Bear Creek Lake State Park has added a hotspot for our students to use. Please see the requirements on our web page. http://cumberlandva.apptegy.us/o/cucps/page/technology--327
Check out #iamcucps on Wakelet - CuCPS Happenings - Week of August 10, 2020 https://wke.lt/w/s/YJfKjV via @wakelet
@cucps is a partner w/ @nokidhungry, 4-H, Cumberland Com. Cares, & STEPS to support the PATH pilot that provides $40/month in vouchers to buy fruits and veg. to homes in Cumberland with young children and/or older adults- Info. at 804.372.0368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax-Free Weekend Starts Today! Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday will take place from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9. During this time, customers can purchase qualifying items free of Virginia’s combined state and local tax, which is 5.3%. Any other regional taxes, which vary, are also waived. Tax-free items can also be purchased in-store, online, mail or telephone.
CuCPS is making a shout out to our ITRT Mr. Charlie Motter and our CMS/CHS staff member, Mr. Evan Jones, for the work that has been done to assist making our school year gets off to a great start. These guys have tirelessly worked to ensure a good school year is ahead.
Check out our opening video that faculty and staff watched prior to convocation beginning this morning. https://5il.co/j515
More reasons to want to be an @cucps Duke! Our team is innovative, dedicated, resourceful, and working to ensure we stay relevant! Looking forward to a great year! https://twitter.com/i/status/1290381250985852928 #iamcucps
On a rainy (much needed) morning sometimes you just need to watch a video that will brighten your day! #iamcucps https://youtu.be/V1s47TvN5aM
Due to the threat of inclement weather, CuCPS buildings will not open until 11 a.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4. If staff members were scheduled for meetings, please consult with your building administrators to see if the meetings will happen virtually or be rescheduled. Thank you
Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, August 3, 2020, at https://wakelet.com/wake/UY0 JeRry frA7217cMJ6
Congratulations to @cucps Senior Tad Bryant! Read more at https://www.farmvilleherald.com/2020/07/strong-setup-for-championships/
Congratulations to @cucps Senior Tad Bryant! Read more at https://www.farmvilleherald.com/2020/07/strong-setup-for-championships/
An updated Frequently Asked Questions page has been posted. http://cumberlandva.apptegy.us/o/cucps/page/frequently-asked-questions--113
@cucps has 5 students participating in @longwoodu Call Me Mister Institute “A Difference Counts” this week! #iamcucps
We have been monitoring numerous data points regarding COVID-19. The most recent statistics show an increase in the number of cases which includes children. The surrounding area has increased numbers in facilities where many of our families and community members are employed. To assist with the mitigation of community spread, Cumberland County Public Schools will now open remotely on August 10, 2020, for all students during the first nine weeks which is scheduled to end on October 13, 2020. We will continue to evaluate the status of COVID-19 during this time to determine if in-person learning will resume after the first nine weeks. While this may create additional hardships for families, safety for all must be the top priority. With students being our top priority, we must create a safe environment for them to learn, as well as for our staff, and the community . You will be receiving updated guidance from school administration regarding the structure of remote learning. During this time, students will still have continued access to meals. I encourage each family to take advantage of the school meals. We will be updating our Frequently Asked Questions section on our webpage.
Congratulations to @Mrs_Long11 for being nominated to participate in @UVaCurry 16th SCOPE Cohort! Excited for you! #iamcucps
Congratulations to Class of 2020 alumni Caroline Seal and Jordan Smith for being awarded the @southsideEC Opportunity Scholarships! Way to go! We are proud of you! #iamcucps
Good Morning and Happy Monday! Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, July 20, 2020, at https://wke.lt/w/s/RoDrsk.
Please see or CuCPS Return to School plans located under Quicklinks from the division's main web page. We have included a Health Plan and an Instructional Plan.
The Cumberland County School Board will meet on July 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held electronically via Zoom, pursuant to the Emergency Ordinance adopted by the Cumberland Board of Supervisors on April 8, 2020. The agenda will be made available on the school website at https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/ccpsva/Board.nsf/Public. A link will be posted on the website at http://cumberlandva.apptegy.us/o/cucps/page/school-board-members--38 on the day of the meeting for community members who wish to view the meeting.
@cucpshr is hiring for our transportation team! Apply today at https://cumberlandcounty.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Good Morning and Happy Monday! Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, July 13, 2020, at https://wke.lt//s/nw2by9
Check out #iamcucps CuCPS happenings! Have a great week and stay safe! Thanks, Chip https://wke.lt/w/s/qZfnyo
The Cumberland County School Board will meet on July 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm, with Closed Session meeting at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held electronically via Zoom, pursuant to the Emergency Ordinance adopted by the Cumberland Board of Supervisors on April 8, 2020. The agenda will be made available on the school website at https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/ccpsva/Board.nsf/Public. A link will be posted on the website at https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/o/cucps/page/school-board-members--38 on the day of the meeting for community members who wish to view the meeting.
