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WarningCMSCMS Statement on School Closings for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools appreciates the cooperation of the entire community as winter weather created hazardous conditions and caused widespread power outages all over Mecklenburg County in recent days. With safety for students and staff as a priority, CMS closed select schools in three categories for Tuesday, Dec. 11: 1) Home schools in hazardous areas – home schools located within icy and hazardous areas in northern Mecklenburg County. 2) Magnet schools with students travelling from hazardous areas – magnet schools draw students living in icy and hazardous areas of northern Mecklenburg County. 3) Schools without power- schools where power could not be restored in time to ensure safety, heating and lighting. This decision was made after conditions in many neighborhoods and on roads around northern Mecklenburg County grew worse in the late afternoon on Monday or did not improve as much as hoped for to ensure safe travel for CMS buses and students and families driving to their assigned home or magnet schools. Crews worked through the night to restore power outages in some schools. Last night’s decision does not reflect implementation of an ongoing policy but was an option exercised with safety as a priority and in response to deteriorating conditions, input from families and staff, and guidance from safety experts and law enforcement. CMS continues to study open and close policies, practices and procedures for hazardous weather impacts. Safety will remain the priority. The district will update the community as discussions continue and will advise as soon as possible on any impacts as we continue to move through the winter months ahead.12/11/2018 3:45 PM12/11/2018 11:55 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS open on normal schedule for all students and staff Wednesday, Dec. 12Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open on a normal schedule for all students and staff on Wednesday, Dec. 12. All athletic and special events will take place as scheduled. Before and after school programs and community use programs will operate on normal schedules. Make-up days will be announced very soon. The district appreciates the cooperation of CMS students, families, employees and Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents as we worked together to keep our students and staff safe. CMS is also thankful for the partnership of local government, weather and safety experts and law enforcement. The district wishes to extend special recognition and gratitude to CMS operations and maintenance crews, custodians, building engineers and Duke Energy crews who worked tirelessly to enable our schools to open for everyone tomorrow. 12/11/2018 3:30 PM12/12/2018 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSUPDATE Dec. 12, 2018: CMS Updated Make-Up Day InformationOn Wednesday, Dec. 12, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools updated make-up day information revising announcement from Tuesday, Dec. 11. 1. Make-up for CMS school closures on Dec. 10, 2018 has been waived by the Superintendent. 2. Butler High School make-up day will not be Jan. 22, 2019 as previously announced. A new date and further details for Butler High School will be announced soon. On this yet to be announced future date, Butler High School students, families, staff and supporters plan to learn together during a shared campus teach-in and other special events that will lift up the strength of the Butler community. 3. Make-up days have been designated as follows: Jan. 22, 2019 is the make-up day only for schools closed on Dec. 11, 2018, including: Bailey MS Barnette ES Blythe ES Bradley MS Cornelius ES Croft ES David Cox ES Davidson ES Early Colleges at UNCC: Engineering and Teaching Grand Oak ES Hawthorne Academy Highland Creek ES Hopewell HS Hornets Nest ES Hough HS Huntersville ES Independence HS J.M. Alexander MS J.V. Washam ES Lebanon Road ES Long Creek ES Mallard Creek ES Mallard Creek HS Metro School Northeast MS North Mecklenburg HS Northwest School of the Arts Parkside ES Performance Learning Center Phillip O. Berry Piedmont Middle School IB Ridge Road MS Stoney Creek ES Torrence Creek ES Trillium Springs Montessori Waddell Language Academy Feb. 18, 2019, is the make-up day for all CMS schools, all students and staff for close on Oct. 11, 2018, due to impacts of Hurricane Michael. March 29, 2019, is the make-up day for all CMS schools for all schools, all students and staff for close on Oct. 12, 2018, due to impacts of Hurricane Michael. 12/11/2018 11:00 AM12/13/2018 11:55 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSSelect CMS Schools CLOSED Tuesday, Dec. 11, due to ongoing weather impactsSelect Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in north Mecklenburg County and other magnet school locations will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for all students and staff due to ongoing impacts from winter weather. These weather impacts could endanger safety and include potentially hazardous travel and power outages for some students, families and staff in our community. The following schools are CLOSED for students and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Make-up days will be announced soon. Bailey MS Barnette ES Blythe ES Bradley MS Cornelius ES Croft ES David Cox ES Davidson ES Grand Oak ES Hawthorne Academy Highland Creek ES Hopewell HS Hornets Nest ES Hough HS Huntersville ES Independence HS J.M. Alexander MS J.V. Washam ES Lebanon Road ES Long Creek ES Mallard Creek ES Mallard Creek HS Metro School Northeast MS North Mecklenburg HS Northwest School of the Arts Parkside ES Performance Learning Center Phillip O. Berry Piedmont Middle School IB Ridge Road MS Stoney Creek ES Torrence Creek ES Trillium Springs Montessori Waddell Language Academy ALL other CMS schools not on the CLOSED LIST for Tuesday, Dec. 11 will open for students and staff on a 2-hour delay 12/10/2018 9:30 PM12/11/2018 3:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS Will Open on a 2-Hour Delay for Tuesday, Dec. 11Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for students and employees. Designated essential CMS personnel will report at normal time. CMS buses and other transportation will operate on a 2-hour delay in the morning. CMS schools will dismiss in the afternoon at normal times. Before-school programs will operate on a 2-hour delay and after-school programs on normal afternoon schedules. The district asks everyone to be patient tomorrow and to use extra caution travelling as some areas in our community have been more impacted than others by winter weather. Make-up days will be announced soon. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will meet as scheduled Tuesday evening. Thank you for your support of all CMS schools.12/10/2018 3:00 PM12/11/2018 1:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS Update Monday, Dec. 10, at 11:15 AMCMS will make decisions as soon as possible for Tuesday, Dec. 11. No decisions have been made on make-up days. The enrollment deadline into CMS for lottery eligibility has been extended from Monday, Dec. 10, to Friday, Dec. 14. CMS and Duke Energy crews continue to work hard to restore power to 23 schools and the district continues to monitor the impacts of winter weather. Safety for all students and staff is the top priority. Many students, families and staff must travel across Mecklenburg County to get to school and to work. CMS understands that bad weather causing unsafe transportation conditions and power outages leading to school closures are disruptive for everyone. The district will continue to work with weather and safety experts and law enforcement to make decisions today and this week.12/10/2018 11:00 AM12/10/2018 3:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MONDAY, DEC. 10Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Monday, Dec. 10. Crews are working to restore power and heat to dozens of schools across Mecklenburg County. Experts predict potentially hazardous conditions on roads, bridges, stairs and sidewalks in many areas. All before and after school programs, athletic events and community use events are cancelled. CMS classes at Cato Middle College are cancelled. CMS employees will receive further details from CMS HR via email. The safety of students, staff and families is always top priority. Experts predict possible dangerous road conditions and power outages for Monday, Dec. 10, due to ongoing impacts of winter weather over the weekend. CMS understands that school closings can be disruptive for everyone as work schedules, child care, transportation and other plans are changed. CMS made this decision in partnership with safety and weather experts, city and county government and law enforcement. CMS continues to monitor weather conditions with weather and safety experts, law enforcement and local government officials. CMS will advise families, students, staff and the community of the school schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 11, through direct phone calls, social media, the CMS website and area media outlets. Make-up days will be announced soon. Thank you for your support of all CMS schools.12/9/2018 4:30 PM12/10/2018 3:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSAll CMS facilities closed and all events cancelled for Sunday, Dec. 9The safety of students, staff and families is always top priority for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. CMS continues to monitor weather conditions with weather and safety experts, law enforcement and local government officials. Experts predict possible dangerous road conditions and power outages for Sunday, Dec. 9 due to winter weather. All CMS special events, athletic events and community use events, including CMS events at Cato Middle College, scheduled in CMS facilities for Sunday, Dec. 9 are cancelled. No decisions have been made for school delays or closings on Monday, Dec. 10. CMS will continue to update families, students, staff and the community through direct phone calls, social media, the CMS website and area media outlets. The district advises all community members to stay safe, and to follow the guidance of law enforcement and emergency officials. Thank you for your support of all CMS schools.12/8/2018 4:00 PM12/9/2018 2:45 PMEdit | View
