Announcements

  • ATTENTION PARENTS: CDC GUIDELINES ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS 
    Parents please review the CDCs guidelines on travel restrictions over spring break. Students will be returning to school for 5 days a week on April 12th.
     
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  • ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL MAY TAKE LONGER WITH MORE STUDENTS ON CAMPUS BEGINNING APRIL 12TH
    As a result of having more students on campus we anticipate arrival and dismissal might take longer. We appreciate your support as we continue to follow the safety guidelines that will allow our students to attend five days of in person instruction.
    With the return to Plan A on April 12th, the following guidelines will remain in effect:
    • Students must wear a mask
    • No visitors on campus
    • Minimal physical distancing
    • Students eat lunch primarily in classrooms
    If you have any questions regarding your plan selection please contact your grade level administrator.
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  • DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS NO LONGER REQUIRED
    North Carolina has just updated its Strong Schools Public Health Toolkit. Schools are no longer required to do daily temperature checks and symptom screenings.
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  • ATTENTION PARENTS OF RISING 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS WHO ARE NOT RETURNING TO CMS
    If your child is a rising 7th or 8th grader and will not be returning to Cuthbertson Middle School. Please email diane.scaduto@ucps.k12.n.cus. This will help us as we start planning for the 2021-2022 school year.
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  • PTSO IS SELLING YARD SIGNS
    FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
    Attention 8th grade parents!!!! Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce that we will be selling yard signs for our 8th graders! The online store will be open ONLY until April 18th! After that, there will be no opportunity to purchase the signs through the PTSO. The cost of each sign is $12. The signs will be ready for pickup in a drive thru line on Monday, May 3rd from 11:00-12:00 and again from 5:00-6:00 at the school. Please click the link below to purchase your sign!!
     
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  • ATTENTION FOOTBALL, CHEERLEADING, AND VOLLEYBALL PARENTS AND COACHES:
    If you have attended any games and taken photos, please send them ACTUAL SIZE to Mrs. Jacobson at rebecca.jacobson@ucps.k12.nc.us so they can be used in the yearbook. If you know the names of the students pictured, please attach their names to the email as well. Thank you so much for helping us cover our athletic teams in the 2020-2021 year
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  • BATTLE OF THE BOOKS CLUB: NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY APRIL 19TH
    Our next Battle Books Club meeting will be on Monday, April 19th from 4:00 to 5:00 in person in the media center. Virtual club members may join us by clicking on the teams link on the Battle Books Canvas page.
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  • UPCOMING STUDENT SURVEY OPPORTUNITY

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  • ATTENTION PARENTS
    As the spring season approaches we realize many families have after school opportunities to get to. For safety purposes please do not pick your child up at the high school or the auxiliary building in between the middle and high school. All students should be picked up through the car rider line.
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  • CDC GUIDELINES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
    UCPS was notified by Public Health that the CDC’s guidance on international travel has been updated. Please be aware that effective immediately, UCPS will be following the guidelines below regarding international travel for all students, staff members and employees: Recommend COVID testing 3 - 5 days after returning from the international travel AND remain at home for 7 days. Even if the individual tests negative, remain at home for the full 7 days. If the individual chooses not to be tested, they need to remain at home for 10 days following the international travel.
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  • SOCIAL WORKER AND MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
    Parents, we wanted to make you aware that each UCPS school has an assigned social worker and mental health therapist.
    Social Worker Jamal Gardner
    Jamal.Gardner@unioncountync.gov
    Mental Health Therapist Natasha Georges natasha.georges@unioncountync.gov
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  • CMS COUNSELORS PAGE
    Below is the link to the CMS Counselors Canvas page for anyone in need of Social Emotional Support.
    8th Grade Counselor Mr. Miller kurt.miller@ucps.k12.nc.us
    7th Grade Counselor Mrs. Williams rhonda.williams@ucps.k12.nc.us
    6th Grade Counselor Mrs. Harris melody.harris@ucps.k12.nc.us
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  • FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 28TH 2021
    Good news! FREE meals are for any student throughout the school year (or any individual in the community 18 years or younger via curbside meal service).
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  • YEARBOOK STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT
    Yearbook staff will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the middle of the day (11:50-1:15) in room E109. These meetings are for returning staff members only. Please bring your laptop and lunch to the meetings. Virtual students will join the meetings on Tuesdays via video conference--look for Mrs. Jacobson to send a meeting link through email. Plan B students are only expected to attend on their in-person day—if absent, they can attend virtually.
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  • SAY SOMETHING APP
    All families should have received the update regarding the Say Something App on Friday. Students will be watching the training video this week on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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  • JOIN THE PTSO AND MAKE A DONATION
    Please consider joining the PTSO by making a donation. All the money made from these purchases & donations go straight back to support our teachers, staff & students! Thank you to all of you who have joined so far - we appreciate your continued support of CMS and the PTSO as we know it is a very different year and a difficult time for many.
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  • STUDENTS: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CMS MEDIA CENTER BOOK HUB DELIVERY PROGRAM
    Place media center books on hold and the media center staff will deliver your reads to your homeroom. View a screenast to learn how to search destiny to find your next great read and we will deliver to you.
     
