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Elementary School
21126 Catawba Avenue
Cornelius, NC 28031
Courier #: 346
P: 980-343-3905  |  F: 980-343-3907 
Principal: Jessica Holbrook
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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Parent Information and Resources

Student and Family Handbook 18-19.pdf

Rotation Schedule 18-19 Revised 101418 Through December.docx

CMS Early Release Dates 2018-2019:
September 12, December 5, January 9, March 13
Cornelius will dismiss at 12:45 PM on the above dates. 
  Buses will still take students home, they will leave our school around 1:00 PM and students will get to the drop off approximately three hours before their normal time.  Lunch and breakfast will still be served, but lunch will be served earlier than normal.


If you are interested in volunteering at our school, please visit  to register as a volunteer with CMS. May we suggest speaking with your child's teacher for various opportunities to participate. There is a link to your left for the Cornelius Elementary School PTO, where thare are many volunteer listings as well.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Handbooks, Forms, and Notices

Again this year, the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, all CMS required forms, and the Parent-Student Handbook will only be available online. The move to online forms will save the district printing, processing and shipping costs. It also aligns with CMS' efforts to conserve resources and limit paper use.

Click here to access all the back to school forms you will need from CMS. Forms at this link include the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook (which is also known as the Student Code of Conduct), the Parent-Student Handbook, and the CMS Forms and Notices Handbook.

The Cornelius "Big Three"

 The Cornelius Elementary School "Big Three" Schoolwide Expectations Plan is:
(1) Be Respectful
(2) Be Responsible
(3) Be an Active Learner

Click here to see more detailed information about the "Big Three."


Due to growing safety and allergy concerns, we allow parents to have lunch with only their child at our parent lunch table. 

Attendance Policy

If your child will not be in school, please be sure to notify your child's teacher. Teachers can be emailed by clicking "Faculty and Staff" at your left. You may also contact the school at (980) 343-3905. 

Curriculum and Instruction Resources:

Fountas-Pinnell Guided Reading Text Level Descriptions.pdf

Sound Spelling Cards.pdf

ParentToolkit for MAP Measure of Academic Progress.pdf

Board of Education Superintendent Calendars/Schedules School Safety