WarningCMS CMS closed on Friday, Oct. 12In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Friday, Oct. 12. Our community has been hit hard by high winds, heavy rain, downed trees and power lines from Hurricane Michael. According to Duke Energy officials, 32 schools in neighborhoods across the district and nearly 82,000 residents across our community are without lights, refrigeration, heating and cooling due to power loss. Duke Energy and CMS crews are working hard to restore power but crews and experts do not expect power to be restored tonight at the 32 affected schools. The full list of CMS schools without power is available on the CMS website. CMS understands that school closings can be frustrating for everyone as work schedules, child care, transportation and other plans are disrupted. But the most important responsibility we have when it comes to our kids is to keep them safe from harm. Safety always must come first. The district will update families, students staff and the community as further information is available. Thank you for your support of all CMS schools. Schools without power on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 Albemarle Rd. MS Albemarle Road ES Alexander Graham MS Ashley Park ES Carmel MS Croft Community School Eastover ES Harding HS Hickory grove Pre-K Highland Creek ES Joseph Grier ES Lincoln Heights Academy Mallard creek ES Mallard Creek HS Martin MS ML King Junior MS Morehead ES Myers Park ES Newell ES North Mecklenburg HS Oaklawn ES Parkside ES Paw Creek ES Project Lift School Ridge Rd. MS Sedgefield MS South Charlotte MS Walter G. Byers Windsor Park ES Winterfield ES10/11/2018 7:00 PM10/12/2018 6:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Thursday, October 11. The safety of our students and staff are top priority. A strong storm system moving into the area tonight is predicted by experts to cause dangerously high winds, flash floods, unsafe travel conditions and possible long transportation delays for families, students and staff. The district recognizes the impact of school closings on families in the community and made this decision in consultation with law enforcement and weather experts, city and county leaders and other area school districts. CMS will advise families, students, staff and the community of the school schedule for Friday, October 12 through direct phone calls, social media, the CMS website and area media outlets.10/10/2018 6:00 PM10/11/2018 6:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS to open on normal schedule Tuesday, Sept. 18Wednesday, Sept. 19 remains teacher workday Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools schools, offices, facilities, transportation and operations will open and run on a normal schedule for all students and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 18. CMS staff, outside contractors and Duke Energy specialists are repairing damages and cleaning up on various campuses to ensure safety of students and staff. Families will be updated on a school-by-school basis as needed on the progress of work. Wednesday, Sept. 19, will remain a Teacher Workday as scheduled. Sept. 19 is not a make-up day option on the approved CMS 2018-2019 calendar. At this time, no make-up days are announced for school days missed due to Hurricane Florence. Possible make-up days are Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Jan. 22, Feb. 18, March 29, June 10, June 11 and June 12 following the CMS 2018-2019 calendar approved on June 17, 2017. CMS is exploring additional school make-up day options with state leaders in light of the enormous impact of Hurricane Florence across North Carolina. The district will quickly communicate final make-up day decisions when updates are available. The Red Cross will relocate emergency shelters from East Mecklenburg, West Mecklenburg, North Mecklenburg, South Mecklenburg and Ardrey Kell high schools to Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation facilities by the end of day Monday, Sept. 17. CMS has worked closely with our City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County partners as well as local and state safety, emergency and law enforcement experts to make these decisions. Our community bonds grow stronger during challenging times. The district appreciates the cooperation of everyone in Charlotte-Mecklenburg as we collaborated during this emergency event. CMS extends deep condolences to our neighbors and fellow community members who have suffered tragic losses during Hurricane Florence.9/17/2018 12:00 PM9/18/2018 2:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS will be closed for students and staff on Monday, Sept. 17Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students and staff on Monday, Sept. 17 to protect the safety of students, staff and community members due to impacts of Hurricane Florence. All CMS athletic practices, games and events are cancelled through Monday, Sept. 17. Extracurricular activities and field trips scheduled through Sept. 17 are cancelled. Community use of schools events and before school and after school enrichment programs (ASEP) are also cancelled through Monday. Make-up days will be designated at a later time. Monday, Sept. 17 is designated Code C for CMS employees. Our community remains in a declared official state of emergency by state and local leaders. Experts advise that the full impact of Hurricane Florence in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region will be most severe on Sunday, Sept. 16 into Monday, Sept. 17 and may include severe flooding, widespread power outages, downed trees, road closures and limited access to school buildings and facilities. Red Cross officials advise that shelters now open on CMS campuses will remain open as needed to meet needs of evacuees. CMS understands the wide impact of closing schools on families, students, staff and the community. The district’s first priority is to help keep everyone safe. This decision was made after consulting with weather, emergency preparedness and law enforcement experts and in coordination with City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County leaders. CMS will continue to update families, students, staff and the community through Connect phone call messages in English and Spanish, CMS website, CMS social media on Facebook and Twitter, e-mails and the CMS mobile app. Further preparation information and emergency alerts are available at charlottenc.gov and readync.org. Text CHARMECK to 888777 for #HurricanceFlorence text updates.9/14/2018 11:40 AM9/17/2018 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14 CMS families, staff, students, partners and community members, Together, we can be the neighbors we teach our students to be. As Hurricane Florence draws closer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, to protect the safety of students, staff, families and community members. All CMS athletic practices, games and events are cancelled for Thursday (9/13), Friday (9/14) and Saturday (9/15). Extracurricular activities and field trips scheduled for September 13 or September 14 are cancelled. Before school and after school enrichment programs (ASEP) are cancelled. Make-up days will be designated at a later time. These days are designated Code C for CMS employees. A number of factors and expert guidance from education, weather, emergency preparedness and law enforcement experts informed this decision. 1. Hurricane Florence is dangerous, unpredictable and safety is the priority. Because Hurricane Florence is a very powerful and dangerous storm affecting our entire state, a state of emergency has been declared across North Carolina. Weather and emergency planning experts have advised everyone to prepare for widespread impacts within the next 3-5 days. 2. Hurricane Florence has forced evacuations to emergency shelters and we must consider safety in new ways. CMS is proud to serve our state and region by opening several CMS school campuses as emergency shelters led by the Red Cross in partnership with other agencies. Emergency shelters opened today for evacuees at CMS high school campuses including East Mecklenburg, South Mecklenburg, North Mecklenburg, Olympic and Ardrey Kell. Emergency shelters at additional schools may be opened. These emergency shelters are staffed and provisioned by the Red Cross with support from partner agencies to meet shelter, medical, nutrition, comfort, safety and security needs. CMPD and CMS-PD are supporting shelters with officers, equipment and communications assistance. CMS believes that supporting our neighbors in need is the right thing to do for our state, community and people affected by Hurricane Florence. With safety as a priority, the district considered security, maintenance, traffic and staffing needs at shelters as a part of the decision-making process. Very heavy traffic during evacuations is difficult to predict and could significantly impact and delay CMS transportation and other operations. 3. Hurricane Florence is predicted to have catastrophic impact in the Carolinas. A weather system and emergency of this magnitude requires CMS to consider a variety of factors in addition to local weather conditions and direct impacts in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Many of CMS’ 19,000 employees live in surrounding and more rural counties. CMS teachers and staff, and over 147,000 student families, have other family members, loved ones and pets now being evacuated from coastal Carolina areas. 4. Hurricane Florence challenges effective teaching and learning. Every day is important in education. Uncertainty about weather, transportation, housing, access to power, safety and security are significant distractions to teaching and learning. Make-up days will be designated a later time. CMS will continue to update families, students, staff and the community through Connect phone call messages in English and Spanish, CMS website, CMS social media on Facebook and Twitter, e-mails and the CMS mobile app. All North Carolina residents are advised by authorities to prepare for impacts of Hurricane Florence. CMS encourages families to stay connected throughout this declared emergency and prepare with critical contact information, fully fueled vehicles, stored water, non-perishable food, prescriptions, flashlights, fresh batteries, radios and pet supplies at home. Special care should be given to young children, the elderly and those who are without a permanent home. Further preparation information and sign-up for emergency alerts are available at charmeckalerts.org and readync.org. Thank you for your support of education, our schools and the community.9/12/2018 3:30 PM9/14/2018 11:30 AMEdit | View
