90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg. @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/u7O9RisBaI. When it pertains to meals, when a student is in-person instruction, they’ll get breakfast and lunch at school. "We don’t need the children running through the school infecting one another. A regularly updated list of school closure and makeup days is available by clicking on the Calendars Quicklink at www.cms.k12.nc.us. Chandler Morgan is a Weekend Anchor and Education Reporter at WBTV. Students would participate in their remote learning supervised by school staff. "How many students and staff walk into our building on Monday morning with the COVID-19 virus? 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. The EC population in CMS is about 2,500 students. “But we may have to do that before our schools are fully back to normal operations. 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. About 140 employees are at risk of a full furlough, and about 1,225 are at risk of a partial furlough. Want to read all of WFAE’s best news each day? At-Home Learning Kits that include technology devices will be distributed at this time. But not like this. ... CCPS 2020-2021 School Year Reopening Updates. To help new and returning VBCPS families get ready, we have provided a few quick tips and reminders below. Things could continue to evolve.". 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. We have no idea," he said. Secondary Schools. DeSoto ISD is excited to Reconnect with students, families and staff this upcoming school year. High schoolers would be the last grades to be phased back in for in person learning. 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. We began the 2020-21 school year with virtual learning for all students. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. 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 district will also communicate additional details about the phased return to in-person instruction, including classroom social distancing, transportation and bus routes, school and classroom sanitation, nutrition services, and state-mandated health/safety checks and temperature screenings. I’m one of those families, and we will have to make adjustments," he said. "This is a time of very high anxiety.". — CMS Board of Education (@CMSboard) March 17, 2020. CMS Board members said they would be looking at case positive rate and the percent of positive tests for Mecklenburg County while making decisions. Teachers are contacting students and families by phone to set these appointments. No employee will be furloughed before Sept. 21. By Friday, September 18th, 2020, all students will be attending school full-time. ... Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' new superintendent quickly rose up the ranks over 15 years, from making $37,000 as a … Division of Student Support Services Annual Summit . You can also review the entire plan as a PDF. Started out as a one-man band for station WJWJ in Beaufort, SC. She was a reporter for The Charlotte Observer for 32 years, including 16 years on the education beat. The safety metrics in the plan set specific thresholds for determining when a school or schools have infection rates that would trigger action. Then, high … 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. "We are getting just really extreme angst from our families and from our staff," she said. Whether parents were for or against bringing kids back in the classroom, one thing they did agree on was transparency. (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. Public schools across North Carolina will not return for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 academic year due to COVID-19 or coronavirus. Cheek said she voted for the compromise reluctantly. 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, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has approved a phased approach to bring students back into the classroom over the next few months. SCHOOL HOURS CMS Start Time- 8:20 am End Time- 3:30 pm *Doors open at 7:45 am. I shot and edited all my stories. And he says his own two daughters will be in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sign up for our daily newsletter, The Frequency, to have our top stories delivered straight to your inbox. Nov. 23: Middle school students return (grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts). CMS students started their first day of school on Aug. 17 under Plan C, everyone learning remotely. 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. August 6, 2020: 4:00 pm - Mini Mules Orientation : August 17, 2020: By Appointment Only . The Board vote on furloughs allows Winston to use full and partial furloughs of hourly employees if necessary. But Cheek says not to count on anything just yet. 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 A database of COVID cases by school and date will be updated weekly and shared with families. ", 1 Julian Price Pl.Charlotte, NC 28208(704) 374-3500. Reach her at ahelms@wfae.org or 704-926-3859. Agenda for CCBOE Work Session: July 27. School Holidays Starts Finishes; First Day of School: 17 Aug 2020 (Mon) Thanksgiving Break: 25 Nov 2020 (Wed) 27 Nov 2020 (Fri) Christmas Break: 22 Dec 2020 (Tue) 4 Jan 2021 (Mon) Spring Break: 1 Apr 2021 (Thu) 9 Apr 2021 (Fri) Last Day of School: 28 May 2021 (Fri) 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. The following key dates are for actions a family should take during 2020-2021 to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. 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. BREAKING: CMS board approves phased transitioning to Plan B.START DATES OF PHASES:Sept. 29: Students in EC ProgramsOct. CMS says they don’t anticipate having to act on those full furloughs, and believe they are weeks away from having to consider that. 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. The CMS Board says they’ll be doing audits to ensure schools can be ready when it comes to personal protection equipment and classroom setup. Chandler joined the team in December of 2018 originally as an Alert Center Anchor and Reporter coming from Gray sister station WTVM in Columbus, Georgia where she was the Weekend Evening Anchor and weekday reporter for two years. 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. 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. What I takeaway from this is 50 schools have had work done due to reported issues, 17 have yet to be repaired? 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. “We may have to make some very tough choices. Give us a date.' Schools that could reopen for these students include Metro School, Charlotte Mecklenburg Academy and other specialized learning facilities. This promises to be a year filled with many opportunities and one that is set on exceeding student’s goals. As far as the phased approach, board officials broke down several layers of the plan. They could change a lot before Monday," Cheek said. In Phase 1, Bright Beginnings and NC Pre-K would be the first grade levels going back for in-person instruction. They needed someone to say, 'Give us a plan. The superintendent may waive up to four makeup days. Back to School Information. 