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[email protected] Launches Digital Content for 3rd-8th Graders, Updated Content for PreK-2nd Graders, and FAQs for Parents

Cumberland County Schools is excited to announce that [email protected] has expanded to include digital content for 3rd- through 8th-grade students.

Beginning the week of March 30, teachers will begin assigning 3rd through 8th-grade students digital learning opportunities that will require the use of a device, e.g., laptop, desktop computer, and internet access. CCS Parents are asked to consider the following information:

3rd – 8th Grade Students 

  • Device Distribution — Drive-thru pick up on Tuesday, March 31 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 1 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the student’s elementary and middle schools. (NOTE: Devices will only be available for parents who expressed a technology need on the parent survey that was to be completed by noon on Friday, March 27. Families with questions should contact the [email protected] Technology Hotline at 910-678-2618 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.)
  • Assignments — Teachers will provide students with assignments through online platforms provided by each teacher. Beginning, Monday, March 30, updated support packets will be available online at [email protected]; however, teachers will design content for students that will help deepen their knowledge of previously taught school work.
  • Spring Break — As indicated on approved school calendars, the April 10th holiday and Spring Break will be observed.

Assigned supplemental work for Pre-K through 2nd graders and 9th through 12th graders will remain the same, as shared below:

Pre-K – 2nd Grade Students

  • Distribution of Paper-and-Pencil Packets – To cover Monday, March 30 – Thursday, April 9, paper-and-pencil packets will be available at your child’s school through drive-thru pickup on Tuesday, March 31 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 1 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The packets will contain no new content, but will help deepen students’ knowledge of previously taught school work. Packets will be available to download on March 31.
  • Spring Break As indicated on approved school calendars, the April 10th holiday and Spring Break will be observed.
  • Future Packet Distribution – Packets for at-home learning for Monday, April 20 – Friday, May 15 will be mailed to the homes of students.

9th – 12th Grade Students

  • Device & Internet Distribution – High school students will continue to receive their supplemental assignments digitally and will need a device and internet access. (NOTE: New materials and standards are being covered.)  Students who do not have a device or connectivity should contact the [email protected] Technology Hotline at 910-678-2618 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Spring Break As indicated on approved school calendars, the April 10th holiday and Spring Break will be observed.
  • Graduation 2020 In spite of COVID-19, the Class of 2020 will certainly graduate. District officials are uncertain about the timing of graduation ceremonies but are working closely with local and state officials to receive guidance. Additional information will be shared in the future.

For the answers to frequently asked questions by parents, click on the following link: http://bit.ly/FAQforparents.

[email protected] was developed by Cumberland County Schools as a remote-learning experience that allows students to continue learning beyond the walls of the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note regarding Governor Cooper’s Executive Order: Executive Order 121 defines public schools as an essential operation, which may remain open, provided that the social distancing requirements are observed to the greatest extent possible. Members of the general public (parents, students) may access public schools in order to obtain “goods and services” provided by the schools. The order goes on to state that it “is consistent with and does not amend or supersede prior Executive Orders regarding the closure of public schools.” We understand that last part to mean that this latest order does not contravene the provisions of the earlier orders allowing meal distribution and facilitation of distance learning. Of course, this is a fast-moving situation, and if we receive any other interpretation or guidance, we will update you.  

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Published by Angel Hoggard on March 27, 2020
        

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