     
     
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  • CURBSIDE BOOK DELIVERIES FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS:
    Place books on hold in Destiny and Mrs. Bost will deliver them curbside to you at the front of the school on the following days/times:
    TUESDAYS: 10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
    THURDAYS: 1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM
    *Students can place three books on hold at a time.*
    *Students may have a total of 3 books checked out at a time for 4 weeks.
    *If you have books to return you may bring them when you pick up your holds, or you may drop them in the media center book bin right outside the front doors of the school under the awning.*
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  • LIVE TEACHING SESSIONS
    Parents please encourage your students to attend the live portions of their teachers blocks. Teachers are communicating with students whether they are going live at the beginning or end of their block. Students are expected to attend and participate in these sessions.
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  • CHROMEBOOK, NCEDCLOUD, POWERSCHOOL, AND CANVAS

    If parents go to the QUICK LINKS on the school web site they will find a link that says Chromebooks, NCEdCloud, Powerschool, and Canvas.  This link contains tutorials for claiming accounts, signing into powerschool, canvas, signing on as parent observer, videos and tutorials from UCPS Empower Ed and more!  This information has also been posted to Facebook and twitter as well.  

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  • ATTENDANCE CHECK INS

    Moving forward students will need to complete a daily attendance check in on their homeroom teachers canvas page.  We are asking that all of our Plan B and D students complete this check in by 11am each day on their homeroom teachers canvas page. 

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  • OVERDUE MEDIA CENTER BOOKS?
    Students if you have any overdue books that belong to another school in Union County, please return these books to your current school.  The media center staff will send the books to the appropriate school for you.

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  • STUDENTS CAN ACCESS MyON E BOOKS THROUGH CLEVER ACCOUNTS
    Need a book to read? Try accessing great digital reads through MyOn. Students can access MyOn through their Clever Accounts. VIew a screencast below from Mrs. Bost on how to access MyOn.
     
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  • USING SORA TO ACCESS THOUSANDS OF EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
    Did you know that students can access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from SORA Overdrive as well as from the public library through their Clever accounts? View the screencast below to learn how to access these great reads!
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  • ZSCALER?

    Does your student need help signing into Zscaler? Or perhaps your student's Chromebook needs connected to the Internet? For tutorials on these topics and more visit https://tinyurl.com/yxtp8xuk

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  • TUTORIALS AND DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS IN CANVAS
    Please click below to review the steps for submitting online assignments in Canvas

    Submitting Online Assignments

     
    Please click below to review the steps for uploading a file from google drive as an assignment submission in Canvas.
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  • CMS MEDIA CENTER CANVAS PAGE
    Parents please encourage your students to enroll in the new media center canvas page. Access e books, place books on hold, access research databases & more! Books placed on hold will be delivered to student homerooms. Please clink on the link below to enroll in the media center page.
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  • HERE COMES THE BUS APP 

    Great news! The Here Comes the Bus app is up and running. Questions about bus assignments and bus stops can be answered by calling the school directly. To download the app you will need your child's student ID number (this is their PowerSchool number) and last name. To learn more about the app and how to download this to your mobile device visit https://tinyurl.com/yxenff85

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  • NO LATE PARENT DROP OFFS


    This year we will not be accepting any late parent drop offs during the day.  The only exception to this policy will be forgotten lunches, daily medicine and glasses. 

