Carolina International School

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Hello CIS Families!

Welcome to the month of March!

Comets are on the Rise!

The teachers and students are rising to the challenge of keeping the end in mind as they prepare for the last part of this school year. This is a pivotal part in the application stage of skill development that allow students to find success as they move forward in their schooling. Attendance is necessary for success. If your student must be absent, be sure to reach out to the teacher to ensure that important skills are not being missed as well as missing work. I encourage all families to use PowerSchool as a tool to support their students in completing assignments.

End of Year testing begins May 19. Here is the link to end-of-year tests and when they will be administered.

PowerSchool recently had a system upgrade and we have heard from parents that they are receiving a sync error. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing your PowerSchool parent portal, please visit to sign in. Once you have signed in through the browser, please sign out and back into your PowerSchool app. Please email if you continue to have issues logging in.

Be sure to check the Lost and Found for any of your student's missing personal items. Sweatshirts are piling up!

There are many other events happening including prom, another skate night, and jeans days, see below for details. Ask your child's teacher if you have any questions about upcoming events.

As always, if you have any questions let us know.

Mrs. Sarah P. Grafton

Interim Principal & High School Assistant Principal
Cell 980-433-9808

March & April 2023


2 Red Cross Blood Drive run by National Honor Society

6 - 10 NC Severe Weather Awareness Week

7 ACT for all 11th grade students

8 International Women's Day - all students may wear purple shirts with jeans

14 - 16 NC Check Ins for students in grade 4 - 8

14 Skate Night for students in grade K-8 at Frye's Skating Rink - $5 admissions/$4 skate rental

16 Board of Director Meeting 6:30

17 Teacher Workday - no school for students

20 Rock Your Socks Day - Observance of World Down Syndrome Day! - all students may rock their sock with jeans and a uniform shirt

21 Remote Learning Day - no school for students

22 End of Third Quarter

23 Induction Ceremony for High School National Honor Society

30 Community Health Fair


3 - 6 Spring Scholastic Book Fair

7 - 14 Spring Break

21 Environmental Extravaganza

21 Half Day for High School only - students dismissed at noon

21 Junior Senior Prom

27 Smiles North Carolina mobile dentist clinic

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Smiles North Carolina

CIS will have the Smiles North Carolina mobile dentist clinic at school on Thursday, April 27. This is complete dental care including x-rays, cleanings, fillings and more. The dentist will see students with insurance and without. Please sign your student up by April 1 if you would like them to see the dentist! Visit to sign your student(s) up. Please email our school nurse with any questions:
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Science Olympiad

Our Science Olympiad Team with their coaches, Mr. & Mrs. Furlough will be competing on Saturday, March 18th at Phillip O'Berry Academy. They have been practicing all year and are excited about participating in the events.

If you are interested in participating in next year's events contact Mr. Furlough at

CiCi's Pizza Days

Pizza days will be on the following dates.

March 3

March 10

March 24

March 31

April 21

April 28

May 5

May 12

All students must either pay through K12Payment or by bringing their money in an envelope marked with their name, grade level, teacher, pepperoni or cheese. Money must be turned in by noon on the Wednesday before. No money will be collected on Friday.



Congratulations to the Mens' Basketball Team placing second in the NCHSAA Metro 8 Conference and going to the second round of the State Conference. We are proud of all of your hard work!

Thank you to the Cheerleaders for your never-ending support of the teams.

Thank you to the Coach Bell and Coach Kennedy and AD Hood. Thank you to the parents and fans for all of your traveling and support!

Well done, Comets!

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Spring Sports

Spring sports have begun! CIS will have HS baseball, track, and golf. MS will be participating in football and track. Use this link for events, times and locations. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Hood.
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CIS' Parent Teacher Student Organization met on February 27th. Thank you to all who attended the meeting. Our PTSO is a 501 C3 and they function on their own to support our school. This group is looking for a new treasurer. Please contact Mrs. Grafton if you are able to support with this volunteer opportunity.

If you are interested in taking part in the Spring Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation and other end of the year activities, as a member of the PTSO, let your scholar's teacher know so they can connect you with our PTSO leaders.