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SnowFlakeCMS closed for students, Code A: Optional Teacher Workday beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Friday, January 19th for all students. All CMS employees will follow the procedures for a Code A: Optional Teacher Workday beginning at 10:00 a.m. All before and after school programs, including ASEP, are cancelled for tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 19. All evening events on Friday are being cancelled as well as athletic activities and Community Use of School events. Although some main roads may be clear after Wednesday's snowstorm, many neighborhood and access roads are not, especially in the northern part of our Mecklenburg County community. Sub-freezing temperatures are again expected overnight, resulting in refreezing and dangerous road conditions in the early morning hours. Temperatures and travel conditions are forecast to improve throughout the day. The make-up day for Friday will be announced as soon as possible. The Fall end-of-semester exam schedule will resume on Monday, January 22nd and conclude on Wednesday, January 24th. Holding with previous practice, all three exam days will be early release for high schools. We will use the CMS website, Connect5 messages, news and social media to keep you informed of any changes. Again, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for all students on Friday, January 19th. All CMS employees will follow the procedures for a Code A: Optional Teacher Workday beginning at 10:00 am. Thank you and have a good evening. 1/18/2018 5:00 PM1/19/2018 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeWinter storm closes CMS on Thursday, Jan. 18The winter storm has had a major impact on the Mecklenburg County area. While some roads may be clear, others can present a danger in many neighborhoods. Sub-freezing temperatures are expected tonight, causing refreezing of wet roadways on Thursday. Given these factors, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 18th. All evening events on Thursday are being cancelled and all athletic activities and Community Use of School events also are being cancelled. Make-up days for school closings on January 17 and January 18 will be Monday, January 22 and Monday, February 19. CMS school principals will notify students and parents of exam and test schedule changes. We will use the CMS website, Connect5 messages and news and social media to keep you informed of any changes to normal district operations. Again, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed, Thursday January 18. This will be a Code C day for CMS staff, essential staff report at 10 am. Thank you for your patience as we plan the safest course of action for our students and staff tomorrow. Enjoy your evening.1/17/2018 4:00 PM1/18/2018 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed Wednesday, Jan. 17Forecasters are expecting a winter storm to impact the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area starting this evening, and into the early morning hours, bringing snow and freezing temperatures to our region. We’ve been monitoring forecasted weather and road conditions to determine the best course of action for students and staff. Based on anticipated weather conditions, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on, Wednesday January 17th. All evening events on Wednesday are being cancelled and all athletic activities and Community Use of School events are also are being cancelled. CMS will continue to remain in contact with NCDOT, Charlotte DOT, law enforcement and other city and county agencies throughout this storm to assess weather patterns and road conditions across our county. We will use the CMS website, Connect5 messages and news and social media to keep you informed of any changes to normal district operations. Again, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed, Wednesday January 17th. This will be a Code C day for CMS staff, which means only essential employees should report to their supervisors to be on duty based on need. Thank you for your patience as we plan the safest course of action for our students and staff tomorrow. Enjoy your evening. 1/16/2018 5:00 PM1/17/2018 12:00 PMEdit | View
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WarningCMSCMS will operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 111/10/2017 4:00 PM1/11/2017 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeNo school for CMS students, Code A: Optional teacher workday beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10Due to the continued severe weather, CMS will be closed for students on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. While many roadways and CMS campuses are clear, weather reports indicate there may be black ice and refreezing, which could cause roads to be unsafe during the early morning. The severe weather and road conditions also continue to make it very challenging for school staff who live in heavily impacted areas of the county to get to work and safely receive students for learning. Despite day-long efforts to remove ice from parking lots and walkways at school campuses in all nine learning communities, there is still significant amounts of dangerous ice in many areas. Five tons of ice melt have been used thus far and 750 pounds will be spread tonight and tomorrow. Approximately, 50 school campuses continue to have limited access due to the ice. The goal is to provide safe access for staff by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Employees will follow the procedures for a Code A: Optional teacher Workday beginning at 11 a.m. In order to prepare facilities for staff arrival, all employees designated as Essential Personnel, including custodians and maintenance staff, are asked to report to work at their normal time, as long as they are able to travel safely. For schools on the traditional calendar, the make-up day for students will be Monday, Feb. 20. The student make-up day for Project L.I.F.T. Continuous Learning Schools Walter G. Byers and Bruns Academy will be Tuesday, Mar. 28. Druid Hills and Thomasboro academies will not make up the student day because they already have 19 additional days built into their calendar. Thank you for your continued flexibility as we pursue the safest course of action for students and staff in all areas of our county during these very challenging weather conditions. Be safe, stay warm and have a good evening.1/9/2017 5:30 PM1/10/2017 4:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS Schools Closed due to severe weather on Monday, January 9, 2017Due to sever weather, CMS will be closed for students and school based staff on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.Central Office Staff will have a three-hour delay.1/9/2017 12:00 PM1/9/2017 5:00 PMEdit | View
BlankBriarwood Elementary and Eastway Middle closed for students, Code A workday for staff on Thursday, Feb. 25There will be no school for Briarwood Elementary and Eastway Middle students today, Thursday, Feb. 25. Today is a code A optional teacher workday for staff. The makeup day for students is June 10.  Both schools are without power due to the severe storm that occurred in the Charlotte area overnight. Duke Energy is expecting power to be restored no sooner than this afternoon.  There will be no before or after school programs for students.  Staff should report to work at their designated alternate location, take annual leave, use comp time if applicable or a day without pay. Teacher assistants for both schools do not report to work today. Teacher assistants will work on the student makeup day of June 10. 2/25/2016 6:00 AM2/25/2016 5:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed for students, Code A day for employees on Monday, Feb. 15Weather reports and road assessments indicate freezing temperatures and icy road conditions which may make early morning travel unsafe, especially for school buses. Therefore, with safety in mind, CMS will be closed for students today. Weather reports and road assessments indicate freezing temperatures and icy road conditions which may make early morning travel unsafe, especially for school buses. Therefore, with safety in mind, CMS will be closed for students today and employees will follow the procedures for a Code A: Optional Teacher Workday. All Before-School and After-School Enrichment Programs (BSEP/ASEP) are cancelled. All school events, athletic activities and community use of schools events are also cancelled. The new make-up day for most students is Friday, May 27. Project L.I.F.T. Continuous Learning Schools, Druid Hills and Thomasboro academies, will not make up the student day because they already have 19 additional days built into their calendar. Walter G. Byers School and Bruns Academy will have the student make-up day on Monday, March 14, 2016. CMS will continue to work with NCDOT, Charlotte DOT, law enforcement and other city and county agencies throughout the day to assess weather patterns and road conditions across our county. We will keep you informed if there are any changes to school operations for tomorrow. 2/15/2016 5:00 AM2/15/2016 11:55 PMEdit | View
BlankCMS operating on normal schedule until further notice for Monday, Feb. 15This is an important message from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. As of this evening, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is planning to operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 15. Buses will run morning routes and schools will open at their normal time. Weather reports indicate there may be snow and freezing rain overnight which may cause icy road conditions in the morning, especially for school buses. The overall impact of the weather pattern is uncertain at this time. Therefore, CMS will continue to work with NCDOT, Charlotte DOT, law enforcement and other city and county agencies throughout the night to assess weather patterns and road conditions across our county. If conditions worsen and there is any change to normal school operations, CMS will notify staff and families by 5 a.m. Thank you for your patience as we determine the safest course of action for our students and staff tomorrow. Be safe, stay warm and have a good evening.2/14/2016 7:40 PM2/15/2016 4:00 AMEdit | View
