We hope that everyone had a fantastic academic break and are ready to hit the ground running for Quarter 2 that begins this week. Report cards for Quarter 1 are scheduled to be distributed on Monday, Oct. 17th. Please use this as an opportunity to see how your student is progressing in their year long courses as well as in their block/semester courses. Parent/Teacher Conferences are on-going and can provide you with a fantastic opportunity to get updates specific to your student. I encourage you to participate in those opportunities as you are vital to your student’s academic success.
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 9/25:

My daughter in first grade says the bathroom doors don’t lock properly or at all. She has gotten walked in on while using the bathroom many times this school year. Can these be repaired please?

  • We will let our maintenance department know! For any maintenance that you see in and around campus, feel free to email our maintenance department at maintenance@cgsnc.org. Please put your name and student’s name on the email so we can reach out with specific questions/concerns regarding your submission. Thank you!

I noticed on the updated schedule for 5th grade – students do not have daily “recess” time. I see that there is PE daily but are they allowed any “free time” outside?

  • 5th grade has daily PE but not guaranteed recess daily. They are allowed to go outside and play if/when the schedule permits this. They have a recess time available but it is at the teachers’ discretion based on instruction for the day if they get the “free play” time. 5th grade has 3 EOG exams at the end of the school year so daily instructional time is protected as much as possible.

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.

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!!

(None this week due to being out on Academic Break)

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/.

Athletics Schedule

For ALL CGS Grizzly Fans – ANYONE wanting game information who is interested in getting the CGS schedules can use the CGS Dragon Fly website by using this web address https://go.dragonflyathletics.com/sites/NCHSAA to view each teams schedule, coaches, rosters, purchase tickets and watch games remotely if schools have the NFHS Network.

Please contact our Athletic Director, Coach Paschal for any questions at taylorpaschal@cgsnc.org.


Cookie Dough Pick Up is October 11th from 3:00-6:00 in Building 3 we will have signs out.

Senior Night for all Fall Sports and Dig Pink Night is Tuesday the 11th.

Athletics could use some volunteers for the Home Volleyball games this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) and also help out at Lake Cammack for our Cross Country Meet (Wednesday). These events are listed in mobile serve.

Weekly Schedule:

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Our first round of check ins will begin this week! Check ins are used as a bench marking tool for our teachers to gauge where our students are academically. Please see the letter below from our testing coordinator, Robyn Cox for more information.

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Trunk or Treat Event!

Trunk or Treat is BACK! See the flyer below for a FUN event hosted by CGS! Hope to see you there!!

If you’re able to donate any items for the event such as candy, decorations, etc. please contact Mrs. Jennifer Cox at jennifercox@cgsnc.org.

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Lunch Menu- October

Please see the attached October lunch menu.

Please see the links below if you are in need of any assistance.

How to create a myschoolaccount- https://youtu.be/0QZDU5Xm7zU

How to login and manage students- https://youtu.be/9vS7n4tnZ8s

How to deposit funds- https://youtu.be/13k29YnYuZw

How to preorder lunches- https://intercom.help/myschoolaccount_help_center/en/articles/2330998-place-a-pre-order

Please see above for adding funds to your student account. Please make sure your account is no more than $50 in the negative. If your student’s account is more than $50 in the negative he/she will not be allowed to purchase a la carte items and charge them to their account.

Reach out if you have any questions.


Melissa Quimby

Cafeteria Coordinator

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Drop off Procedures in the morning

REMINDER: Please do NOT drop your student off prior to 7:30 A.M. Even if it’s just a few minutes early. Dropping your student off on the porch and driving away is not allowed and is dangerous! Our staff are not available to supervise our students until 7:30 A.M. If your student is dropped off early, they will be required to attend before school and you’ll acquire a fee for before school care.

Your student must be dropped off and in their classrooms by 8:00 A.M. In the past, we’ve given a “cushion” of 5 minutes but we are losing valuable instructional minutes 1st period when we do this. Please leave your home early enough and safely enough to ensure your student is on time for school and inside their classroom when our 8:00 A.M. bell rings. Thank you for making your child’s education a TOP priority! You will be asked to sign in if your student is not on campus in enough time to make it to their classroom by 8:00 A.M. A copy of our tardy policy can be found in our Student/Parent Handbook on pages 13 & 14 if you’d like to reference it.

Thank you to all of you that travel on our campus safely, drive 5 mph or less, and don’t pass in our car rider lines! We greatly appreciate you and your dedication to the safety of our staff and students on campus!

Club Fundraiser (Jr. Civitan)

The Jr. Civitan Candle Fundraiser is kicking off beginning Oct 10th thru Oct 21st. Please see a Jr. Civitan for more information. Help support our community outreach events, education appreciation weeks, and much more! Checks will need to be made out to CGS PTT and cash is acceptable.

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Elementary Art Request

Parents, if you have any old t-shirts you can donate, please send those in! Our elementary art class will be creating a collaborative weaving project using cut strips of various t-shirts. If you’re able to donate any old t-shirts, please send them in to Mrs. Thompson. Thanks!

Expansion Updates

Despite of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian, we still made a lot of progress in the last couple of weeks. Pour #2 of the First Floor is completed.

  • Continue erecting the structural steel (including school main entry)
  • Continue welding steel angles and corners on steel beams
  • Welding steel on front canopy
  • Installed steel stairs on southern wing of building
  • Poured concrete floor (Northern wing of building) on Thursday 10/6/22.
  • Continue with more curb and gutter
  • Maintenance of erosion control and light grading around school building
  • Continue underground electrical conduit for parking lot/roadway lighting and septic system
  • Installing communication lines

Please see the photos below.

2nd pour of concrete floorAerial View taken on 9/29/22Aerial View taken on 9/29/22
2nd pour of concrete floorAerial View taken on 9/29/22Aerial View taken on 9/29/22
Front view of BuildingMain EntryMetal Stairs
Front view of BuildingMain EntryMetal Stairs
Welding Steel for Front Canopy
Welding Steel for Front Canopy

Technology Questions?

Please email Mrs. Paylor at toripaylor@cgsnc.org for questions regarding technology.

Canvas Questions?

Please use the email canvasassistance@cgsnc.org for questions regarding Canvas concerns.

BOD Meeting

When – Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 6:30pm

Where – 2454 Altamahaw Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC

More informationJoin us in our CGS Board Room or via YouTube. Link to YouTube is located on our Board of Directors’ page on our school’s website at www.cgsnc.org. Get Directions

Texas Roadhouse Night

When – Thursday, Oct. 13th, 4pm

Where – 1651 Glidewell Drive, Burlington, NC

More information: Texas Roadhouse to benefit Jr. Civitans. Come out and support CGS from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Get Directions

Have a FANTASTIC week Grizzlies!!


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