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June Updates

School Uniforms Waiver Extended Through the 2021-2022 School Year

In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, the administration plans to extend the waiver of Policy 4316, Student Dress Code, School Uniform Requirements, for the new school year, as allowed by the policy.

 

Dr. Connelly said the waiver extension 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, student dress code requirements will remain in place.

 

According to Dr. Connelly, the administration will provide another update to the Board in the coming months.

 

MANCHESTER'S UNIFORM SURVEY RESULTS

  • School Improvement Team who voted to discontinue school uniforms: 88.9%
  • School staff who voted to discontinue school uniforms: 81%
  • Students in 3rd - 5th grade who voted to discontinue school uniforms: 86.4%
  • Parents/Guardians who voted to discontinue school uniforms: 68.8%
  • (70% consensus is needed from all stakeholders to change the uniform policy.)

 

From the Spring Lake Library (Summer Reading Program)

Attached you will find a flier with information about upcoming virtual programs for children. There are also weekly virtual storytimes for school-age children. Go to www.cumberland.lib.nc.us and click on Events, then on Children’s programs to find them.

 

The library continues to be open 9-4 pm, Monday – Saturday for customers to come inside. No appointment is necessary! Curbside service is still available from 8:30-4:30 pm for customers who don’t wish to come inside.

 

Please encourage your children to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, either online from our website above, or in person at the library. It runs from June 1 – August 15 and offers prizes and drawings for reading!

 

Cumberland Academy Info Sessions

Virtual information sessions for Cumberland Academy K-5 and Cumberland Academy 6-12 are scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, and Wednesday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions if they are interested in learning more about the virtual learning option for their child during the 2021-2022 school year. A link to join the sessions can be found here.

 

 

FREE Fans to Eligible Citizens

The Cumberland County Department of Social Services is providing a free box fan for eligible citizens through the Fan Giveaway Program. The program provides relief to residents who do not have access to air conditioning during hot summer months.

 

Citizens eligible for the Fan Giveaway Program must be individuals with income that falls below 200% of the current poverty level or have a family member in the home under the age of 2, over the age of 60, or with a heat-sensitive medical condition.

 

Call 910-677-2388 or 910-677-2389 to speak with a social worker and have an assessment completed.

Eligible citizens will be given a date, time, and location for fan pick-up.

 

The Department of Social Services is located at 1225 Ramsey Street and is open to the public. Anyone entering the building is asked to wear a mask or face covering and observe social distancing.