVID-19 metrics by July 1, 2020 CMS aligned existing scenarios and plans to NCDHHS guidance Continued planning across all three scenarios in anticipation of the Governor’s July 1 announcement regarding school reopening August 6, 2020: 4:00 pm - Mini Mules Orientation : August 17, 2020: By Appointment Only . Then, high … High schoolers would be the last grades to be phased back in for in person learning. North Hills High School: 7:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dashew described the plan as not fully baked, but she said the board couldn’t keep waiting and studying. @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/u7O9RisBaI. She has repeatedly won first place in education reporting from the North Carolina Press Association. Dec. 14: High school students return for end of semester in-person testing, but in-person instruction doesn’t start until Jan. 5. They would all show up for their learning days, per NCDHHS guidance. Board members said they were balancing the demand for action from families and employees with … The next grade levels would happen in phases, as high school students would be the last grades to be phased back in for in-person learning. Nov. 23: Middle school students return (grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts). Staff at all our schools are eager and excited to help you with the transition back to school as well. This promises to be a year filled with many opportunities and one that is set on exceeding student’s goals. A regularly updated list of school closure and makeup days is available by clicking on the Calendars Quicklink at www.cms.k12.nc.us. Nov. 2: K-5 students return (grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts). About 140 employees are at risk of a full furlough, and about 1,225 are at risk of a partial furlough. Board members said they were balancing the demand for action from families and employees with repeated advice from health officials that schools don’t need to close. If not, the kids can go back to class March 30. Reach her at ahelms@wfae.org or 704-926-3859. Despite those concerns, she said the three days of class time next week will give working parents time to line up child care so they don't have to choose between their job and their child's safety. Parents and students would be required to fill out a form and give to the bus driver each day, saying they are symptom free before they can board the bus. This means that spring break will go back to being April 13th - April 17th as originally planned. But not like this. https://t.co/ru1Cwy6xYo. In Phase 1, Bright Beginnings and NC Pre-K would be the first grade levels going back for in-person instruction. "But there’s so many mixed messages out there," Cheek continued. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. We have authorized full and partial furloughs because we want to minimize the burden on our employees. At an emergency school board meeting to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, CMS leaders decided to bring students back to school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, despite what board Chair Elyse Dashew described as a barrage of fear and concern from parents and staff. Students would participate in their remote learning supervised by school staff. “We may have to make some very tough choices. 'The federal government is not the nation's school board' I'm a public school teacher and I want to return to my classroom. We have no idea," he said. Teachers say they will continue to work with CMS as the district finalizes its back to school plan. DeSoto ISD is excited to Reconnect with students, families and staff this upcoming school year. September 23, 2020 Este mensaje sera repetido en español. 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg. Many parents said they’d like the district to be transparent about what metrics they will use to decide when students will come back in the classroom. Whether parents were for or against bringing kids back in the classroom, one thing they did agree on was transparency. It’s not clear whether the plan, which several members called a compromise, will make anyone happy. CMS human resources will provide updates on options during any use of furlough. Back to School Information. I started at WBTV in November 2003 and have been loving the journey. Here Are Some Resources In The Charlotte Area, With A Nudge From COVID-19, Charlotte Christmas Village Finds New Illuminating Location, Court Affirms Reporters' Access To Hearings Amid Pandemic, Warp Speed Official: 7.9 Million Doses Of Vaccine Ready For Distribution Next Week, North Carolina Prepares To Vaccinate Nursing Home Workers. Teachers are contacting students and families by phone to set these appointments. The furlough authority is temporary and expires June 1, 2021. They needed someone to say, 'Give us a plan. — CMS Board of Education (@CMSboard) March 17, 2020. A database of COVID cases by school and date will be updated weekly and shared with families. Officials say there are 31 custodial vacancies in the district. 7/31/2020 Update All students begin school on August 17th remotely. But Cheek says not to count on anything just yet. She noted that several public health officials have said closing schools before cases are detected there isn’t a significant deterrent to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. As far as for school buses, officials say there will be one student per seat on the bus and face coverings need to be worn. This calendar re˜ects the 2020-2021 academic calendar approved by the Board of Education on _____, 2020. Students will be considered tardy after 8:20 a.m. Also, bus transportation will be provided for CMS students who reside more than one (1) mile from the school. “We do not want to have to furlough anyone, especially in this time of economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dashew said. Ann Doss Helms covers education for WFAE. A partial furlough will allow an employee to still be paid part of his or her salary.”. We will use this flexibility to help our employees as much as possible.”