We hope that everyone had a fantastic Academic Break and are refreshed and ready to finish out the next few weeks of Quarter 1. Tutoring after school begins this week. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you’re interested in your student staying after school for tutoring.

Reminder- Any students staying after school for ballgames must be supervised. For any games that start later than 4:00 P.M. students must leave school and return for the game when the gate opens 30 minutes prior or you can contact our Grizzly Den After School Coordinator, Ms. Robyn to pay to have your student stay after school for childcare. Students are not allowed to “roam” around the building until the games start. You must also have confirmation from your child’s teacher if your student tells you that they are staying after school with them. This is not always the case : ) Trust but verify! Thank you for your help with keeping our kids safe at all times.

Don’t forget to check out our website at www.cgsnc.org and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cgsgrizzlies for updates!

Feedback Form FAQ 22-23

“Feedback Form” Submissions from week of 8/22:

Will there be a gym built at the new high school?

Unfortunately, not at first due to rising construction costs. This is in our Phase 2 plans but at this time we do not have an anticipated start date of construction. However, a new gym along with other facilities (Auditorium, Arts Wing, Dining Hall, Additional Classrooms, etc.) were included in our Long Range Master Plan. The grading and drainage for the gym and other facilities were completed in our current Phase 1 construction.

What is the expected timeline for building a gym at the new High School?

Unfortunately, we do not have an anticipated start date of construction at this time.

What activities are being undertaken by the school to fundraise for the new building?

Administration and our CGS Board of Directors are currently working with an outside organization to help with fundraising efforts.

Was there a notification sent out in email that progress reports would be sent home last Friday? Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see that progress reports were supposed to be going home. When I went back to look, it was mentioned briefly in an email from Coach Pascal about grade checks being done for sports.

This information is usually found in the weekly Sunday message or via Facebook post. However, this first one had a separate message that was shared in the 8/16 morning email blast along with the upcoming Picture Day reminder. We did have some email issues that week so maybe that’s why you did not receive that separate message.

See below for important Progress Report and Report Card Dates for this school year:

Progress Reports:

  • 8/19/22
  • 11/4/22
  • 2/2/23
  • 4/21/23

Report Cards:

  • 10/17/22
  • 1/6/23
  • 3/23/23
  • 6/9/23

Will there be sports fields built at the new high school for the kids to practice on? If not, where will they practice after school?

Currently, practices will take place on our current CGS campus. Logistics are being worked out now to help make this transition as smooth as possible for next school year.

Can the lighting in the girls locker room be improved? My daughter told me it is very dark, especially by the lockers.

Thank you for the suggestion, we will let maintenance know.

If students are told to leave their things in the locker room unattended and not locked up while at lunch or during PE class who is responsible for anything that goes missing or is damaged?

The locker room entrances/exits are monitored by security. If student items were to go missing or damaged, administration would conduct a disciplinary investigation.

If you missed something or just need clarity on an event, etc. please fill out the form found here: https://forms.gle/L7oKFaRZUuiuh8JH7 This form will be monitored weekly and answers to frequently asked questions will be provided in the weekly Sunday message.

Covid-19 Updates

Please see the updated Covid-19 letter for information regarding how to stay safe during Covid-19. Please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Corbett with any questions/concerns at angelacorbett@cgsnc.org.

Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians,

We know that last year was tough, but we’re excited to be back in the classroom. We are committed to taking the steps necessary to help us have a safe return to school. As part of steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our school open for in-person learning, we will offer a free COVID-19 Testing for students and staff at Clover Garden School.Testing will help protect our students, staff, family members, and others who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or are otherwise at risk for getting seriously sick from COVID-19.

Through this program, we will be able to identify COVID-19 cases quickly and early, which can help us stop an outbreak before it happens. This will help us keep students in the classroom and able to take part in the school activities they love.

Who will be tested? We will offer testing to everyone—all students and staff—even if they don’t have symptoms of COVID-19. Testing is also available for student and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19, even if vaccinated, or who have been in close contact with someone with COVID.

How is the testing done? The COVID-19 testing is free, quick, and easy. Our school nurse will oversee testing with either a PCR or antigen test.

Where and when is the testing done? Our school’s testing site will be in the nurse’s office and will take place when needed. Results will be available within 15 minutes.

How can I be sure that my child’s information will be protected? Sharing of information about your child will only be done for public health purposes and in accordance with applicable law and policies protecting student privacy and the security of your child’s data.