Summer STEM Challenge 2 has been posted. http://cumberlandva.apptegy.us/o/cucps/page/summer-stem-challenges
Notice of Public Hearing to Regarding the School Board Vacancy: The School Board of Cumberland County Public Schools will hold a public hearing to allow comments regarding the filling of a vacancy on the School Board in District 4. The hearing will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., during the regular meeting of the School Board. The link to the meeting will be posted on the division web page the day of the event. Persons seeking to be appointed were invited to submit their applications for the position. The following application was received: Ms. Leigh E. McCrea Resident of the 4th district Anyone who would like to speak during the public hearing should notify Elizabeth Jamerson, Clerk of the School Board, by 12:00 noon on July 2, 2020, via email at email@example.com or by phoning 804-492-4212. Stakeholders may also request to speak by clicking the “raise your hand” button during the virtual meeting.
Cumberland County Public Schools will be offering STEM Challenges to all students in Grades 3-12 starting today! The first challenge is available on the division website, under Quick Links. You can also contact your school to have a hard copy of the challenge mailed to you, if you do not have Internet access.
CuCPS honors and celebrates Juneteenth 2020, the 155th celebration and commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, held annually across the nation on June 19. Learn more about Juneteenth: “Why Celebrating Juneteenth Is More Important Now than Ever,” an interview with Karlos Hill, professor of African and African-American studies at the University of Oklahoma at https://www.vox.com/…/juneteenth-holiday-emancipation-afric…. Anthony Greene, College of Charleston African-American studies professor, explains the history of Juneteenth at https://today.cofc.edu/…/african-american-studies-juneteen…/.
CHS Class of 2020: On Tuesday June 2, CHS will have a “Diploma Drive Through“ Celebration. There will be two sessions: a morning session from 10am-12 noon and an afternoon session from 1pm -3pm. The “Diploma Drive-Through” will have three stations: 1) A Laptop/Uniform/School book drop off station 2) A Diploma distribution station 3) A picture station Graduates -- We ask that you arrive in your car wearing your cap and gown so that you are already dressed for the diploma and picture stations. Earned cords and stoles, previously not distributed, will be available to receive prior to the picture station. Out of respect for social distancing protocols, please follow instructions from staff about specifically when to get in and out of cars. We ask that graduates and parents come through the “drive through” in the same car. We look forward to seeing our CHS Class of 2020 Graduates on Tuesday, June 2!
When you sign up to get a Meals-to-You, every other week you’ll get a Meals-to-You box delivered to your home for each child 1-18 in your household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers—enough food for each kid for two weeks! The deadline is June 2. https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/o/cucps/page/meals-to-you
Cumberland High School will present the Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation this evening, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The virtual graduation can be found at cumberland-hs.stageclip.com and on YouTube. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, graduates will be able to individually pick up their diplomas in a drive through process and photo opportunity -- so bring your cap and gown! More details will be forthcoming!
Cumberland Community Cares would like to recognize CHS Seniors who have assisted them throughout the year. Follow this link to see the slideshow in PDF format: https://5il.co/gf6a
Thursday, May 21st, is the last day of school for the 2019-2020 school year. To celebrate the last day of school, CuCPS administration will participate in a Send off to Summer Salute by riding our school buses throughout our community. To see us ride through your part of the community, check the following link for the approximate time that we will ride by your house: https://5il.co/gb6j. Young children should be accompanied by an adult and please practice social distancing if there are multiple people at your location. We hope to see our students' and families' smiling faces as we celebrate the last day of the 2019-2020 school year. Have a great summer!
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Ms. Bailey reads the book, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1jTCIy1HltF9WgNBIwn_Q67QW4…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Layne reads the book, Clara Caterpillar, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://youtu.be/HxB6U3MmR-g
Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, May 18, 2020, at https://wke.lt/w/s/YMCCOE via @wakelet.
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES 1st grade teacher Mrs. Saunders' granddaughter and former CCES student Kaitlyn Page reads the book, Happy Pig Day!, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00. https://drive.google.com/…/1nKkiZdI4l46xc5JWDTmUMPxLM…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES 1st grader Reaghan Lawson and her dog Bear read the book, Pig the Star, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00. https://drive.google.com/…/1ODj62uOHNRrHwUFLTsrkgrJi-…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES reading specialist Mrs. Gordon reads the book, Madeline, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00. https://drive.google.com/…/1IreX1vzx1dBL2U2FtQ4CDcNHu…/view…
Congratulations to our elementary, middle, and high schools Teachers of the Year: CCES - Mrs. Emily Overstreet, CMS - Mrs. Tara Harmon, and CHS - Sgt. Major Dwayne Tigs. Mrs. Overstreet was selected to be the CuCPS Division Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Overstreet was surprised LIVE during the May School Board Meeting! Again, congratulations to all!
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, additional benefits have been identified for some of our CuCPS families. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (FFCRA), designated families will soon receive food funds through Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfers (EBT). All elementary and middle school students will be eligible to receive funds because CuCPS participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meal service program. Further, all high school students that are on a free or reduced meal plan also will be eligible to receive funds. This is a one-time supplemental program and funding will not be ongoing. Families will receive, via the US Postal Service, EBT debit cards along with a FAQ sheet regarding the program beginning mid-May. The Department of Social Services will be handling all funds, cards and undeliverable cards.