BlankCMS will resume normal operations on Wednesday, Jan. 27 CMS will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 27. School buses will operate on their normal schedules and all students should report to school at their normal time. As a reminder, the make-up days for school closings on Jan. 25 and 26 are Monday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Apr. 25. Two Project L.I.F.T Continuous Learning Schools, Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy, will not make up the student days because they already have 19 additional days built into their calendar. 1/26/2016 3:50 PM1/27/2016 10:00 AMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed for students Tuesday, Jan. 26. Code A day for employees starting at 10 a.m.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 26. Employees will follow the procedures (attached) for a Code A: Optional Teacher Workday beginning at 10 a.m.  CMS has been working diligently with North Carolina and Charlotte departments of transportation to help service roadways and school campuses as a result of the severe weather storm that has impacted many areas throughout the East Coast. We’ve had more than 50 snow plows out today since 6 a.m. and have been able to clear more than 100 school campuses of icy conditions. However, more than 50 of our campuses across the county still have icy bus and staff parking lots, sidewalks, school entryways and mobile unit areas that pose a safety challenge. Therefore, with safety in mind, CMS will be closed for students tomorrow and employees will follow the procedures for a Code A: Optional Teacher Workday beginning at 10 a.m. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will be closed. All school events and athletic activities are canceled. The make-up day for students will be Monday, Apr. 25, except for Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy which will not make up the student day.CMS maintenance and support crews will continue working throughout the evening and tomorrow to clear the remaining campuses.Here are photos of schools from around the district: Rocky River Elementary School Myers Park High School Briarwood Elementary School Sedgefield Elementary School Dilworth Elementary SchoolPiney Grove Elementary School1/25/2016 5:20 PM1/26/2016 3:45 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed for students only on Monday, Jan. 25. Employees to report to work at 10 a.m.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students only tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 25. CMS has worked collaboratively with NCDOT, law enforcement and other city and county agencies to assess road conditions across our county. While roads in some areas of our county are clear, many other roads across our county are not. Weather reports indicate there may be black ice and refreezing which could cause roads to be unsafe, especially for school buses, during the early morning. Therefore, with the safety of our students and staff in mind, CMS will be closed for students tomorrow and employees will operate on a delayed start, reporting to work at 10 a.m if they are able to travel safely. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will be closed. All school events and athletic activities are canceled. Because Jan. 25 was originally scheduled as a teacher workday and then changed to a severe weather make-up day, the new make-up day for students is now Monday, Feb. 15. Two Project L.I.F.T Continuous Learning Schools, Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy, will not make up the student day because they already have 19 additional days built into their calendar.1/24/2016 4:20 PM1/25/2016 12:00 PMEdit | View
BlankCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open with a two-hour delay for students on Friday, Feb. 27.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open with a two-hour delay for students on Friday, Feb. 27. Buses will run morning routes and schools will open two hours later than their normal time. The two-hour delay for students provides extra time to ensure our buses are running and warm, students and families can walk safely to bus stops in daylight, and wait times at bus stops are minimized. All schools will dismiss at their normal time. Before- and after-school enrichment programs (BSEP/ASEP) will begin at the normal time and after-school will operate on their normal schedule. Parents are encouraged to dress students warmly, in layers and with hats and gloves. Thank you for your flexibility during these challenging weather conditions. Please be safe and stay warm.2/26/2015 6:00 PM2/27/2015 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 26Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 26. Forecasters are predicting a severe winter storm with freezing rain and significant snow accumulation for our area. Therefore, with the safety of staff and students in mind, there will be no school for CMS students tomorrow and all CMS schools and offices will be closed. All school-based and athletic activities are canceled. The scheduled community engagement meeting at Hopewell High School is also cancelled. No student make-up day will be needed. We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions to help inform decisions about school schedules for Friday, Feb. 27. We will communicate any information as soon as decisions are made. Remember to check the CMS website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed for updates. Thank you, be warm, and stay safe!2/25/2015 7:45 PM2/26/2015 4:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS cancels after-school, extended day and athletic activities Wednesday, Feb. 25 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has cancelled all after-school, extended day and athletic activities today Wednesday, February 25. All Community Use of Schools events are also cancelled. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will remain on its regular schedule. All schools will dismiss at their normal time.   Forecasters are predicting a winter storm for our area. We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions to make decisions about school schedules tomorrow. We will communicate any information as soon as decisions are made. 2/25/2015 12:30 PM2/25/2015 7:45 PMEdit | View
BlankCMS will open on regular schedule today, Feb. 25Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open on a regular schedule today, Wednesday, Feb. 25. We’ve been working with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Department of Transportation to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the night and early morning. Road conditions were reported as mainly clear. Forecasters are predicting a winter storm for our area later this afternoon and evening. We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the day to make decisions about schools schedules for this afternoon and tomorrow. We will communicate any information as soon as decisions are made. Be safe and stay warm. Thank you.2/25/2015 4:45 AM2/25/2015 11:00 AMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS cancels after-school, extended day and athletic activities Tuesday, Feb. 24 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has cancelled all after-school, extended day and athletic activities today Tuesday, February 24. All Community Use of Schools events are also cancelled. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEPm) will remain on its regular schedule. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing in some areas of the county this evening.   CMS leaders use the latest information about weather and road conditions to inform decisions whenever severe weather is possible.  CMS leaders were in contact with city and county agencies and monitored local and national weather services throughout the early morning. At 5 a.m., when our buses started routes, streets were clear of any accumulation, road and bridge temperatures were well above freezing and the weather projection was favorable for school bus travel. Minor snow dustings on school campuses were effectively removed by custodial staff and there were no heat or power issues at our schools. We will continue to monitor weather and road conditions throughout the week. 2/24/2015 1:25 PM2/24/2015 9:00 PMEdit | View
BlankCMS operating on regular schedule today, Tuesday, Feb. 24Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are operating on a regular schedule today, Tuesday, Feb. 24. We are monitoring the weather for any updates. For updates: Check the CMS website at cms.k12.nc.us and follow us on Facebook at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or on Twitter at CharMeckSchools.2/24/2015 8:00 AM2/24/2015 8:05 AMEdit | View
BlankCMS operating on regular schedule today, Tuesday, Feb. 24Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are operating on a regular schedule today, Tuesday, Feb. 24. We are monitoring the weather for any updates. For updates: Check the CMS website at cms.k12.nc.us and follow us on Facebook at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or on Twitter at CharMeckSchools.2/24/2015 8:00 AM2/24/2015 12:00 PMEdit | View
