Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Monday, March 16 - End of Year: State-wide school closures mandated by Governor Cooper in response to COVID-19. School will not resume for the 2019-20 school year. All events, before- and after-school programs suspended.
General News and Information
We Must Join Together: A Message from CMS
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor and to the countless other families of those who have been the victims of bigoted hatred.

Our children deserve a world that sees each of them as worthy and valuable. We are committed to do our part in this community to ensure that ours is an educational system that embraces our obligation to educate all who attend our schools, to make sure we do not tolerate the mindset that there is such a thing as “good enough.”

As we reflect on recent events and remember the cycles of injustice, inequality, and unrest that came before, we pledge to join leaders in our community and throughout the country in participating in the sometimes difficult conversations and developing actionable solutions that leverage the power of education to lift up those who need the most help. In so doing, we will enable development of generations of citizens capable of moving beyond historic divisions and shaping a nation true to its ideals.

End-of-the-Year Pickup and Dropoff on Monday, June 8
On Monday, June 8, ea ch grade level has been assigned a dedicated time (see schedule below) to drive through at the school to pick up yearbooks, medications, summer support documents, certificates, and any other personal items. Students may also drop-off computers, instruments, uniforms, or other school materials if your student is transferring. All staff will work to ensure materials are brought safely to your car.

The grade-level schedule is as follows (i f you have students in multiple grade-levels, please select a time that works best for your family) :

  • 8th grade - 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (certificates of promotion will be provided to each student)
  • 7th grade - 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 6th grade - 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Congratulations, Graduates! 8th Grade Recognition
On Monday, June 8, the Sedgefield team will release a video celebration full of well-wishes and recognition of our 8th grade students' accomplishments. Families will be able to view the video on YouTube, or the school's Facebook page.

Additionally, 8th grade graduates may receive their certificates of promotion during the end-of-the-year pickup and drop-off on Monday, June 8, between 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
It's Not Too Late! Complete the SMS Survey Today
SMS staff and administration need your feedback on how this year went with both traditional and remote learning. Links for the surveys are below, one in Spanish and one in English. Once processed, we will work to provide collective feedback.

  1. Spanish: https://forms.gle/qAYnQHqQP94ABftAA
  2. English: https://forms.gle/EdfTKP4jLE5PyU9c7
CMS Student and Family Feedback Surveys

The COVID-19 crisis has been and continues to be an unprecedented community health emergency. CMS closed schools in March to protect the health and safety of students, staff and our entire community. Shortly after, CMS quickly implemented remote learning, with the intent of continuing each student’s education during this extraordinary time. With the possibility of future public health conditions requiring similar steps, CMS is seeking feedback to improve any future remote learning experiences.
 
From June 1-9, CMS will launch two feedback opportunities, one for students and one for parents/guardians. These questionnaires will be administered electronically and can be taken using any device. The information you provide will be used to help CMS both plan for the future, and to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on our school district. Individual responses will only be accessed by Office of Accountability staff. No other staff members in CMS will have access to individual responses.  
 
For more information and to access copies of both the student and family experience questionnaires, click here.

A Huge Thank You to our 2019-20 SMS Sponsors!
The SMS PTO would like to thank each and every sponsor of our inaugural, 2019-20 Empowering Extraordinary campaign. The funds donated by the businesses listed below had a direct impact on the education each of our scholars received and we cannot thank them enough for their support.

For services now and in the future, please consider patronizing our sponsors (click to learn more about them):

Neighborhood Associations

Educational Enrichment

Financial Advisors, CPA & Law  

Local Health Care

Local Retail

Real Estate
We Are #SPARTANSTRONG!

SMS family - put your school pride and solidarity on display during this time apart by printing a #spartanstrong poster and posting it in the window of your home or office.

Students and families - click here to download your copy.

Teachers and staff - click here to download your copy.
Stock Up on Spartan Spirit Wear
Are you interested in purchasing Spartan spirit wear? Now is the time! We launched a new spirit wear site this spring to bring students, families and staff affordable spirit wear options in a variety of styles. Check it out and order online today!

Please note - all orders will be shipped to your home address during our school closure.
Get Ready for the 2020-21 School Year - Order School Supplies Today!
Order your supply kit for the upcoming school year now through July 19. Kits will be delivered directly to Sedgefield Middle.

Kits are available for both your scholar and your scholar's classroom:

Student kits: $37.72
Classroom kits: $42.75

Visit sedgefield.bluschoolsupplies.com to order today!
PTO Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in learning about PTO volunteer opportunities for the 2020-21 school year, please contact our nominating chair, Amy Watson. Even during this time of uncertainty, we are planning for next year and look forward to your participation. Thank you!
News and Information During
COVID-19 School Closure
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.

To review the remote learning plan by grade level, please click here.
COVID Free and Reduced Lunch
Has your family income changed? It’s not too late to apply for Free or Reduced Price Lunch. Even if you have applied and been denied in the past, you can reapply online. Please  click here for the application. 

If students are approved for meal benefits or they attend a CEP school you could be eligible for additional services.

For complete details about the program from CMS, click here .
Student Self-Care Tips for Virtual Learning and 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.

Have questions, or need help? Contact Ms. Means or Ms. Sherer .
School Closure Food and Meal Resources
CMS Grab and Go Meals
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 - 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. 


State Texting Tool to Access Food for Children
North Carolina 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.

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.

Food Distribution Through Community Organizations
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.