CGS Weekly Message


Good afternoon,

Happy Sunday!

This is the last full week of school!

Please make sure that your student continues to stay focused as many of our EOC's take place this week and we finish up with our EOGs for students in Grades 5 & 8.

Bootcamp starts for our 3rd-8th grade students on Tuesday of this week.

Please save the dates below as we'd love to have you in attendance! Thanks!


  • End of Year Awards for K-5 Students will be on Monday, May 22nd @ 1:00 P.M. in the school's gym.

  • End of Year Awards for MS Students will be on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 1:00 P.M. in the school's gym.

  • Senior Pep Rally and Senior Awards will be on Wednesday, May 24th @ 9:00 A.M. in the gym. Seniors will be provided breakfast and lunch. Students will practice for graduation after lunch and will participate in senior field day following the dismissal of school at noon.

  • Last day of school is on May 24th! Dismissal at noon!

  • Graduation will be on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 P.M.

Looking Ahead for Next Year:

  • New Student and Family Orientation- High School Students- June 8th. More details coming soon!

  • Kindergarten Orientation: Thursday, July 20th. More details coming soon!

  • 1st Day/Open House: Monday, July 24, 2023- All 1st-12th Grade Students

1st Week of School Staggered Start Schedule for 23-24 Kindergarten Students:

  • Monday, July 24- No Kindergarten Students
  • Tuesday, July 25- 1/2 Kindergarten 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. (you will be made aware at orientation which group your student is in)
  • Wednesday, July 26- 1/2 Kindergarten 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. (you will be made aware at orientation which group your student is in)
  • Thursday, July 27- All Kindergarten students 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
  • Friday July 28- All Kindergarten Students- Normal Full Day Schedule

Don't forget to check out our website at and our Facebook page at for updates!

Valedictorian for the Class of 2023!

Congratulations to Mr. Maddux Harrell on his accomplishment in being named the Class of 2023 Valedictorian!! We are so proud of Maddux and of his accomplishments this school year! Way to Go Maddux! Thank you for being a great role model and leader for your peers and for our younger CGS students! Congrats again!

Salutatorian for the Class of 2023!

Congratulations to Miss Briar Roten on her accomplishment of being named the Class of 2023 Salutatorian!! We are so proud of Briar and of her accomplishments this school year! Way to Go Briar! Thank you for being a great role model and leader for your peers and for our younger students! Congrats!!

Junior Marshals for the Class of 2023

Shout out to all of our Junior Leaders who were announced and selected as this year's Junior Marshals. This prestigious group of young women and men will help assist with this year's graduation events and ceremony. They will be recognized and participate in the graduation program. These students rank in the TOP 10 of their junior class with having the highest GPA's! Congrats to all of these amazing ladies and gentlemen!

2022-2023 Junior Marshals:

Miss Makayla Quimby, Miss Erianne Russell, Mr. Davis Brooks, Miss Brielle Brown, Mr. Lucas Roney, Miss Gracie Jones, Mr. Zackary Wilson, Mr. Preston Loy, Miss Cheyenne Allred, and Miss Caroline Cobb.

Administration will be meeting with you soon to discuss expectations for graduation. Thanks!

Testing Updates

May Testing Calendar

May is a very busy month with test review, testing, and bootcamp. Please make every effort for your child to be in attendance each day.

Early Release Schedule for High School Students during testing in May: (UPDATES- new date added for early dismissal- 5/15)

  • Beginning Monday, May 15th students who completed an ACC class or NCVPS course are no longer required to report for those courses because those courses are finished. All high school students are expected to follow their schedule and attend classes taught on campus by a CGS teacher on May 16th, 17th and 18th. May 15th, May 19th, 22nd, and 23rd are early release days for high school students only. High school students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm on these dates. Students who are not present on these dates will be marked absent. High school students will follow the half day schedule for early dismissal except for May 15th. On May 15th, students will go to 1st-4th periods only as per a normal scheduled day but will not go to 5th/6th period. May 24th is a half day for all students.
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Feedback Form FAQ 22-23

“Feedback Form” Submissions from week of 5/7:

If you have a middle school and high school student... how will the 45 minute delay work for pickup?

  • We are working on ironing out this procedure. We are currently running numbers to see how many students we will need to "house" at our K-8 campus that would be potentially waiting on students coming back from Integrity such as older siblings. We will share information this summer when we get this process finalized.

Will the driving students have option to park at the temporary HS site, including those who will get license throughout the year?

  • Yes, there will be student parking at least for Seniors and Juniors at the Integrity Campus. We share our parking lot with the church staff, the daycare/preschool, and ACS. We have spots designated for our students currently and will work together with the others to co-exist using the same space.

