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Carmel
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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Reporting An Absence

If your student will be absent from school, please send an email to tanya1.royston@cms.k12.nc.us. Include the following information in your email:

  • Student name
  • Parent's name
  • Reason for absence
  • Date(s) of absence


Excused Absences

  • Approved Education Leave (form must be submitted 5 days in advance)
  • CMS Approved Religious holidays (form must be submitted 2 weeks in advance)
  • Court or Administrative proceedings
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Doctor/dentist appointment
  • Personal illness or Injury (be sure to specify the illness/injury that your child is experiencing)

NOTE: Parents can no longer call in an absence for a student, they must send a note or email to the school in order for the absence to be excused.  Until a note is received by the attendance office, all absences above are unexcused. Please attempt to make all elective medical and dental appointments for times before or after school.

Unexcused Absenses

  • inclement weather
  • car trouble
  • missing the bus
  • oversleeping
  • no written excuse or email
  • class cutting
  • work


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website (www.cms.k12.nc.us) is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.