    If dropping off a lunch, please place it on the cart outside the front doors and ring the bell just to let the office know that you dropped it off. Thank you for understanding. 

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  • SAFETY PRECAUTION

    As a safety precaution parents, if any student is tested for Covid for any reason please keep them home until test results are returned. 

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  • WATER BOTTLES

    We are encouraging all of our students to bring water bottles to school and not use the water fountain.  

     

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  • OUTSTANDING LIBRARY BOOK

    Any student who might have an outstanding library book checked out from last year please return it.  There is a return bin located in front of the Media Center doors.  For those of you on Plan D, there is a bin located in the front of the school under the awning.  

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  • HYGIENE VIDEO

    Parents please review this video with your students regarding proper hygiene to start the year. 

     Proper Hygiene Video

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  • CMS BELL SCHEDULE
    Click below to access our bell schedule.

    2020-2021 Bell Schedule 

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  • CANVAS PARENT READINESS CHECKLIST
    INFORMATIONAL GUIDES AND VIDEO TUTORIALS
    Click below to view the Canvas Parent Readiness Checklist and access helpful informational guides and video tutorials to help you and your student.

    Canvas Parent Readiness Checklist 

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  • HOW PARENTS CAN BECOME CANVAS OBSERVERS
    See the attached link for directions on how to become a canvas observer in your students courses and follow along with all important updates in each of their classes.

    Parent Canvas Observer

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  • CHROMEBOOK CARE BASICS
    Please click below to view a Chromebook Care Basics video.

    Chromebook Care Basics

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  • RECEIVE A NEWLY ISSUED CHROMEBOOK?
    Visit the link below for troubleshooting tips and how to guides for chromebooks.
    Chromebook Troubleshooting Tips and How To Guides

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  • FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
    If you have a Twitter account and are currently not following us, please check us out
    @CuthbertsonMSNC and also on Facebook. We send updates throughout the year on both accounts.

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  • PASSWORD SECURITY FOR STUDENTS

    As students work in an online environment, it's important to remind them of the following:

    1. Don't share your password.

    2. Don't post your password where it can be seen.

    3. Always log out when you are finished using Canvas, your
    device or any other web tool.

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  • NETIQUETTE

    As we gear up for another school year it's important to remember that an online classroom has certain communication expectations when interacting with classmates and instructors; this is known as netiquette. For example, encourage your son/daughter to use clear and concise language, avoid slang terms and of course treat others with respect.

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  • UCPS MOBILE APP 

    For quick access to reopening materials, Canvas, transportation, PowerSchool and more, download the UCPS Mobile App today! The app can be downloaded for FREE in the App Store or Google Play.

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  • MESSAGE FROM UNION COUNTY GOVERNMENT 

    Help Slow the Spread: Stephen Keener, Medical Director of Union County Public Health, strongly encourages residents to help protect the people around you. Wearing a face mask, staying 6 feet apart, and washing your hands will help slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Watch all of our COVID-19 Prevention videos: https://ucgov.info/3gdIYdk

    For more COVID-19 resources including testing options, visit www.unioncountync.gov/COVID-19

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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

    peachjar button

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  • CMS COUNSELORS CANVAS SITE
    Below is the link to the CMS Counselors Canvas Site for any students in need of Social Emotional Support.

    CMS COUNSELORS SITE 

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  • STUDENT CHROMEBOOK ISSUES?
    Please click BELOW to access Technology Services Helpdesk for students. Students can access 24/7.

    Student Help Desk

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  • 2019-2020 STUDENT HANDBOOK 
    Please click below to access the current 2019-2020 Cuthbertson Middle School Student Handbook

    2019-2020 Student Handbook 

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  • FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER 
    If you have a Twitter account and are currently not following us, please check us out

    @CuthbertsonMSNC and also on Facebook. We send updates throughout the year on both accounts.

