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A Message from Ms. Melanie Happy 2021 PRM families! We look forward to welcoming back our in-person students the week of January 19th. Next week, we will be mailing second quarter report cards as well as updated bus information.

You should have received an automated phone call reminding you which rotation your child is in. As a reminder, the online screener will need to be completed each morning before 8:15 when your child comes into the building. Please don’t hesitate to call the school or email melanie.francis@cms.k12.nc.us with any questions you have.

January PTO Meeting Cancelled Our general PTO meeting for Wednesday, January 13th has been cancelled. We invite you to join us next month for our February meeting on Wednesday, 2/10 via Zoom. Thank you!
Younger Sibling Enrollment In order to get the younger sibling guarantee for enrollment, you must enroll your child in CMS and participate in the first lottery. The dates are listed below. Please visit cmschoice.org for more information. Anyone not following this process cannot be guaranteed a sibling seat as all seats will fill in the first lottery.

Round 1:

Future Enrollment for Students New to CMS: November 9 – 24, 2020

School Choice Lottery: November 30 – December 13, 2020

Round 2:

Future Enrollment Deadline for Students New to CMS: January 17, 2021

School Choice Lottery: January 25 – February 5, 2021

Williams Secondary Montessori Updates Mark your calendar! Williams Secondary Montessori will be hosting virtual Wednesday walk-throughs in January, February and March 2021. All are welcome, but this is geared toward Upper El families. Please sign up here.
Need Technology Help? The PRM Virtual Learning Guide has everything you need for virtual learning and provides assistance with frequently asked questions and troubleshooting. Ms. Melissa compiled this comprehensive list of guides, videos, step-by-step directions, and more. Topics covered include:

  • Canvas
  • Google
  • Read&Write for Google Chrome
  • NCEdCloud and Clever
  • Zoom
  • ONE Access and NCWiseOwl for research
  • Sora for eBooks
  • PRM library books
  • …even brain break ideas!

For quick reference, be sure to bookmark or print this document here. If you’re still having trouble with devices, logging into Canvas, or any other tech related issues, please contact Melissa Toner for assistance.

Resources for Online Research Be sure to check out the PRM Online Research Guide with step-by-step instructions for searching the databases in ONE Access and NCWiseOwl.

Please encourage your children to use these safe and appropriate databases when researching, rather than searching on Google or Wikipedia.

CMS Help LineCMS has established a help line to assist students and families in a variety of areas, including remote learning, technology troubleshooting, Student Support services and meal distribution. The help line will be able to assist families in multiple languages and will soon host American Sign Language via video chat. You can call anytime during regular business hours at: 980-343-3001