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. Sept. 29: Students in Exceptional Children (EC) programs return. The CMS board also voted unanimously to grant the superintendent the authority to implement furloughs, if needed. "Certainly we understand that. 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. 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. 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. "But there’s so many mixed messages out there," Cheek continued. Copyright 2020 WBTV. Below is a list of resources to help prepare for the 20-21 academic year: 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. Thursday and Friday will be teacher work days, and Winston says that time can be used to prepare for online learning. I am beginning to wake and sing the song "Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning. "The governor says you don’t have to close the schools but don’t have gatherings of more than 100 people, yet we have hundreds and hundreds of kids eating lunch together in cafeterias.". And Winston says even in the best-case scenario, he realizes this will mess up some spring break travel plans. Testing in December for high school grade levels will be in-person testing, but their in-person instruction will not start until Jan. 5. The program starts on Tuesday, March 17. 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. They’re trying to offer modified work until then. 2020-2021 calendars are being added as they become available. This means that spring break will go back to being April 13th - April 17th as originally planned. September 23, 2020 Este mensaje sera repetido en español. NEXT: The next grade levels would happen in phases. 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. Any requests to transfer from the Full Remote Academy into the in-person rotation will be addressed by schools individually. Ann Doss Helms covers education for WFAE. 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. … Winston says the board already voted they will move to bring students in the Exceptional Children (EC) program back into the classroom on Sept. 29. “We do not want to have to furlough anyone, especially in this time of economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dashew said. Then on Sept. 29, students in the exceptional children’s program returned to … CMS officials say there are 39 sites that currently don’t have outside air flow, with 36 being at schools. I was a reporter and fill-in anchor there. They would all show up for their learning days, per NCDHHS guidance. Parents should update their contact information with schools to ensure they receive this timely information. https://t.co/ru1Cwy6xYo. 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. We start back to school on Tuesday, September 3. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will … A top school official says very few schools will open 100%, as Trump insists. Teachers will return in-person two weeks before their phase of students come back, starting on Sept. 29 on for pre-K students. 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 … On Nov. 12, Dr. Gaines announced that grades 9-12 would transition back to Plan C on Nov. 16, 2020. Teachers say they will continue to work with CMS as the district finalizes its back to school plan. Winston says they will make sure they do their best to protect everyone as much as they can, emphasizing high-risk students and staff. North Hills High School: 7:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Things have changed a lot in 48 hours. Board members said they were balancing the demand for action from families and employees with … Back To School 2020 CMS school calendar. Dec. 14: High school students return for end of semester in-person testing, but in-person instruction doesn’t start until Jan. 5. When they are on their off rotation they can participate in the CMS EATS program. 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. Tonight at their emergency meeting, the CMS Board of Education voted to return to the original 2019-2020 school calendar. Staff at all our schools are eager and excited to help you with the transition back to school as well. The furlough authority is temporary and expires June 1, 2021. An in-depth look at our region's emerging economic, social, political and cultural identity. This calendar re˜ects the 2020-2021 academic calendar approved by the Board of Education on _____, 2020. Not super clear wording used here. WFAE Small Business Challenge – 12/9/2020, Sign up for our daily newsletter, The Frequency, Need Help This Holiday Season? The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted Friday to move up spring break in hopes of buying time to prepare for possible longer closings. For the high school students impacted in this plan, they would specifically return to in-person for EOC testing before the holiday break. ". If those numbers are in the yellow, officials say it is considered they can continue with in-person learning. The Morning Care program costs $3.50 per day. “We want to keep everyone working and earning salaries but the COVID pandemic has disrupted operations with budgetary implications,” said Winston. (grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts). Nov. 2: K-5 students return (grade levels rotate with A,B,C cohorts). Between September 8th and 18th, students will be welcomed back to school over a series of days. It’s not clear whether the plan, which several members called a compromise, will make anyone happy. 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. 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. School makeup days will be used in the order listed. After-School Care is available until 6 p.m. The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be September 8, 2020. Mobile Trunk-Up and Go Back to School Bash. Officials discussed a daily on-site option offered for children of school-based staff and bus drivers. HVAC: Heres how facility management says they’ve prepared the systems. 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. All rights reserved. If parents/guardians do not have transportation, they should contact their child’s school or CMS directly. I started at WBTV in November 2003 and have been loving the journey. All other teachers will report to their school buildings two weeks before their students return. Our progressive back to school schedule is designed to ensure a safe and caring transition back to learning. To see the full plan, click here. The YMCA provided childcare to 40,000 kids during lockdown and said it didn't see any coronavirus outbreaks. The dates for these grade levels to return are above. CCPS Census Updates. We will use this flexibility to help our employees as much as possible.”. CMS human resources will provide updates on options during any use of furlough. Homeroom is 7:45-8:20 with breakfast served 8:00-8:20. Officials say there are 31 custodial vacancies in the district. "So they needed to hear something. @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/JH7Q5yE5J3. 90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines We have authorized full and partial furloughs because we want to minimize the burden on our employees. "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. 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