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SnowFlakeCMS operating on two-hour delay on Friday, Feb. 20Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is operating on a two-hour today, Friday, Feb. 20. Buses will run routes and schools will open two hours later than the normal time. Employees will report at their normal times if they are able to travel safely. CMS staff made the decision because of severe weather in the Charlotte area. Reports indicate that temperatures will be extremely low during the morning hours. Opening schools on a delayed schedule will allow transportation and maintenance staff time to prepare buses and facilities before the school day starts. All before- and after-school enrichment programs (ASEP) will begin at their normal times. All after-school and athletic activities will operate on a normal schedule. Schools will dismiss at their normal times.   Parents are encouraged to dress students warmly, in layers and with hats and gloves. 2/19/2015 12:25 PM2/20/2015 11:30 AMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS operating on two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 19 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is operating on a two-hour delay today, Thursday, Feb. 19. Buses will run routes and schools will open two hours later than the normal time. Employees will report at their normal times if they are able to travel safely. CMS staff made the decision because of severe weather in the Charlotte area. Reports indicate that temperatures will be extremely low during the morning hours. Opening schools on a delayed schedule will allow transportation and maintenance staff time to prepare buses and facilities before the school day starts. All before- and after-school enrichment programs (ASEP) will begin at their normal times. All after-school and athletic activities will operate on a normal schedule. Schools will dismiss at their normal times.   Parents are encouraged to dress students warmly, in layers and with hats and gloves. 2/18/2015 3:15 PM2/19/2015 11:30 AMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 18 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, Feb. 18, because of the winter storm. The district has designated the day as a Code A, meaning employees will report to work from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., if they are able to travel safely. CMS staff members are working with city and county leaders to receive the most up-to-date information about road and weather conditions. March 13, a teacher workday, will be the make-up day for students and schools on the traditional calendar. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will also be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All after-school, Community Use of Schools and athletic activities are canceled. Project LIFT schools on the Continuous Learning Calendar will make up days on a separate schedule. The make-up day for Bruns Academy, Walter G. Byers, Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy is April 17, during program intercession. CMS staff will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and tomorrow. We will communicate any information about Thursday, Feb. 19, tomorrow. For updates: Check the CMS website at cms.k12.nc.us and follow us on Facebook at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or on Twitter at CharMeckSchools.2/17/2015 6:15 PM2/18/2015 3:25 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17, because of the winter storm. CMS staff members are working with city and county leaders to receive the most up-to-date information about road and weather conditions. March 12, a teacher workday, will be the make-up day for students and schools on the traditional calendar. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will also be closed Feb. 17. All after-school, Community Use of Schools and athletic activities are canceled. Project LIFT schools on the Continuous Learning Calendar will make up days on a separate schedule. The make-up day for Bruns Academy and Walter G. Byers is March 27. The make-up day for Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy is April 3. Both days are designated teacher workdays. CMS staff will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and tomorrow. We will communicate any information about Wednesday, Feb. 18, tomorrow. For updates: Check the CMS website at cms.k12.nc.us and follow us on Facebook at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or on Twitter at CharMeckSchools. 2/16/2015 6:10 PM2/17/2015 5:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSAll evening athletic activities and community use of schools events are canceled for Monday, Feb. 16All evening athletic activities and community use of schools events are canceled for Monday, Feb. 16 due to the forecast for severe weather in the Charlotte area.2/16/2015 4:25 PM2/16/2015 7:00 PMEdit | View
BlankCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is operating on a normal schedule today, Jan.14CMS is operating on a normal schedule today.1/14/2015 12:20 AM1/14/2015 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSTwo School Closings, All Others are on a Normal ScheduleAlbemarle Road Middle and Elementary schools will be closed today due to a power outage in the area.  Trees fell on power lines during the night.  Duke Power has been working on the issue throughout the night and has indicated that power will not be restored to the neighborhood until about noon.   All other schools are operating on a normal schedule for Thursday, January 8.   We are taking extra precautions to provide safe and warm bus transportation for students and to ensure students and staff enter warm buildings tomorrow morning. Extra transportation and maintenance personnel will report to work early and be available to respond to any emergencies as needed. Heating systems in schools will be turned up throughout the night to make sure buildings are warm.The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. CMS leaders have been monitoring temperatures and wind throughout the day to inform decisions. A two-hour delay was considered. Current weather reports indicate only minor changes in early morning temperatures. This minimized the benefit of a delayed start for students, families and staff.District leaders will continue to monitor temperatures and wind throughout the night and take additional precautions if needed. Please take extra care when driving. Dress warmly and be safe in your travels.1/8/2015 7:20 AM1/8/2015 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.We are taking extra precautions to provide safe and warm bus transportation for students and to ensure students and staff enter warm buildings tomorrow morning. Extra transportation and maintenance personnel will report to work early and be available to respond to any emergencies as needed. Heating systems in schools will be turned up throughout the night to make sure buildings are warm.The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. CMS leaders have been monitoring temperatures and wind throughout the day to inform decisions. A two-hour delay was considered. Current weather reports indicate only minor changes in early morning temperatures. This minimized the benefit of a delayed start for students, families and staff.District leaders will continue to monitor temperatures and wind throughout the night and take additional precautions if needed. Please take extra care when driving. Dress warmly and be safe in your travels.1/7/2015 9:30 PM1/8/2015 7:20 AMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS will operate on a normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 17 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a normal schedule Monday, Feb. 17. Buses will run routes at the normal time. Students will attend school on the following days to make up instructional time missed due to severe weather: Feb. 17 and 18 will be make-up days for Jan. 29 and 30. In addition, March 31, April 14 and 15, will be make-up days for Feb. 12, 13 and 14. CMS leaders are exploring additional options to make up instructional time missed due to severe the weather. Changes to the 2013-14 calendar would require approval from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. In addition, CMS must follow the North Carolina Calendar law, which outlines specific requirements for the number of instructional days or hours, teacher workdays and holidays.2/16/2014 3:35 PM2/17/2014 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS Severe Weather Updates CMS is closed on Feb. 14 due to severe weather. CMS staff is continuing to monitor road conditions throughout the county. Community Use of Schools activities for this weekend will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Staff is assessing schools and roads near all campuses. All area leaders will make contact with Community Use of Schools users with details about weekend activities.Please folllow the procedures in your contract regarding emergency situations.Students and parents who have questions about out-of-state field trips, should contact their advisor for updates. Many roads and interstates throughout the area remain unsafe for travel.   In addition, the JROTC Military Ball scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled.Decisions about Monday's school schedule will be announced Sunday after 4 p.m.    2/14/2014 1:00 PM2/16/2014 3:35 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS will be closed on Feb. 14Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 14, because of the winter storm. The district has designated the day as Code C, meaning only designated essential personnel will report to work if they are able to travel safely.'   CMS staff members are working with city and county leaders to receive the most up-to-date information about road and weather conditions. April 15, the second day of spring break, will be the make-up day for students and schools on the traditional calendar. CMS leaders are exploring additional options to make up instructional time missed due to severe the weather. Changes to the 2013-14 calendar would require approval from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. In addition, CMS must follow the North Carolina Calendar law, which outlines specific requirements for the number of instructional days or hours, teacher workdays and holidays. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will also be closed Feb. 14. All after-school, Community Use of Schools and athletic activities are canceled. Project LIFT schools on the Continuous Learning Calendar will make up days on a separate schedule. The make-up day for Bruns Academy and Walter G. Byers is April 15. The make-up day for Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy is April 16.   CMS staff will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the evening and tomorrow. We will communicate any information about weekend school activities by Friday For updates: Check the CMS website at cms.k12.nc.us and follow us on Facebook at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or on Twitter at CharMeckSchools.                                                                                                                                              2/13/2014 11:00 AM2/14/2014 1:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed on Feb. 13 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 13, because of the winter storm in the Southeast. The district has designated the day as Code C, meaning only designated essential personnel will report to work if they are able to travel safely. CMS staff members are working with city and county leaders to receive the most up-to-date information about road and weather conditions. The district also announced that April 14, the first day of spring break, will be the make-up day for students and schools on the traditional calendar. The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will also be closed Feb. 13. All after-school, Community Use of Schools and athletic activities are canceled. Project LIFT schools on the Continuous Learning Calendar will make up days on a separate schedule. The make-up day for Bruns Academy and Walter G. Byers is April 14. The make-up day for Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy is April 15.  Druid Hills and Thomasboro Academy will attend school on April 14 for the day missed on Jan. 30. Here are a few reminders to help you stay safe during the winter storm:  Avoid the roadways if at all possible as weather conditions intensify. If you do have to drive, be sure to increase following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Use 311 for non-emergency calls for service. Call 911 only for emergency purposes.2/12/2014 2:10 PM2/13/2014 11:10 AMEdit | View