It's CuCPS Story Time! Mrs. Saunders' granddaughter (and former CCES student) Alaina Page reads the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 https://drive.google.com/…/1MnGkvDohc9qvz6s0UGAuxG43y…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CMS school counselor Ms. Ellinghausen reads the book, Mr. Jordan in the Park, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1aEW9NbamMJ_SiViHcev85AVs4…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Layne reads the book, It Came in the Mail, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdQEML8BuEI
There is a lot of love and appreciation going on in Cumberland, VA! Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights for Monday, May 4, 2020, at https://wke.lt/w/s/U4hj1b.
CuCPS Families: Make sure you pariticpate in the 2020 Census! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=mwkTSkwsRsE&feature=emb_logo
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Seal reads the book, The Relatives Came, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1zKrlNUWnatPFBw8pc28uuWoan…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CHS teacher Mrs. Morris reads the book, When I grow up, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1yBCMLdj4HWwLO11CvnbdYL_L_…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CMS assistant principal Mr. Hoyt reads the book, Little Blue Truck, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1X_2SIROzOt_R-on1lGzitp19S…/view…
Seniors--- If you did not attend the CHS Senior Yard Sign and T-Shirt Drive-Thru Handout on April 25th, there will be another one on Friday May 1st from 3-5pm in front of the middle school side of the CHS/CMS complex! If you missed the first drive-thru, please be sure to come to this one! In addition, I need for ALL SENIORS TO CHECK THEIR SCHOOL EMAILS EVERYDAY for any updates or information pertaining to the senior class! For example, all of you should have received an email regarding a Virtual Graduation that I am trying to put together with the help of Herff-Jones, Marching Order and Stage Clip. The Virtual Graduation will be on May 26th...and the emails tell you what you need to do in order to participate...and I would like for all seniors who are academically eligible to participate! However, you will have to respond to your emails as soon as you receive them in order for us to have the best participation! ALSO, IF THERE ARE ANY SENIORS WHO HAVE NOT ORDERED OR RECEIVED THEIR CAPS AND GOWNS, PLEASE EMAIL ME SO THAT I CAN GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF FOR YOU! I WOULD LIKE FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE YOUR CAPS AND GOWNS ON FOR THE VIRTUAL GRADUATION! - Mr. Williams and Mrs. Long
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Saunders reads the book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/189_BFM48jMFjTNfN_z-7z8qsy…/view…
CHS SENIORS: On Saturday, April 25, from 10 AM to 1 PM, CHS administration will be hosting a DRIVE-THRU SENIOR YARD SIGN HANDOUT in front of the CHS/CMS complex middle school entrance! For social distancing purposes, you and/or your parents will drive up to the middle school entrance, receive your sign through the car window, and go straight home so you can put up your sign! The signs are beautiful and were created as a result of fundraising efforts from the Cumberland community. Starting this weekend, when people drive past your house, they will know that it is the home of a Cumberland Duke from the class of 2020! Come by on Saturday and pick up a sign! We love you and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it! - Mr. Williams and Mrs. Long
It's CuCPS Story Time! 5th grader Kody Wolfe reads the book, We are Best Friends, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1AvaijAsibHIKybQ0mKElDTUNE…/view…
Today! Dr. Griffin will host virtual chats with students, parents, families and community members at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Dr. Griffin will talk about what the school division is doing to meet the needs of our students, families, and community during the school closure; seek feedback on remote learning; and answer questions. Zoom information can be found on our website at www.cucps.k12.va.us.
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Robichaud reads the book, Just a Little Bit, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/138Wcm-7yz1Keruo0cs0LBqOhA…/view…
PreKindergarten Registration Information for the 2020-2021 school year: https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/article/225011?org=ces
Participate in the Virtual 5th Grade Orientation! Here is a link to the tour: https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/article/196916?org=cms #iamcucps
It's Story Time! 1st Grader Brandon Johnson from Mr. Hamilton's class reads the book, The Giant's Tale, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J31fELCcgDQ&t=9s
It's Story Time! CMS teacher Ms. Ames reads the book, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m.https://drive.google.com/…/1YwkTXdTmfR43FKYEUml6v3tCB…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES specialist Mrs. Greene reads the book, Go Away, Unicorn, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1SQyPC9S6MFEQmGGkp0UrZG5n_…/view…
It's Story Time! CMS teacher Mrs. Burleigh reads the book, Stellaluna, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 https://youtu.be/RarE87NB4KY
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Stoltzfus reads the book, The Gardener, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 https://youtu.be/t--VID0eoW8
It's CuCPS Story Time! CMS teacher Mrs. Swan reads the book, In My Heart, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 https://drive.google.com/…/14M3_YgWP5Dt8ux4jEulVW1-TQ…/view…
CuCPS Family: Join Dr. Griffin for a Virtual Chat on Thursday, April 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. A Zoom link will be provided closer to the date. https://www.facebook.com/iamcucps/videos/564589107498920/
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mr. Hamilton reads the book: Giggle, Giggle, Quack here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 https://youtu.be/-_Jx-Zg9u4Q
The Cumberland County School Board will hold a meeting on April 20, 2020, with the closed session starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the open session at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically via Zoom, pursuant to the Emergency Ordinance adopted by the Cumberland Board of Supervisors on April 8, 2020. The agenda will be made available on the school website at https://go.boarddocs.com/vsba/ccpsva/Board.nsf/Public. A link will be posted on the website at http://www.cucps.k12.va.us on the day of the meeting for community members who wish to view the meeting. Anyone who wishes to send comments for Board members should send them to Elizabeth Jamerson, Clerk of the School Board, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020, or should call the Central Office at 804-492-4212 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on April 20, 2020. Community members will also have the opportunity to speak during the public comments portion of the meeting by joining the Zoom meeting and pressing the “raise your hand” button.
