Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Monday, March 16 - Friday, May 15: State-wide school closures mandated by Governor Cooper in response to COVID-19. All events, before- and after-school programs suspended.

Thursday, April 9 - Teacher workday - no remote learning for students

Friday, April 10 - Holiday - no remote learning for students; no grab-and-go meals provided by CMS for the holiday.

Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17 - Spring break - no remote learning for students; grab-and-go meals will be provided by CMS during the break.
 
News and Information During
COVID-19 School Closure
A Message from SMS PTO During School Closures
Remote learning began for all grade levels at Sedgefield Middle yesterday, April 6. Your scholars may find information on their schedules in Canvas. Please review the Remote Learning Plan article below for links to the complete schedule, as well as links for scholar and parent resources.

Should your scholar still need a Chromebook or an Internet hotspot, please reach out directly to your child's teacher, counselor and/or school principal.

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:




Remote Learning Plan for Sedgefield Middle
Beginning on Monday, April 6, students at Sedgefield Middle School began a remote learning plan that provides instruction and guidance on new standards and content for the fourth quarter. The goal is to provide students access to instructional material to support the mastery of standards associated with each content area they are currently enrolled.

Throughout this instructional model, teachers, support staff and instructional leadership will provide a variety of virtual supports to ensure mastery of standards is developed and engagement in learning is occurring. Please know, information - including information and resources to help parents/guardians support their scholars - will be updated as received and teachers, support staff, and instructional leaders welcome any specific questions you may have during this time.

To review the remote learning plan by grade level, please click here.
Meet and Greet with Principal Miracle
Get to know our new principal, Ms. Miracle! In addition to beginning new learning next week, Ms. Miracle will be hosting Zoom sessions for families and Zoom lunches for students. Family sessions will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m. Student lunch sessions will be on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. Zoom sessions will close 10 minutes after start time to ensure privacy of families and students is maintained.

Please use the following to sign in to Zoom:


Meeting ID: 578 646 7447
Student Self-Care Tips for Virtual Learning
As your scholars work to get organized and create a schedule for the week, click here for some useful self-care strategies from our school counselors, Ms. Means and Ms. Sherer, that will help them get the most out of their virtual learning experience.

Have questions, or need help? Contact Ms. Means or Ms. Sherer .
Mental Health Crisis Resources
If you are in need of mental health support while at home, please access our SMS school counselor's page . There, you'll find information on how to contact our school social worker, Ms. Bowens, as well as our school counselors, Ms. Means and Ms. Sherer.

Additionally, Ms. Means has office hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Scholars may request time for a one-on-one or a group Zoom with friends. E-mail Ms. Means for the meeting ID and personal appointments.

To access additional mental health crisis resources, please click here ( English or Spanish ) for helpful information.
CMS School Meal Information During Closure
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is providing grab and go meals while schools are closed. Lunch (and breakfast for the next day) will be served in participating school’s - including Sedgefield Middle School - parking lots. Meals are free for anyone 18-years old and under. 
Meals are distributed Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The district will review the meal distribution plan weekly and communicate each week to media and the community.

Families are welcome to take advantage of food distribution at their nearest participating school; services are not school-specific and anyone may go to any of the grab and go sites, regardless of the school they attend. For families interested in utilizing Sedgefield Middle, p lease 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. 

State Texting Tool to Access Food for Children
Governor Cooper announced last week parents who need food assistance for their children may text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

After entering their address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free meal sites while schools are closed. Sites have been set up across the state for families with children ages 18 and younger, including preschool children, who rely on free and reduced-price meals at school.

Additionally, No Kid Hungry NC has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at  nokidhungrync.org/covid19/  and is updated daily.
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Loaves & Fishes food pantry is offering food to anyone who needs it. If you need a referral to take advantage of this program, please e-mail Ms. Sherer, Ms. Means or Ms. Bowens.

Don't have a need, but would like to help? Please consider making a donation of food to Loaves & Fishes to help our school and greater Charlotte communities. Loaves & Fishes anticipates the need for emergency food to spike with the economic impact on our community.
School Closure Grab-n-Go Food Distribution
Following is a list of community organizations offering lunch and breakfast food distribution during the school closure:
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.

General News and Information
Linchpins of the Month: March
A special shoutout to the following members of the Sedgefield Middle School family for their tremendous work as Linchpins during the month of March:

  • Ms. Harmon is recognized for coordinating Chromebook access for our scholars and working hard in the media center during the school closure.
  • Mr. Gwinn and Mr. Johnson are recognized for effortlessly managing Chromebook distribution to our scholars to prepare for remote learning.
  • Ms. Miracle, our new principal, is recognized for coming on board during the closure and jumping right in to support our scholars, families, staff and teachers.

Congratulations to our Linchpins and thank you for your dedication to Sedgefield Middle!
2020 MPHS Football and Rising Freshmen
Hut, hut, hike! If you have a rising Myers Park High School ninth grader interested in playing football for the 2020 season, please send your contact information to Scott Chadwick, head coach, at cs.chadwick@cms.k12.nc.us.

Additionally, please download and request access to the Team App for future communications. Simply download the Team App from the App Store or Google Play and search for MPHS Football.