SnowFlakeEarly Release Schedule for Feb. 11Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will dismiss two hours early on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Charlotte region is under a winter storm watch and weather reports indicate that our area will receive a significant amount of snow this week. District leaders have been working with local city and county officials to monitor weather and road conditions. In addition, the Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Closed session will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in room 267 at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. An early dismissal schedule means: ·         All buses will run routes two hours earlier than the normal time. ·         All after-school and athletic activities are canceled. ·         All field trips are canceled. ·         After-school Enrichment Program (ASEP) will be closed, however, staff will remain at sites until all ASEP students have been picked up. ·         Community Use of Schools events are canceled. ·         Lunch will be served at all schools. CMS will continue to monitor weather and road conditions throughout the evening. Should there be a change in tomorrow’s schedule, CMS will communicate information by 5:30 a.m. For updates: Check the CMS website at cms.k12.nc.us and follow us on Facebook at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or on Twitter at CharMeckSchools.  2/10/2014 8:40 PM2/11/2014 2:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSCMS will operate on a normal schedule Friday, Jan. 31All buses will run normal routes at the normal times.1/30/2014 3:25 PM1/31/2014 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeSevere Weather Update for Jan. 30 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students on Thursday, Jan. 30 due to weather and road conditions. District leaders have been in communication with city and county staff all day gathering information about roads throughout the county. While major thoroughfares are clear, many neighborhoods remain unsafe for school buses. City and county transportation staff will work throughout the evening and morning to clear secondary roads. With safety as our top priority, we made this decision in partnership with local city and county transportation staff. We appreciate our partnership with local city and county leaders to help keep our students safe. All after-school, Community Use of Schools and athletic events are canceled for Jan. 30. The make-up day is Monday, Feb. 17.We urge all families to take extra care when driving.1/29/2014 6:20 PM1/30/2014 2:45 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeSevere Weather Update for Jan. 29 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, Jan. 29 due to the winter storm. District leaders have been checking road conditions and while many roads are clear, many roads across the county remain icy. We made this decision in consultation with law enforcement officials, city and county staff and CMS transportation. This decision was made in the best interest of all students and employees.   All after-school , Community Use of Schools and athletic events are canceled. The make-up day for Jan. 29 is Tuesday, Feb. 18.   Please check the CMS website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.1/28/2014 8:55 PM1/29/2014 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSSevere Weather UpdateCMS staff will continue to monitor weather and road conditions throughout the evening. District leaders will be in regular communication with local weather and police agencies. We will share any information about school closings or delays by 5 a.m. tomorrow. Please take extra care when driving and stay indoors are much as possible. 1/28/2014 4:40 PM1/28/2014 8:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMSTwo-hour early release for Jan. 28A winter storm is expected to come through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area today, bringing snow to our region. District leaders have been working with local weather and police officials to monitor weather and road conditions. With safety at the forefront of our decision-making, we have decided to close schools two hours early today, Tuesday, Jan. 28. All buses will run routes two hours earlier than the normal time. An early dismissal schedule means: • All after-school and athletic activities are canceled. This includes open house sessions. • ASEP is closed. ASEP staff will remain at sites until all children have been picked up. We urge parents to please pick up children as soon as possible. • Lunch will be served at all schools. • No make-up day is necessary. CMS staff will continue to monitor road and weather conditions. We will communicate any decisions about tomorrow’s schedule this evening. Thank you. 1/28/2014 11:25 AM1/28/2014 4:00 PMEdit | View
WarningTwo-hour early release schedule for Jan. 25Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. All Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a two-hour early release schedule on Friday, Jan. 25. All schools will release students two hours earlier than their normal release times, and all afternoon bus routes will operate two hours earlier than their normal route times. All field trips, after school clubs, athletic practices and games, and all after school enrichment programs will be cancelled. If your child is normally transported to an alternate ASEP site, you should plan to pick up your child at that site unless other arrangements are made with the school. All Community Use of Schools events and activities are also cancelled. No makeup days for students will be necessary.1/25/2013 7:25 AM1/25/2013 3:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMS will operate on a regular schedule on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.CMS will operate on a normal schedule on Friday, Jan. 18. Buses will run their routes at the regular times.1/18/2013 5:05 AM1/18/2013 9:00 AMEdit | View
WarningWest Mecklenburg High will start school at 10 a.m. on May 23.Power has been restored and school will start at 10 a.m. on May 23. Buses will begin picking up students at 9 a.m.5/23/2012 5:50 AM5/23/2012 9:40 AMEdit | View
BlankMonday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, are teacher workdays. No school for students. All CMS students will be off from school on Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, due to teacher workdays. Students will return to class on Wednesday, Feb. 22.2/19/2012 12:00 AM2/20/2012 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningStudent-assignment lottery deadline is tonight, Feb. 13, at 10 p.m. The first student-assignment lottery application period will end on Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. The student-assignment lottery is an online process, open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. CMS will provide free computer access at the Family Application Center (700 Marsh Rd.) and at all zone offices. Computers at these locations will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lottery assignment notifications letters will be sent to families in late February. The letters give assignments through the lottery process and provide information on how to ask for reassignment. Students new to CMS in the 2012-2013 school year must have enrolled in the system by Dec. 2 to be eligible for the first lottery. Students who enrolled after Dec. 2 will be eligible for the second lottery, which runs from March 14 to June 4.   Read Six things families need to know about the student-assignment lottery.   For more information on the CMS student-assignment lottery, call 980-343-5030, email magnets@cms.k12.nc.us or visit the magnet webpage.2/13/2012 12:00 AM2/13/2012 10:00 PMEdit | View
WarningMonday, Jan. 23, is a Teacher Workday. Students at Cornelius Elem., J.V. Washam Elem., and Hough High will attend school for a half-day on Jan. 23, to make up the day missed due to a power outage.1/23/2012 10:10 AM1/23/2012 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMS will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayCMS offices and schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  1/15/2012 12:00 PM1/16/2012 3:00 PMEdit | View
WarningWinter Break 2011Happy Holidays! CMS offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26.  12/22/2011 2:00 PM12/26/2011 6:00 PMEdit | View
WarningHappy Thanksgiving! CMS Closed Nov. 23-25 CMS will be closed Nov. 23-25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.11/22/2011 5:00 PM11/25/2011 2:00 PMEdit | View
WarningPower outage and school closings-Nov. 14Due to a power outage, J.V.Washam Elem., Cornelius Elem., and Hough High will be closed today, Nov. 14.  Essential personnel (principal, administrative team, secretaries and custodians) should report to work.  Teachers should work from home. ASEP is canceled.11/14/2011 6:20 AM11/14/2011 10:00 AMEdit | View
Warningtest announcementtest   link10/29/2011 12:00 AM10/29/2011 9:00 AMEdit | View
BlankMake your voice heard in the CMS superintendent search!Visit www.nextsuperintendent.com to complete a 10-minute survey. The survey runs through Nov. 7.10/24/2011 9:45 AM10/25/2011 11:00 PMEdit | View
WarningThe CMS Website will be down for maintenance Oct. 7-10.The CMS Website will be down for maintenance Oct. 7-10.10/5/2011 4:00 PM10/7/2011 11:00 PMEdit | View
WarningCMS wins 2011 Broad Prize!9/20/2011 12:00 PM9/20/2011 3:35 PMEdit | View
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WarningWelcome Back! School starts today, Aug. 25, 2011 8/25/2011 12:00 AM8/26/2011 12:00 AMEdit | View
