CCS Staff In the Know
Families in the Know-The second edition of Families in the Know was distributed on Friday, October 16th to all CCS families through email and text message. To view this publication click here.
BOG3 Testing
BOG3 testing will occur for 3rd grade students during the week of November 9th with make-ups the following week. More information will be provided soon.
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NCSTA “Science Learning in the Virtual Classroom” Webinar Series 

This message is being sent on behalf of Ann McClung, Science Coordinator with the Center for STEM education. For more information contact Ann at  
 The North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) is offering a Webinar series for Middle School and High School Science Teachers called Science Learning in the Virtual Classroom.  The series is FREE to NCSTA members. All non-members can pay only $30 to register that includes two Webinars, the Town Hall meeting, and a year's membership to NCSTA.   
Dates and Times 
Webinar 1: October 28, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm 
Town Hall Meeting: December 2, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm 
Webinar 2: January 13, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm 
All attendees could earn up to 1 CEU by participating in the two Webinars, one Town Hall meeting, and submitting TWO best science lessons and virtual assessments that could be used in a virtual classroom. These resources will be added to a bank that will be shared with all registered participants!  
Please CLICK HERE to register today! 
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(The cost would be the responsibility of the school or individual staff member.)
Schoolyard Exploration, Smokies Style – Discover Life in America 

This announcement is being sent on behalf of Susan Sachs, if you have any further questions please contact Susan at 828-497-1932 or email:  
We had over 80 people on our waitlist when we offered this workshop last month so we are repeating it on Oct. 22 from 3:30 - 5:00pm. Join educators from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and our partner, Discover Life in America as we share outdoor exploration activities that can be done in any schoolyard or neighborhood. This is a free, hands-on virtual workshop and is perfect for public, private and homeschool educators with students of any age. 
To register and for more information, visit  

Schoolyard Exploration, Smokies Style - Discover Life in America: 
Join our biodiversity-themed virtual teacher workshop, co-organized by Discover Life in America and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Education Park Rangers. Participants will learn about activities that we use in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and how they can be adapted at home or around a schoolyard. This virtual workshop is free and open to teachers and educators for all grade levels in public, private, and home-school education. 
K-12 Social Studies Standards Support Survey 
Deployed 10/12 - Closing 11/13 
Draft 4 of the Social Studies standards are projected to go before the State Board of Education sometime this winter. In our desire to continue to provide meaningful resources, the K-12 Social Studies team would like to have your input on how to best support Social Studies teachers and curriculum leaders across the state once the new standards are adopted. Please review this short survey to help us understand what kind of support documents and professional development will help you better understand and teach the revised standards.  
K-12 Social Studies Standards Support Survey: 
If you are a curriculum leader, please share this with the Social Studies teachers in your school or district. As always, please sign up for our listserv to stay informed: .
The ACT College and Career Readiness Workshops (CCRWs) start in your region next week! This year’s CCRWs will be a virtual experience that offers you: 
All the latest updates on ACT K-12 tools 
A blueprint for success in your classrooms 
Professional development opportunities 
Resources and best practices to emulate 
Contact with your ACT representative 
AND continuing education credits! 
Don’t miss out! Sign up for a state-specific or national webinar!

On November 2nd, the Clever application will be removed from the NCEdCloud Portal. Users will still be able to access Clever by going directly to or by using the Clever app on their device. 
OneDrive Tip:
Files in your Microsoft OneDrive account have a "Version History". This allows you to revert back to a previous version of a document. Just find your document in OneDrive, click the 3 vertical dots beside the file name, and choose "Version History". Every time the document was edited, a new version of it was saved. Click the version that you'd like to restore. 
Cloud Storage Reminder:

When was the last time you backed up the files on your computer? What if something happens to your computer and your files are lost? As a Craven County Schools employee you have access to Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage services. We highly recommend that you move and create your files in these programs to ensure that you can access your files from anywhere, not just your computer. If you need assistance, please contact Tech Services.
Cards for Vets, Military Appreciation Project 

Please encourage students to make cards for our military to show their appreciation. Cards should be collected in the front office of your school to be picked up by Valerie Nasser after November 16, 2020. 
Extracurricular Activities 

Schools may begin extracurricular activities, such as organization and club meetings, on November 2, 2020. All involved staff must be fully trained on the safety protocols for these after school activities. Athletic Directors and Debbie Hodges are excellent points of contact to learn more about these expectations and documentation methods. Please ensure students and parents are made aware of the required safety protocols, your determined start dates by activity, and activity advisors.
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