From your CCES Family with LOVE! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DwpukVJx2N-XwAyVDsNr4T-9KjkzN3tx/view?usp=sharing
It's CuCPS Story Time! CMS teacher Ms. Gresham reads the book, Dinosaur: Tell the Time, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/174GmdQey0OetTphBwShbTOtyd…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CMS teacher Mrs. Anderson reads the book, Giraffes Can't Dance, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1TTV0Io0pedr-03r3rbfxZ5mD-…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES art teacher Mrs. Overstreet reads the book, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d5t0JkiH8FnlDz_0bUrPwDgniZcJ2rOV/view?usp=sharing
It's CuCPS Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Gordon reads the book, The Monster at the End of this Book, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1npsKcOyWNzZd1KDZ-RjxrobSh…/view…
CMS and CHS Distance Learning Links: CMS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BIKYIpKx3eDkXWffz4RODplcPlV-bYCatFN61uYr6fg/edit CHS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZvHT9B1oafX3TWPueMilvpS2hCAsFRlvwe6bqb1gpms/edit
t's CuCPS Story Time! Band Director Mr. Gordon reads the book, The Remarkable Farkle McBride, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1RmE7vad3JGOV_SqSOZlC1ie66…/view…
It's CuCPS Story Time! CHS assistant principal Mrs. Long reads the book, Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/243780738968428/posts/3148616495151490/
CuCPS Update: Friday, April 3, 2020 This week, elementary students should have received their new learning packets by mail. Information regarding new middle and high school learning packets or modules will be available on Monday, April 6, 2020. If you need any assistance in accessing the materials or with the content, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal, or myself. We don’t want remote learning to be burdensome for families. We are honoring Spring Break for CuCPS faculty and staff. Students and families may continue remote learning or take a mental break for themselves. Therefore, during the week of April 13-17, 2020, CuCPS faculty and staff will not be answering phone calls, emails, social media, etc. I hope you understand that our staff members need this time for their health and well-being. While they have not been in the school buildings, they have been juggling many things such as planning for a new way of learning for our students, worried about our children and families, and balancing a new home lifestyle. Some reminders include: The next distribution and delivery for school breakfasts and lunches will be on Monday, April 6, 2020. Students will receive four days of meals. CuCPS Story Time is held every weekday on our Facebook page and website. Each story is archived on these sites as well. There are some neat activities on various CuCPS social media platforms such as fitness challenges, art lessons, and music by Mr. Archer. The FAQ document continues to be updated and can be found on Facebook and our website. We know that this is a difficult time for everyone. We are here for you. Please reach out to a staff member or myself if you need anything. Our phone number is 492-4212 and my email is email@example.com. Have a good weekend. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home.
Student Members of Duke Nation and the CHS Family— This is Mr. Williams. I know it has been a challenging past few weeks. You’ve had to stay indoors and make some significant changes about how you operate on a daily basis. I also know that many of you might be anxious thinking about how we’re going to finish out the year, now that the building is closed for at least the final two months of the school year. I want you to know that even though we are not in the building, school WILL continue. Your teachers have been working diligently over these last two weeks on creating online and hard copy learning assignments, for the remainder of the school year, that will expose you to all the material you haven’t had the opportunity to learn yet. The first of these assignments will be made available to you on the school website on April 6th. This coming weekend, I will provide instructions on how to access these assignments and your teachers regardless of whether or not you have internet access. Some teachers will be providing assignments every two weeks for the next six weeks, while others will provide projects that you will have the entire six weeks to complete. The best thing about receiving and completing these assignments, is that doing so will allow failing students to pass while providing enrichment to those students who were already passing their classes. During the next six weeks, CHS teachers will have established “office hours” that can be used to email or call teachers if you need guidance or assistance in completing the assignments. The only week without teacher office hours will be April 13-17 (our original Spring Break). Remember we are “Dukes” which means we are royalty. We can do anything that we put our minds to, and we will end this year successfully no matter what obstacles lie in our path. BE SMART! STAY SAFE! We love all of you...and there’s absolutely NOTHING you can do about it!!! I look forward to calling you this Saturday to let you know specifically how you can access all the activities that your teachers have prepared for you.
