I want to provide a few updates as we move into month three of at-home learning. First, I'd like to again thank all students, teachers and parents for your continued cooperation and patience. I know that you all have many unanswered questions regarding the remainder of this school year and how we will proceed into next school year. I will continue to be in contact as I receive updated information and guidance on our plans moving forward. Moncure staff continues to meet weekly to discuss how to overcome challenges and to also share the progress being made to reach all Moncure families to provide needed academic and emotional support. We are also discussing strategies for next school year and the best methods for ensuring that student learning is on track as they progress through the next grade level. Please continue to contact teachers or me with questions. On behalf of the Moncure staff, please thank your child for their hard work and make sure they know how much they are missed.
Thank you all,
Free Summer Reading Books!
Please stop by the Moncure School traffic circle from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM on Tuesday to pick up a bag of Free books for student summer reading. These books are being provided by The Chatham Education Foundation and Chatham County Schools. Bags of books will be labeled by grade level.
Chatham County Arts Day
Since CCS students were not able to showcase their work in the usual end of year art shows, musicals, programs, and concerts, we are having the first Chatham County Arts Day on Friday, June 5! Please visit this link: https://www.ccsartsday.com/ to find an art activity to share on Friday!
Chatham County School At-Home Learning Parent Survey
Parents and guardians, when our campuses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, our educators continued serving students through at-home learning. Please use the following link to access the survey about the at-home learning experience of your students. Paper copies can be requested by calling your child’s school. The survey closes June 11. Your input will help inform our plans for the 2020-21 school year. The recently passed North Carolina Senate Bill 704 requires each school district in North Carolina to develop a remote-learning plan for the 2020-21 school year. We will share more information once our plan is finalized. We appreciate your support during these unprecedented times: bit.ly/2XGAqE7
Padres/tutores, mientras nuestros campus han estado cerrados debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, nuestros educadores han continuado brindando instrucción a través del aprendizaje en el hogar. Utilice el siguiente enlace para acceder a la encuesta sobre lo que experimentó su estudiante durante el aprendizaje en el hogar. La encuesta se cerrará el 11 de junio. Su aporte ayudará a nuestros planes para el año escolar 2020-21. El recientemente aprobado Proyecto de Ley 704 del Senado de Carolina del Norte requiere que cada distrito escolar de Carolina del Norte desarrolle un plan de aprendizaje remoto para el año escolar 2020-21. Compartiremos más información una vez que nuestro plan esté finalizado. Agradecemos su apoyo durante estos tiempos sin precedentes:bit.ly/2XGAqE7
HIGH SCHOOL COURSES
Families with students in Math 1 and Spanish 1 will be receiving additional information on the high school course grading process. Students in these classes my opt for a numerical grade or a pass/withdrawal. Guidance regarding this decision will be provided shortly.
STUDENT BELONGINGS PICK-UP
A plan to allow parents to pick up student belongings is being created. We still have full desks and lockers and I know many students have personal items still at school. Once a plan is finalized, I will let you know.
Please contact the school at 919-542-3725 and visit the link below if you are interested in enrolling your child in Moncure's Pre-K. Any child that will be 4 by August 31 is eligible. Please see this link for all PreK information.
Any child that is 5 by August 31 may now be registered for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration is online. Please check the Moncure School website for the link or visit the link below:
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS
School Nutrition Services of Chatham County Schools would like to share with our community that families may qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the COVID-19 pandemic and as it subsides. The additional resources provided through the approval process for free or reduced-price meals may be of benefit for families until respective household members return to work and become reestablished after these difficult times.
This information is to provide you with avenues and steps to prepare for the weeks and months to come as the effects of the pandemic subside. If families applied in the past and were denied free or reduced-price meals, they should apply again, accounting for status changes within the household. Families may apply online at www.lunchapplication.com, or they could pick up an application at one of our open feeding sites or bus stops.
Just a reminder that the Moncure School playground is closed due to COVID-19 regulations.
WI-FI Hot Spot
Moncure School currently has a wi-fi hot spot located outside of the school in the bus parking lot. There are signs posted. Please park in the parking spots closest to the building when accessing the wi-fi. Please feel free to access this at anytime to assist in At-Home Learning.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH FORMS
If you are in need of a free or reduced lunch form for your children, copies are available at the front office. Your child's homeroom teacher can also send these forms home with your child. Please send a note or email your child's teacher if you would like a form sent home. Also, you can apply online for free and reduced lunch forms here.
STUDENT LUNCH ACCOUNTS
You are now able to track your students lunch money account and make payments online. If you are interested please visit this site and enroll!
There will be a community meeting for a proposed housing subdivision on March 9 at 6PM here at Moncure School. The development being proposed would be located off of Moncure School Road.
Want to know more about upcoming events at Moncure? The PTA is now using Remind to help keep you informed. Remind is a free service that allows you to get messages directly on your phone. Joining is Easy! Click this link: https://www.remind.com/join/moncurept or Text the code @moncurept to the phone number 81010 or (941)900-3396.
Be sure to sign up for the PTA! All members will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The enrollment form is attached below. Additional information and enrollment forms will also be sent home next week with students.
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
-During both arrival (7:30AM) and dismissal (2:55PM) times school staff are stationed at the carpool lane to monitor students and provide additional safety.
-Please use extreme caution in the traffic circle and in all parking lots.
-PLEASE ENTER MONCURE SCHOOL ROAD/TRAFFIC CIRCLE VIA OLD US 1.
-All parents need to drive and park in a single car line. Staff will escort children to/from the appropriate vehicles.
-If you need to park in the morning or the afternoon, please park in the side lot near the playground.
-Carpool students will wait for their rides under the front shelter area unless escorted by a staff member. Students will sit on the front benches and wait quietly for their rides. Carpool students may exit the building from the front doors only. Students are not allowed to walk to the street or the staff parking lot to meet parents.
-School personnel will unload and load from the right side only. This places your child close to the walkway into the school and an accident is less likely to occur.
-The carpool lane is considered a single lane road and passing is not allowed.
-Parking on the left side of the front loop is NOT permitted between the hours of 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m.
-PLEASE NOTE: Parents are discouraged from parking in the lot in the afternoons and walking to the front of the school for their children. Without a barrier between the sidewalk and street, using the sidewalk is a safety issue when traffic is moving through the front loop. Traffic in the parking lot is also a concern. You are asked to drive through the car rider line to pick up your children. NO parents may park in the bus lot to pick up students.
Renaissance Home Connect for Parents
If you would like to see your child's progress on Accelerated Reader, please visit the following website, Renaissance Home Connect. You will need to enter your child's user name and password.