eLearning Academy Newsletter

September 22, 2017

Our Mission: To provide a flexible, personalized learning experience that transcends traditional education models and prepares students for 21st Century citizenship


A special shout out to these students who were chosen by their teachers as this week's shining stars. We can't wait to see who makes the list next week!!


Chase Rogers

Adam Massenburg

Bayli Hallman

Jayden Davis

Jennifer smith

Social Studies

Yarni Lara-Hernandez (Almost finished with Sociology)

Jack Cooper (Having good communication skills)


Emma Holcombe

Molly Holcombe

Wills Belser


Sabrina McCauslin

Joseph O'Gorman

Jackson Purcell

Brandon Vaughn

Harrison Whetzel

Mrs. Goodwin's Homeroom Rock Stars

Austin Mitchell

Nathaniel Abelson

Jasmine Baker

Iyanna Chalk

Jayden Davis

Isaiah Jones

Ivy Lui

Talaysia Williams

Destiny Tomblin

Happy Birthday!!


Mallikah Chantavong

Jonathan Cruz

Ray Garrett

Carolina Guiguez

Bayli Hallman

A'Maiya Lake-Nestor

Kai'Ra Lovejoy-Wyche

Adam Massenburg

Luke Newman

Adisler Pinzon Villatoro

Austin Rich

Thomas Sessoms

Elijah Shelton

Sia Small

Lauren Spinale

Cameron Stark

Ms. Glover


Threa Alammari

Fatima Amaro

Silette Graham

Lydia Grey

Tatem Hallman

Gauge Higley

MacKenzie Johnson

Austin Mitchell

Gabriella Paulino

Michael -Michelle Pratt

Alexis Rhodes

James Salerno

Jade Sotay

Joseph Torres

Justin Watson

Ms. Ruble

Bullying & Harassment Awareness Lessons

Harassment and Bullying Awareness Lesson (K-12)

Dear Parent(s)/Caregiver(s):

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Toward that end, age-appropriate grade-level lessons have been developed to assist students in the following areas:

  • Identification of bullying and harassment
  • Consequences of bullying and harassment
  • Steps to take if bullying or harassment is experienced at school (notification and reporting)
  • Encouragement to report to trusted adults any bullying or harassment
  • Safe strategies for bystander intervention of bullying or harassment

All students will receive one classroom lesson on the above topics. The lessons may be reviewed at the following web address: http://bit.ly/2vXhMta

If you wish to exempt your child from the lesson, please email his/her homeroom teacher:

· 9th grade: Ms. Goodwin andrenar.goodwin@cms.k12.nc.us

· 10th grade: Mr. Weghorst: erik.weghorst@cms.k12.nc.us

· 11th grade: Ms. McLean: alicev.mclean@cms.k12.nc.us

· 12 grade: Ms. Ruble: laurak.ruble@cms.k12.nc.us

All students who are not specifically exempted will be receive the lesson. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Pickard: tracey.pickard@cms.k12.nc.us

Homeroom teachers will be teaching these lessons via ZOOM, the videoconferencing system we will be using for virtual tutoring sessions. Students will need to install the ZOOM app PRIOR to accessing the lessons. Instructions are located in their Canvas Homeroom hubs.

Schedule of ZOOM sessions for the week of September 25th:

9th Grade

  • Tuesday 9:00 or 2:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 or 2:00

10th Grade

  • Monday 8:00 or 2:00
  • Tuesday 8:00 or 2:00

11th Grade

  • Tuesday 9:00 or 2:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 or 2:00

12th Grade

  • Tuesday: 9am, 12pm or 2pm

Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers College Fair (CACRAO)

Date: October 5, 2017

Place: Charlotte Convention Center

Departure Time from ELearning: 9:30 AM

The College Fair is open to all high school juniors and seniors who attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and wish to pursue postsecondary education.

At this time, approximately 120 colleges and universities are participating. More are expected.

Bus Transportation is provided from ELearning to the college fair and we will return to the school at 1:00 PM.