t's Story Time -- CCES teacher Ms. Williams reads the book, Ferdinand the Bull, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1-Ha7P7FFWXguKhrvJUnhD0hOI…/view…
It's Story Time! CCES teacher Ms. Sanderson reads the book, Knuffle Bunny, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/…/1AJ8IaOlnhXudbKzw612aawi-V…/view…
It's Story Time! CCES teacher Mrs. Copeland reads the book, Eggbert the Slightly Cracked Egg, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time is held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FMDUA5DJit9KsWlBfZcqo5RZxTIUU2Wm/view?usp=sharing
In order to promote families staying home as much as possible while continuing to provide daily student breakfast and lunch, we are changing our meal distribution and delivery schedule. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - families will receive three breakfast and lunch meals per child to cover meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. This will prevent families from having to leave their homes as often. If you are unable to come to one of the distribution sites located at Randolph Fire Department, the front of CMS, or at the Cartersville Rescue Squad tomorrow from 10:00 a.m -12:00 noon; are not already signed up for delivery; and would like the meals provided for the remainder of this week, please call Mrs. Sandra Raymond at 804-492-4212 between now and 4:00 p.m. today to be added to the delivery list. After tomorrow, our next distribution and delivery, including Backpack of Love bags, will be on Monday, April 6, 2020. We will be publishing a calendar of distribution and delivery dates by the end of the day. Again, we are still providing daily breakfast and lunch meals while keeping families and staff from leaving their homes to a minimum. I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and at home. We love and miss you!
Join us for CuCPS Story Time -- Ms. Wieder reads the book, Max the Brave, here on CuCPS Facebook or the CuCPS website. CuCPS Story Time will be held weekdays at 2:00 p.m. https://drive.google.com/file/d/17MVO1Kxfaat5hBhjBYghB-JFBmdZpqN7/view?usp=sharing
Cumberland County Public Schools Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 30, 2020): The closing of schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic has left staff, students, and families with many questions regarding school-related operations and activities. Here are responses to a few of the commonly asked questions. Please check back often as this page will be updated daily with the most current responses to questions that are important to you. https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/article/221488?org=cucps
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, CuCPS school buildings and offices are closed. Luckily, student breakfast and lunch distribution/delivery and learning continue. If you need to contact administration, teachers, or a staff member, the best way is through email. Email addresses can be found on our CuCPS webpage. If this is not possible, you can call 804-492-4212 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. This number will be answered by Mrs. Sandra Raymond remotely. She will get your messages to the correct people. Thank you for being patient, flexible, and understanding with us.
Spring Sports Update: - VHSL will delay decision to provide options on spring sports season until May. - Due to this all Spring Sports/Activities will remain postponed indefinitely. - As more information is released by the VHSL and CuCPS Administration we will let you know.
Good Morning, CuCPS Family. There are a lot of unknowns regarding how CuCPS will proceed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Although our school buildings are closed, student learning is to continue. We will learn more from the Virginia Department of Education today on the expectations on how to proceed. Please be patient as we learn the expectations and then plan and prepare for remote learning. We hope to have answers for you by Friday and develop a Frequently Asked Questions document for our staff, families, and the community as a reference. However, I can tell you now that we are committed to providing breakfast and lunch meals to our students for the remainder of the school year and will still hold prom and graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 when it is safe to do so. My thoughts and prayers go out to each student, family, and staff member as we navigate through this time. We are here for you. If you need something, please reach out to me at 492-4212 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Northam has decided to close all public and private schools until the end of the school year. We are promised that the Virginia Department of Education will provide guidance to all divisions in our efforts to provide continuity of instruction and food services during this time. Other areas on which we are to be given prompt guidance include: · Graduation Requirements · Awarding Standard Credit and Verified Credit (in the absence of SOL testing) · Closing the instructional gaps created by the loss of instruction. As these and many more questions are answered in the next few days, weeks, and months to come, I will make every effort to maintain communication with all our stakeholders. I understand these are uncertain times for us all. The decisions being made are unprecedented and there is no script to follow. However, I have no doubt we will get through this together, and we will come through this on the other side stronger, and more prepared to take on any future challenges. Be on the lookout for further information coming. In the meantime — stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home.
The True Heroes This Week: Food Service Staff and Parents as Learning from Home and Social Distancing Become the Norm! Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights at https://wke.lt/w/s/ebuBiK.
Breakfast/Lunch Distribution: Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Sites: Randolph Fire Department, front of CMS, Cartersville Rescue Squad Building Monday, March 23rd: Book donations from Virginia Children’s Book Festival given with food Want Breakfast/Lunch Delivered? Call your child’s school the day prior to requested delivery CuCPS Storytime: Weekdays, 2:00 p.m. CuCPS Facebook and CuCPS Website Decision on School Reopening: We expect that the school closure will be expanded. We are waiting on further information and planning to determine the length of the expanded school closure. Learning for Home: Learning Packets have been mailed home and are available on our website at https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/o/CUCPS/page/health-update--2 . These learning packets are for a continuity of learning and are not graded. They are not meant to make up for full days of school. More information will be coming later this week with expectations for learning from home during an extended closure beyond March 27, 2020. Again, thank you for everyone's understanding, patience, and flexibility. We are doing the best we know how with the information and resources we have. Our first priority has been to take care of our children’s basic needs.
