The "Lobby Guard Visitor Management System" has been installed at all school sites in Central School District in order to provide a further safeguard to students, staffs and families. Additional requests for leave are still being processed. 90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines They'll return Nov. 30 and follow the same rotation as their younger classmates: two days a week in person and three days a week learning remotely. He said his staff will compile ridership data next week and will use the second-semester survey to plan the January runs. Almost 17,000 middle school students will keep learning from home until second semester begins on Jan. 5. “By following official COVID-19 procedures and protocols schools can be operated safely,” Gov. They’ll come back with CMS high schools — and like high school students, they’ll rotate through one week of in-person classes and two weeks of remote learning. But we can't do it without you. transportation, will be included on a CMS bus route. She distanced the desks in her classroom and braced herself to see students again. Ann Doss Helms covers education for WFAE. All other middle schoolers will return to classrooms Jan. 5. Some board members argued that elementary school ridership is so low that the available drivers could be stretched to cover middle schools safely. Another issue: there was a recent bus driver shortage due to many taking coronavirus-sick-leave earlier in the school year. "And I’m going to say I am sorry to the middle school parents out there and to the middle school children. The new plan has middle schoolers attending K-8 schools back in the classrooms on Nov. 30. The district currently doesn’t have enough bus drivers to make the original plan work. “We know this is … We’re here because we have to, and we think the prudent thing to do is to make the recommendation to the board that we’ve made.". The school board approved Superintendent Earnest Winston’s delayed return plan on a 6-3 vote. Middle schoolers attending K-8 schools will now return to in-person learning on Nov. 30. According to the district, notifications should go to the school office, not to a student's teacher. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools pulled the plug Tuesday on plans for middle school students to return in person on Nov. 23, saying a shortage of drivers now makes that plan impractical. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is considering revising a plan that would return middle school students to the classroom in two weeks. For now, it is still in the green zone, but the dashboard will be updated on Tuesday. Middle School Return to In-Person Recommendation Return students in grades 6-8 who attend K-8 schools on Nov. 30. on the K-5 (A, A, remote, B, B) rotation schedule. McMaster said. The CMS School Board voted 6-3 for the delay. We are letting them down. Now with more bus drivers healthy, more students can return back to school. CMS approves elementary school students return Nov. 2, split into two groups (Source: CMS) “After comprehensive study of the in-person instructional plan, we have found a way to increase the time and frequency that K-5 students will spend with their teachers in the classroom,” CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston said. She has repeatedly won first place in education reporting from the North Carolina Press Association. They moved up the deadline for parents to notify schools if they want to move their children into or out of Full Remote Academy second semester to Nov. 30. Now, Governor Henry McMaster wants to take the next step by giving all public schools across the state access to rapid COVID-19 testing. ", "We are here because of the actual circumstances," Winston said. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the first time in months, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools middle school students who attend a K-8 school will return to in-person learning on Monday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the first time in months, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools middle school students who attend a K-8 school will return to in-person learning on Monday. What has this experience been like for you? McMaster believes this will eventually allow all schools to get all students back in the classroom five days a week. She said it was great seeing them but her feelings about being back are still mixed. So far, 122 bus drivers have taken a leave of absence through the end of the year, forcing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to keep middle schoolers on remote learning. To confirm the transfer, parents must communicate that decision to their school via email no later than Nov. 30. Rapid COVID-19 testing for SC schools ordered by governor, Debate on in-person learning continues as CDC changes guidelines, Cabarrus County Schools to remain in Plan B after Thanksgiving, Bank of America commits $1M to CPCC for jobs initiative. But the first day back comes right after Thanksgiving break, a time teachers or students could've been exposed at family gatherings. Most will now return January 5th instead of November 23rd, because more than 100 school bus drivers are on leave. A cluster is 5 or more cases that can be linked to each other. Today was her first day back. There are only six driver vacancies in a fleet of just over a thousand buses, but 122 drivers are on leave. It's been 9 months since she's had students in her classroom. Here are known coronavirus cases in schools. Middle school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have