Superintendent's Update

October 23, 2020

CCPS Community,

The past two weeks have been full of firsts, including the return of face-to-face learners one day a week and our first delayed school day as a result of fog. In both instances, as in all things, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. We are so excited to have our schools open but in the case of unpredictable weather or in matters of health, we want to be sure that we are doing everything we can to keep our students, staff, and families safe and healthy in our buildings and in their morning travels!

At last week's Board of Education meeting, we had the opportunity to recognize our Food & Nutrition staff, our Facilities personnel, and our Transportation Department and those who work with us to provide student transportation, and our CCPS principals. We are so appreciative of the work that is done by each of these groups every day. It was especially meaningful when Scott Heckert, Director of the Food & Nutrition Department, read aloud the names of his staff members who worked to provide meals to students during the closure of schools since March. Their contribution to our community cannot be understated and I would like to thank each of them.

In closing, I would just like to remind everyone to get out and vote! In addition to this being a presidential election year, there are also a number of important local races that will be on the ballot. Please take the time to research these candidates and let your voice be heard by casting your ballot.


Jeffrey A. Lawson, Ed.D.


Calendar Reminders

As a reminder, next week’s calendar includes the following:

  • Monday, November 2- Professional Day (schools closed/no classes for students). Students will not attend in-person or virtual classes.

  • Tuesday, November 3- Election Day (schools closed for students & 10-month staff). Students will not attend in-person or virtual classes.

These dates were previously set in the original 20-21 school calendar. Please contact your child’s school with any questions.

BEPAC Awards $21,000 in Grants to Schools

The Business and Education Partnership Advisory Council (BEPAC), recently awarded its annual Classroom Partnership Grants totaling $21,000 to schools across the county. This program is open to schools to apply for a proposed project of up to $1,000.

This year, thirty-two grants were selected from a total of sixty-two applications and covered a variety of topics including support for initiatives in STEM, Career and Technical programs, fine arts, extra-curricular activities, classroom and curriculum, and more.

Click here to read the press release and the list of awarded grants.

Board of Education Recognitions

Tech Tools for Parents

Parents of Middle and High Schoolers: Keep an eye out for your parent instructions and parent access code to Schoology. This code will allow you to see all of your students' courses and assignments. If you did not receive a code, login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and you will see your information in the Swift K12 Link.

All parents: Keep an eye out for your personalized invitation from Bb Communicate to download and login to our CCPS app. It provides a single tool to access lots of information right at your fingertips.

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CCPS Support Request Form

Students & parents can use this form to indicate the need for support and resources in the areas of: Academic Support, College/Career Guidance, Personal/Social Support, Mental Health Resources, Family Support Resources, & Community Resource Support.

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