WarningCMS operating under normal schedule for April 5All CMS schools are operating on a normal bell schedule today, April 5. As of 8 a.m., approximately 30 schools are without power, all schools have water. Schools without power are operating under appropriate emergency procedure, which takes factors such as safety and food service into consideration.   We understand the difficult conditions caused by the storms. Parents having trouble getting to school due to traffic and home conditions are to evaluate and act in the best interest of their personal situations.   We will update the CMS website with additional information throughout the school day. Parents with questions or concerns should contact their child’s school. If you experience problems contacting the schools, please contact your school’s Zone office. 4/5/2011 8:00 AM4/5/2011 5:00 PMEdit | View
BlankStudent-assignment lottery deadline is tonight at 10 p.m.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student-assignment magnet lottery application will close tonight, Monday, Feb. 7, at 10 p.m. Notification letters of lottery assignments will be mailed to families at the end of February. Families who wish to apply for a magnet program, return to their home school, or exercise Title I choice, need to participate in the online process. CMS sent personalized instruction sheets home with all current students during the first week in January. Students who will be new to CMS, and students who are assigned to Title I Choice schools, received the information in the mail. The sheets include student identification and PIN numbers, as well as directions to apply online. The sheets also list a student’s current assignment for the 2011-2012 school year. Click here for more information about magnet programs. 2/4/2011 11:00 AM2/7/2011 10:00 PMEdit | View
BlankCMS schools to operate on Thursday, Jan. 13, under a two-hour delay The two-hour delay is a transportation option that affects only bus drivers and students. Schools will open two hours late; the ending bell schedules do not change. All employees except bus drivers will report to work at the usual time. Each principal has developed a modified bell schedule that begins two hours later than normal and ends at the regularly-scheduled time. Principals will also work with the cafeteria manager to develop a modified lunch schedule to accommodate all students. CMS encourages families to begin making plans and adjustments for the potential two-hour delay. Before-school programs will operate on a regular schedule. Students taking End-of-Course testing: classes will focus on instruction instead of testing to allow students to secure the appropriate material to study and prepare for exams. Please contact your school for more information on testing dates.  Snow Day  Make-up day  Jan. 10  Jan. 17  Jan. 11  Feb. 18  Jan. 12  Feb. 211/12/2011 4:00 PM1/13/2011 12:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 12 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 12, for all students due to severe weather. CMS employees should note that this is a CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday. There is a two-hour delay report time for all staff. The scheduled make-up day for Jan. 12 will be Feb. 21. The other make-up days for Jan. 10 and Jan. 11 are Jan. 17 and Feb. 18. All after-school and community use of facilities activities (tutorials, meetings, workshop, Parent University classes, athletic events and contests) are canceled. The CMS After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will not be in operation. CMS new-employee orientation as well as all professional development activities are also canceled. CMS employees are encouraged to use good judgment in making the decision to report to work. If travel conditions are not safe, employees should exercise the options available in CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday: All 11- and 12-month employees will report to work, use annual leave, use personal leave (classroom teachers) or take the day without pay. Eleven and 12-month employees do not have a make-up option. Staff report time is two hour delay. Ten-month employees (i.e., teachers, teacher assistants, 10-month secretaries, etc.) can choose one of the following five options: 1.    Report to work. 2.    Use annual leave. 3.    Use personal leave (classroom teachers). 4.    Take the day without pay. 5.    Make up the day during a time approved by the principal/supervisor. Nine-month employees with available annual leave may take an annual leave day. All other nine-month employees will take the day without pay. 1/11/2011 5:00 PM1/12/2011 3:00 PMEdit | View
Blank2011-2012 magnet lottery application opens Jan. 7 and magnet fair held Jan. 8CMS families can go online to apply for magnet programs starting Jan. 7. The online lottery will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day through Feb. 6. On Feb. 7, the last day of the lottery-application period, the application will close at 10 p.m. To apply, click on the 2011-2012 lottery application link under the Bulletin Board section.   CMS is also hosting a series of magnet-school fairs, beginning with the district wide event on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology (1430 Alleghany Street). Representatives from all the magnet programs will be available, as well as staff from the English as a second language (ESL) department, career and technical education, study abroad programs, Parent University and student assignment. School health workers can also answer questions about required physical examinations and immunizations. Computers will be available, so families can complete the online student-assignment forms if they would like to participate in the lottery. CMS will also host regional magnet mini-fairs in three locations across the district: · North region: Jan. 25, Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. · Central region: Jan. 27, First Ward Elementary School, 715 North Caldwell Street · South region: Feb. 1, South Mecklenburg High media center, 8900 Park Road Each fair will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and schools within each area with magnet programs will be present.  1/6/2011 3:00 PM1/8/2011 2:00 PMEdit | View
BlankNew students must be enrolled by TODAY, Dec. 10, to be eligible for first magnet lottery New-student enrollment is for children entering kindergarten or older students who will be new to CMS for the 2011-2012 school year. New families enrolled by Dec. 10 will receive a personalized lottery instruction sheet in the mail during the first week of January. Current CMS students will bring instruction sheets home. The first magnet lottery will run from Jan. 8 – Feb. 8, 2010. Families who plan to send their child to the assigned home school do not have to register by Dec. 10, but are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. Click on the 'Enroll Your Child' link in the red box to the left for enrollment forms or more information.12/6/2010 8:30 AM12/10/2010 11:00 PMEdit | View
BlankToday, July 22, is the deadline to apply for a reassignment or transfer Families who want their children to attend another school for the 2010-2011 school year have until Thursday, July 22, to apply for a reassignment or transfer. Requests must be made online at the CMS Web site. No paper forms are available to process 2010-2011 school year requests. Click on the 'Enroll Your Child' link in the red box to the left for enrollment form or more information. All forms received on or before the deadline will be processed by mid-August. Families will be notified by letter before the first day of school, which is Wednesday, Aug. 25. Families with additional questions about the reassignment or transfer process can call the Student Placement office at 980-343-5335.New families to the school district are encouraged to enroll now to avoid delays in the registration process. Students must enroll at their home school. For more information about the registration process click on 'Enroll Your Child.'  7/21/2010 12:00 AM7/22/2010 11:00 PMEdit | View
BlankSecond phase of public forums on Board of Education Comprehensive Review begin tonight, Tuesday, July 20 The community is invited to attend two public forums on the Board of Education’s comprehensive review of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The Board will hold the forums on July 20 and July 29 to gather ideas and input from the community. This is the second phase of the comprehensive review process that began in June.  Titled “The Case for Continuous Improvement: A Comprehensive Review of CMS,” the Board review is intended to refine the guiding principles that are used to set policy in such areas as transportation, student assignment, magnet lottery and other district operations. Dates and places for the forums are: Tuesday, July 20James Martin Middle School7800 IBM Drive6:30-8:30 p.m.Thursday, July 29Crestdale Middle School940 Sam Newell Road6:30-8:30 p.m. On June 29, the Board ranked the following 13 priorities to help CMS staff when they make decisions about operations: student achievement, equity, magnet programs, predictability, effective use of facilities, stability, proximity, diversity, neighborhood schools, share sacrifice and benefit, transportation costs, sibling guarantee and capping enrollment at home schools. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on those issues.  7/20/2010 11:30 AM7/20/2010 9:00 PMEdit | View
BlankCMS summer schedule begins Monday, June 14The CMS summer schedule begins on Monday, June 14, and will continue through the week of Aug. 12. Starting on Monday, most CMS employees will work 10 hours a day, four days a week, and will be off on Fridays.   Last year's summer schedule saved the district $450,000 by limiting utility use on Fridays.   Please note:   Monday, June 14, is the final teacher workday of the 2009-2010 school year. All 10-month employees should work a normal schedule that day. Most 11- and 12-month employees will begin the summer schedule and will work a 10-hour day.   Monday, July 5, is a holiday and CMS will be closed on that day. Employees will work Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 6-9.  6/11/2010 2:00 PM6/16/2010 12:00 PMEdit | View
BlankThe CMS Call Center, HR Direct Connect, Student Placement and the main switchboard are down.The CMS Call Center, HR Direct Connect, Student Placement and the main switchboard are down. They cannot receive e-mails or phone calls.   We apologize for the inconvenience. We do not know when they will be back up. 4/20/2010 9:00 AM4/20/2010 2:00 PMEdit | View
