Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Monday, March 16 - Monday, March 30: State-wide school closures mandated by Governor Cooper in response to COVID-19. All events, before- and after-school programs suspended.
News and Information During
COVID-19 School Closure
A Message from SMS PTO During School Closures
As you know, school closures ordered by NC Governor Cooper in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) began yesterday, March 16. Closures will remain in effect until at least March 30.

Rest assured, the administration and staff at Sedgefield Middle is hard at work to help support and guide our students during this challenging time, and would like to thank parents and families in advance for their patience and flexibility.

Beginning today, Sedgefield will serve as a CMS feeding site for children ages 0-18 for breakfast and lunch during the school closure. Please see the article below for additional details.

Scholars without access to technology at home may come to the school today to pickup their Chromebook and charger. Please see the schedule below for pickup times.

If your child has left an essential personal item at school and needs it, such as glasses or medication, please contact the front office to make arrangements for an adult to pick up.

This is a time of great uncertainty for many in our community and here at Sedgefield. As more details unfold from CMS, we will continue to communicate how our school will act accordingly. Please continue to check your e-mail for both CMS and SMS communications. Additionally, please consider the following sources for regular updates and helpful information:




CMS District Update on COVID-19 (3/14/20)
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases increase across the state, Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all K-12 schools to close for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for students for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. This includes the CMS before- and after-school program. We will work to keep school buildings open on Monday. We will provide more information to staff as we receive more answers from the state.

Given the Governor's decision, the CMS Board of Education plans to schedule a meeting to vote to return to the original school calendar.
The coronavirus crisis is an unprecedented community health concern. CMS executive leaders, in partnership with local and state officials, are developing plans to address these exceptional circumstances. These plans include feeding students and continuing learning using a virtual platform.

We understand that families and staff will be affected by this decision and we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to navigate the closure of schools.

In the coming days, parents will receive information about opportunities for students to continue learning. As decisions are made, information will be shared through our normal communication channels. We will continue to provide updates to questions families and staff will likely have. Many responses will depend on decisions at the state level.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. We will communicate more details as they become available. 


Academics and Digital Learning
SMS administration is working closely with CMS and the NC state officials to finalize and share a plan for continued instruction that will likely include a digital learning component. Thank you for your patience as the team determines the best path forward during this challenging time.
Chromebook Pickup Schedule
For students to take advantage of online academic activities that will be provided during school closure, computer access is essential. Work may be done on any computer, so if your household has devices available, you do not need to pick up a device. However, any student needing a Chromebook may come to the school today for distribution.

The distribution schedule is as follows:

  • 6th Grade: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • 7th Grade: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 8th Grade: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Anyone unable to arrive during their grade-level assigned time may come between 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

If your student has any essential items needed from the school, such as glasses or medication, arrangements may be made with an adult for pickup.
How to Login on Your Chromebook from Home
Below are directions to login to Chromebook from home. Should your scholar need technology assistance during the closure, please complete this online request form.
CMS School Meal Information During Closure
As a result of school closing for students, CMS wants to be sure students have access to breakfast and lunch normally available when school is in session. Beginning today, March 17, Sedgefield Middle School will be a food distribution site. Food will be available to kids from 0 – 18 years of age from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please enter at the front of the school and pull past the front entrance to the door between signs for gymnasium and cafeteria. All food will be packaged to be picked up from that location – no one will be permitted to enter the building. 

Free Spectrum Internet Access
Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

School Closure Grab-n-Go Food Distribution
Following is a list of community organizations offering lunch and breakfast food distribution during the school closure:
Need Help Structuring Days Off for Your Kids?
Consider this helpful schedule to keep your family active and engaged during the school closure:
News
Order a Yearbook Today!
Yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year are now on sale! Each yearbook features 100 color pages of our scholars' favorite memories.

Orders are due by April 17. You may print and complete the order form and return to Ms. Harmon or Ms. Algood after the school closure, or click here to order online. Cost is $25 per yearbook.

Know of a local business that would like to advertise its products or services to our school community? Ad space is available! Cost is $10 for a half page; $20 for a full page.

Questions? Contact Ms. Harmon.
School Events, Activities and Volunteer Needs
The following school events, activities and volunteer needs are postponed and are to be determined:

  • SMS athletics and clubs
  • March Dadness
  • Recruitment for EOG proctors, club advisors and field trip volunteers 
  • PTO board, committee and general meetings

As soon as these activities and updates resume, we will let you know. Many of you have asked how you can help our school during this time and we appreciate your support. The PTO is working with the SMS administration to determine where support is needed. Stay tuned for more details. Thank you!