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Weekly Announcement June 1-5

Good afternoon Red Devil Family.

Here are a couple of announcements for the week of June 1 through June 5.

We want to start by thanking all of our parents and students for your efforts in returning school-owned items last week. With your help, we collected 90% of our Chromebooks, approximately $1,500 in school fees, several uniforms, and a significant amount of library books. A huge thank you to the parents who donated additional monies towards our cafeteria balance. The success of last week would not have been possible without your efforts. Thank you very much.

With that said, we still have folks that need to turn in school-owned items. We also still have an outstanding cafeteria debt of approximately $1,300. If you still need to turn in items, pay off your child's debt, or pick up your student's belongings, you can stop by this week between 8 am- 3:30 pm. Please call the office if you have any questions.

We no longer have yearbooks for sale. We would like to thank the yearbook staff for their hard work in producing one of the best yearbooks we have had in recent years.

If your child is returning to NCMS next year, a class supply list will be shared out in the next couple of weeks. We will post this information on our school website and Facebook page.

That is all for our announcements. Have a wonderful afternoon.
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End of Year Grades and Report Card Information

Good afternoon Red Devil Family!

We hope that you are doing well. We want to let you know that the parent/student view of PowerSchool has been taken down to allow teachers to finalize EOY grades and to put in the course grades required by the North Carolina Department of Instruction. May 22 is our last day of instruction. Students will be given an opportunity to turn in missing work next week. We ask that students contact their teacher if they have any questions about missing assignments and deadlines to turn these in.

Parents, Per State Board policy, no end-of-year grades will be given in middle school courses this year due to COVID-19. Students will receive a PC19 or WC19 in each course. PC19 indicates grade-level proficiency. WC19 does not mean the student failed the course and does not imply grade retention. Rather, WC19 indicates a lack of evidence of grade-level proficiency. Rather than grades, we are providing feedback for each student. This feedback will be attached to your child's report card that will be mailed to you in June.

Included with this post is a link to an FAQ document that outlines what you will see as a final grade on your child's report card.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wipcG5xi4ts_lRGXB0ffKjTx_iDqjtcs/view?usp=sharing
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Remote Learning Survey

Good afternoon Red Devil Family!

This week marks the last week of remote instruction. Students need to make every effort to complete assignments and finish the school year on a strong note.

Students, we are also looking for your feedback. Please take a moment to complete a quick survey to give us feedback on remote learning. We appreciate your time and input.

https://forms.gle/wR6JuBKeE7MDL4Uj7
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Chromebook Drop-Off and Item Collection Information

Good afternoon Red Devil Family!

Starting the week of May 26th through May 29th, we will begin collecting school items and returning back student belongings that were left in lockers and classrooms. In addition to that, we will be distributing yearbooks to those who ordered one as well as selling the few extra yearbooks that we have for $40. The extra yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

NCMS will utilize the car rider line for collecting and distributing items. Students and parents are not permitted into the building to collect belongings. Our staff has worked very hard to clean out lockers and classrooms and we will have these items bagged up and ready to give to you as you make your way through the car rider line. We ask for your patience and understanding as we have made preparations that we feel will keep our staff, parents, and students as safe as possible.

We will have three stations as you enter our parking lot.

Station 1 is for students to drop off Chromebooks, chargers, and cases. It is required that students return these items back to school. Staff will assist you in putting these items into a clear zip-lock bag. Students will be charged a replacement fee for any missing or damaged Chromebook items.

Station 2 is for students to drop off school-issued band instruments, athletic uniforms, library books, etc. If you do not have any items to drop off at Station 2 you can proceed to Station 3.

Station 3 is for collecting any belongings that were left in the building to be returned to students. You will pull up, give your students name and homeroom teacher and our staff will bring the bag of belongings to you. you do not have to get out of your vehicle. If you ordered a yearbook, the yearbook will also be given to you during this time. If you do not have any items to pick up, you can bypass Station 3.


Here are the dates and times of drop-off and pickup

May 26th: 1 pm-4 pm
May 27th: 7 am-11 am & 1 pm -4 pm
May 28th: 7 am-11 am & 1 pm-4 pm
May 29th: 7 am-11 am & 1 pm-4 pm

We have several items that have been added to our Lost and Found collections due to not having a name on the item or our staff not being able to identify who the item belonged to. If you believe you might have an item in the school that was not returned in your student's pick-up bag you may call the school and we will assist in seeing if the item is in our Lost and Found collection.

Red Devil Family, we hope that you have a great day. if you have any questions, please contact the school.
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Registration Information for Band and Chorus

Good afternoon Red Devil Family!