a new schedule for returning to classrooms. At Tuesday’s board meeting, CMS board members voted 6-3 to delay the return of middle school students to in-person learning because more than 100 of the district’s bus drivers elected to use leave time through Dec. 31. Middle school students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will not return to in-person learning on Nov. 23 as originally intended with many now set to return in … Reach her at ahelms@wfae.org or 704-926-3859. CMS reported 76 schools had active cases just over a week ago, putting them in the red. CMS officials have maintained that cases are not spreading within the school building and point to the clusters metric to show that. RELATED: Rapid COVID-19 testing for SC schools ordered by governor. Schools with nontraditional grade spans, such as the district’s K-8 schools, Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Northwest School of the Arts, will return in carefully sequenced phases, with students in grades six through eight returning with other middle school students, and students in grades nine through 12 returning with other high school students. After Tuesdays first wave—the remaining nearly half of the students in the EC program will return as their class groups get phased-in beginning with K-5 on Nov. 2, 6-8 on Nov. 23 and high school on Jan. 5. She was hesitant about returning but knows she is lucky. Social Distancing: Helping Keep COVID-19 Patients At Home, Not The Hospital, In Small Towns, Outdoor Dining Is Not On The Menu - Virus Or No Virus, Shoppers Are Even Buying Their Christmas Trees Online, Beasley Requests Hand-To-Eye Recount In Close Chief Justice Race, Schools Remain Relatively Low Risk For COVID-19 Despite Community Spread, NC Health Official Says. Families in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district have the option to keep children in full-remote learning throughout the remainder of the year, but Monday, Nov. 30 is the deadline to do so. They will follow the rotational schedule of the elementary schools… Sign up here for The Frequency, WFAE’s daily email newsletter. all public schools across the state access to rapid COVID-19 testing. But there’s a different plan for about 1,500 middle school students who attend K-8 schools. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will begin phasing students back into classrooms for in-person instruction as early as Oct. 12. “My concern is not everyone has those things and the decisions should be made based on really the greatest need,” said Bourne. What questions do you have about the coronavirus? Students enrolled in middle school grades at the district’s K-8 schools will return for in-person instruction Nov. 30. The return date for CMS students was moved up from Dec. 7, Ryan said to the Exeter Region Cooperative District School Board Tuesday, after working with CMS Principal Patty Wons. The district’s original middle school plan, announced late this summer, would have allowed about 17,000 middle school students to begin going back to school part-time on Nov. 23. Middle schoolers who attend K-8 schools will return to classrooms starting Monday. The district reported they’re prepared to welcome students back, with staff ready and health-trained, plenty of PPE, and safety and distancing plans in place. The district’s current plan has students in grades 6-8 scheduled to return to phased in-person instruction on Monday, November 23. In addition, all families must let the district know if they require morning and/or afternoon bus transportation so that an accurate schedule can be made. Staff members say they're now hustling to get a handle on second-semester transportation plans. In South Carolina, many school districts have already returned to in-person learning. "I was worried about having to lie and say I’m so glad you're back and we're here together but I actually was able to truthfully say those things,” she said. Sources tell WBTV the board plans to revisit this plan due to a lack of school bus drivers that would be needed to transport students to schools. A potential shortage of bus drivers is forcing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to rethink plans for bringing middle school students back in person … "The second-to-last week in October, we saw that final surge, and it went from about 30 to nearly 70," said Adam Johnson, CMS Executive Director of Transportation. A group of CMS middle schoolers will return to in-person learning on Monday, and South Carolina will begin giving rapid COVID-19 testing in schools. 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg, Published November 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM EST. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools pulled the plug Tuesday on plans for middle school students to return in person on Nov. 23, saying a shortage of … The CMS Board of Education voted 6-3 in September to give parents the option of sending their children back to in-person learning in phases, starting with elementary school students. All other 6-8 students will return to school in January. "We’re not here because we want to be here. RELATED: 'My health is at risk' | Bus driver shortage delays middle school students return. The rapid test is optional with parent permission and would only be given to students with symptoms. Transportation Director Adam Johnson told the school board the leaves started building as students returned to in-person classes. “It was frustrating that no one said, if you travel you need to be in Plan C, you need to be fully remote if you're planning to travel over the holidays. Cucamonga Middle School has a system for checking in and monitoring campus visitors. