Happy Sunday! Only 3 weeks of school are left! Please keep your students on task as our End of Year testing begins this week!! Make sure that your student(s) are getting a good night’s rest and are ready to knock out their tests for the school year!

Here’s a Quick Glance at the week:

Monday, 5/17:

  • USB flash drive distribution from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
  • AP Stats exam 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Tuesday, 5/18:

  • 4:00        Varsity Baseball HOME vs. Southern Wake Academy (Joe Davidson)

Wednesday, 5/19:

  • 6:00       MS Spring Awards Night for Athletics (Baseball, Golf & Softball) in GYM
  • 6:45        HS Spring Awards Night for Athletics (Boys Tennis & Girls Soccer) in GYM

Thursday, 5/20:

  • 3rd/4th/5th Grade ELA EOG
  • 1st/4th/6th Period MS/HS Exams (non EOG/EOC)

Friday, 5/21:

  • 3rd/4th/5th Grade Math EOG
  • 2nd/3rd/5th Block MS & HS Exams (non EOG/EOC)
  • AP Music Theory Exam 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Testing Information: Updates/Clarity:

  • Clover Garden Testing for Grades 3-5:
    • Thursday, May 20th
      • ELA EOG- 8:00-12:00- remote students should be picked up at noon when testing is complete
    • Friday, May 21st
      • MATH EOG- 8:00-12:00- remote students should be picked up at noon when testing is complete
    • Monday, May 25th
      • 5th Grade Science EOG- 8:00-12:00- remote students should be picked up at noon when testing is complete
  • Clover Garden Testing for Middle & High School:
    • ALL MS & HS CGS students (face-to-face AND remote) are expected to be on campus for full days of teacher made exams and/or exam review for state exams on Thursday, May 20th & Friday, May 21st.
      • If you are unsure of what class you have each period, please refer to your schedule in PowerSchool.
  • Thursday, May 20th
    • 1st Period- 8:30-10:25
    • 4th Period- 10:30-12:55- MS & HS lunch takes place during this time
    • Lunch – students must bring lunch from home
    • 6th Period- 1:00-3:00
  • Friday, May 21st
    • 2nd Period-8:30-10:25
    • 3rd Period- 10:30-12:55- MS & HS lunch takes place during this time
    • Lunch- students must bring lunch from home
    • 5th Period- 1:00-3:00
  • Please refer to the testing calendar to see the listing of MS EOG’s & HS EOC’s that take place during the week of May 24th thru 28th.  Face-to-face and remote students will use the same testing calendar. 
  • High School students ONLY- if you do NOT have a state exam (EOC/CTE/Certiport) the week of May 24th thru 28th, then your last day on campus is Friday, May 21st.  However, you must continue to check-in through Canvas with your teachers for attendance.
  • Collection of Clover Garden Laptops: 
    • HIGH SCHOOL: Will be collected on Friday, May 21st at the end of the day.
    • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Will be collected on Thursday, May 27th at the end of the day.
    • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Will be collected on Tuesday, June 1st at the end of the day

 High School Students: Your last regular day on CGS campus for this year will be Friday, May 21st.  After that date, you will only return to campus if you have a State Exam or AP Exam. You are expected to check in daily with your teachers on the A Day/B Day schedule for attendance via Canvas through June 3rd, 2021.

 Reminders about Pick Up/Drop Off procedures for remote students participating in testing:

 Traffic and Car Lines:

