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Mr. Murray's Update September 7th, 2020

Good evening Cavalier families, this is Mr. Murray with your weekly update from Cuthbertson Middle. 

LABOR DAY ON MONDAY:  NO SCHOOL 

Monday September 7th is Labor Day and we do NOT have school.    

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

All students need to complete the Digital Citizenship survey on their start up page.  Parents please remind your students to complete this activity if they have not done so already. 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF PLAN B STUDENTS 

Plan B students will be bringing home a bright colored piece of cardstock with their name printed on it.  If you will be picking up your child in the car rider line, please display this in your window.  This will be helpful when we have inclement weather and all students will not be able to social distance outside.    

Our arrival and dismissal process continues to go extremely well, we are encouraging families to plan ahead with inclement weather and encouraging students to bring an umbrella when possible. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION VOTES TO ADD ADDITIONAL DAY TO PLAN B CALENDAR

At the Sept. 1st meeting, the Board of Education voted to add an additional day to the Plan B schedule for grades K-12, effective Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Health and safety remains a priority for Union County Public Schools. Staff is compiling several data points that will help to guide decisions for adding more days to the Plan B model.

To view the discussion from the Board of Education meeting, click on this link and scroll to 1:00:18.

NEED ASSISTANCE SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS IN CANVAS?

Please view the links below should you need assistance with submitting online assignments through Canvas 

HOW TO SUBMIT ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS THROUGH CANVAS

Canvas Submit

 UPLOADING FILES FROM GOOGLE DRIVE AS AN ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION IN CANVAS 

Another document on how to submit a google document on Canvas

 Canvas submission of a google doc

NEW 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. 

https://bit.ly/3i0apbY

NO LATE PARENT DROP OFFS DURING THE DAY

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. 

DAILY ATTENDANCE CHECKS

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. 

 

TECHNOLOGY VIDEOS AND TUTORIALS FOR 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.  

WATER BOTTLES 

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

AS A 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. 

HYGIENE VIDEO 

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

 Proper Hygiene Video

 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

If you have a Twitter account and are currently not following us, please check us out  @CuthbertsonMSNC and also on Facebook.  Follow us on Instagram at @cuthms.  We send updates throughout the year on all accounts.

 CHROMEBOOK ISSUES?

For students who are experiencing technical issues with their chromebooks please complete  the link attached for the UCPS student helpdesk.

UCPS Student Helpdesk

HOW TO BECOME A CANVAS OBSERVER 

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. 

 Canvas Observer

CMS COUNSELORS PAGE 

Below is the link to the CMS Counselors Canvas page for anyone in need of Social Emotional Support. 

https://ucps.instructure.com/courses/181769

Please complete the attached link or visit the counselors page to coordinate a time to meet with one of our counselors if you are feeling overwhelmed with school, Covid or a topic of your choosing.  We are here to support you!

 

2020 Block Breakdown

 

CMS Bell Schedule 

 

What students can expect when they arrive at school video

 

Want to Raise Inspired Kids Article

Parents and students thank you for a great week!  Everyone did a great job of social distancing and following the protocols we set in place. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their  three day weekend! We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday. Have a great evening.   

 

Win The Day!!!

 

Mr. Murray

Principal