Culbreth Middle School

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A Message From Mrs. Burko

Good Evening Cougar Families!

It's hard to believe we are mid-way through the third quarter already. Students will be receiving their progress reports on Wednesday, February 24th. Please reach out to teachers with questions or concerns.

We are closing out our celebration of Black History Month this week with a focus on the importance of HBCUs both historically and presently. To wrap up the week, students will hear directly from staff who are HBCU alumnus.

Thank you to all who have made adjustments to your families plans for reopening school. Cohort lists for students returning will be emailed on Friday, March 5th.

Please continue reading for additional important information.

Have a great week!

Yours in Service,

Mrs. April Burko



Culbreth Middle School

Wellness Wednesday

Join our Student Services Department for our Wellness Wednesday program for parents. This Wednesday, February 24th at 11am and 6pm, we will discuss creative ways to check in with your child and their social/emotional well-being. If you have ever heard "fine" or "nothing" as an answer to one of your questions about their day, this is the session for you!

The Zoom links for each time are listed below and will also be emailed by your student's Counselor on Tuesday, 2/23. The password = CMS. Spanish translation will be available. Please let us know if another language is desired.

11am meeting Zoom link

Meeting ID: 840 4915 6231

Passcode: CMS

6pm meeting Zoom link

Meeting ID: 823 2340 5997 Passcode: CMS

For questions, please email Stefanie Mazva-Cohen at or your child's grade level Counselor. Their information can be found here.

From the PTSA

Congratulations to Emmanuel Bastidas, 6th grade Culbreth student, for recognition in the 2020-2021 CHCCS PTA Council Reflections Art Program.

With 78 submissions from 14 schools in our district, Emmanuel is one of the 14 district winners who have moved on to the next level of judging with NC PTA Reflections. This year’s theme is “I Matter Because".

Go Emmanuel! Way to represent the Cougars!

For Rising 9th Grade Families

Reminder message from the district about planning for a NEW Virtual Learning Academy starting in August 2021:

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District is committed to providing quality, innovative and flexible learning environments to meet the individual needs of all students. CHCCS is exploring the possibility of establishing a NEW High School Virtual Learning Academy (grades 9-12) for the 2021-22 school year starting in August where students would have the option to engage in personalized virtual settings.

The CHCCS Virtual Learning Academy will be structured to serve diverse student populations and those with unique educational, social, and emotional needs. Students who choose to apply to the CHCCS Virtual Learning Academy will still have the option to participate in athletics and extracurricular activities at their home school.

In order to begin determining the various parameters for a NEW CHCCS Virtual Learning Academy, we need to obtain information on the number of prospective students who may be interested. If you are interested in possibly enrolling your child in a CHCCS Virtual Academy next year, please complete the following survey. If you have more than one child entering high school next year, please complete a separate form for each child.

2021-2022 CHCCS VLA Interest Survey

Please note that the potential opportunity of a NEW CHCCS Virtual Academy does not pertain to the reopening of schools under Plan B in March/April. Thank you and let us know if you have any questions.