  • K-5 Drop off/Arrival will be from 7:30 A.M. until 8:00 A.M.
    • *older siblings of students in K-5 CAN be dropped off on either side (K-2 Car Line/3-12 Car Line) as early as 7:30 A.M. This exception only applies to families with MULTIPLE CHILDREN or families that Carpool with elementary students.
    • MS students that arrive before 8:00 A.M. will go straight to the Gym. HS students that arrive before 8:00 A.M. will go straight to the cafeteria. Students will be required to social distance and sit quietly until 8:00 A.M. when students will be released to go to their designated classroom.
  • MS/HS Drop off/Arrival will be from 8:00 A.M. until 8:30 A.M.
    • MS/HS students that do not have younger siblings in Grades K-5 can not be dropped off earlier than 8:00 A.M. Upon arrival, students will go straight to their assigned class for the day based on the A Day/B Day schedule. Elementary Students dropped off after 8:00 A.M. will be considered “tardy”.
  • K-5 Pick Up/Dismissal will be from 2:30 P.M. until 3:00 P.M.
    • All students in K-2 will be picked up in the K-2 Car Rider Line. Any students in 3rd-5th grade that have younger siblings in K-2 will also be picked up in the K-2
  • MS/HS Pick Up will be from 3:00 P.M.- 3:30 P.M.
    • All MS/HS students will be picked up in the 3-12 Car Rider Line from 3:00 P.M. until 3:30 P.M.
    • *younger siblings of students in MS/HS CAN be picked up in the 3-12 Car Rider Line when MS/HS students release at 3:00 P.M.. This exception only applies to families with MULTIPLE CHILDREN or families that Carpool.

All students on campus MUST fill out the required daily symptom monitoring for your student prior to their arrival on campus. The form that you will need to fill out DAILY for your child(ren) can be found by clicking here.

End of Year Awards:

  • This school year, we will have our Kindergarten-5th Grade Awards program on Tuesday, June 1st. We will not be allowing visitors on this day due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will be livestreaming this awards ceremony via our school’s Pixelot camera system. We will be sending out details soon so that you can register for this event and watch virtually.
    • K-2 Awards will be broadcasted from 8:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. on June 1st.
    • 3rd-5th Grade Awards will be broadcasted from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on June 1st.
    • Middle and High School Awards will be recorded and presented virtually from teachers and emailed out to our MS/HS families.

**There will not be any attendance awards given this school year** (unfortunately, due to attendance issues this school year, we will not be distributing any perfect attendance awards. Teachers may individually give participation awards for your student’s engagement during their courses this school year but as a school, we will not be giving out that specific award this school year due to technical difficulties during taking/recording attendance during the remote learning school year. We apologize for this inconvenience)

Yearbook Distribution:

  • All K-5 Teachers should have their student’s prepaid yearbooks.  Most 6-12 students have received their yearbook if they prepaid. 
  • Students 6-12 who have not received their yearbook but have pre-paid (including remote students) need to see Ms. Peel.
  • All students who reserved a yearbook but have not paid may receive their yearbook once they have paid.  Please see Ms. Peel to grab it.
  • Students may email Ms. Peel to reserve a yearbook OR wait until next Wednesday, 5/19 to buy a yearbook when we are selling them before and after school.
  • Yearbooks are $50 a piece.  Checks should be made to PTT. Cash is also acceptable.
  • Please email Ms. Peek at abigailpeel@cgsnc.org for questions.

Board Election Information (LAST day to apply- DEADLINE at 5:00 P.M.):

  • We are currently in the process of filling the two parent elected board member seats on our school board that will become available for our 2021-2022 school year. Please see the attached letter for additional information if you are interested in applying. A special shout out goes to our Clover Garden School Board of Directors for their continued unwavering support and guidance for our school during these unprecedented times! Being a board member is more than just attending a board meeting once a month. Our Clover Garden School Board Members pour in endless volunteer hours and committee work in their “free time” to ensure CGS has a successful future! This comes with hard work, mission/vision planning, and strategic oversight. Please see the attached letter for more details if interested in applying.