This letter asks your permission for us to:

  • Test your child as part of a free COVID-19 testing program at school (When Needed)
  • Test your child if they show symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 while in school.

To learn more or register your child, please visit:


Access Code for Consent: UGCAB5

We are extremely grateful to our committed families and staff who continue to show great flexibility and resilience as we work together to contain the spread of this virus. If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 Testing Program, please reach out to your school nurse, Angela Corbett, RN.


Mrs. Vereyken


Clover Garden School

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Visit vaccines.gov to find vaccination providers near you.

Covid-19 Metrics

See below for current Covid-19 metrics.

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AMAZING Grizzly Heroes!

Please help us celebrate and SHOUT OUT our Amazing Grizzly Heroes recognized at CGS this week! These students are doing an AMAZING job of modeling our mission, vision, and values at CGS. They go above and beyond at CGS and we are VERY proud of them! Keep up the GREAT work!!

Jaelynn Doiron- 8th GradeBella Stone- 10th GradeFaith Glasco- 12th Grade
Jaelynn Doiron- 8th GradeJaelynn is an amazing pal to a wonderful EC kid….she goes above and beyond to make sure this student is included in activities!Bella Stone- 10th GradeBella is an amazing pal! She jumps in and helps when needed and has set up a daily routine for completing tasks in the classroom.Faith Glasco- 12th GradeFaith is a pal in the Cafeteria. I have watched her take on any challenge with a great attitude and is always willing to do her very best. She is an amazing young lady.
Owen Weatherston- 10th GradeNatalee Wynn- 3rd GradeBriar Roten- 12th Grade
Owen Weatherston- 10th GradeOwen always tries his best! He helps anyone that needs assistance. If everyone were as kind as Owen, the world would be a much better place.Natalee Wynn- 3rd GradeNatalee is always there to cheer up her classmates. She always has a smile & a hug for friends and anyone that seems to be having a bad day.Briar Roten- 12th GradeBriar is such an amazing helper, she comes in with a smile on her face everyday and gets right to work with the students! She is always there for my students when they need her! 🙂
Zachary Wilson- 8th GradeKierstyn Thornton- 11th GradeBekkah Wynn- 12th Grade
Zachary Wilson- 8th GradeComing in as a new student he has embraced a new school with new people. He usually has a smile on his face and is always kind.to others.Kierstyn Thornton- 11th GradeKierstyn comes into the classroom ready to work with an amazing attitude and is a positive leader for my kindergarten students.Bekkah Wynn- 12th GradeBekkah noticed that I was looking around for someone to clean the cafeteria tables after HS lunch, and even know she is supposed to leave to go home at this time, she stayed and cleaned all the tables for me.
Liam Campbell- 6th GradeCharlotte Adams- 11th GradePhoebe Davis- 8th Grade
Liam Campbell- 6th GradeLiam is a leader in the art room. Liam makes sure his table has the supplies they need for the day, and cleans up without having to be reminded. Liam helps set the standard that I wish all students would follow in the art room.Charlotte Adams- 11th GradeCharlotte is an amazing PAL! She is always on time and prepared for working with our students. She makes her own plans and ideas, and has even purchased items to work with our students with. We are very happy to have her as our Pal!Phoebe Davis- 8th GradeStudent always goes above and beyond. Work is done on time and she always runs errands or asks what she can do to help out.
Michelle Morales- 1st GradeMadi Elliott- 11th GradeBrooklyn Mann- 9th Grade
Michelle Morales- 1st GradeMichelle is a hard worker and a kind friend to her classmates!Madi Elliott- 11th GradeToday I spotted Madi walking down the hall with a friend. While walking toward the lunch room she stopped to pick up a random piece of trash from the hall. Other students walked past but she stopped and took care of our school. Little things like this matter and her behavior impressed me.Brooklyn Mann- 9th GradeBrooklyn graciously offered to help us with our students in the afternoon by coming to our room and pick up one student and walk them to the car rider line in the band room. She is always on time and comes every afternoon! If there are any changes in her schedule, she comes ahead of time and lets us know.
Brooks McDowell- 10th Grade
Brooks McDowell- 10th GradeBrooks is just a “good ‘ol boy” who constantly shows empathy and caring for others- students or staff.

