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Get Your YearBook
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 19, 2020
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Gray's Creek Middle School. Replay it. Get your pictures in the yearbook.  Sports picture, people running, people singing, and an open book.

        
National School Bus Safety Week
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 18, 2020
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Slide with image of row of school buses parked next to brick building with text of National School Bus Safety Week October 19-23, 2020 #nsbsw on a washed-out white strip and the CCS logo

        
GCMS Spirit Week
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 16, 2020
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GCMS Spirit Week with white letters on a orange and black background.

        
How to become an Observer in Canvas for your student
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 12, 2020
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Want to link to your child’s Canvas account?  Follow the directions below…..

Parent Observers in Canvas  

Parent Access and Student-Generated Pairing Codes

Parents can create an account and sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student’s account so they can see assignment due dates, announcements, and other course content.  Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course. Parents will have the ability to use the Inbox to message teachers. This guide is for parents who would like access to Canvas to observe their students’ progress in their courses.

1. OPEN CANVAS URL

In a browser window, enter: https://cumberlandcanvas.instructure.com/login/canvas 

2. Click on Parent of a Canvas User?

Click the account link at the top of the page.

3. Enter Signup Details

Enter the required information:

  • Note: Child’s Student Pairing Code is case sensitive.  Your child’s teacher may have provided a pairing code for    If not, See Step 4 below for directions for your child to generate a pairing code.  
  • Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.   Click the Start Participating button. 

4. Student Pairing Code Directions

  • Have your child go to his or her Canvas Dashboard.
  • Then click on the Account icon.
  • Then go to Settings.
  • Over to the right in Settings, select Pair With Observer. It will generate a case-sensitive pairing code
  • Parents should enter the pairing code in the Account field for Student Pairing Code- each parent must receive a separate pairing code when setting up accounts.  Click Start Participating

5. Begin Observing

You can begin observing your child/student in Canvas immediately.

6.Have more than one child to observe?

If you signed up for a Canvas account as a parent, you can add more than one child to observe.  To add additional children to observe, open user settings. In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link[2].

7. Open Observing

In User Navigation, click the Observing link.

8. Add Student

Using the same steps from Step 4, generate a pairing code from your other student/child’s account. Type the pairing code in the Student Pairing Code field [1] and click the Add  Student button [2]. Remember, a different code will be needed for each observer.

9. View Student(s)

Your dashboard will show course tiles of courses for all of your paired students/children

10. Using the Canvas App on Your Android/IOS Device:

You may also view and adjust your notifications on the Parent Canvas App (available for android and ios devices).

Android Device: http://bit.ly/CCSCANVASPARENTANDROID

IOS Device: http://bit.ly/CCSCANVASPARENTIOS

        
Fire Prevention Week
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 3, 2020
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Slide with image of fire engine with firefighter standing beside it and text of Celebrate Fire Prevention Week October 4-10, 2020 #firepreventionweek on a washed-out white strip with the CCS logo

        
Join the PTA Today
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 1, 2020
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Looking for a way to support our school?  Click the link below to get more information.

Join the GCMS PTA Flyer

        
October is…….
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on October 1, 2020
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Slide image of a tooth with dental tools behind it on a white background with two shades of blue swooshes on the sides and text of October is National Dental Hygiene Month with the CCS logo

Slide image of October is National Principals Month with mulit-colored swooshes on the top and bottom and the CCS logo and text of CCS recognizes the essential role that principals play in setting the academic tone for their schools to ensure all students reach their maximum potential.

        
PARENT INFORMATION ON CANVAS AND PARENT PORTAL
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 18, 2020
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Cumberland County Schools have made available the links for parents to learn and access the Parent Portal and Canvas to help keep their students on track for success.

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This is the link for parents to link to their students’ Canvas and see assignment due dates, announcements, and other course content.

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Parent Portal Survey
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 17, 2020
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Parent Portal Survey with green chalkboard and a red apple.

        
Educational Partner – Harris Teeter
Published by Mary Ellen Oxendine on September 17, 2020
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You may link your VIC card to GCMS by going to the link below:

TIE LOGIN for linking your VIC card to GCMS. Hand on blue page with red and white writing.