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Join us for Open House Online
Published by Mary Potter on August 10, 2020
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A picture of a stack of books and other school supplies on a wooden desk in front of a black chalkboard with the words "Back to School!" written in white chalkJoin us for the first-ever SFCMSOpenHouse@Home on Monday, August 10, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Due to continuing health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the school and our faculty and staff online. To particpate, please open this SFCMS Virtual Open House presentation, where you will have the ability to see welcome videos, locate contact information, and speak directly with this year’s teachers live via Google Meet. All videos and Google Meet links are located in the presentation.

While the videos and contact information will remain on the school’s website at the conclusion of Open House, the Google Meet links will be removed after 7:00 p.m.

        
Student Daily Schedule for Virtual Learning in Plan C
Published by Mary Potter on August 10, 2020
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A picture of a computer keyboard, with green letter keys spelling L-E-A-R-N Students are expected to follow this schedule every day. Attendance in class is required. Google Meet class codes will be provided in each student’s beginning-of-the-year materials bag.

  • 8:15 – 8:25       HR (watch morning announcements)
  • 8:30 – 9:00      Period 1 Live Session
  • 9:10 – 9:40       Period 2 Live Session
  • 9:50 – 10:20    Period 3 Live Session
  • 10:30 – 11:00   Period 4 Live Session
  • 11:00 – 12:30   Lunch &  Successmaker
  • 12:30 – 1:00     Period 5 Live Session
  • 1:10 – 1:40        Period 6 Live Session
  • 1:50 – 2:20       Period 7 Live Session
  • 2:30 – 4:00      Work on class assignments (flexible time, but students will be assigned an average of 1.5 hours of work to complete daily)

Note: The Language Arts Enrichment (LAE) class for 6th & 7th grade will NOT meet live each day. That time is set aside for students to complete English Language Arts work, with the teacher available for individual and group support as needed.

        
Meal Distribution During Plan C
Published by Mary Potter on August 8, 2020
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A picture of a green school lunch tray filled with food (pasta, cut carrots, an apple, a cookie, a cup of milk) and a white plastic fork An Important Update About Meal Distribution During Plan C:

Please be aware that meal distibution will NOT be available to all students at SFCMS during Plan C. Free or reduced lunches will be provided based on need, and students must have a completed free/reduced lunch application submitted to CCS.

There are two options available for completing a Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application. To complete the online application, visit www.LunchApplication.com and click on the “Apply Now” button on the left-hand side of the page. You may also complete the paper application provided in the materials bag available for pickup this week.
Please do not delay in completing the form so that there is no interruption in free lunches for your student(s). If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services Department at 910-678-2595.
        
CCS Waives Student Uniform Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year
Published by Angel Hoggard on August 3, 2020
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The Cumberland County Board of Education has approved a waiver of Policy 4316 (Student Dress Code, School Uniform Requirements) for the 2020-2021 school year only, as allowed by Policy 2450 (Suspension of Board Policies), due to the financial impact of COVID-19. However, families still have the option to allow students to wear uniforms when Blended-Remote and Face-to-Face Learning is in operation. There will be no consequences imposed upon a student for a uniform violation during the 2020-2021 school year.

        
SFCMS Virtual Instruction Technology Request
Published by Mary Potter on July 28, 2020
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A sideview picture of an open black Chromebook on a white background.If your SFCMS student requires a Chromebook or calculator for use during virtual instruction, please complete this SFCMS Technology Request Form no later than Friday, August 7, 2020.

If requested, these items will be available for pickup with the beginning-of-the-year materials bag. We will announce the pickup schedule once the district finalizes the schedule.

Parents/guardians who intend to purchase a calculator for their child should refer to the list below to determine the correct model needed.

  • 6th Grade – TI-34 Multiview
  • 7th Grade – TI-34 Multiview
  • 8th Grade – TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator
  • Math 1 – TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator
        
School Supply Lists
Published by Mary Potter on July 27, 2020
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A picture of a yellow, cardboard pencil box filled with wooden pencils and pencil cap erasersSupply List Update:

Supply lists for all grade levels are currently being updated to reflect the change in instructional and learning expections for this school year. Parents will be notified via ParentLink once the new list becomes available, and it will be posted on our website as soon as possible.

        
What’s Happening at SFCMS
Published by Mary Potter on July 9, 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.

Students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to 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.

Information about this year’s required summer reading is below.

        
ParentLink Hotline Opt-In
Published by Mary Potter on July 8, 2020
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Wide panorama view of a male hand dialing a telephone number in order to make a phone call

If you or someone in your household blocked the number from which the automatic ParentLink calls originate, you will not receive any phone calls with updates from SFCMS or Cumberland County Schools from that number.

If you are accidentally opted-out of automated calls from ParentLink, you can opt-in by calling the ParentLink Hotline at 1-855-502-7867 and selecting Option 2. The user must call from the number that is blocked in order to change the status.

        
2020 CCS Summer Operating Hours
Published by Mary Potter on June 15, 2020
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Close-up image of a plain clock with the hour, minute, and second hands all pointing to 12June 15 through July 31, 2020
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
CLOSED FRIDAYS

Because of COVID-19, CCS has advised staff to telework as much as possible. If you need to visit the school for any reason, please call 910-864-0092 or email Todd Yardis to make an appointment and to ensure there is office staff on campus for your visit.
        
Yearbooks Have Arrived!
Published by Mary Potter on June 6, 2020
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The company word "Lifetouch" written in blue script on a white background.Students may pick up pre-ordered yearbooks in a drive up fashion out of the cafe on the following schedule. Surplus yearbooks will also be sold for $25.00 by grade level while supplies last.

  • June 8 – 8th graders – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • June 9 – 7th graders – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • June 10 – 6th graders – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
UPDATE 6/10/2020 – If you have not picked up your pre-paid yearbook, please email Todd Yardis for an appointment.  All surplus yearbooks have been sold.