Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates

Monday, September 7: Labor Day - No School

Monday, September 28: Teacher workday - No School
Update from Principal Miracle
If you missed Principal Miracle's update via ParentSquare on Friday, August 21, please click here to review the important updates and dates to know.
SMS Remote Learning Schedule
SMS will follow the CMS-recommended daily schedule for remote learning. The schedule will be as follows:

  • Synchronous (live) Learning---Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Students will follow their PowerSchool Schedule (including A/B rotations).

  • Asynchronous Learning---Daily from 12:20 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. is recommended. (Time is not monitored; however, assignments are monitored)

Empowering Extraordinary at SMS
In 2019, community members and corporate sponsors stepped forward in partnership with Spartan families to raise over $100,000 for our first-ever Empowering Extraordinary capital campaign. Campaign dollars raised were used to financially support initiatives to raise the bar for student achievement, academic resources, community engagement, and capital needs at SMS.

In 2020, a year of such uncertainty, change and growth, the important work at SMS has never felt more timely or critical.

We are asking you to "Empower Extraordinary" at SMS by supporting the dedicated staff and families of Spartan scholars. Our goal is to raise $75,000 to support and grow academic offerings, provide social and emotional growth opportunities, and increase enrichment programming and athletic activities at SMS.

We hope you will consider a meaningful gift to support current and future scholars at SMS by making a tax-deductible donation to Sedgefield Middle School PTO (501c3). The campaign deadline for contributions is September 30, 2020.

Click here to donate online today, or mail your check made out to SMS PTO to:

Sedgefield Middle School
ATTN: VP of Fundraising
2700 Dorchester Place
Charlotte, NC 28209
Order Your Spartan Spirit Wear Today!
Celebrate the start of a new school year and show your Spartan pride with some Spartan spirit wear! We launched a spirit wear site in the spring to bring students, families and staff affordable spirit wear options in a variety of styles.

Join the SMS PTO
Parent involvement plays a vital role in the success of our school. The first step to growing a relationship with Sedgefield is a simple one: become a member of the PTO.

Sixth Grade Spartan Events
Welcome to our new sixth grade Spartan families! There are several upcoming events especially for our sixth grade Spartans. Keep an eye out for a ParentSquare update from Ms. Miracle for information about these upcoming events.
Remote Learning Resources from CMS
To support virtual learning this fall, CMS will continue to use Canvas as the CMS Learning Management System for students in grades Pre-K-12 to ensure a consistent experience for all CMS students and families. 
Need resources or help getting connected for remote learning, or to learn more about Canvas? Click here for resources from CMS.
English Learner Services Family Virtual Office Hours with CMS
CMS English Learner Services is hosting daily virtual office hours for Parents and Families of CMS English Learner students. These sessions are structured around how to help students and families engage with their teachers and schools when English may not be their first language. Spanish language support will be available during the session(s).

Sessions run Monday through Friday from August 17 - September 4 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Click the following link to join the office hours via Zoom:
School Supplies Update
If you ordered a school supply kit for your Spartan, kits were distributed during the materials pick up on August 13 - 14. Please contact the main office if you have not received your kit.

If you plan to purchase supplies for your child to use at home for remote learning, please review this suggested supplies list:

  1. Plain ruled paper
  2. Pencils
  3. Highlighters- any color
  4. Colored pencils
  5. Ballpoint Pens - blue or black
  6. Composition Books
  7. Glue sticks
  8. Scissors- blunt tip 
  9. Pencil sharper
  10. Post it notes - any size
  11. 1 subject spiral notebooks 
  12. Headphones for students to use with Chromebooks
CMS Eats at Home
CMS is committed to guaranteeing students have access to healthy and nutritional meals each day. During the first two weeks of school, August 17 – 31, students will be provided one free breakfast and one free lunch at 40 grab-and-go meal sites across the district each weekday. Sedgefield Middle School will continue to be a distribution site.

Starting September 1, meal bundles with five breakfasts and five lunches will be available for students. Meal bundles will be available for pick up at meal sites or delivered to students' bus stops. Meal bundles are free for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch can purchase meal bundles for $15 per week. Learn more here.
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