Cumberland County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) recently welcomed their new superintendent: Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr. 

During a special meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education on Wednesday, April 11, the Board of Education approved Dr. Connelly as superintendent of the CCS. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Strategic Planning in the Wake County Public School system.

Hundreds of school system employees, community members, and the media crowded into the Board Room of the Central Services’ Building for an opportunity to see and meet the new superintendent.

Dr. Connelly has served in the Wake County Public Schools as a teacher assistant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent in addition to his current role. Previously, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne Division).

Dr. Connelly succeeds former superintendent Dr. Frank Till, effective July 1, 2018. CCS’ Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Tim Kinlaw has served as the interim superintendent since June 2017.

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Published by Laurie Pender on April 11, 2018

        


The words spring break written on a chalk boardThe Cumberland County Schools will observer the following Spring Break Schedule.

March 30
Student/Teacher Holiday

April 2
A.B. Wilkins High School, Cross Creek Early College High School, and Cumberland International Early College High School – Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

April 2 – 6
Traditional Schools, Year-Round Schools, and Cumberland Polytechnic High School – Student Holidays/Teacher Required Annual Leave

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 26, 2018

        


Image promotes the purchase of Student Accident InsuranceVoluntary Membership in a group accident insurance program is made available to students each school year. Participation in the plan is voluntary and made available through school publications annually and parents are urged to purchase it for their children.

If you don’t already have accident insurance for your child, Cumberland County Schools has contracted with QBE Insurance Group to offer coverage, which you may purchase at their website anytime during the school year by visiting www.k12studentinsurance.com.

  • Voluntary student accident insurance is “primary” insurance, meaning it pays even if you have other medical insurance.
  • While you may purchase coverage anytime during the year, the cost will be the same.
  • Cumberland County Schools provides limited secondary accident insurance coverage for high and middle school athletes.  Primary coverage for your child is still recommended.
  • Cumberland County Schools general liability insurance excludes student medical expenses unless it can be shown that the school system or district acted negligently.
  • Voluntary Student Accident Insurance is recommended by school board policy.

For questions about Cumberland County Schools, voluntary insurance coverage, call the service broker, The Young Group, at (888) 574-6288.  To purchase coverage directly online go to www.k12studentinsurance.com.

For more information, see Policy Code: 4220 Student Insurance Program.


Regulation Code: 4220-R Student Insurance (2016-17)

Cumberland County Board of Education is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment. However, unavoidable injuries can occur. To help offset the cost of these unforeseen circumstances accident insurance coverage is available to students through The Young Group and QBE at the following rates:

Student Insurance

School Time Only Plan

A. Standard Option $7.00 
B. Intermediate Option $13.00
C. Premier Option $40.00

24 Hour Coverage Plan

A. Standard Option $41.00 
B. Intermediate Option $76.00
C. Premier Option $202.00

Optional 24 Hour Dental Coverage

Annual Premium: $8.00

Athletic Coverage (Provided by Cumberland County Schools through QBE and The Young Group)

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 15, 2018

        


“Recipes for Success” during #NSLW17

Chefs hat with the words School Lunch: Recipes for SuccessTo recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Cumberland County schools will recognize National School Lunch Week from October 9-13, 2017. The theme, “Recipes for Success” is an opportunity to promote healthy school meals.

National School Lunch Week will emphasize the healthy foods that are offered daily at Cumberland County schools.

“School lunches are healthier than ever, with more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less fat and sodium,” said Beth Maynard, Executive Director of Child Nutrition Services.  “National School Lunch Week helps us educate parents and students about all the benefits of our lunch program and the appealing choices we offer.”

The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals to students every day. The program, which has been serving the nation’s children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards like offering fruits and vegetables every day, serving whole grain-rich foods, and limiting fat, calories, and sodium.

The “Recipes for Success” campaign is made possible by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 5, 2017

        


Driven 2 Excel LogpWHAT IS D2X?
The Beasley Media Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program is a community enhancement campaign designed to reward high school seniors in Cumberland County who achieve high levels of academic achievement and exemplary attendance records throughout the 2017 – 2018 school year.
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Published by Laurie Pender on September 23, 2017

        


children ready to head back to school standing by a fenceAs the summer continues, parents and students will start getting ready to come back to school. The CCS has put together an online Back-to-School Guide, a one-stop-shop for all of your Back-to-School questions. Please visit the online guide to find open house schedules, school supply lists, bell schedules, lunch information and much more. Check out the Online Back-to-School Guide now!

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Published by Laurie Pender on August 15, 2017

        


A remote control in hand.  Shallow depth of field, with focus on the remote.The school system in conjunction with Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), The Crown, and Time Warner Cable (TWC)/Spectrum will once again air LIVE broadcasts of the June 8 and 9 high school graduation ceremonies from the Crown Coliseum.

As a TWC/Spectrum subscriber,  you can watch CCS’ students walk across the stage to get their diplomas LIVE on FCE-TV Cable Channel 5 and TWC/Spectrum Cable Channel 1301 from the comfort of your home.

Those who aren’t TWC/Spectrum customers can STILL see the graduations LIVE by visiting the Crown Website at live.crowncoliseum.com.

Graduations will be aired according to the following schedule:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Westover High  – 8:00 a.m.
Douglas Byrd High – 11:00 a.m.
Terry Sanford High – 2:00 p.m.
Gray’s Creek High – 5:00 p.m.
South View High – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 9, 2017
E.E. Smith High – 8:00 a.m.
Seventy-First High – 11:00 a.m.
Pine Forest High – 2:00 p.m.
Cape Fear High – 5:00 p.m.
Jack Britt High – 8:00 p.m.

Note: Previously held graduations will be archived on the Crown Coliseum Website for viewing. 

 

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on May 2, 2017

        


Man and woman tying their tennis shoesSometimes activities with friends or family are more enjoyable than doing them alone. Join a walking club or attend group fitness classes. By building a support network you can encourage each other to be active. Check out the 10 Tips: Be Active Adults before getting moving. Join or Start a SuperTracker Group to achieve your goals as a team. For more, healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Laurie Pender on March 8, 2017

        


Image of a plate of food in a buffet lineTip of the Day from ChooseMyPlate.gov

Planning to dine out with family and friends? Be sure to decode the menu to choose healthier options. Navigate the buffet and look for items that are roasted, baked, braised, broiled, poached, seared, grilled, steamed, or sauteed. The saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars found in foods and beverages are important for you to think about as you build your healthy eating style. Learn more about Choosing Foods and Beverages.

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Published by Laurie Pender on February 13, 2017

        


Image of text reading it's ok 2 ask about suicide.According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, suicide is the third leading cause of death for North Carolinians between the ages of 10 to 24.  Unfortunately, stigma, myths, and misinformation about suicide prevent both adults and young people from discussing this topic.  Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide and knowing who to call for help is one way to prevent suicide.
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Published by Laurie Pender on February 2, 2017

        


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