Cumberland Elementary School  

Welcome to Cumberland Elementary School’s 2014-2015 school year. We hope that you are having a wonderful summer and that you have had an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends. This summer has given the administrative team time for rejuvenation and reflection, and we are looking forward to being back together again with students and staff.

Our first day of school is Monday, August 11, 2014. Open House is Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with Pre-Kindergarten Orientation beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the CCES Cafeteria. This is a great time to meet your child’s teacher, speak with the school counselor, meet with transportation to determine bus numbers and pick-up/drop-off times, and to bring in any medication that is to be administered at school. We hope you can make it!

When the school year begins, school hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The building opens at 7:30 a.m. for morning drop-off, and parent pick-up begins at 3:00 p.m. Please remember, a photo ID is required when picking up any student from school.

 If you were not able to visit our school building last year, you may not be aware of the “extreme makeover” projects sponsored by our very own parent group, Team WIN. They completed the kindergarten and first grade pods and began the second grade pod. This year, they will complete the second grade pod and then move on to the third and fourth grade pods. The transformation of these learning spaces is incredible, and students and staff immediately put them to good use. We hope that you can take a moment to see them. If you are interested in getting involved in this or any other project, please let us know. We welcome your input.

We are also happy to share that the HVAC replacement is well underway. We are on schedule for our school opening on August 11, 2014.  However, as of now, the administrative team remains working from the LPJ Center. You may still reach us by calling 804-492-4212 and selecting Option 1 for the elementary school.

We look forward to meeting and working with you as we strive to help each student reach his/her full potential. Please know our doors will always be open to our community. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns. You may also visit our website for updated information throughout the year.

At Cumberland Elementary School, your children will be safe, they will be loved, and they will learn. We feel privileged to work with your children and an amazing staff. It’s going to be a great year of learning.


Virginia Gills and Kathryn Garrett