Backpacks of Love food bags will be distributed with breakfast and lunch meals tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020. We appreciate our partnership with Backpacks of Love! On Monday, books will be distributed with breakfast and lunch meals. We appreciate the Virginia Children's Book Festival for donating books for our children!
We are establishing a food delivery process for families that cannot get to one of the three distribution sites. We prefer participation in the drive-thru process at one of the distribution sites (Randolph Fire Department, front of CMS, and Cartersville Rescue Squad building) from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; however, we do understand that some families or childcare providers are unable to get to the sites. If you are unable to get to a distribution site, please call your child’s school at 492-4212 between the hours of 2:00-3:00 p.m. and request a delivery for the next day. We will arrange meal delivery. Again, we prefer distribution through the drive-thru process; however, we do understand that this is not possible for all families. It is our hope to provide meals for every student at Cumberland County Public Schools and we encourage each family to participate.
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, breakfast and lunch bags for CuCPS students will be available each weekday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at three locations: the Randolph Fire Department, in front of CMS, and at the Cartersville Rescue Squad building. Distribution will be done in a drive-thru manner. You will not need to get out of your car. We will bring the bagged meals to you. We ask that you keep the drive-thru lines moving. Learning packets will be mailed home on Wednesday. Please be on the lookout for your child’s packet. Your child’s Report Card will be included in the packet. As information evolves, plans may change. Thank you for being understanding, patient, and flexible. Stay safe and healthy. Thank you.
The Technology Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, has been cancelled. For those committee members interested in providing feedback, the plan may be viewed on the division's technology page.
CuCPS will be distributing breakfast and lunch for our students beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020 (weekdays only) from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the following locations: the Randolph Fire Department, the front of CMS, and the Cartersville Rescue Squad building. Learning packets will be distributed at these location on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and Tuesday, March 24, 2020. If you are not able to pick up learning packets from one of these locations, please contact your child's principal. We will also have learning packet materials posted on our website beginning Wednesday, March 18. This is a new process, so please be patient with us. Stay safe and healthy!
Governor Northam has just ordered all schools to be closed for a minimum of two weeks. CuCPS will be closed from March 16, 2020, to March 27, 2020. We will keep in touch with families through our alert system, webpage, and social media throughout this time period in regards to instructional and food services for our students. I encourage everyone to stay home and practice germ prevention. You can find resources from the CDC on our website. Everyone be safe and we will miss you. http://cumberlandva.apptegy.us/o/cucps/page/health-update--2
There are several Athletic Updates: 1) The Baseball scrimmage at Altavista today has been canceled. 2) All athletic games scheduled for Monday, March 16th have been postponed (dates will be released at a later time/date). 3) In addition to the cancellations for Monday, the VHSL has pushed back the start date for games to March 30th. Because of this all athletic games prior to March 30th have been postponed indefinitely. We appreciate your patience at this time. We will post updates with more information regarding the times and dates of the postponed games as they get rescheduled.
Health Update: Coronavirus Prevention This information will be coming home with your children today -- https://www.cucps.k12.va.us/article/204941?org=cucps
Come out to Buffalo Wild Wings in Farmville this evening, Wednesday, March 4. We will be hosting a fundraiser there from 5-7 to help fund the 2nd grade field trip to Virginia Beach in May. They will donate a portion of their sales toward our trip. We would love to see you there! #iamcucps #ccesdukes
CuCPS Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations are due by May 6, 2020. For more information, click https://5il.co/deln.
Check this out on Wakelet - #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, March 2, 2020 https://wke.lt/w/s/r4RXKm via @wakelet
Boys Basketball defeated Altavista High School 62-54 in the first round of the Regional Tournament! They will travel to Sussex Central High School on Thursday, February 27, 2020 to take on the Tigers at 6:00 pm. Go Dukes!
Spring Sports Update: All schedules for the 2020 Spring Sports Seasons has been posted on the CuCPS App and Website! #DukeNation
See snipets of CMS and CHS in this Faces and Places of Innovation video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7eHCmGste8
Check this out on Wakelet - #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, February 10, 2020 https://wke.lt/w/s/3ff0Qh via @wakelet
Due to weather there will be no Softball conditioning today (2/6/2020). Conditioning will resume on Tuesday, February 11.
Find School Menus on our CuCPS App or at https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/cumberland%20county. #iamcucps
Cumberland Elementary School is taking homeroom group pictures this Friday, January 31, 2020. The cost of the picture is $10.00.