This message is for rising 7th and 8th-grade students that are interested in taking Band or Chorus at N-CMS during the 2020-2021 school year.

Any student that is interested in signing up for Band or Chorus will need to complete the following Google Form. We will use your responses to help build these classes for the next school year.

If you have any questions, please call or email the school.

Thank you.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqo37QW9keSe45tI13nx4w0YHiiSp4kffxe0TRyO5WHVQ5aA/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Weekly Updates for may 4-8

Good afternoon Red Devil Family!

We hope that each of you is doing well and staying healthy. We have a few announcements for next week.

May 4th-8th is Teacher Appreciation Week. We would love for as many students and parents as we can get to show support for the staff of N-CMS. You can do this by sending messages, videos, pictures, etc. directly to staff or you can submit something through a Google form that was shared on a previous post this past week.

Attention students that are interested in trying out for next years' cheerleading team. Due to COVID-19 we are having to do tryouts a little different this year. Tryouts for the upcoming school year will be done virtually.
Anyone interested in trying out for cheerleading for the 2020/21 school year, please complete the tryout interest form below. Once the interest form is submitted, we will be in touch with you about the next steps of the tryout process.
Stay well and stay safe and we appreciate your understanding during this time.

NCMS 2020/21 Cheer Interest Form bit.ly/ncms-in-cheer

Next week, NCMS will be sharing out our plans for returning student Chromebooks, collecting school-owned band instruments, athletic uniforms, etc. We will also share how students will pick up their belongings that were left in lockers as well as other items such as yearbooks, shirt orders, etc.

Just a reminder, we have a couple weeks left of the 2019-2020 school year. Our last day of school for students is May 29th. Students need to continue working on assignments and submitting work as instructed by their teachers. Continue to contact your teachers if you need any assistance.

Parents, student lunch fees will still need to be paid prior to the end of the school year. Balances can be paid off using cash or a check. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
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March 27 Update

Good afternoon Red Devil Family.

We hope that your family is healthy and doing well. The staff at N-CMS misses you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

We have a couple of reminders as we move into our second week of remote learning. If your child is accessing instruction through online means, make sure they check the CANVAS page of each of their teachers. If you have any questions regarding assignments or how to access material please reach out to your child's teacher during their office hours. Office Hours can be found on our Facebook page or you can call the main office. We will be happy to help.

If you are utilizing our paper and pencil option, those assignments will be in our pick up and drop off location just inside the main doors and immediately outside of the main office. New packets of work can be picked up on April 3rd, April 20th, and May 3rd.

Newton-Conover City Schools will continue to deliver meals to those that are in need of this service. We are providing meals for any member of the family between the ages of 0-18. Please visit the Facebook and webpages of Newton-Conover City Schools and Newton-Conover Middle School for more information.

We would love to see your workspace and how you are handling remote learning from home. Please send pictures to your teachers and we may feature you on our website and Facebook pages.

Have a wonderful weekend.
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March 23 Update

Good morning Red Devil Family! As we begin our first full week of remote learning, we want to share with you the office hours of our staff. Please feel free to contact the school and or your child's teacher during office hours if any assistance is needed.

Packets of assignments are available in the front entryway for any student that does not have internet access at home. If you can not make it to school to pick it up, we will be happy to deliver the work to you. Just contact the main office or your child's teacher to make arrangments.

Students, the energy and life that you bring to our building are missed. We hope that each of you is healthy and we hope to see you soon.

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March 18 Update

Good evening Red Devil Family!

N-CMS will be open from 8am- 11 am on Thursday, March 19 for those who wish to come and pick up Chromebooks and band instruments.

After 11 am, we will attempt to contact the families of students who at this point have not picked up devices to see who needs them delivered. We will begin making deliveries between 1 pm- 4 pm on Thursday, March 19.

Just a reminder that Newton-Conover City Schools will provide meals for students during the days that schools are closed due to the current coronavirus situation.

Each elementary school in our district (North Newton, Shuford, and South Newton) will be a distribution site. If your child attends the middle or high schools they will be provided meals through the elementary school district in which they live.

You may choose to have the meals delivered or you may drive to the elementary school site and pick up the meals. Students will be provided a breakfast and a dinner meal to be delivered at the same time.

Complete the following form if you would like to have meals delivered to you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOzcB5JyvMDXNe3NlhCWyBRN_IXmDjz4GpFzJmx2q8odE54w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3KE0GlXDlYEWqRwwcDvSRQki-33DQ7oFLYCZyEAbaRndbMfxli1bhIFEQ
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