Happy Sunday!This is the last week before our October Academic break. Please keep working hard as the end of Quarter 1 is right around the corner! Please monitor your student’s progress by logging into Canvas or PowerSchool. If you need assistance with PowerSchool log in information, etc. please contact our school’s registrar at ninamiller@cgsnc.org.
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 9/18:

I’m having trouble understanding why in so many classes, students must submit something in Canvas in order to complete assignments done by hand in class and at home. It seems a tedious and irrelevant extra step, especially when these are not online classes. Is this going to be a forever practice?

  • Thank you for your feedback! This step was put into place to help audit our classes. There is an “extra step” that helps us when validating that grades in Power School are indeed accurate. We don’t know that this will be a “forever practice” but one that we have been using since Covid that helps eliminate “missing” assignments, grades, etc. that would make our calculations incorrect when comparing the gradebook in Canvas to the gradebook in PowerSchool. We know that it seems redundant but it’s been working well to help keep our gradebooks in alignment.

When will you all spray the playground for bugs and weeds. From my understanding there are a lot of fire ant hills.

  • Thank you for making us aware of these concerns. We will share this concern with our maintenance department to revisit and touch base again with our pest control vendor.

If Ms. Jessica Taylor will be teaching 7-8th grade Social Studies, who will be teaching the 6th grade Social Studies?

  • She is teaching 6th-8th grade social studies and one of our middle school leadership classes.

**Last week, one of your questions was regarding our 23-24 Academic Calendar. There has been a slight delay on posting that due to some additional corrections that were needed. We will share and post asap once those corrections are made. Thank you for your patience!

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.

Updated Covid-19 Policy

Updated CGS Covid-19 policy approved by our BOD on 9/13/22.

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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!!

Joshua Kueider- KindergartenLathan Hairston- KindergartenLeah Lewis- 5th Grade
Joshua Kueider- KindergartenJoshua comes in each morning ready to learn and is always a great helper!Lathan Hairston- KindergartenLathan comes in ready to learn and work. He is a great friend to his classmates and always offers to help a friend in need.Leah Lewis- 5th GradeLeah is an amazing student! She has the biggest heart. She is a caring and considerate classmate looking out for everyone’s well-being, including her teachers!
Peyton Hussey- 10th GradeKacie Smith- 11th GradeSarah Fortney- 8th Grade
Peyton Hussey- 10th GradePeyton is always willing to help out in the cafeteria, whether it is making bags of ice or cleaning tables or running errands. He always volunteers to help in any way he can and does so with a smile.Kacie Smith- 11th GradeMs. Kacie is a very dependable helper in my classroom who comes in ready to work daily. Our younger students look up to Ms. Kacie and enjoy having her in the classroom to help.Sarah Fortney- 8th GradeOne of my former students got hurt with a busted lip and was in the nurse’s office. As I came in to check on my student, Sarah came in as well and was asking the student how she was doing. Then, before Sarah left, she let the student choose a prize out of her fidget bag. It was so sweet and thoughtful!

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.


6th-12th graders who are interested in trying out for basketball must complete the link below. Sign up must be completed by October 10th.


Cookie Dough Pick Up Date will be October 11th!

Weekly Schedule:

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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!

PTT News:

It’s time to celebrate our CGS Staff with Cake and Ice Cream! Parents please click here to donate items to make this special day a success. All items must be turned into Mrs. Cox by this Wednesday, September 28th for the celebration to take place on Friday, September 30th. We are looking for volunteers, be sure to sign up!

If you have not already joined PTT, what are you waiting for? We celebrate our students and staff monthly and have tons of fun doing so! Email today to find out more information at cgsptt@cgsnc.org .

Thank you,

Your PTT Board

Expansion Updates

We made a lot of progress this week. Pour #1 of the First Floor is completed.

  • Continue erecting the structural steel (including school main entry)
  • Continue welding steel angles and corners on steel beams
  • Continue prepping to pour concrete floor (1st floor)
  • Poured concrete floor (Southern wing of building) on Friday 9/23/22. Pour #2 (Northern wing) coming soon
  • Continue underground electrical conduit for parking lot/roadway lighting and septic system

Please see the photos below.

Finished Concrete FloorConcrete power screedsConcrete Work
Finished Concrete FloorConcrete power screedsConcrete Work
Ready for concrete- student commons areaConcrete ConveyorConcrete finishing- power trowel
Ready for concrete- student commons areaConcrete ConveyorConcrete finishing- power trowel
More structural steelReady for concrete pour- facing northReady for concrete pour- facing west
More structural steelReady for concrete pour- facing northReady for concrete pour- facing west

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.


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