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What’s Happening at SFCMS
Published by Mary Potter on May 27, 2020
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Image of the word "EVENTS" in wooden letters on a white background attached to a clothesline with wooden clothespinsCurious about what is ahead for our school community?

Please regularly check our online school calendar for upcoming school wide events.

All North Carolina school buildings remain closed to all but essential staff. Students should refer to the schedule below for SFCMS locker cleanout and materials return. Parents/guardians may call the office to arrange an appointment if there is a conflict with these times. Students and their parents/guardians should visit Cumberland@Home and check their Google Classrooms for online summer enrichment. Please note that Google Classroom and Google Meet information is not posted on our school website to help ensure the online safety of our students and staff.

        
This Just In: The Schedule for Students Access to SFCMS
Published by Mary Potter on May 27, 2020
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Picture of a wall of lockers, taken on the first floor of SFCMS, outside the Art RoomPlease be advised that the following schedule is designed in accordance with CCS guidelines and with the goal of limiting the number of people in the building at any one time. All visitors are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to avoid gathering.

This access is granted to allow students to clean out lockers and to return textbooks, library books, and instruments.

Please place textbooks on the floor outside the teachers’ classrooms. Library books should be turned in to the box outside the Media Center. School instruments can be returned, and personal instruments can be collected at this time as well. Student artwork and projects are available for pickup in the mail hallway and in the café. Bins will be available throughout the building for trash and recycling.

Loaned Chromebooks WILL BE KEPT BY STUDENTS OVER THE SUMMER and will be returned to schools in the fall.

June 1 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Last Names A-D (all grades)

June 1 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Last Names E-J (all grades)

June 2 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Last Names K-R (all grades)

June 2 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Last Names S-Z ( all grades)

June 3 – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
By appointment (evening hours to accommodate parent schedules as needed)

June 4 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon
By appointment

June 5 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon
By appointment

        
2020 Summer Reading Requirement
Published by Mary Potter on May 26, 2020
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Middle school girl holding a book and reading while sitting on a stack of books in a library.

In support of our commitment to continuous improvement and increased literacy, we will continue to require a summer reading assignment for all students who will attend Seventy First Classical for the 2020-2021 school year. We will not require a physical project.

Students are expected to read a book and to maintain a reading log which must be signed by parents. This reading log will be due at a date to be determined in August, after the start of school, and will count as a grade in your English Language Arts class. A completed log will receive a grade of 100. Incomplete logs will receive no credit.*

Since we will not be able to check books out to students over the summer this year, there are suggested titles, but students may read any book of their choice, fiction or nonfiction, so long as it is subject and age appropriate and approved by the parent. No picture books, audio books, graphic novels, Manga, or comic books are allowed for this assignment. Paper versions or eBooks are acceptable, as long as you are reading!

Suggested titles are as follows:

  • 6th Grade – Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town (The Young Reader’s Edition) (2012) by Warren St. John
  • 7th Grade – Schooled (2007) by Gordon Korman
  • 8th Grade – Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive (The Young Adult Adaptation) (2014) by Laura Hillenbrand

*2020 SFCMS Summer Reading Log

        
Cumberland@Home Connections
Published by Mary Potter on April 30, 2020
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Slide image advertising Cumberland@Home Connections YouTube Channel with the wording of A YouTube Channel for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and Book Readings, “Do it yourself” Obstacle Courses, STEM challenges and much more along with the URL of www.cumberlandathome.ccs.k12.nc.us and both the CCS logo and the YouTube logo and a red half-circle in the bottom corner and a yellow half-circle in the top corner

        
An important message from Our Social Worker
Published by Mary Potter on April 10, 2020
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Stock photo of a computer keyboard with the word "support" on the computer keyboard "enter" key showing assistance concept

Ms. Holly Van Dyke, SFCMS’s Social Worker, would like to share the following resources with our families.

  • NC 2-1-1. Families may call NC 2-1-1 or visit them online for more information about local resources that assist with food, utilities, etc.
  • No Kid Hungry NC. Find meals for kids in our area by texting FOODNC to 877-877 or visit them online.
  • Alliance Flyers – Taking Care of Your Emotional Health. Call the Alliance 24-hour Access and Information Center at 1-800-510-9132, and a licensed clinician will assist you in finding the right kind of help.
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline. Call 1-800-985-5990 to receive 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to a natural or human-caused disaster.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. They also provide best practices for professionals.
        
News from Cumberland County Schools
Published by Mary Potter on April 1, 2020
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Image of teacher leading a class of middle schoolers using Google Expeditions with text reading "Every Minute Counts! From start to finish, class time matters!"Slide image advertising that CCS is hiring Bus Drivers with text of For a full job description, visit https://bit.ly/2Gr7Q1P or contact the Cumberland County Schools Transportation Office at 910-678-2581. and an image of a CCS Bus Driver and a red and yellow swoosh in the cornerText-only slide reading "Follow Cumberland County Schools on Twitter and Facebook! @CumberlandCoSch"