Calendar for Next School Year: 2021-2022:

  • Next year’s calendar has been changed slightly. The major UPDATE for our CGS Families is that our first day of school has moved to MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021. This change was made to help close out our Semester 1 prior to the December holiday break and not have it roll over into the new year. We also added a teacher workday to January 3rd so students will not return on campus until January 4th, 2022 following the December break.
  • The first 20 days of school is IMPERATIVE to our school’s financial health since we are a charter school. NO field trips/educational trips, vacations, etc. will be approved for the first 20 days of school. All students MUST be on campus and in their seats to be considered enrolled at Clover Garden School for the 21-22 school year. If your student does not attend school on the first day of school, we will assume you have moved them to another school and will look to replace and fill their spot. This is not to be “mean” or “unfair” but simply is based on the factual information that attendance is VITAL during the first 20 days in order for our school to be complaint with directives from DPI in relation to our school’s financial health. Thank you for understanding the importance of attendance and having your student(s) enrolled in school during the entirety of the academic school year. The updated calendar will be posted on our school’s website soon for your review. Please plan your student’s appointments, vacations, etc. on “non-student” days or “academic breaks” whenever possible. Thank you!

CGS Athletic Booster Club Board Openings:

The CGS Athletic Booster Club is looking to fill 2 seats that will be open for the 2021-22 school year.  They are looking for nominations for the Vice President and Secretary positions.  Please email the Booster Club President, Keith Roberts with any questions or if you or someone else is interested.  They will take nominations until Friday, May 28.   

Jake Vernon Celebration of Life Event:

  • Our student body will participate in a “Celebration of Life Event” on Friday, May 28th, 2021 for our CGS student, Jake Vernon that passed away in December of this year. Thank you to all of you that bought a t-shirt in his memory! If your student did not purchase a t-shirt, we ask that they wear lime green on this day in honor of Jake. No visitors besides those accompanying the Vernon family will be allowed on campus due to Covid-19 restrictions. All students will have the opportunity to release a balloon in Jake’s memory at the conclusion of the event.

Face Mask Mandate:

  • This past week, there have been some updates made that positively affect our school in regards to lifting some of our face mask mandates. Beginning tomorrow, 5/17, we will now allow our students participating in recess or outdoor PE to remove their face masks during active play. This will also be applied during outside lunch sessions as long as students safely social distance at least 6 feet from one another. Face Masks will continue to be required at all times while in the building or while walking to the outdoor location for physical activity. Same rules apply for car rider lines as the face mask mandate will continue to be enforced. We will continue to update you if things change. Thank you!

Guidance for Recess (removal of masks for outdoor activities)

  • Wear your mask until you get to the playground or designated area
  • Masks can be off for recess active play. 
  • When at tables hanging out, students must have their masks on unless they are 6 ft apart
  • It is not mandatory for students to take off their masks while outside, but it is now an option (masks must be worn in outdoor car rider lines)
  • Lunch outside – as long as students are 6 ft apart after eating, they can keep their masks off until they return to the building
  • If the class is using the outdoor classroom space for class, masks may not been worn as long as students are 6 feet apart

Any questions please contact our Covid-19 Coordinator, Mrs. Jennifer Cox for guidance.

Material Distribution:

  • On Monday, May 17, 2021,  we will have another distribution of materials for students. If your student has any of the courses listed below, please make sure that you come by campus and pick up their materials. Please stay in your vehicle and we will bring the material out to you. Please enter from the Burch Bridge Road entrance and travel around the building to the front circle. We request that you wear your face mask while interacting with our faculty/staff and that you remain 6 feet apart to social distance. If you’ve been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for Covid-19 or if you have symptoms of Covid-19 yourself, please do not come on campus. Thank you for helping us keep our faculty/staff safe!

Students with last names A-M will need to pick up materials from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.

Students with last names N-Z will need to pick up materials from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Materials needing to be picked up from students on: Monday, May 17 , 2021
Weed6th and 8th grade mathREMOTE STUDENTS ONLY (final exam review materials available for pick up)

Feedback Opportunities:

Here’s a reminder of the documents available to provide questions, concerns, or comments during remote learning.

 Questions about Canvas?

Email canvasassistance@cgsnc.org

 Questions about Technology?

Email techsupport@cgsnc.org