'Need to Know' Updates
'Need to Know' Updates: June 13, 2021
Virtual information sessions for Cumberland Academy K-5 and Cumberland Academy 6-12 are scheduled for Wednesday, June 16 and Wednesday, July 7 at 6 p.m. Parents, please plan to attend one of the information sessions if you are interested in learning more about the virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year. A link to join the information sessions can be found here.
The district has begun the process of surveying stakeholder groups at each of the schools that require a uniform code of dress about the continuation of uniform dress requirements. For the 2021-2022 school year, the district has extended the waiver on school uniform requirements at the uniform dress code schools. This will provide sufficient time for the district to hear from each stakeholder group and determine the appropriate path forward at each school. Families will still have the option to allow students to wear uniforms when they return to school in the fall. There will be no consequences imposed upon a student for a uniform violation during the 2021-2022 school year; however, general student dress code requirements will remain in place.
'Need to Know' Updates: June 6, 2021
Summer is almost here and we want to make sure we keep our children healthy while school is out. Cumberland County Schools' Child Nutrition Services is providing FREE meals to children during the summer. The meals will be served at various locations throughout the county from Monday through Friday, June 7 through July 30. There are no income requirements or registration, and anyone age 18 or younger can receive a free curbside meal. For more information, call 910-678-2502 or visit the CCS website.
During the 2021-2022 school year, Cumberland County Schools (Grades Pre-K through 12th) will operate in-person, five days a week during regular school hours, while following safety protocols and social distancing guidelines based on the most recent guidance from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. As such, the virtual learning option will ONLY be offered through the Cumberland [Virtual] Academies to kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Those interested in committing to this Academy for an entire school year are guaranteed a seat through July 9. Families who are interested but are not currently enrolled, should attend an information session and complete an interest form found on the Choice website. Click here for additional information.
'Need to Know' Updates: May 30, 2021
Cumberland County Schools is excited about launching CCS RISE 2021, the district’s summer learning program.
Component 1: Academic Intervention
Students who are invited to the in-person, invitation-only Academic Intervention portion of CCS RISE 2021 have already received additional information in their CCS email account. There is currently a waiting list on the district website for families who may be interested in having their child take part in the Academic Intervention component of CCS RISE 2021.
Component 2: Acceleration for All
The second component of CCS RISE 2021, Acceleration for All, is open to all students and is supported by a calendar of LIVE learning opportunities and does not include an in-person component – all of the learning activities will occur online. To sign your child up for this optional, fully virtual component of CCS RISE 2021, visit http://bit.ly/For more information or questions, call the CCS RISE 2021 Hotline at 910-475-1291, email CCSRise2021@ccs.k12.nc.us or visit the CCS RISE 2021 website: www.ccs.k12.nc.us/ccsrise2021.
The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of our state's "Great 58" community colleges starting in the Fall 2021 semester. High school graduates may be eligible to receive this grant - not a loan - to cover tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Read more ...The Student Services Hotline, which provided social-emotional support for CCS students in need, has been deactivated. The hotline was established last year when schools closed because of the pandemic.
'Need to Know' Updates: May 23, 2021The Prime Time Before and Aftercare program for the 2020-2021 school year will end on Friday, May 28 and will resume in the Fall. Click here to learn more about the before- and after-care program.It's graduation season in Cumberland County Schools and we want to congratulate our graduating seniors! Up until June 14, a little over 3,500 students will be safely crossing the stage to receive their diplomas. We wish them the very best in their journey forward. We hope you will join us in saluting these resilient young people. Check out the CCS Website to see videos of our 17 Standout Seniors, the graduation schedule, or to watch the ceremonies streamed LIVE.Finally, don't forget The 3Ws: Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet from others, and Wash your hands.
'Need to Know' Updates: May 16, 2021
Cumberland County Schools (CCS) periodically collects input from its stakeholders to inform our school goals and assess our school system’s ability to serve students and the community. As such, CCS has partnered with Hanover Research to administer the 2021 District Stakeholder Survey. To participate in this feedback opportunity, follow this link or paste the URL in your web browser: https://hanover-research.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_08K35IxObiXJIm9 The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. CCS will receive survey results from Hanover Research in aggregate form (i.e., no personally identifiable information will be collected or reported) so, please be candid in your responses. The survey will close on Friday, May 28.
As the school year comes to a close, Cumberland Family Academy's (CFA) final session is titled "Serious Business: We're Talking About Your Family's Health" and takes place on Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. This session will share ways families can work with students to continue to stay active, practice good habits, and remain healthy during the summer months. Click here to register. An encore presentation of each session is posted on the district’s Facebook page and YouTube channel the following Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is collecting residents’ opinions through the Community Health Assessment (CHA) survey. The CHA is a health opinion survey that will gather information about the health and well-being of Cumberland County residents and help identify how we address these needs and concerns in the future. The CHA offers a comprehensive picture of health, needs and resources in the community. Its goal is to describe the health needs of the community and to develop strategies to address those needs. The CHA is the foundation for all local public health strategic planning, priorities, coordination of community action plans, and evaluation. This process is conducted every three to four years to meet requirements for accreditation for both local health departments and non-profit hospitals. Cumberland County residents are invited to complete the survey as a part of the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment being completed by the Health Department, local hospitals, and other agencies. All surveys must be completed by June 18. Go to https://redcap.ecu.edu/surveys/?s=4YJCCCAAEW for the English version of the survey. The survey can be found in Spanish at https://redcap.ecu.edu/surveys/?s=YDLYHLEDL3
The survey is available via hard copy or can be completed online. Please contact Tamra Morris at email@example.com for questions about the CHA survey.
Finally, don't forget The 3Ws: Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet from others, and Wash your hands.
'Need to Know' Updates: May 9, 2021Our next Cumberland Family Academy session titled "Staying Marketable: Job Search & Resume Tips" takes place on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. This session will help parents 'brush up' on the latest trends and tips in job searching and resume writing. Attendees will also learn what employers are looking for and how to prepare for the next job fair or job interview. Click here to register and to view the CFA Spring Schedule.An encore presentation of each session is posted on the district’s Facebook page and YouTube channel the following Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.The Arts Education Program of Cumberland County Schools is pleased to offer summer workshops for band and orchestra students in grades 5th - 12th who have successfully completed one year of instruction. The workshops, which will take place in June, are designed for in-person instruction and virtual participation may be offered, as needed. The cost for either workshop is $50 and the registration deadline is May 21. For Summer Band and Orchestra Workshop dates and details, visit the CCS Website or call the Arts Education office at 910-678-2622.
Finally, don't forget The 3Ws: Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet from others, and Wash your hands.