Optional: Students may bring money for lunch, request a bag lunch or bring their lunch.

Please return your signed permission slip with parent signature giving permission for their student to attend no later than Friday, September 29, 2017 to Ms. Gwen Rogers, School Counselor.

Contact Ms. Gwen Rogers for more information.

eLearning Attendance Policy

Effective 2017-18 school year elearning students will be held to the same attendance requirements as students in a face-to-face environment. Teachers will be required to take attendance of students enrolled in CMS teacher-led classes. Attendance is monitored and documented in Powerschool:

  • Students noted behind pace in a course without any completion of work will be considered absent.

  • Students on pace and showing strong academic progress (mastery level work) will be considered present.

  • Students logging-in with no activity will also be marked absent.

The absence is documented in Powerschool. Students accumulating 10 or more absences will fail a course. The intervention process for chronic attendance will be implemented at 3 and 5 day absences. Each morning teachers will check Powerschool and document attendance . We recognize a two day window may be needed to allow the flexibility needed for online virtual learning. .

Log-in is defined as completion of work according to the course pacing and is recommended minimum of ninety-minutes (90) per class.

1st Semester Mandatory Exam Dates


  • PSAT: October 11 All 10th & 11th Graders

  • Pre-ACT: October 25 All 10th Graders

  • EOC & NCFE: January 12-19 (no exams 1/15) All math, science, English, social studies and CTE courses

**All exams begin at 7:15 AM at the eLearning Campus--800 Everett Place**

eLearning Academy School Store

Check out the eLearning Academy school store for all your Thunderbolts gear!


Parent Portals

Please click on the links below for instructions on setting up Parent Portals.



Teacher Planning

All teachers will have planning time from 7:30 to 12:30 every Monday. Students are welcome to report to campus on Mondays, but teachers will not be avialable until 12:30.

CMS Chromebook Purchase Program

Applied Data Technologies is providing Charlotte-Mecklenburg School parents an opportunity to purchase Chromebooks for only $145.00.

Please visit the following link to learn more:


CMS Email Accounts


Students are required to respond to all correspondence from teachers and the eLearning Academy staff within 24 hours.


Username: StudentID@student.cms.k12.nc.us

Password: YYYYMMDD

elearning academy plagiarism policy

Rule 6 of the 2016-17 CMS Student Code of Conduct titled “MISREPRESENTATION (Honesty)” states, “A student will be honest and submit his/her own work.” Further, Rule 6, sub-letter “C” indicates, “...Honor Code Violation: Violating rules of honesty and Honor Codes, including but not limited to plagiarism or copying another student’s test or assignment, are prohibited…” (pg. 11-12).

eLearning Academy has implemented the following consequences for acts of plagiarism:

  • First offense: Documented warning with parent contact. Student may re-do assignment for 50% of credit earned.

  • Second offense: Parent contact with referral to school administrator. Student may not re-do assignment.

Questions regarding eLearning Academy’s Plagiarism Policy should be directed to Ms. Pickard (Principal) and/or Ms. South (Academic Facilitator).

All incidents of plagiarism will be recorded in the eLearning Academy Progress Monitoring document.

eLearning Faculty Contact Information

Homeroom Teachers:

Counselling Services

Ms. Rogers: gwen.rogers@cms.k12.nc.us

Central Piedmont Career & College Promise

Ms. Jackson: rosalind.jackson@cms.k12.nc.us

Math Assistance

Mr. Weghorst: erik.weghorst@cms.k12.nc.us

Science Assistance

Ms. Ruble: laurak.ruble@cms.k12.nc.us

Social Studies, ACT, Psychology Assistance

Ms. Goodwin: andrenar.goodwin@cms.k12.nc.us

English Assistance

Contact the NCVPS English teacher directly

Understanding Edgenuity Grades

Char-Meck Library ONE Access

CMS students have FREE access to fiction and non-fiction materials through the Char-Meck Library. Click here for more info!

SAT Fee Waivers

SAT fee waivers are available to qualified students. Please email Ms. Rogers for more information.

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