OWL'S NEST CES Afterschool Program Carthage Elementary School has once again received a grant from TN 21st Century Community Learning Center for an after-school enrichment program. Owls Nest will meet Monday through Friday mornings from 6:45-7:45 am, and Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 pm. You have a choice to apply for mornings, afternoons, or both. This program is offered to all students in grades 1-4. This year we are accepting Kindergarten. Kindergarten students who have siblings already in the program will have top priority. Afterschool begins on August 16, 2021. Students participating in the morning program will: · Receive homework help and/or tutoring · Be allowed to get breakfast in the cafeteria as normal Students participating in the afternoon program will: · Receive a nutritious snack · Improve reading skills · Practice math and computer skills · Receive homework help and/or tutoring · Engage in healthy activities/exercise · Interact socially If you would like for your child to register for one of the limited spots in Owl's Nest program, please complete the registration form on our school website. Registration opens up August 6th. https://www.smithcoedu.com/o/carthage Click on the Menu tab at the top Look under students section find Owls Nest Click the on Owls Nest Then click on OWL'S NEST FORM at the top of the page to complete an online registration. If you have any questions, please leave a message at CES 615-735-0433 for Sarah Jenkins, or contact Kristie Glover at Smith County Board of Education 615-735-9625. Sarah Jenkins, Site Director
Reminder!!! All CES students in PreK- 4th grade will come to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday is a remote day where students will learn from home. Each grade level and classroom has expectations and requirements for that day. Please see your teacher for more information. We will continue this schedule until February 12, 2021. Preschool students will continue on their normal schedule. Please see teacher for any questions.
No school on Monday November 23rd and Tuesday November 24th. We will begin our hybrid schedule starting November 30th. All information about this schedule will be sent home tomorrow with students. We will also post it on our website and FB page.
Tuesday, October 13 Fall pictures make-ups and virtual students. Come between 8-10am.
We are offering a Virtual Owls Nest for our virtual students and distance learners. The program will be conducted through CES for students who were in grades 1-4 during the 2020-2021 school year. During this school year, we will be offering tutoring and homework help. We are also posting activities daily. Some of the activities will include virtual field trips, STEM activities, coding, and other fun activities! If students get involved using the Google Classroom, I will send a link requesting them to join or they can join by typing in their class code. They can access this through their regular school Google accounts, where all of their other core classes are located. Tutoring sessions will be on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org Google classroom codes 1st: amhnw77 2nd: ggwxhb6 3rd: khmg2ds 4th: jvwcptw Thank you!
Friday is House Spirit Day!! Wear your house color! Ice cream for $1 on Fridays No school Monday Fall Pictures Tuesday
We are still taking up pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House!! Bring them in anytime.
PreK still has spots open for qualifying students until September 15th. Please call the office for more information.
Tomorrow the following classes will meet on Google Classroom PreK will post on ClassDojo All 2nd grade at 9am All 4th grade Mon/Wed students at 9 am and Tues/Thurs students at 10am
Smith County Schoo: Virtual Academy: Parent(s)/guardian(s) that submitted applications prior to the July 24th deadline will be contacted in the next 2-3 days by their child's home school regarding the virtual learning program. Countless hours have been spent to develop a virtual learning program to fit the needs of our Smith County students. Students/parents do not need to come to school on the student 1/2 day (Aug. 5) or the first full day (Aug. 7). If you have questions, please contact your child's home school. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new school year.
Returning Students: Skyward is open and ready for you to complete your enrollment for this school year. Please complete the enrollment for all of your students individually no matter the learning path. If you need your username and password, call CES at 615-735-0433 Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30. We can also help you if you are having issues or just have questions. We will be giving out devices for all learners on August 5 from 8-12.
K-4 Supply Lists are now available on the CES website under the documents tab.
Here is a link to Odysseyware. We hope this will give everyone more understanding of the virtual path. https://www.odysseyware.com/
CES plan for August 5, 2020 8-12 To keep with social distancing guidelines, we will be seeing students and parents in small groups. Your child’s teacher will contact you to set up a time for your meeting. No buses will run on August 5! It is extremely important that each student has 1 parent/guardian to come with them. On this day you will receive of information about your phase-in days, requirements for remote learning days, contact information, and information on goggle classroom. If you choose the Virtual path using Odysseyware, you do not have to come August 5. The Virtual agreement will be posted soon and is due to CES by July 24th. Please feel free to call CES from 8-12, private message on FB, or email email@example.com if you have any questions. We will have more specific information soon.
Open enrollment on Skyward begins July 22nd. Please complete your student’s enrollment for both traditional and Virtual paths.
https://www.smithcoedu.com/article/269664?org=smith-county We are offering 2 paths this school year! 1. Traditional path: PreK - 4th grade: students will come to school like normal but with a phase in start. Students will be required to complete assignments on google classroom on remote learning days. More specifics coming soon. 2. Virtual path: K-4th grade: all at home learning: this requires a signed commitment agreement sent to CES administrators by July 24th. This document is on the BOE website. Info about virtual: Virtual path uses the Odysseyware platform. This program has it’s own teachers, assignment, etc. Our teachers monitor only for grades and attendance. If you have any questions, we are here to answer what we know at this point. Please believe we are all working hard to make this a smooth transition back to some kind of normal. School will look different for a small amount of time but we will be stronger because of it. We are in this together! We will work hard to make sure all of our students continue to succeed.
Yearbook pickup days!! June 18th 8-12 June 23rd and 24th 8-12
Yearbooks are in!!! We will announce a pick up day soon!!
Just a few reminders! This is the last week of lessons and packets. Next Monday is the last day for food delivery. Next Wednesday, parents may come get report cards and all other student items from 8-12. Next Friday, kindergarten registration 8-3 by appointment only.
Important Dates: May 11-15: Last Week of Lessons May 18: Last day for Meal pick-up and deliveries May 20: Parents may pick up Report Cards, yearbooks, and any personal items left at school. Also return all library books, textbooks, and borrowed Chromebooks on this day. Math books do not need to be returned.
Smith County Schools will extend closure through Friday, May 1st due to COVID-19. Please note the previous announcement regarding school closure was through April 24th. This is the latest information regarding Smith County Schools closure. Smith County Schools will continue to monitor information and recommendations regarding COVID-19 as it comes available.
Smith County Schools are implementing preventive measures in regards to the Coronavirus. We want our staff, students, and parents to know we are taking the recommended CDC and TDOE prevention guidelines. Our staff is sanitizing schools and buses daily and thoroughly cleaning frequently touched surfaces and stocking schools with extra soap, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes. Teachers will be allowing more time for hand-washing and the school system has provided guidance to principals to help support them in making the best possible decisions for their students, school, and community.
We are excited to announce our new website! The Live Feed is where you can find important updates and fun stories about what's happening in school. We hope you enjoy the new site and find it easy to navigate!