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A major bus driver shortage facing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has the district pumping the brakes on its original plan to get middle school students back in … All other middle schoolers will return to classrooms … Return all remaining students in grades 6-12 on Jan. 5, on A, B, C weekly rotation aligning [ CMS middle school return to in-person update/recommendation ] Instead of returning for in-person instruction in two weeks, on Nov. 23, CMS middle school students won’t return to the classroom until Jan. 5. The district did not say what the revisions would be but that the school board is holding a meeting Tuesday to … Support our local journalism with a donation of ANY amount, and we’ll send you a free WFAE member mask courtesy of AllDayMask.com of Monroe. 122 of them have taken leave until the end of the year. From Nov. 16-30 CMS will also ask parents to complete a transportation survey. CMS is pumping the brakes on bringing middle schoolers back for some in person learning because of a bus driver shortage. CMS Delays Return To Classrooms For Middle School Students - Charlotte, NC - The school district cited a bus driver shortage as reason for the … She was a reporter for The Charlotte Observer for 32 years, including 16 years on the education beat. According to the district, students currently enrolled in the Full Remote Academy and would like to remain in it for second semester, no action needs to be taken; the enrollment will carry over automatically. So far, 122 bus drivers have taken a leave of absence through the end of the year, forcing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to keep middle schoolers on remote learning. 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CMS students are allowed to transfer from in-person instruction to Full Remote Academy or from Full Remote Academy to in-person instruction for the second semester. Schools with nontraditional grade spans, such as the district's K-8 schools, Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Northwest School of the Arts, will return in carefully sequenced phases, with students in grades six through eight returning with other middle school students, and students in grades nine through 12 returning with other high school students. Bourne said she didn't get much sleep last night. So far, 122 bus drivers have taken a leave of absence through the end of the year, forcing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to keep middle schoolers on remote learning. Some middle schoolers return to class today, but most middle schoolers and high school students, including Alston’s, will return in January after winter break. The new timeline delays until after winter break the return for all students in grades six through eight in traditional middle schools for in-person instruction, with one exception: Sixth- through eighth-graders in K-8 schools will return Nov. 30, instead of Nov. 23. About one-third of all students are currently enrolled, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise, those numbers could increase and pull more students out of the busing roster. School district board members say the biggest issues they’ve run into is creating adequate social distancing between students. At the meeting Wednesday, CMS leaders said that with some exceptions, all teachers would report to their school buildings two weeks before … The results can be delivered in just 15 minutes. Share your questions below. Sean Strain, Margaret Marshall and Rhonda Cheek said they thought CMS could do more to bring students back sooner. By late October, as almost 40,000 elementary students prepared to join pre-K and special education students, "we had to send up the red flags," he said. Their start date now depends on where they go to school. Our newsroom is hard at work covering everything from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to the aftermath of the election, the race for a vaccine and our communities' fight to rebuild. Her class sizes are small and she kept the window in her classroom open the entire day. “Our numbers are very low so the most kids I had in my classroom was 3.”, FYI: the @CharMeckSchools weekly run through of the covid dashboard will be tomorrow at 12:30 (usually it's on Monday) @wcnc. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will delay bringing middle schoolers back to in-person learning because of issues with transportation staffing. RELATED: CMS delays some middle schoolers' return to classrooms by one week, others until the new year. Johnson, the transportation director, agreed it's low but noted there hasn't been a full week of in-person elementary school yet. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students will return to their classrooms for the first time this school year on Monday morning. The rest of the CMS middle schoolers will have to wait until Jan. 5 to return to the classroom. But with new record highs of COVID cases in the state and county, there’s some concern. So far, 122 bus drivers have taken a leave of absence through the end of the year, forcing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to keep middle schoolers on remote learning. "I feel awful," Cheek said. The transfer option is available to all CMS students in all grades. The change came because CMS officials say they don’t have enough bus drivers to do the middle school runs with the distancing required. 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