MCES WEEKLY TOP FIVE FOR PARENTS
UPDATES FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-DECEMBER 24
MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S WEEKLY TOP 5 FOR PARENTS
- Winter Break/2 Hour Release-On Tuesday, December 20th, all Cumberland County Schools will operate on a 2-hour Early Release. Parents, please make sure that you make arrangements to receive your children early that day.
- Devices-All laptop devices will be held at the school site during the winter break. If any parents have questions, don't hesitate to contact our school.
- Winter Illness-Parents, as we are Flu Season, there has been a reported increase in sickness in North Carolina. Some sicknesses to look for are: RSV, The Flu, Strep Throat, and the Common Cold. If your child displays any signs of illness, please keep them home to be checked out. Parents should not send their children to school if they are feeling unwell. If your child experiences any symptoms related to the Flu, please call the school office and inform us that your child will not be in school due to illness. For questions about absences, please look at the Parent Handbook attached below.
- Winter Dress: Parents, as the weather begins to change to colder temperatures, please ensure that you send your children to school with a jacket or coat. Please also encourage them to keep up with their coats or jackets. We want to ensure that our students come into our building as healthy as possible. Also, be mindful as we are heading into flu season—many of the symptoms mirror those of Covid 19. As always, if your student exhibit any symptoms, including a Fever of 100.4 or higher, a continual cough, shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, chills, runny nose, nausea, or vomiting and diarrhea, please keep them home. Please emphasize to your child that it is essential that the cover remains above their noses and mouths.
- Transportation: As the temperature drops and we continue upon Flu, please be reminded that your drop-off and pick-up might be shifted slightly. A bus driver could be ten minutes early or late if students are absent from a bus stop. We ask that our families be at the stop ten minutes early and wait ten minutes after the pick-up and drop-off time. If you are experiencing issues with the Hear Comes the Bus app, please contact Mr. Gillespie. Additionally, we have noticed that some of our bus riders need to meet the expectations of a Montclair student when riding the bus. Please remind your child that riding the school bus is a privilege, and they are expected to follow the bus driver's rules, outlined in the CCS Student Code of Conduct. Repeated safety rules and procedures violations may result in the loss of bus riding privileges.
CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER: CARING
A MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION TEAM
Over the past months, we have welcomed our families back into the school to see all the beautiful things happening at Montclair Elementary School. We want to thank our Montclair Families for your continued support and partnership. We have more Family Engagements coming up in the Spring, so parents, please be on the lookout for those events.
As we continue with the school year, families, please look over the Montclair Parent Handbook to refamiliarize yourselves with some of the policies, regulations, and rights that you have as a Montclair Parent/ Guardian.
Lastly, The Administration Team would like to wish our families a safe and Happy Winter Break. Please continue to practice safety guidelines. Thank you for your continued partnership and trust in our staff to provide your students with the best education.
Principal-Stephanie Wall Powell
Assistant Principal-Darius B.Gillespie
Montclair Elementary School provides an environment that encourages our students' growth and development.
We are committed to:
The enhancement of positive character traits
Achievement of academic excellence
Awareness of physical fitness
The faculty and staff invite you to be our partner in our journey toward greatness.