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Laptop Distribution Schedule
Published by Angel Hoggard on August 7, 2020
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We will be passing out learning materials and distributing laptops for students who requested one through a curbside pickup in the front of the school. A parent must sign for the laptop when it is picked up. The schedule for distribution is:

Tuesday, August 11  from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 13 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

        
Letter to Parents
Published by Angel Hoggard on August 7, 2020
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August 7, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are looking forward to an awesome 2020-2021 school year at Alderman Road Elementary School.  This will be a very exciting and fulfilling year full of rigorous instruction and high academic achievement.

The first 6 weeks of school (August 17 until September 25) will be online and your child is expected to join his/her teacher for daily online instruction.  Listed below are some details regarding this year’s remote learning experience:

  • Daily Learning Schedule: A daily learning schedule has been established for elementary, middle and high schools, which includes LIVE learning time with teachers, independent work time for students, student breaks to manage attention span, and time to visit the district’s meal sites for lunch.  Your child’s daily learning schedule will be shared with you.

  • Canvas Learning Management System: The online district-wide learning management system for student instruction will provide interactive learning, align assignments, house lecture recordings, quizzes/exams, and provide online grading.

  • Grading: The district will use a uniform grading structure that aligns with Board policy and assures that student assignments, quizzes and assessments are balanced and provide quality feedback. Grades for students in grades 3 – 12 will be recorded in Canvas, which aligns to the PowerSchool Grading System that can be readily accessed by parents and students.

  • Device and Instructional Materials Distribution: The distribution of devices and instructional materials will occur the week of August 10. Cumberland County Schools will be outfitting about 80 with internet connectivity to serve as hotspots and will be strategically placed in areas throughout the county to make certain students have access. A helpline will be established to assist families that encounter any technology challenges.

  • Device distribution will be done through a curbside pickup in the front of the school, using the following schedule:

Tuesday, August 11  from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 13 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Please make sure you pick up a device and materials during one of these days so your child will be ready to start school on Monday, August 17, 2020. 

  • Services for Special Populations: Academically/Intellectually Gifted, English As A Second Language, Exceptional Children and Pre-Kindergarten services will be provided throughout the remote-learning experience.

*** It is very important that we have your most updated phone number on file!

You will receive a call from your child’s teacher between August 10-13:

We will have a virtual open house on Thursday, August 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. You will go to our school’s website and find your child’s teacher’s name. There will be a google meet link beside the teacher’s name. During the 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. timeframe, you will join the link to meet the teacher and she will present this year’s expectations as well as important information for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the school at (910) 321-0398.

More information can be found on our school’s website: http://ares.ccs.k12.nc.us  and on the Cumberland County Schools website at: www.ccs.12.nc.us.

Respectfully,

Tim Gardner

Principal

        
NEWS RELEASE
Published by Tracy McLeod on July 9, 2020
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CCS’ K-12 Virtual School is Open for Enrollment
Fayetteville, N.C. – Cumberland County Schools (CCS) has launched enrollment for its first K-12 virtual school, Cumberland Academy, which will serve as a separate fully virtual school within CCS for the 2020-2021 school year. The fully functioning virtual school is designed to provide kindergarten through 12th-grade students and their families with an alternative learning option using online, interactive course content.
Students will take the same curricular courses as the district’s traditional schools. Participation in scheduled teacher-led courses will be given to guide students and provide individualized online instruction. The learning environment will be flexible, which will allow students to be self-paced with the support of online teachers. Because Cumberland Academy is an accredited school, students will have the opportunity to graduate and receive a diploma.
“We are committed to ensuring that we have options to ensure all students are successful,” said Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman, chief academic officer for CCS. “Cumberland Academy is another option for families to consider as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Classes begin Monday, August 17, 2020. Any students who are eligible to enroll in Cumberland County Schools in grades K-12 for the upcoming academic year may apply to attend. Homeschool and private school students who would like to take advantage of this opportunity are invited to enroll and participate. Students enrolled at Cumberland Academy are selected through an application and screening process. To complete an application, families may visit the district’s enrollment site: https://ccsncc.scriborder.com. All students who apply will be pre-screened in order to determine acceptance. Student applications will be accepted through August 27, 2020.
To learn more about Cumberland Academy and for access to frequently asked questions, visit
        
Meal Pick-up Still Going On
Published by Tracy McLeod on June 17, 2020
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Don’t forget Alderman Road Elementary School is still a meal pickup sight.  The wonderful ARES Cafeteria Staff are still working hard to keep our kids healthy and nourished. Meal pick up times are Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Remember all children 18 and younger qualify for a meal. The kids do not have to be present for you to pick up the meals.

        
Bear Cub Family Class Dojo
Published by Tracy McLeod on June 17, 2020
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Bear Cub Family we are posting a link for you to join class dojo for the 2020-2021 school year. With school ending so abruptly last year and not knowing what is to come we want to get a head start for the upcoming school year. Class dojo is a digital way that the school can keep you informed on all that is going on with your child. Please read over it and fill out the form so when the new school year starts we will all have a head start. This is the link for the school Dojo form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa8_yMkLrgEo6u-EUdJpeKrus3Ym4ENhYYL5QoFL6Bw9UMnw/viewform