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Welcome to our Virtual Media Center!
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 27, 2020
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Icon drawing of a keyboard plugged in to a bookshelfThe goal of The Walker-Spivey Media Center is to teach you to find your answers!  Please check-out all of the resources available in our new virtual media center!  You can find help on academics, enhancements, or just for fun!  

TWSES Virtual Media Center

        
Free Subscriptions to Education Company Websites
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 23, 2020
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Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education. It is perfect for homeschooling which is something we are all needing to do right now.

https://bit.ly/33LXIuT

        
Free Resource for Education at Home
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 23, 2020
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Cumberland County Schools has been granted free access to the tools of ABC Learning.  No credit card information is needed.  Use code SCHOOL5853.  

Yellow background with a picture of a cartoon mouse wearing a graduation cap and holding a diploma with the words ABCmouse.com at the top

 

ABC Mouse –for Children Preschool through 2nd Grade

www.abcmouse.com/redeem

 

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Reading IQ – for Children Preschool through 6th Grade

www.readingiq.com/redeem

 

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Adventure Academy – for Children in 3rd through 8th Grades

www.adventureacademy.com/redeem

 

        
Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 20, 2020
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Icon graphic of a computer screen with a green background and the Google Classroom logo and the words Google ClassroomMany of our teachers use Google Classroom.  If you have access to the internet, please have your child sign in and check-in with their teacher.  Use the links below for information on how to access and use Google Classroom on your devices.

2020 Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom

Access Google Classroom on PS4 (Video)

Access Google Classroom on Xbox (Video)

        
CCS Introduces Remote-Learning Opportunity for Students
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 17, 2020
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Slide image advertising Cumberland@Home on a white background with red and black lettering of Cumberland@Home  A remote learning opportunity that will  allow students to continue learning beyond the walls of  the classroom

 

        
CCS will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 15, 2020
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Slide image with Coronavirus Update from CCS with caption of Cumberland County Schools will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16. This includes the Prime Time Before and After School Program.  For more information visit coronavirus.ccs.k12.nc.us and the CCS logo in the top corner and a red and yellow swoosh in the bottom right corner

        
COVID-19 Up-to-Date Information
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 15, 2020
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Informational side with caption of for up-to-date information concerning COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ccs.k12.nc.us

        
Be sure your child is getting enough sleep to be successful.
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 4, 2020
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Young girl sleeping while holding a tan teddy bear.Is your child getting enough sleep?  Kids are physically and emotionally affected when they are sleep deprived.  Sleep loss can also lead to emotional instability, which can cause behavioral problems among children and adolescents.  Children in elementary and middle school, ages 6 to 12, should get between 9 and 12 hours of sleep.  

Get more information as well as tips for getting a good night’s sleep by reading “Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep on School Nights?

        
21 apps parents should look out for on their kids’ phones
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 1, 2020
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Infographic showing icons of 21 apps parents should be aware of including Plenty of Fish, HILY, Zoosk, Mocospace, Best Secret Folder, Monkey, MeetMe, WhatsApp, Bumble, Live.Me, Ask.FM, Grindr, TikTok, Snapchat, Holla, Calculator+, Skout, Badoo, Kik, Whisper, and Hot or NotPolice around the country are reminding parents about potentially dangerous apps including Plenty of Fish, HILY, Zoosk, Mocospace, Best Secret Folder, Monkey, MeetMe, WhatsApp, Bumble, Live.Me, Ask.FM, Grindr, TikTok, Snapchat, Holla, Calculator+, Skout, Badoo, Kik, Whisper, and Hot or Not.

Read more about them here:  21 Apps Parents Should Look Out for on Their Kids’ Phones

Here is an article specifically about TikTok:  TikTok is Unsafe for Kids

        
Calling All Bus Drivers, CCS is Hiring!
Published by Amanda Hunt on March 1, 2020
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Slide image advertising that CCS is hiring Bus Drivers with text of For a full job description, visit https://bit.ly/2Gr7Q1P or contact the Cumberland County Schools Transportation Office at 910-678-2581. and an image of a CCS Bus Driver and a red and yellow swoosh in the corner