5801 Farmbrook Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
Courier #: 459
P: 980-343-3635  |  F: 980-343-3737 
Principal: Leora Itzhaki
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Communities in Schools (CIS)

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CIS Mission

Communities In Schools helps young people stay in school, successfully learn, and prepare for life by connecting needed community resources with schools.

What We Do

CIS provides a safety net of support for students at the school site. By forming partnerships with human service agencies, businesses, civic groups, faith communities, and individual volunteers, CIS connects children and families to the resources and relationships they need to be successful in school.

The CIS Site Coordinator is based at the school and works directly with students and parents to monitor academics and attendance, offer guidance and solutions, coordinate needed services, and generally help students and parents make the most of their educational opportunities. Below are examples of the types of services and activities that CIS provides:

  •  Individual case management, counseling and referrals
  •  Monitoring for attendance, behavior, and academics​
  •  School supplies, uniforms/clothing, food, and other critical needs      CIS Program Director:  Frederico Rio
  • DSCN0128.JPG Health services – dental and vision Screenings
  •  Mentoring and tutoring resources
  •  Parent involvement and communication
  •  Leadership, volunteer service, and afterschool programming
  •  Student recognition and incentives
  •  Career exploration and college access services
  •  Teen parent programs

How Parents and Students Can Help

 Below are suggestions for making the most of your CIS experience:

  •  Daily attendance at school and arriving on time should be a top  priority​
  •  Participate in CIS activities and school events as much as possible
  •  Sign and return permissions slips when requested so your child can participate
  •  Ask your child about his/her homework assignments
  •  Talk with your CIS Site Coordinator if you have questions or need assistance!​​​

 Site Coordinator at Montclaire Elementary

 Maritza Whitsell​



Misión de CIS

Communities In Schools ayuda a los jóvenes a permanecer en la escuela, aprender exitosamente y a prepararse para el futuro conectando a las escuelas con los recursos necesarios que la comunidad ofrece.

 Lo Que Hacemos

CIS provee una red de apoyo para estudiantes en la escuela, asociándose con agencias de servicio a la comunidad, negocios, grupos cívicos y religiosos, y voluntarios. CIS es el puente que conecta a los estudiantes y familias con los recursos necesarios para ser exitosos en su educación.

El coordinador de CIS, trabaja en la escuela directamente con estudiantes y padres ofreciendo los siguientes servicios:

  •  Consejería a nivel personal
  •  Monitoreo del rendimiento académico, asistencia en la escuela y comportamiento
  •  Útiles escolares, uniformes/ropa, comida, y otras necesidades
  •  Servicios de salud – exámenes dentales y de visión
  •  Recursos de tutoría y mentores
  •  Participación y comunicación entre padres y escuela
  •  Liderazgo, servicio voluntario, y programas después de clas
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  •  Programa de incentivos y reconocimiento para el estudiante
  •  Programas para padres adolescentes

 Como los Padres y Estudiantes Pueden Ayudar

 Para tener una experiencia positiva con CIS, le sugerimos lo siguiente:

  •  Asegúrese que su hijo/a asista diariamente a la escuela.
  •  Participe en las actividades de CIS y en los eventos escolares que se ofrecen a los padres de familia.
  •  Firme y devuelva los volantes de permiso para que el estudiante pueda participar en las ctividades planeadas  por el cordinador de
  • CIS.
  •  Pregúntele a su niño/a sobre sus tareas escolares.
  •  Ofrezca ser voluntario en la escuela de su hijo/hija.
  •  Hable con su cordinador de CIS si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia.

Cordinadora en Montclair


Maritza Whitsell


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