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  • School District Announces its 2022 Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists

    Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is proud to announce the finalists for CCS' 2022 Assistant Principal of the Year. The winners of CCS' 2022 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year awards will be revealed during the 2022 Administrators of the Year Virtual Celebration, themed The Great Comeback: Defying All Odds to Lead Impactfully, on Monday, October 18, 2021.

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  • CCS Has Immediate Openings for Licensed Teachers With Signing Bonuses

    Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is hiring premier professionals and is offering competitive incentives for licensed teachers in the areas of Elementary, Secondary Mathematics, Science, and Special Education. CCS is offering signing bonuses to candidates who are selected to join the CCS Talent Acquisition Pool.

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  • Cumberland County Schools Requests Help from Public Regarding Dangerous TikTok Challenges

    We are aware of the dangerous social media challenges that have been taking place across the country. We are requesting assistance from parents, family members and the community to discourage behaviors that promote destroying school property, breaking into buildings, stealing and disrespecting others. These behaviors are currently being promoted and encouraged as a challenge to young people via TikTok, a popular social media platform.

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  • Health Assessments and Immunization Requirements Extension

    Reference Governor Coopers Executive Order 234, titled, Providing Flexibility In Certain Health Assessments and Immunization Requirements Due to Impacts Of The Pandemic, all students who were dismissed because of failure to submit the required health assessment and immunization record may return to campus on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Parents have until October 8, 2021, to prove an appointment, which can be a note from the parent. Beginning November 1, 2021, families will have 30 days to present the required health assessment and immunization record.

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  • 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 26, 2021

    The 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 26, with information about school-based COVID-19 testing for students & employees, the next Cumberland Family Academy session and details for the Hope Mills Day of Hope event is available now.

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  • Cumberland County Schools Wins "Outstanding Website" Award from the 2021 WebAwards

    Cumberland County Schools' (CCS) national award-winning website has received another noteworthy recognition. CCS recently received the "Outstanding Website" award from the 2021 WebAwards. A judge from WebAwards evaluated the website based on its design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.

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  • Two Cumberland County Schools Named 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence

    The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) recently designated Seventy-First High School and Stoney Point Elementary School as 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence for their "commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school-community."

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  • Cumberland County Schools Launches Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Employees

    Thanks to federal funding, Cumberland County Schools (CCS) is launching free COVID-19 testing to help keep students and employees safe. Through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ partnership with MAKO, a COVID-19 testing company, CCS will offer free rapid (antigen) testing to students and employees at each school site to facilitate quick COVID-19 diagnoses.

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  • 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 19, 2021

    The 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 19, with information about the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, Immunization and Health Assessment Requirements and the Substitute Teacher Temporary Incentive Plan is available now.

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  • Cumberland County Schools Announces Five New Principals

    Five Cumberland County Schools (CCS) administrators have taken the reins of schools in the district. CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., recently announced the transfer of three principals to their new schools:

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  • Foot Locker Donates Over 150 Pairs of Shoes and More to Sunnyside Elementary

    Foot Locker of Fayetteville delivered a donation of sporting equipment, schools supplies, clothing and over 150 pairs of shoes to Sunnyside Elementary School (SES) on Monday, September 13, 2021. This is the second year that Foot Locker has volunteered to partner with SES. Sabrina Hicks, a fifth-grade teacher at SES, coordinated with SES assistant principal Latonica McDonald and Foot Locker of Fayetteville to secure the donation.

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  • TOY Winner Vows to "Never Stop Being a Student"

    2020 was a year of many obstacles; however, Daniel Smith, Cumberland County Schools' (CCS) 2022 Teacher of the Year (TOY), refused to let that affect the potential for connecting with students. With his focus on creating platforms for free thought, fostering channels of open discussion and fine-tuning virtual classrooms as "transmitters of ideas," Smith says, "One of my personal responsibilities as an educator is to never stop being a student."

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  • VIDEO: Meet the 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

    Tonight is the night! Triumphing over an exceptionally challenging year with hard work, tireless dedication, and creative problem solving, it all comes down to this: 13 educators from across Cumberland County Schools (CCS) will be participating live at the 2022 Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Beginning Teacher of the Year (BTOY) Virtual Celebration event, themed The Great Comeback: Defying All Odds to Educate Each Child. Who will be the winners?

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  • 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 13, 2021

    The 'Need to Know' Updates for the week of September 12, with information about school-based COVID-19 testing for students & employees, the upcoming Cumberland Family Academy session and more is available now.

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  • Substitute Teachers Temporary Incentive Plan

    Cumberland County Schools is offering a temporary incentive plan for substitute teachers. The entire application process can be done online through NC TeacherMatch. Visit the Human Resources website to learn more about the qualifications needed and documents required.

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  • Fayetteville Police Department Presents Nightlock® Door Barricades to Cumberland County Schools

    To support the safety and security of Cumberland County Schools (CCS) students and staff, Chief Gina V. Hawkins, representing The Fayetteville Police Department (FPD), presented 400 Fire Marshall Approved Nightlock® Lockdown Door Barricades to CCS Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

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  • Cumberland Family Academy Plans to Continue Supporting Families

    Cumberland County Schools (CCS) remains committed to supporting families as students have returned to face-to-face instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. Beginning Thursday, September 9, Cumberland Family Academy (CFA) will continue another successful year of hosting virtual workshops on a variety of topics that include Developing a College and Career Plan, Motivating the Unmotivated Child and much more.

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  • 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 5, 2021

    The 'Need to Know' Updates for the Week of September 5, with information about the upcoming Cumberland Family Academy Fall sessions, CCS Elementary String Orchestra Program Recruitment and Combating the Spread of COVID-19 in CCS is available now.

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  • Forbes Names Cumberland County Schools a Best-in-State Employer

    Forbes has named Cumberland County Schools (CCS) as one of North Carolina’s best employers. Ranked #53 out of 100 in-state employers, CCS is one of only five school districts on the list, joined by Cabarrus County Schools, Lenoir County Public Schools, Wake County Public School System, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

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  • Local School System Temporarily Transitions One School to Remote Learning

    Students attending Beaver Dam Elementary School will temporarily shift to remote instruction through at least Friday, September 10, and possibly longer, pending any additional positive COVID-19 cases at the school. District officials made this decision because the number of positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines, which resulted in a COVID-19 cluster, has caused a staffing shortage at the school. Beaver Dam is one of the district’s smaller schools, with six classrooms.

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