RRCS Parent Newsletter

Volume 1 Number 2

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Principal's Brief

Greetings Cougar Nation,

We pray that you all are staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. As you are aware, the Governor has ordered all K-12 public schools closed until the end of the current school year. While this is not the outcome we were hoping for we understand that the safety of our students and staff has to be the top priority. That means that Reid Ross Classical School is closed including the office. All staff are working remotely at home during this period of closure. All staff, including office staff, may be reached during normal business hours via email. Our school phone is being answered daily from 9:00- 1:00 PM.

All teachers will be available to assist students and address parent questions from 9:00- 12:00 daily. Please email them for assistance with assignments or coursework. Please make sure students are communicating with their teachers regularly.

I know that many students still have items in their lockers and classrooms that they need to get and materials that need to be returned since schools will not reopen this year. Once I receive directions from the district, we will communicate the plan for that to happen.

Please know that we are here to support your needs during this period of transition. We hope that all of our families stay safe and heed the advice that is being given by state and local officials. We hope to see all of you real soon.

Yours in Education,

Felix M. Keyes


Important Information/Updates

Middle School Learning Plan Phase III

Phase III of Cumberland@Home for middle school students will run from April 20th- May 22nd. During Phase III teachers will begin to teach and preview new standards and content. All students should have access to devices by this time and all content will be delivered online. Classes will continue to meet per the schedule attached below. It is important that students attend class regularly to be ready for the next grade.

Core classes will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday per the schedule attached below. Elective teachers will be available to meet with their classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays per the schedule below. All students are encouraged to login and participate in this remote learning opportunity.

High School Learning Plan Phase III

Phase III of Cumberland@Home for high school students will run from April 20- May 22, 2020. Teachers will continue teaching new standards and moving the course forward. It is imperative that high school students stay engaged and focused so they will be prepared for the next level in the course sequence.

Grading Guidelines for Grades 6th-11th

Cumberland@Home Site

Student Services Support

Our Student Services Support Team is also available daily from 9:00-12:00 to address any social/emotional needs that our students might have during this time. Please feel free to contact the following team members for assistance:

Rangel McLaurin- HS Counselor (rangelmclaurin@ccs.k12.nc.us)

April Locklear- MS Counselor (aprillocklear@ccs.k12.nc.us)

TaWanda McLaurin- Social Worker (Tawandamclaurin@ccs.k12.nc.us)

School Meals Feeding Sites

School meals can be accessed daily from 11:00- 1:00 PM via one of the many feeding sites. There are also bus routes that deliver meals to select neighborhoods. Reid Ross is a current feeding site. Please click the link to access additional meal locations.


Course Registration for 2020-2021

If you have not completed and returned the Elective Course Registration form for the 2020-2021 school year, please reach out to the appropriate counselor ASAP. We are trying to finalize registration and enroll students in their courses for next year. Once schedules are created they may not be able to get the desired courses if forms are not returned. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Graduation 2020

Our District leadership remains committed to providing an appropriate recognition for the Class of 2020. Dr. Connelly, Superintendent, is meeting with senior leaders from every school and principals this week to discuss possible scenarios for graduation. We know how hard they have worked for this moment in their school career. The District will share information once decisions and solutions are finalized.

We are working on a plan with our vendors to get ordered materials (caps, gowns, announcements, etc.) to students in a safe and effective manner. We will communicate this information to you once the district leadership finalizes a plan. The county is purchasing yard signs for every senior. This will be distributed with the other graduation materials.