- Cuthbertson Middle School (ms)
Updates for the New School Year
POWER SCHOOL AND STUDENT SCHEDULES
All students should be able to see their schedules in powerschool. Due to a technical issue bus boarding passes have been delayed. We will mail schedules and bus passes once this issue is resolved.
START AND END TIME FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Recently the UCPS School Board voted to change the start and end time for middle schools. Our new start time will be 9:05 and students will leave the building at 4:05.
Students will be permitted to enter the building at 8:35 and will head directly to their homeroom.
WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL THIS YEAR
Please watch a brief video below on what students can expect when they arrive at school this year.
EXAMPLES OF WHAT CLASSES WILL LOOK LIKE
Below is an example of what your students first block class will look like. If you are a Plan B or D student we are expecting our students to join in to their teachers online conference during the last 20 minutes of their class.
9:05-9:25 Live instruction in class
Remote students watch video at home
9:25-9:55 Independent Practice for all students
9:55-10:05 Mask Break as needed
10:05-10:25 Whole Class & Online Conference
When students are in school or at home they will follow their assigned schedule during the day. For example first block will begin at 9:05 and end at 10:25.
We expect that all of our Plan B students at home to watch their assigned lesson during this time. The last 20 minutes of every class all teachers will begin a live conference with all students to review any questions or concerns students might have.
PLAN D STUDENTS
Students who have selected Plan D are permitted to participate in these live sessions if they choose. Even though All Plan D students selected the self pace option they are encouraged to participate in these live sessions during their assigned block. If a student cannot attend during their assigned block they may visit another block’s live session.
We will continue laptop distribution this week. Families with the last name starting with L-Z will pick up their laptop on August 12th from 10-12 or 4-6pm.
We are asking that all families stay in the car and staff will deliver the laptops to your car. To ensure that this is a quick process we are asking if families can write their students first and last name and grade on a large piece of paper and place that in the windshield upon arrival as well as wear a mask for the safety of our staff members.
Any new 7th or 8th grade family can pick up their laptop on this date as well.
All families must complete the Chromebook Parent/Student agreement below in order to receive their laptop.
https://forms.gle/tF2SC6CwxLexXBgSA - English
https://forms.gle/wFXUCuRRVTyj8iJ5A - Spanish
All students will be receiving a laptop, whether families have chosen Plan B or Plan D.
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Typically we would prefer to have all parents come in and meet our teachers at the start of the year. Unfortunately this year we cannot accommodate this schedule. This year we will conduct a virtual open house. Teachers will be posting their back to school talk for families by Wednesday August 12 at 5pm. Families can visit the CMS Teacher directory to locate their teachers video.
Thank you to everyone for being patient during this difficult time. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students and staff are safe during this difficult time.
I hope everyone enjoys their last week of the summer! We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week! Have a great evening.
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.
For students who are experiencing technical issues with their chromebooks please complete the link attached for the UCPS student helpdesk.
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.
CMS COUNSELORS CANVAS PAGE
I have attached to the email portion of my call the CMS Counselors Canvas page for anyone in need of Social Emotional Support.