BlankMonday, Feb. 15, will be a regular school day-NOT a teacher workdayStudents and staff should report to school and work on Monday, Feb. 15, at the usual time. That day was originally scheduled as a teacher workday, but was changed to a regular school day to make up for the Feb. 1 snow day. 2/13/2010 12:00 PM2/15/2010 10:00 AMEdit | View
SnowFlakeFriday evening activities continue as scheduled, with the exception of high school basketball games. JV games are canceled; girls' varsity games begin at 4:30 p.m. and boys' varsity games will immediately follow the girls' games.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate today, Friday, Feb. 12, under a normal schedule. Schools with scheduled evening activities will continue at their regular times, with the exception of high school basketball games. Girls' and boys' junior varsity basketball games have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Girls' varsity basketball games will start at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Boys' varsity basketball games will immediately follow the girls' games. The Union Academy games scheduled to be played at Phillip O. Berry Academy and the East Gaston at Waddell games have been canceled. Athletic directors will monitor weather conditions throughout the games and will make any additional scheduling decisions on a school-by-school basis.  2/12/2010 1:00 PM2/12/2010 10:00 PMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed on Monday, Feb. 1, due to inclement weather – CODE A: Optional Teacher WorkdayCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 1, for all students due to inclement weather. CMS employees should note that this is a CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday. The superintendent will recommend to the Board of Education that the makeup day will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, which is a teacher workday.All after-school activities (tutorials, PTA meetings and athletic events and contests) will be cancelled. The CMS After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will not be in operation. CMS new-employee orientation as well as all professional development activities are also cancelled. The midyear graduations scheduled for Monday at Bojangles' Coliseum have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 5 and 6:30 p.m. CMS employees are encouraged to use good judgment in making the decision to report to work. If travel conditions are not safe, employees should exercise the options available in a CODE A: Optional Teacher Workday: All 11- and 12-month employees will report to work, use annual leave, use personal leave (classroom teachers) or take the day without pay. Eleven and 12-month employees do not have a make-up option. Ten-month employees (i.e., teachers, teacher assistants, 10-month secretaries, etc.) can choose one of the following five options: 1. Report to work. 2. Use annual leave. 3. Use personal leave (classroom teachers). 4. Take the day without pay. 5. Make up the day during a time approved by the principal/supervisor. Nine-month employees with available annual leave may take an annual leave day. All other nine-month employees will take the day without pay. Employees who need more information on the district’s inclement weather policy should look under Quick Links on the front page of the Intranet.1/31/2010 7:00 PM2/1/2010 11:00 AMEdit | View
BlankCMS students do not have school on Monday, Jan. 25. It is a teacher workday. All CMS students will be off from school on Monday, Jan. 25, due to a teacher workday. Students will return to class on Tuesday, Jan. 26.  1/22/2010 4:40 PM1/25/2010 10:00 AMEdit | View
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SnowFlakeCMS closed on (day/date), due to inclement weather – CODE B: Required Annual Leave DayCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on (day/date) for all students due to inclement weather. CMS employees should note that this is a CODE B: Required Annual Leave Day. Staff report time is XX a.m.All after-school activities (tutorials, PTA meetings and athletic events and contests) will be cancelled. The CMS After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will not be in operation today. CMS new-employee orientation as well as all professional development activities are also cancelled.CMS employees are encouraged to use good judgment in making the decision to report to work. If travel conditions are not safe, employees should exercise the options available in a CODE B: Required Annual Leave Day: All 11- and 12-month employees will report to work, use annual leave or take the day without pay. Ten-month employees subject to required annual leave days must take annual leave. (Ten-month employees not subject to required annual leave days may follow options for 11- and 12-month employees.) District administration will be making a recommendation to the Board of Education regarding the next school make-up day.Employees who need more information on the district’s inclement weather policy should look under Quick Links on the front page of the Intranet.1/5/2010 11:00 AM1/5/2010 11:10 AMEdit | View
SnowFlakeCMS closed on (day/date), due to inclement weather – CODE C: Essential Personnel Only Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on (day/date) for all students and non-essential staff due to inclement weather. CMS employees should note that this is a CODE C: Essential Personnel Only Day.Only essential personnel report to work in extreme weather conditions. Employees who are considered essential will be notified by their supervisors.All after-school activities (tutorials, PTA meetings and athletic events and contests) will be cancelled. The CMS After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) will not be in operation today. CMS new-employee orientation as well as all professional development activities are also cancelled.District administration will be making a recommendation to the Board of Education regarding the next school make-up day.Employees who need more information on the district’s inclement weather policy should look under Quick Links on the front page of the Intranet.1/5/2010 11:00 AM1/5/2010 11:10 AMEdit | View
BlankCMS is closed on Dec. 24 - 25 and Jan. 1CMS offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Dec. 24 and 25 and on Friday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. All CMS schools will be closed from Dec. 21 – Jan. 1.   Happy Holidays!12/23/2009 10:00 AM1/2/2010 12:00 AMEdit | View
BlankNo school on Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30. Don't forget your parent-teacher conference!Research shows that student achievement increases when parents, students and teachers work as a team.Tips for a good conference: Start the conference on a positive note.  Before you arrive, write down the items you want to discuss during the conference.  During the conference, take notes so you won't forget what was said.  At the end of the conference, recap what was talked about.  Commit to listening with an open mind, even if there are problems to discuss.   Parents should bring a checklist of questions to help them remember what to ask during the meeting: Is my child performing on grade level?  How well is my child performing on tests?  Is my child behaving in class?  Is my child adjusting socially?  What are the most important assignments coming up in class?  What is the best way for me to communicate ith you? 10/28/2009 5:30 PM10/30/2009 1:30 PMEdit | View
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WarningCMS Web site will be unavailable Friday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The CMS Web site will be unavailable on Friday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will be performing routine maintenance on the servers.   CMS will also be closed on Friday, June 19, as part of the new summer schedule. Most schools and departments will be open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be closed on Fridays. The summer schedule runs through Aug. 14.6/18/2009 11:00 AM6/19/2009 6:00 PMEdit | View
WarningA reminder to all CMS families and staff: Monday, May 25, which is Memorial Day, is a regular school and work day.Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, was originally scheduled to be a holiday, but was approved as a make-up day for the March 2 snow day.   All students should report to school on a regular schedule. Monday will be an A Day for students on the A Day/B Day schedule.   Staff should report to work at their regular time, unless they have been approved to use an annual leave day.5/21/2009 3:45 PM5/25/2009 1:00 PMEdit | View
WarningFriday, March 27 will be a regular school dayA reminder to the CMS family of parents, staff and students: tomorrow, Friday, March 27, will be a regular school day and not a teacher workday. 3/26/2009 11:00 AM3/27/2009 11:00 AMEdit | View
BlankCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is open today Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009Superintendent will recommend to the Board that the  Monday, Mar. 2, 2009 snow day be considered the Memorial Day holiday; school will be in session on Memorial Day (May 25, 2009).3/3/2009 4:00 AM3/3/2009 9:00 AMEdit | View
WarningCMS is open on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009Students and teachers will be in class on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. That day was originally in the calendar as a teacher workday, but will now be used as a regular day of instruction to make up for the Jan. 20 snow day. Students should plan to attend class at their regular time. 2/14/2009 12:00 PM2/16/2009 12:00 PMEdit | View
WarningToday we must evacuate Beverly Woods Elementary School right now right away now....go now !!! please Human Resources Charlotte-Mecklenburg is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Great weather, lively attractions and southern hospitality have drawn people from around the nation to the Queen City. To find out more about what is attracting people to Charlotte, click here. With more than 17,000 employees, CMS is one of the largest employers in the county. We offer one of the highest local supplements for teachers in the state and we recently improved our compensation program for non-instructional staff. CMS also offers a comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance for some positions. We invite you to view our current openings. if(typeof(MSOLayout_MakeInvisibleIfEmpty) == "function") {MSOLayout_MakeInvisibleIfEmpty();} 2/13/2009 10:00 AM2/13/2009 12:35 PMEdit | View
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