Will there be student parking at Integrity?

  • Yes, please see question above.

When will the 2023-2024 school calendar be posted? When it's available, where is it located at?

Our rising 9th graders are being told by their teachers that there is a “furry family” attending CGS this Fall and that the student will be in the freshman class. The teachers are telling them there will be a zero tolerance for anyone making fun, talking, gossiping about the new “furry student”. Kids are made fun of everyday at CGS and all schools. Kids make fun of other kids based on the clothes they wear, what they eat for lunch, what their hair looks like…kids do and say all kinds of stuff everyday at CGS. If you’re enforcing a zero tolerance for a new “furry student” then you have to have the same rules across the board. Teachers can’t preach to the students about this “furry family” or make special accommodations b/c they decide they are an animal…it has to be consistent across the board.

I have heard rumors there will be litter boxes available to the new “furry family” attending CGS next Fall. Is this true?

  • Thank you for this question/concern. We currently do not have any "furry protocols" in place at CGS. Administration will look into this concern further and speak with our Board of Directors' and Legal Counsel on the most appropriate ways for CGS to ensure we are both inclusive to all of our CGS students but also provide a safe and secure environment for all of our current and new students as well. Our zero tolerance rule goes for bullying in general, so if there are concerns/issues not being addressed, please send them to administration asap. Thank you!

The current 8th grade is one of the largest classes at CGS. Why are you adding 60 new Freshman to a class that is already bigger than all other grades?

  • We utilized our waiting list for high school to the best of our ability. Unfortunately, the waiting list for high school students is often much lower than it is for our younger grade levels. We pulled all applications from students who applied for enrollment into the senior class, junior class, and sophomore class. Once we exhausted all of these applications, we moved to our freshman enrollment which was our largest waiting list for high school. Once this larger class moves through, we have the accurate numbers for the rest of our grade levels where the maximum class size will get back to around 75 students when they continue rolling up to high school in the future. This upcoming year is just a challenge to ensure we have the right amount of students at both the high school and at the K-8 school.

The current 8th grade is one of the largest classes at CGS. Why are you adding 60 new Freshman to a class that is already bigger than all other grades?

  • Please see question above.

I see on the school website the finalized calendar for 2023/2024 school year, when will the calendar, either preliminary or finalized, be posted for 2024/2025 school year?

  • Our goal is to have this ready and approved by our Board of Directors this summer.

I have noticed while waiting in the hug and go line that the wooden gate doors aren't closed all the way and not locked. Are these supposed to remain closed and locked? Thanks!

  • Yes, this door should not be open or ajar at any time. Thank you for the information. We will pass this along to our School Resource Officer and teachers who work in the POD to ensure that it stays closed and secured. Thank you!

If you missed something or just need clarity on an event, etc. please fill out the form found here: This form will be monitored weekly and answers to frequently asked questions will be provided in the weekly Sunday message.

Staffing Updates:

We are currently looking for staffing for next school year in the following areas:

  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • EC Teacher
  • EC Teacher Assistant

If you know of someone that would be a fantastic fit for our CGS family, please send them to our website to apply at

Athletics Schedule

For ALL CGS Grizzly Fans - ANYONE wanting game information who is interested in getting the CGS schedules can use the CGS Dragon Fly website by using this web address to view each teams schedule, coaches, rosters, purchase tickets and watch games remotely if schools have the NFHS Network.

Here is our schedule for the week:

Varsity Women’s soccer vs. East Wake Academy 4 pm at Wendell Park

Spring sports awards night Wednesday, May 17 at 6 pm in the Gym

Please contact our Athletic Director, Coach Paschal for any questions at

Expansion Updates

  • Began installing electrical panels and working in the electrical room (The MDP delivery date is still 10/20/23)
  • Continue working on window frames (caulking, metal flashing, and adjusting). We anticipate glass within 2 weeks.
  • Continue installing various metal panels on exterior of the building
  • Continue installing sheetrock around ductwork
  • Duke Energy continues with work along Pagetown Road and Altamahaw Union Ridge Road
  • Began wastewater septic system
  • Continue on parking lot
  • Continue cleaning throughout the facility and grounds
  • We held our OAC meeting #24 on 5/10/23.

Technology Questions?

Please email Mrs. Paylor at for questions regarding technology.

Canvas Questions?

Please use the email for questions regarding Canvas concerns.

Have a FANTASTIC week Grizzlies!!

As always, thanks for all that you do,

Mrs. Vereyken


Clover Garden School

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Athletics Spring Awards Night

Wednesday, May 17th, 6pm

2454 Altamahaw Union Ridge Road

Burlington, NC

This event will take place in the Gym.