Staffing Updates:

Parents, thank you for your patience while we work hard to fill our current teaching vacancies at CGS. We are actively interviewing applicants and working hard to fill our openings as quickly as possible with the most qualified applicants. Thank you for patience while we work to fill our openings. If you know of someone that would be a fantastic fit for our CGS family, please send them to our website to apply at http://cgsnc.org/home/careers/.

There have been a few updates to our staffing recently that we are excited to announce:

Ms. McKenzie Miller
Ms. McKenzie MillerMs. Miller will be making a change to her current CGS schedule. Ms. Miller originally began at CGS this school year teaching Middle School science and High School Biology. Ms. Miller will now be moving to our open 4th grade Elementary Teaching position effective 9/6. She will be working side-by-side on the 4th grade team with Mrs. Glasco.

Ms. Miller graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Averett University in May of 2021. She is only a course or so away from completing and obtaining her Elementary Education teaching license. While in college, she was a graduate volleyball assistant in the Fall of 2021 and began teaching in the Spring of 2022.

During college she played volleyball for four years. She currently coaches our High School volleyball team at Clover Garden. Volleyball is what occupies most of her free time whether it be watching her sister Kayden play, coaching or playing the sport herself.

She has previous experience working with younger children and can’t wait to meet our 4th graders! We are very excited about our 4th grade combo team! Welcome to 4th grade Ms. Miller.

Tell us about YOU!

We are looking for more information about our CGS community! Please take a quick moment to complete the survey below by Sunday, 9/11 if you’re willing to share information about yourself, small business, or community relationships. Thank you!!


Athletics’ Weekly Schedule

Tuesday, September 6:

  • 4:00 Middle School Volleyball HOME vs. River Mill
  • 4:00 Middle School Boys Soccer vs. Blessed Sacrament
  • 4:30 Varsity Cross Country at Southern Wake (Harris Lake)
  • 6:00 Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. River Mill

Wednesday, September 7:

  • 4:00 Middle School Cross Country vs. River Mill (Cedar Rock Park)

Thursday, September 8:

  • 4:30 Middle School Volleyball at Discovery Charter
  • 4:30 Middle School Boys Soccer at NCLA
  • 5:00 Varsity Men’s Soccer at Cornerstone
  • 6:15 Varsity Volleyball at Woods Charter

Friday, September 9:

  • 4:00 Middle School Boys Soccer HOME vs. Discovery Charter
  • 4:00 Middle School Volleyball at Chatham Charter
  • 5:00 JV Volleyball at Chatham Charter
  • 6:00 Varsity Volleyball at Chatham Charter
  • 6:00 Varsity Men’s Soccer at NCLA

Expansion Updates

In spite of some unfavorable weather conditions recently, we have made some good progress over the last 2 weeks. The Contractor is planning to start pouring the floor slab soon. We are very excited to see the shape of our new high school building taking form!

  • Continue erecting the structural steel and framing
  • Complete rough in underground plumbing
  • Forming and prepping to pour concrete floor slab
  • Waterproofing steel columns
  • Installing and back filling septic sewer line from building to location of the septic tanks
  • Back filling behind curb and gutter
  • Delivered 2 more trailer loads of steel

Please see the photos below.

Framing at Front of the BuildingPrepping and Forming Concrete Floor SlabSeptic Sewer Line from Building
Framing at Front of the BuildingPrepping and Forming Concrete Floor SlabSeptic Sewer Line from Building
Structural Steel facing SouthStructural SteelTrailer Load of more Steel
Structural Steel facing SouthStructural SteelTrailer Load of more Steel
View from Back of the BuildingView from the Entrance of BuildingView from the Front of the Building
View from Back of the BuildingView from the Entrance of BuildingView from the Front of the Building

Upcoming Events:

PTT Committee Chair Meeting

When – Friday, Sep. 9th, 6pm

Where – 2454 Altamahaw Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC

More information

PTT will be holding an informal meeting to elect chairs for the different committees. If you signed up for a committee and are interested in being a chair of that committee, please come on Friday evening. This is the first step to getting our committees off and running this school year!

Please email the PTT at cgsptt@cgsnc.org for any questions!


Shawna Alcon

PTT President

Clover Garden School
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Fall Scholastic Book Fair

When – Monday, Sep. 12th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 16th, 1pm

Where – 2454 Altamahaw Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC

More information

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is almost here!! You can shop online or in our library starting in one week!! More information coming soon!! SAVE the DATES!


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