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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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District Translations 2020-21 Hyperdoc.pdf

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools REMOTE LEARNING 

Kindergarten Registration and/or New to Cornelius Registration:

With the end of the 2020-2021 school year approaching, we are excited to begin the registration process for our rising kindergarten students.  Now is the time to begin the process of registering your child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.  Completing this process as soon as possible helps us plan for the fall as well as ensures that a CMS bus will be assigned to your child by the first day of school.

 The same process will be used for all new students planning to enroll in Cornelius Elementary for the 21-22 school year.  We have placed a bin with enrollment packets outside the school’s front door so parents can swing by and pick up one. Enrollment packets are also available here: CES enrollment form.pdf

-Scan the completed enrollment packet and ALL required documents and email to our senior administrative secretary, Cathy Swiney, at

-If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 980-343-3905, or email

We are excited to see all of our new Cornelius Cougars in the fall!


Students and Family Handbook 20-21

CMS Early Release Dates 2020-2021
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

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( 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.