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  • ARRIVING ON TIME TO SCHOOL 

    Students who arrive after 8:42 are tardy and will need to receive a pass from the front office. Due to the volume of parents driving students to school in the morning, please allow yourself extra time so that your child will make it in the building on time and not be marked tardy. We appreciate your help with this.

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  • CHROMEBOOK CASES 

    Parents please talk with your students about not removing the protective case on their laptops. If the protective case is removed and damage occurs the insurance will not cover the cost.

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  • PLEASE PICK UP STUDENTS IN CAR RIDER LINE 

    Parents: For safety reasons please pick your children up in the car rider line, please do not pick students up in the teacher lot or on the road parallel to Cuthbertson Road.

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  • ATTENTION PARENTS:  STUDENT APPOINTMENTS DURING THE DAY 

    Please send a note in with your child if you will picking them up for an appointment during the day. By sending in a note your child will be in the front office waiting for you when you arrive this will help to limit the interruptions to our instructional time. The last early dismissal is at 3:00.

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  • STUDENT ITEMS FORGOTTEN AT HOME

    Students will not be called out of class for any items they forget at home. A note will be placed on the message board and it is the students responsibility to check the message board for any forgotten items. Cell phones will NOT be accepted as a drop off in the front office.

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  • POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL 
    The Powerschool parent portal has now been turned
    on and parents should be able to access student grades. Progress reports will be sent home early this week.

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  • PTSO FUNDRAISER GO FOR THE GOLD

    Our PTSO conducts one fundraising event each year. The campaign is named Go for the Gold and all proceeds benefit CMS (visit the CMS PTSO Website to see a listing of all that we support). Attached is a flyer for details on the giving levels and the gifts for each. Please consider supporting CMS and going for the Gold this year!

    GO FOR THE GOLD FLYER 

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  • STUDENT PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCOUNTS AND ACCESS

    This is a reminder on the UCPS partnership with the Union County Public Llibrary System. Student accounts are now active! . To access the digital resources, students use their UCPS ID number for the login and the PIN or password is the year of their birth. Click below to view a brochure which lists all the library locations, the digital resources, and the check policies for all UCPS students! #LEAP #LibraryLife

    Public Library Brochure 

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  • NO TECHNOLOGY FEES THIS YEAR

    Please remember that students ARE NOT required to pay the twenty five dollar Technology fee this year.

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  • UCPS PROMOTES TECH HEALTHY FAMILIES

     

    Tech Healthy Families

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  • LAPTOP/CHROMEBOOK SLEEVES NOT REQUIRED THIS YEAR

    Parents
    Remember that the new Chromebooks (Lenovo Chromebook N23S) have an Extreme Hard Shell protective case and additional sleeves will not be required in grades 6-12.

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  • HERE COMES THE BUS APP 

    Bus

    Know the real-time location of your child's bus at your fingertips! Download the FREE Here Comes the Bus app tonight. You will need your child's student ID number to register and this can be obtained from your child's school. #UCPSBTS

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  • Please click on the links below for recommended school supply list by grade level. 

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  • The UCPS Athletics mobile apps are available through iTunes or Google. Union County Athletics is the go-to source for all schedules, scores, news, photos and more. Now you can access photos, videos, comments, stats and live scores on your device.

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  • Here Comes the Bus App

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  • Union County Public Schools (UCPS) announced the launch of UCPS Snapshots, an e-newsletter that will provide community members with timely information about district programs and the great work that staff and students are doing in the school district’s 53 schools.

    Subscribers will also learn about literacy initiatives, resources for college and career readiness, the district’s new strategic plan as well as ways community members can volunteer and get involved in our schools.

    To sign up, click here or text UCPSNEWS to 22828. 

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  • 2017 - 2018 Registration Information

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  • UCPS has PowerSchool Parent Portal for parents to check students' academic progress. If you are new to UCPS, legal parents or guardians may obtain parent access codes for CMS students by bringing a photo ID to the front office during normal business hours.

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