Middle School
5001 Camilla Drive
Charlotte, NC 28226
Courier #: 333
P: 980-343-6705  |  F: 980-343-6749 
Principal: Jared Thompson
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Reopening School - Updates and Information

Visit this page for consistent updates regarding the 2020-2021 school year

Virtual Open House

Drive Thru Instructions

Plan C Bell Schedule

8/12/2020 Update

Here is the Virtual Open House Pick-Up Information!

  • 6th Grade: Wednesday, August 12th - 8:30am-10:30am & 4:30pm-6:30pm. 

  • 7th and 8th Grade: Thursday, August 13th - 8:30am-10:30am & 4:30pm-6:30pm

Visit the CMS Eats at Home website for information about meal bundles! Starting September 1, meal bundles with five breakfasts and five lunches will be available for students. Meal bundles will be available for pick up at meal sites or delivered to students' bus stops. Meal bundles are free for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch can purchase meal bundles for $15 per week.

Here is the bell schedule Carmel Middle will follow in Plan C: Carmel Middle Plan C Bell Schedule

In your back-to-school mailing you will have: 

  • Plan C bell schedule (English & Spanish)

  • Welcome letter (English & Spanish)

  • Technology trouble-shooting document (English & Spanish)

  • A/B calendar for August (English & Spanish)

  • Your child's schedule. 

There are numerous constraints on scheduling this year. Schools must account for balancing Group A/B/C/D students in a particular section. Also, some Carmel staff members will be working remotely in Plan B, leading us to navigate how to best implement in-person learning in the event we make a shift to Plan B. Due to these constraints there will be no schedule change requests taken this year. If you feel as though your child's Math placement is incorrect please reach out to your grade-level Administrator. 


Our Chromebook inventory has been depleted and we currently have no Chromebooks to issue at this time. Chromebooks were given out 8/12 to rising-6th graders that had no CMS device previously issued to them. We understand this will leave some students with no Chromebook on Monday -- students can use personal devices to log on to NCEdCloud/Canvas.

If your child is still in need of a Chromebook please email Ms. Hibner ( and we will create a "ticket" for you.  We will notify you when new devices arrive on campus. 

You can drop-off your broken Chromebook at Carmel. There will be a bin by the Media Center each business day. Please write down the following information on a slip of paper when you turn in your Chromebook: Student Name, Student ID Number, Chromebook Issue Description.

Make-Up Drive Thru Open House: Monday, August 17th 2:00pm-4:00pm

7/31/2020 Update

All students begin school on August 17th remotely. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to revise its school reopening plan and approved a full-remote learning plan, known as Plan C. With this decision, CMS schools will open Aug. 17 with fully remote learning. 

  • All parents/guardians of a child with a disability will be receiving a letter and call from a Carmel staff member to discuss their child’s IEP/504 plan for the 2020-2021 school year. These calls will take place after August 6th. Parents of EC students, please read the most recent EC communication. To further explain the details of the EC in-person opportunities for service and evaluation as well as to orient you for the coming school year, the EC department will host two parent informational meetings on August 12th. Register hereRegistration for Wednesday, August 12th (6:30PM-7:30PM). Registration for Wednesday, August 12th (10:00AM-11:00AM)

  • If your child has a broken Chromebook you can drop it off at Carmel Middle on Tuesday, August 4th from 10:00am-12:00pm. We will work with the district to repair these devices and get them redistributed as soon as we can. However, we do not have an exact timetable on returning broken devices in the event we run out of replacements. 

    • This is only for Chromebooks that are not functional. Chromebooks with cosmetic damages, missing keys, etc. should not be turned in during this designated time. We will address those needs at a later date. This is only for devices that can't be used at all (black/cracked screen with no visibility, will not turn on even when charged, etc.)

    • Please write down the following information on a slip of paper when you turn in your Chromebook: Student NameStudent ID NumberChromebook Issue Description. Any 2019-2020 Carmel 8th grader with a checked-out Chromebook will take their device to high school. Please submit repair requests at your high school.

  • It is anticipated that the week of August 10th you will receive your back-to-school mailing that contains: a back-to-school letter, your child's schedule, and designated attendance rotation. There will be no schedule change requests taken this year.

  • The supply list is now posted on the Carmel website. When/if your child comes to school for in-person instruction, please have them bring a filled water bottle and headphones each day.

  • If you missed Dr. Thompson's Virtual Town Hall you can access this presentation on Carmel's website.

  • We need your updated contact information! Please complete this form, found under "school announcements" on the school website. We will utilize this contact information when sending out Grade Level Cougar Updates throughout the school year.

  • We are planning to have our virtual open house accessible on Wednesday, August 12th. This virtual open house will contain a tour through the school building with messages from administration, support staff, and teachers. Typical open house information will be accessed through each staff member's embedded video link. 

    • The "drive thru" component of open house will take place on two separate days. This drive thru will include picking up: information on virtual open house, Math workbooks, ELA workbooks (only if this is a documented accommodation on your child's IEP/504), and assessing tech needs.

      • 6th Grade: Wednesday, August 12th - 8:30am-10:30am & 4:30pm-6:30pm. Rising-6th graders who did not check out a Chromebook from their elementary school will pick up their new Chromebook at this time (we will do our best with the inventory that we have currently)

      • 7th and 8th Grade: Thursday, August 13th - 8:30am-10:30am & 4:30pm-6:30pm

7/28/2020 Update

Here is the recorded -> Carmel Middle Town Hall <- 

Dr. Thompsons reviews how the Plan B safety guidelines and instructional expectations will look at Carmel. Please also access 'The Carmel Way' for Plan B 7.28.20.pdf This will serve as a guiding document for our school community!

*One clarification: Rising 6th graders who did not check out a Chromebook from their Elementary school will receive a Chromebook from Carmel. More information concerning Chromebooks forthcoming!

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Phone: 980-343-3000
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