Exceptional Children
Family Engagement

Programs for Exceptional Children is committed to having strong and open lines of communication with families. Here are the ways in which we communicate with families: 

Parent & Community Outreach Website

We have launched a Parent & Community Outreach Website which contains Parent Communication & Frequently Asked Questions, Help with Technology, Learning at Home, Virtual Family Nights, Community Resources, and Language Help information. You can find it linked HERE.

Mini Sessions for Families

 The EC Department is excited to host a series of “mini sessions” for families on topics of interest related to students with disabilities throughout Spring 2021. Join us for one, or many!

EC Mini Sessions for Families Spring 2021 Schedule

Emails, Phone Calls, and Texts via ConnectED

You will receive automated messages from Programs for Exceptional Children with information about upcoming events. Please ensure that your contact information in PowerSchool is updated so you receive this information. If you are not receiving these messages, please contact Elaine Jones, EC Parent Liaison at elaine.jones@cms.k12.nc.us or 980-343-6960.

Flyers through your child's teacher

Sometimes we may ask your child's teacher to send home flyers about upcoming events sponsored by CMS Programs for Exceptional Children. Please keep an eye out for these!

EC Blog 

We write blog posts about topics that are of interest to families. All posts can be found at the following site: https://cmsecdepartment.wordpress.com/


Follow us on Twitter to see the happenings of Programs for Exceptional Children around the district and for information about upcoming events! @CMS_EC https://twitter.com/cms_ec

EC Parent Liaison

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our district’s EC Parent Liaison, Elaine Jones. She can be reached via phone at 980-343-6960 or via email at elaine.jones@cms.k12.nc.us.

As you receive messages from us, please share with friends and share on social media! Eliminating the communication barriers will help us all spend more time on what really matters- supporting our students with disabilities.
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Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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