Make Up Days: The lost days for students on January 22 and January 25 will be made up with school on February 15 and on June 10. The missed teacher workday in February will now be made up with a workday on June 14.
ECCCM offers food assistance to CCS families, providing food through the week for 12 months. Families can fill out a simple online application at http://www.ecccm.org/student-hunger-prevention-program. If you have questions call 828-465-1702.
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Winter Weather Make-Up Days
In response to questions from our CCS families, I wanted to let you know that decisions regarding make-up of school days due to weather closures are based on a number of interconnecting factors. CCS needs to comply with state legislation that mandates school days and hours (at least 185 student days or 1025 hours of instruction). This year, given the mandated start and end dates, CCS, in coordination with Hickory City and Newton City schools, adopted a calendar that included 180 student days. This original schedule also allowed needed teacher workdays within the school year and provided for the required instructional days for our Teacher Assistants.
It is CCS’s goal to ensure that our students receive the full instruction originally allotted during second semester when adverse weather usually hits. Given that the winter weather came in January this year (as opposed to mid and late February last year), we took a mixed approach. We added two student days to keep the instructional days near the 180 original mark. We also used some of our banked hours for one of the student days and for the 2-hour delay, saving the rest for additional winter weather. Last year, we also had a make-up day scheduled, but it was snowed out by another storm in late February.
We want to maintain a sufficient number of banked hours for additional winter weather causing delays or closures. If further inclement weather occurs, the Superintendent will consider using these banked hours to preserve the spring break scheduled at the end of March and to keep the current calendar intact. Read More...