CCS Staff In the Know
Families in the Know-This week's edition of Families in the Know will be distributed on Saturday, October 31st to all CCS families through email and text message. To view this publication click here.
Student Health Screener Spreadsheet Update:
As we move forward into November, please use the same spreadsheet and add dates for the upcoming weeks to record health screener information for your students. For ease of use, you can either insert columns in front of the previous dates or add them to the end of the current two week timeframe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for support.
Warehouse Delivery Schedule 
In an effort to create better efficiency with our warehouse deliveries, Facilities Support Services Warehouse will be implementing a delivery schedule. Custodial supplies need 3 days to process and depending on size, Instructional supplies may take longer, please plan accordingly. If there is an emergency, please call and we will attempt to accommodate.
 Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays - West Craven and New Bern area
Tuesday and Thursdays - Havelock area
Staff Passes for Sporting Events 
Due to the current limits on spectators at athletic events, school staff members will not be able to attend school sponsored games with a staff ID only. Every spectator admitted to an event will be required to have an actual ticket. Parents of the athletes participating will have the first option for the limited tickets. Tickets will be purchased and distributed by coaches to their athletes the week of the scheduled competition.
Climate Art Contest

This announcement is being sent out on behalf of Lauren Daniel. If you have any further questions please contact Lauren at email:
Hi Teachers- 
Interested in teaching your science standards while also inspiring creativity? The State Climate Office, NC Sea Grant, and NC DEQ are teaming up to kick off our NC Climate Education Network. We are launching a fun, creative contest and welcome all students (Kindergarten through higher education) to participate. (There will be prizes, too!) 
What Does Climate Resiliency Mean To You? Submit your drawing, photograph, or poem! 
Submissions due by November 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm. 
Attached is a .pdf document you can share with your students. 
Feel free to share with your colleagues and networks! This contest is open to all students in North Carolina. 
We look forward to receiving your submissions, Lauren 
International Education Week: 
Social Justice and 
Human Rights Around the World Virtual Series 
November 16 – 20, 2020 
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost- Free 
Increase awareness of social justice and human rights around the world in this week-long professional development webinar series. In celebration of International Education Week, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the area studies centers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University will host an interactive webinar every evening between November 16-20, 2020. Each webinar will focus on content and resources related to a specific world region: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Sessions will address the complexity of challenges faced in the world, introduce issues from multiple viewpoints, and illustrate solutionary thinking. By addressing human rights and social justice, these webinars will provide educators the opportunity to engage in examination of our world and think critically about the underlying causes of embedded and interconnected problems, preparing teachers to address issues of global significance in the classroom.  
Participants will receive a certificate for 1.5 PD hours for each event attended. 
Register in advance at 
  #IEW2020 #NCIEW2020 #NCisGlobal
Digital Professional Learning Playlist November 4 
Join us for next Wednesday’s Digital Learning Playlist which will focus on FREE Resources to help you with Blended Learning!
English Language Learner Professional Learning Opportunities 

Please see the Professional Learning Opportunities for instructing English Language Learners being offered through WIDA.  
Email any questions and interest to Ashlee DeCamp.
EC Corner
Random Moment Time Study: 
In order to ensure the integrity of the Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) program, it is important that your district's sampled participants complete the online Random Moment Time Study (RMTS) form. As a reminder, North Carolina Medicaid requires each district MUST reach a minimum time study participation level of 85% each quarter or your district's MAC funding could be jeopardized. In addition, all sampled moments MUST be completed within 7 calendar days in order to count towards the 85% requirement.  
It is essential that the process is completed so that a MAC claim can be filed on behalf of each district on a timely basis. Please remind your staff the importance of completing their online Time Study as soon as they are notified. 
Professional Learning Opportunities: 
“Education Technology Resources to Support Students With or At Risk for Disabilities During COVID19” 
A WEBINAR for Special Education Practitioners, Administrators, Parents, and Stakeholders 
Wednesday, October 28, 1PM to 2PM eastern 
(plus an “overtime” Q&A session from 2:00PM to 2:15PM) 
Demystifying Dyslexia 
The EC Division is pleased to announce the availability of Demystifying Dyslexia virtually. This course is an introduction to dyslexia and provides educators information regarding evaluation, identification and education of students with Dyslexia. Demystifying Dyslexia.pdf 
Deep Dive Into Dyslexia 
The EC Division is pleased to announce access to Deep Dive Into Dyslexia sessions virtually. These sessions are available to any educator throughout North Carolina and the flyer includes links to register. Each session is limited to 30 participants. Deep Dive Virtual Sessions (2).pdf
STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities 
The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an annual educational event where students in grades 6–12 meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields. 
This year’s showcase will be an entirely virtual experience that will feature remarks from our keynote speaker and the opportunity for students to engage with our panelists. Learn about how their lived experiences and diverse perspectives shaped their unique approaches to navigating and pushing boundaries in their fields. 
The 8th Annual STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities will start at 1pm EST on Tuesday, November 17. Please visit this link to register for the 2020 STEM Career Showcase. Registrants will receive a link for the breakout rooms closer to the event date. 
ASL interpretation, live captioning and audio description will be provided for the entire program and for each breakout room. Please contact Jessie Rassau at or by phone at 919.707.9976 to request additional accommodations. 
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Holly Tolston ( or Jennifer Davis (
Annual Apple Learning Technologies Survey for Teachers 

Teachers, please take a minute to complete the Annual Apple Learning Technologies Survey by November 5, 2020. This survey will help Craven County Schools make the most of our investment with Apple. This free 15-minute teacher survey provides insights into learning and teaching practices related to technology at your school. All survey responses are anonymous. Reports provide school leaders insights into school-wide trends.  
To access your Learning Technologies Survey click here. 
If you have any issues with your survey link, copy and paste this entire URL into your browser. 
The Richard Dobbs Spaight Daughters of the American Revolution would like to provide learning materials for Native American Indian Heritage Month. The goal of the RDSDAR is to bring awareness to the community during the month of November of Native American heritage, culture and contributions to our country. Please click here to review the materials.
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