Below is a copy of the letter CuCps is sending home addressing snow make up days.. please let us know if you have any questions
March 6, 2014
Dear Cumberland County Public Schools Community:
This school year has been packed with cold weather and winter storms. Currently, Cumberland County Public Schools has missed 14 days of school due to inclement weather and icy road conditions. We have also had additional delayed openings throughout the school year. There is not always an easy solution for make-up days. The solution must balance consistency and quality of instruction, “banked” instructional time, and preparation for end of year student work, projects, and assessments.
I am not a fan of using “banked” instructional time as a replacement for school days; however, times such as these require flexibility. Based on our current school schedules, we have a total of 10 “banked” school days. In balancing “banked time” with consistency of instruction, the following dates are now make-up days:
· February 17, 2014 (already completed)
· March 31, 2014
· April 1, 2014
· April 21, 2104
· May 23, 2014
Although the March 31st and April 1st dates interrupt Spring Break, this revised schedule still allows a shortened Spring Break from April 2-4, 2014. Making up days during spring, instead of the end of the school year, provides the necessary instructional time for seniors and assists if schools desire to push back writing SOL assessments.
On a positive note—due to starting school prior to Labor Day, at this point of the school year, we have completed 15 more school days than schools that did not open prior to Labor Day. This should assist us in the state writing assessments this month and with end of year projects and assessments.
I appreciate those who have been understanding during the time of missed school days and encourage everyone to have a positive outlook concerning our make-up days. This will help keep our students focused on learning during the remaining school days.
Amy W. Griffin, Ed.D
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ATTENTION PARENTS: CCES WILL BE HOLDING PRE -K REGISTRATION STARTING MARCH 10TH. PLEASE SEE THE FLYER BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS OR CALL THE ELEMENTARY OFFICE AT (804) 492 - 4212
CCES celebrates Jump Rope for Heart
Cumberland Women’s Club First Place Art Winners
Cole Bryant: Kindergarten/ Title: Parade Elephant
Jolene Mitchell: Kindergarten/ Title: Egyptian Landscape
Simone Williams: First Grade/ Title: Winter Landscape
Bre’Onna Brown: First Grade/ Title: Winter Owl
Cameron Helton: Second Grade/ Title: Tin Foil Pharaoh
Shalania Baker: Second Grade/ Title: Greek Vase
Vanessa Blackwell: Third Grade/ Title: Winter Fox
Hope Carter: Fourth Grade/ Title: Egyptian Self-Portrait
Amanda Holt: Fourth Grade/ Title: Native American Self-Portrait
Mrs. Price's 3rd grade"chick" cam was featured in the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium newsletter. Cumberland Elementary School is proud of what our teachers are doing in their class's everyday. Below is a link to the entire article:
LITTLE DUKES UPDATE!!
OUR LITTLE DUKES HAVE BEEN BUSY.... BESIDES PRACTICING FOR OUR READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION, THEY ARE COLLECTING ITEMS TO TAKE TO NEEDED SENIORS IN THE COUNTY. THIS WAS PART OF OUR 100TH DAY CELEBRATION. 259 TOTAL ITEMS WERE COLLECTED TO BE DISTRIBUTED ... GREAT JOB!!!!
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Backpacks of Love
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