East Mecklenburg Online Learning Plan 2020
Final Abbreviated 2020 East Meck Online Learning.pdf (link will open iin a new tab)
Parents Can Observe Progess in their student's CANVAS courses.
Parent Accounts in Canvas.pdf (link will open iin a new tab)
Rising Freshmen and Course Request Link:
Student Login Screen
Edgenuity Information for Students
East Meck will have a set window for students to complete tests each day where a teacher can unlock tests and monitor their progress. Mr. Edde has adjusted each students' account so that if the tests are unlocked and not completed/taken within 40 minutes, the test will return to a locked status.
Monday: Ms. Vaughn 10-12
Tuesday: Mr. Majak 10-12
Wednesday: Mr. Willis 2-4
Thursday: Mr. Grube 2-4
Friday: Mr. Schultz 10-12
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To our IB Students and Families,
The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
As an organization, it is critical for the IB to ensure that the options it provides its global community of IB World Schools are based on compassion and fairness for the difficult circumstances that its students and educators are experiencing. As a result, based on considerable advice from stakeholders across the globe, including schools, students, universities and official bodies, the IB has determined what it believes to be the most responsible and ethical way forward.
The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.
Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
We know parents and students will have many questions. The IB will share full details and FAQs with us and on their website by 27 March 2020.
At this time, we expect all students to submit their remaining Internal Assessment assignments according to the deadlines set by the school/teacher. Information about Language B oral components will be forthcoming later this week.
For any other questions, please contact Ms. Hays via email (EastMeckIB@cms.k12.nc.us).
AP Testing News
AP Exam Administration
|Students remain eager to take AP Exams and have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity.|
The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:
For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
|AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.|
Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they've worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
|We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we'll invest so these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach us directly to let us know.|
The exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating. We use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams. Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam isn't new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone™ courses.
|We'll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.|
Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Central®. The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.
Daily Online Review AP Classes
|Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are:|
Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
|Recorded and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.|
|Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.|
|The schedule will be posted online today.|
Message from CMS Superintendent, Earnest Winston
We are sharing information and resources about the Novel Coronavirus. At this time, there are no confirmed cases in North Carolina. The current risk to the general public is low. However, we are aware that this could change quickly.
We are monitoring the situation closely. In addition, we are following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about planning for a coronavirus outbreak. We are also working closely with the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department and other health/safety officials on emergency-preparedness planning.
Should there be a coronavirus outbreak in Mecklenburg County, CMS will consider alternative learning environments and ways to prevent unnecessary exposures, including canceling or postponing any large events. Custodians have been instructed to spend extra time cleaning and disinfecting schools.
Our best protection at this time is prevention. We continue to recommend the same precautions that help to prevent the spread of all respiratory illness, including flu:
- Follow your doctor's orders: If your child is told to stay home, keep him or her home!
- When children have a fever with cold/flu symptoms, keep them home from school until they have been fever-free (without the aid of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, or cough or sneeze into your inner elbow.
- Keep your fingers out of your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
- Get a flu vaccination.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Here are a few additional resources:
The North Carolina Division of Public Health has established a call line at 1-866-462-3821 to address general questions about coronavirus from the public.
Top 20 Seniors of 2020
Warren||Benjamin Thomas Koch||Alex Haden Read|
|Maya Roase Gavia||Matthew Christopher Mair||Aleksandra Katya Stojkovich|
|Afrah Faraz||Ebeneser Abraha Teshome||Bailey Scott Blackman|
|Sklyer John O'Malley Strzelecki||Zachary Blake VonCannon||Samuel Austin Vavra|
|Bennett Lathan Hubbarf||Sandra Becerra Sandoval||Lewis Carpenter Benston|
|Tyller Jolie Adjoa Mensa||Luke Aran Kafama Schmedake||Parker Scott Harris|
|Ashley Jartu Kromah||Kasidi Blak Staley|
Trauma and teenagers - tips for parents
The CMS Student Assignment vision is to provide all students the best education available anywhere, prepare every child to lead a rich and productive life.
To learn more information about the Student Assignment - understanding the process and the goals for the Student Assignment, please click on the following links:
Student Assignment Understanding the Process.pdf
Student Assignment The Goals.pdf
East Meck Athletic Booster Club
CMS Student Portal
- All access portal to learning for students in CMS.
Making It Better - CMS
Click here to access the instructions for setting up teacher account in Behavior Report
(Making It Better - CMS).