. The dates for these grade levels to return are above. Division of Student Support Services Annual Summit . Students whose families opted to participate in the Full Remote Academy will remain in the academy through the first semester unless families request an exemption. The EC population in CMS is about 2,500 students. Welcome Back to School! For Strain, the lone “no” vote, that made this compromise unacceptable. An in-depth look at our region's emerging economic, social, political and cultural identity. That anxiety was fueled by the arrival of the coronavirus in Mecklenburg County and an explosion of school closings across the country -- including as close to home as Durham and Lancaster, South Carolina. Agenda for CCBOE Work Session: July 27. Chart below. Then on Sept. 29, students in the exceptional children’s program returned to … The safety metrics in the plan set specific thresholds for determining when a school or schools have infection rates that would trigger action. "Certainly we understand that. Board members Sean Strain and Rhonda Cheek both say they’ve had doctors beg them to close schools immediately to slow the spread of a virus that can cause fatal respiratory problems. ... CCPS 2020-2021 School Year Reopening Updates. The YMCA provided childcare to 40,000 kids during lockdown and said it didn't see any coronavirus outbreaks. Cheek said she voted for the compromise reluctantly. Please use the links below to explore the two options: on-campus instruction (with contingency Plan A, B and C) and Mehlville@Home. The Board vote on furloughs allows Winston to use full and partial furloughs of hourly employees if necessary. Thursday and Friday will be teacher work days, and Winston says that time can be used to prepare for online learning. As far as the phased approach, board officials broke down several layers of the plan. Leaders said students will start school on Aug. 17 under a full-remote learning plan, known as Plan C, until it is safe to return to the classrooms. “We want to keep everyone working and earning salaries but the COVID pandemic has disrupted operations with budgetary implications,” said Winston. After-School Care is available until 6 p.m. ". (grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts). School makeup days will be used in the order listed. We know that especially with the young ones they’re basically a walking petri dish," said Vice Chair Thelma Byers-Bailey, one of the seven members who voted for the calendar change. The online school year began September 8. (This Message will be repeated in Spanish) Dear Edmonds School District families, In order to phase students and more staff back into our school buildings for in-person learning, the district has created the Edmonds Schools Stages of Re-entry plan. A top school official says very few schools will open 100%, as Trump insists. Started out as a one-man band for station WJWJ in Beaufort, SC. I’m one of those families, and we will have to make adjustments," he said. These are students with disabilities or with the most complex and intensive needs. CMS says they don’t anticipate having to act on those full furloughs, and believe they are weeks away from having to consider that. The CMS board also voted unanimously to grant the superintendent the authority to implement furloughs, if needed. We began the 2020-21 school year with virtual learning for all students. "How many students and staff walk into our building on Monday morning with the COVID-19 virus? The board of education voted to approve the plan at their specially-called meeting Wednesday evening with a phased transition to in-person learning, similar to Plan B. On Nov. 12, Dr. Gaines announced that grades 9-12 would transition back to Plan C on Nov. 16, 2020. North Carolina School Calendar 2020 and 2021 Please choose your school district in North Carolina from the list below to view a calendar of your 2019-2020 school holidays. Public schools across North Carolina will not return for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 academic year due to COVID-19 or coronavirus. They’re trying to offer modified work until then. NEXT: The next grade levels would happen in phases. According to a release from CMS, "Under Plan C, teachers and school-based staff without approved medical remote work requests are expected to report to their assigned school facilities from Aug. 6-14 for preparation and professional development. For the high school students impacted in this plan, they would specifically return to in-person for EOC testing before the holiday break. Chandler Morgan is a Weekend Anchor and Education Reporter at WBTV. Mobile Trunk-Up and Go Back to School Bash. Any requests to transfer from the Full Remote Academy into the in-person rotation will be addressed by schools individually. However, furloughed employees may be recalled more quickly and with fewer hurdles than we could face with layoffs. He said the fact that only one case has been confirmed in Mecklenburg County doesn’t mean there aren’t others who haven’t yet been tested or displayed symptoms , especially in a district with almost 150,000 students and more than 19,000 employees. The CMS board voted to send kids home starting Thursday and keep them out through at least March 27, taking the spring break that had been scheduled for April 13 to 17. "So they needed to hear something. Facility management says they’re now suggesting teachers and schools to open their doors to let fresh air in, recognizing there is a contradiction there considering the security of the school. Schools that could reopen for these students include Metro School, Charlotte Mecklenburg Academy and other specialized learning facilities. School buses will be sprayed down with electrostatic sprayers at the start, between each route and at the end of the day for cleaning routines. CCBOE Work Session - Monday, July 27 - 6 pm. Testing in December for high school grade levels will be in-person testing, but their in-person instruction will not start until Jan. 5. CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston opened Wednesday night’s meeting by saying there is no scenario that a district anywhere could choose that would protect from all risks. The North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled the legislature can decide the details on how federal block grants are spent, even when they run counter to a governor’s wishes. I shot and edited all my stories. When it comes to the CMS Full Remote Academy, students can transfer into or out of the academy if a member of the family gets a new medical diagnosis making them high risk, there is a sudden change in access to childcare, there is a change in finances or a change in school assignment. When it pertains to meals, when a student is in-person instruction, they’ll get breakfast and lunch at school. How parents are making their own fall 2020 decisions as COVID-19 squabbles continue ... calculations about whether to send children back to school. The superintendent may waive up to four makeup days. Our progressive back to school schedule is designed to ensure a safe and caring transition back to learning. She was a reporter for The Charlotte Observer for 32 years, including 16 years on the education beat. HVAC: Heres how facility management says they’ve prepared the systems. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted Friday to move up spring break in hopes of buying time to prepare for possible longer closings. Board members and Superintendent Earnest Winston say they’ll use that time to prepare for large-scale distance learning, gear up a remote meal program for kids who need it and otherwise brace for a long-range closing – if it’s needed. “But we may have to do that before our schools are fully back to normal operations. 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