Check this out on Wakelet - #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, January 27, 2020 https://wke.lt/w/s/jfsk3h via @wakelet
Today’s Middle School Boys/Girls Basketball game will be played at Crewe Primary School. The girls game will begin at 5:30 and the boys game will begin at 7:00. The address from Crewe Primary School is: 1953 Sunnyside Rd Crewe, VA 23930 United States
For the second year in a row, CHS students win the Congressional App Challenge! https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/19-VA05
Your CMS and CHS Indoor Track and Field Teams competed at the Norfolk Academy Invitational at the Boo Williams Sportsplex yesterday. The boys finished in 3rd place and the Girls finished in 2nd place! #DukeNation @Mrs_Long11 @EWilliamsJr
It's Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week 2020! This week, we especially thank our school principals for the responsibility they share in ensuring ALL Virginia students graduate high school prepared for college and career. #VAis4Learners http://ow.ly/iRzK50y05Xx
Congratulations to the following students who auditioned for, and were named to, the VBODA District 3 All-District Honors Band: Michael Ross - High School, 1st Band (Symphonic Band), on bassoon Jack Williamson - High School, 2nd Band (Concert Band), on trumpet Dylan Mills - High School, 1st Alternate, oboe Valencia Valentin - Middle School Band on flute Go, Dukes! #iamcucps
Hard copies of the CuCPS 19-20 Division Handbook will come home with your child today! Here is the online version: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/545180/CuCPS_19-20_handbook__Booklet.pdf
The CCES 2019 Winter Musical was outstanding! Check out a video clip from the performance on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/iamcucps. #iamcucps
There is a Governor’s School recruitment meeting tomorrow at 6:00 PM in the CMS/CHS cafeteria. Sophomores interested in Governor’s School are encouraged to attend!
Check out why it's a great time to be a Duke! http://cumberlandva.apptegy.us/article/164857?org=cucps #iamcucps
The JV and Varsity Boys Basketball Games against Goochland, scheduled for Friday (12/6) have been postponed until Wednesday (2/12). The JV and Varsity Girls will still play at Goochland on Friday (12/6). JV will begin at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.
All @CuCPS students will participate in service learning tomorrow, Monday, December 2, 2019, for the annual Betty Scales Day of Service. #iamcucps #CitizenCuCPS https://www.farmvilleherald.com/2015/06/betty-scales-day-established-to-honor-teachers-legacy/
The Middle School Athletic Banquet will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the High School Cafetorium. This banquet is for all Middle School Sports (Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer).
The High School Fall Athletic Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the High School Cafetorium. This banquet is for all JV and Varsity Fall Sports (Football, Cheer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf).
All phone alerts from CuCPS will no longer show Little Rock, Arkansas. Our phone number -- (804) 492-4212 -- will be displayed on caller ID.
Volleyball Announcement: Your Cumberland Lady Dukes Volleyball finished the regular season in 4th place in the region. They will host Altavista High School on November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The game will be played in the CHS Gym.
There will be an interest meeting for all student interested in trying out for JV and Varsity Boys Basketball on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the Cafetorium.
Dr. Griffin presents the 2019-2020 Superintendent's Report: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/501927/Annual_Report_19-20_Revised.pdf
Game Alert: The JV Football scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Amelia High School has been moved to Monday, November 4, 2019 at Amelia High School. The game will start at 6:30 pm.
Game Alert: The Middle School Volleyball Match vs Prince Edward has been postponed. The middle school volleyball team will have practice today instead of the game.
Game Alert: The JV Football game at Buckingham High School scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled. All High School JV players will still have practice.
Game Alert: The Middle School Football game at Park View Middle School tomorrow, October 9th, has been canceled.
Welcome, Tyshera Chambers of Buckingham, a 2019 political science and sociology graduate from Norfolk State University with a minor in liberal arts, who is a first-year adviser at Cumberland County High School. UVA SELECTS 41 ADVISERS TO HELP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NAVIGATE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS https://shar.es/aXQbyS
Cumberland County Public schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 14, 2019. This is a Professional Learning Day for staff.
Game Alert: The High School Volleyball matches scheduled for tomorrow at Bluestone have been postponed until further notice. The new date for the matches will be posted soon.
Winter Sports Announcement: Middle School winter cheer will have preseason conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on October 15, 2019. Tryouts will be held the week of November 18. You must have both a VHSL Physical Form and Concussion Form on file before trying out.
Winter Sports Announcement: All winter sports (Basketball, Winter Cheer, Indoor Track, and Wrestling) will begin on Monday, November 11. You must have both a VHSL Physical Form and Concussion Form on file before trying out. Forms are located in the middle school office.
Winter Sports Announcement: Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts will begin on Monday November 18. You must have both a VHSL Physical Form and Concussion Form on file before trying out. Forms are located in the middle school office.
Good Afternoon, check out our website or mobile App for a health update regarding recent reports of scabies at Cumberland Elementary and Middle Schools. Dr. Griffin has provided a video recording on steps the school division is taking and how families can assist in preventing the spread to others. Thank you.
Virginia Department of Health Scabies Facts Sheet: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/486955/Scabies_Fact_Sheet.pdf
Justin Stimpson 2019 Cumberland Graduate, freshman Hampden-Sydney Cross Country: https://www.hscathletics.com/sports/mxc/2019-20/releases/20190906ux8ugn #iamcucps #cucpsalumni
Check out our #iamcucps News and Highlights for Monday, September 9, 2019: https://wke.lt/w/s/v2qF90
Football Announcement: The Football game against Middlesex High School scheduled for Friday, September 6, 2019 has been moved to Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
The JV and Varsity Volleyball Matches originally scheduled for September 5, 2019 have been postponed until September 23, 2019.
Dukes Go 1-1 to Start the Season: https://www.farmvilleherald.com/2019/08/dukes-go-1-1-to-start-season/ #iamcucps
Parents of new band students or students wanting a new instrument: Tonight, Tues, 8/20, at 7:00 pm is instrument night in the CMS band room!
Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights: Monday, August 19, 2019, at https://wke.lt/w/s/3cgpR4. #iamcucps
Football Announcement: There will be a parents meeting for Middle School and High School Football on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Football Field.
The CuCPS Family had a successful 1st Day of School! More pictures can be found on the CuCPS Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/iamcucps.
CuCPS Alumni Justin Reid recognized for community activism: https://www.farmvilleherald.com/2019/08/reid-recognized-for-community-activism/?fbclid=IwAR1B9q0cVuuLUNl5QO8EOw24rnW-gu5kWf-MLLKjk9oTb7NCdzF8uQcRQ08
2019-2020 Bus Routes can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/415580/2019-2020_SCHOOL_BUS_ROUTES__1_.pdf #iamcucps
Check out the four video clips that feature CuCPS on this Deeper Learning Playlist: https://www.emediava.org/lo/2800002786 #iamcucups
The high school golf match scheduled for August 8 at Kinderton Country Club has been rescheduled for August 19 at Kinderton Country Club.
Good Evening, Family Portraits are back! Cumberland Elementary will be offering family portraits through Life Touch photography on Thursday, August 8th, from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. during open house. Picture packages start at $10.00. No appointment is necessary. Capture the Back to School Memory with a family portrait. You will love our new back drop! See you Thursday. Go Dukes.
High school cheer practice will begin on the first day of school (August 12).
Check out #iamcucps News and Highlights for Monday, August 5, 2019, at https://wke.lt/w/s/eWjiPf. #iamcucps
This weekend would be prime time to pick up all those back-to-school supplies while saving a little money. The 2019 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday begins at midnight this Friday, Aug. 2, and runs until midnight on Sunday, Aug. 4. The annual three-day sales tax holiday aims to help families save money on back-to-school purchases.
Congratulations to @CuCPS! We took home 1st place in Food for Thought: Healthy School Meals and 3rd place in Excellence in Workplace Readiness at the 2019 @VASchoolBoards Conference of Education! #iamcucps
Cumberland County High School parents and students are reminded that Junior and Senior orientation sessions for the 2019-2020 school year will occur on July 23, 2019. Junior orientation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 pm and Senior orientation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 pm. All sessions will be held in the CHS cafetorium.
Congratulations to Kelly Womack! Kelly participated in the MLB Pitch Hit and Run this past spring sponsored by Bandits Sport Center in Farmville. She progressed from the local level to the "sectionals” level which took place at Tuckahoe Little League Park. Kelly won first place! Her scores earned her a spot competing against the top three individuals from the Washington Nationals baseball team coverage area of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Kelly did extremely well in all three categories and won first place In her age group.
Order your Cumberland Dukes Family T-shirt today! These shirts are universal for all schools and alumni! #iamcucps #cucpsalumni https://ccesfamilyshirts2019.itemorder.com/sale
The moment we’ve been waiting for! Order your Duke Family T-shirt today and show your Duke Pride! ❤️#iamcucps #ccesdukes https://ccesfamilyshirts2019.itemorder.com/sale
Cumberland High School receives the 2019 Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award! https://www.nbc29.com/story/40685965/board-of-education-announces-2019-exemplar-performance-school-awards #iamcucps
Bandit Sports Center is offering Fall Travel 10-12 U Softball. Fall evaluations are Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Following the fall evaluation and the decision to participate, there will be a scholarship available for a student who meets a criteria of need and sportsmanship. Scholarship information will be available beginning July 15, 2019.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! The first day of school for students will be Monday, August 12, 2019. Below are the supply lists for CCES and CMS. High school students will learn about needed supplies at Orientation and Open House. Open House will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 3:00 - 7: 00 p.m. There will be Back-to-School Community Celebrations held on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Randolph Fire Department and the Cartersville Rescue Squad Building. More information will be coming soon about all of these events.
Cumberland Rec fall football and cheerleading registration is open for boys and girls, ages 5-13. Registration is available on the Cumberland Recreation website or in-person on Saturdays in July between 10-12 in front of Cumberland Middle School. http://cumberlandrec.weebly.com
Are you a business owner interested in collaborating with a student in the Dukes Discover program? Contact us for more information. https://dukesdiscover.com #iamcucps #dukesdiscover #Vais4Learners
NOTICE-SPECIAL MEETING: There will be a special meeting of the Cumberland County School Board at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the School Board Office conference room. The purpose of the meeting is for the discussion of personnel. The discussion of personnel will be closed to the public as authorized by Code of Virginia §2.2-3711 (A-1).
Good evening, Please join us for our CES and CMS showcase. This will be a great opportunity to see all the exciting things our students are working on in Summer School. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 26 from 11 until 12. Elementary and middle school parents are welcome to join us for lunch from 12 to 12:30. We look forward to seeing you there. Have a great day! Go Dukes!
CuCPS placed second in this challenge and is appreciative of the opportunity to participate and learn from peers and experts in the field! youtu.be/FHa6wI4IpFc. #iamcucps @DominionEnergy @VAChamber #VAis4Learners