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Please click on the following link to access the Homepage for our wonderful PTSO (i.e. Parent, Teacher, Student Organization): www.cisptso.digitalpto.com. Though technically representative of parents, teachers, and students alike, in fact this is a parent-driven volunteer organization which does MUCH in support of the school! ALL parents/guardians of students in the school are not only welcomed to get involved but are encouraged to do so.
Click here to directly view the latest PTSO newsletter: August 2017 PTSO News
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Carolina International School will rely on parent organized carpooling for two reasons: 1) our families are widely spread across several counties and 2) the expense of operating a fleet of buses is prohibitive when we have so many other operational costs. By relying on parents to transport their children to school, Carolina International School can direct its resources to provide the best possible educational program for our students.
Parent Organized Carpooling for Carolina International School
Carpooling arrangements for Carolina International School are voluntary and at the discretion of the parents. The school does not assume responsibility for carpool arrangements. We encourage families to arrange meetings and exchange relevant information required for any vehicle use for the children. Here is a carpool assist website to hekp you make such connections: https://www.carpoolworld.com/carpooling.html?c=comets.
State law requires:
• A valid driver's license
• Current and valid insurance
• Current and valid inspection
• Current and valid registration
• Children must be in a seatbelt when being transported
• A properly used child restraint device (CRD) is required if the child is less than 8 years old AND weighs less than 80 pounds. Most parents and other care givers will be able to comply by using belt-positioning booster seats for children between 40 and 80 pounds. The child must be within the weight range for the child restraint/booster seat and it must meet Federal standards in effect at time of manufacture.
• Children safety seats must be in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat and an active front passenger airbag
Here are some transporation companies in the area that aid in transportation
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Attention Carolina International School Families,
We are excited to tell you about the recent enhancements we have made to your school's custom online store with Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms!
• Improved site speed!
• See your selected logo on product!
• Overall more intuitive flow from screen to screen.
• Easy to use filters to quickly drill down to your child's needs.
• Grade and gender filter requirement to ensure you are shopping from the correct assortment of approved items.
• Addition of Program Type as a filter to allow your school to easily distinguish approved items for various uniform types, if applicable (for example, PE wear versus Daily Uniform wear).
• Significantly improved overall customer service call center experience.
This is a short list of the many improvements we have made. We heard (and appreciated) your honest feedback and want you to know that it made a difference! We took your advice to heart and are excited to present you with the improvements we are launching today.
We hope you enjoy the 2017 Back to School Shopping Experience with Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms. Please check out the attached 'How to Order' guide that includes step-by-step ordering information as well as customer service contact information.
Your Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms Team
We suggest parents visit this vendor website as it displays a variety of appropriate clothing for CIS and thus will help parents/students to visually understand our Dress Code. School Uniforms Policy: It is valuable for students to have a sense of orderliness and respect for themselves and the School as a whole. The School's Board of Directors and administration believe that there are important reasons for a school uniform, including:
- Reduced costs for parents, compared with multiple outfits and frequent style changes
- Convenience in getting ready for school
- Coherence within the student body and school environment, de-emphasizing economic difference reducing conflict among students, and promoting social harmony
- Increases school safety by allowing for easy identification of potential intruders
- Allows students to better focus on educational objectives
Every student must be in full uniform upon entering the school premises. All clothing must be well fitted, professional and appropriate. Clothing must not reveal undergarments and students are not permitted to wear visible non-dress code clothing underneath their school attire, such as jeans, underneath skirts, or designed shirts underneath logo polo shirts. Students must be in uniform for all school-sponsored activities, whether on- or off-campus, such as field trips, academic competitions, and School-sponsored social and recreational events. The wearing of a uniform will not prohibit students from wearing particular attire that is part of their religious practice.
Students whose appearance does not meet acceptable standards will be asked by the faculty to make immediate improvement. Teachers take a leading role in correcting uniform policy infractions. If a student is not in uniform, he/she will be given one verbal warning. The second time the student is out of compliance, he/she will be sent to the office to call their parents to bring a change of clothes.
Uniform Guidelines for Carolina International School: Please see the Dress Code Matrix 2017-18.
Mrs.Sarah Grafton, Seconday Instructional Facilitator
Welcome to a new school year at CIS!
Open House will be on Thursday, August 28th from 5 to 7. We look forward to seeing you there.
My name is Sarah Grafton. I am the Instructional Facilitator for the Secondary School at CIS.
This is my 18th year in education. I have had the pleasure of working in several educational environments that have allowed me to hone my skills as an educator.
My husband Rich and I have two boys, Elijah and Micah. We have lived in Cabarrus County for 15 years and we love it.
What is an Instructional Facilititator?
An IF promotes the development of instructional goals, instruction, and delivery to teachers so that these goals can be reached by our students.
It is my pleasure to work with staff to ensure that the instructional goals and the charter of CIS are met. As a team; administration, teachers, staff, parents, students, and the community, we will reach our goal of having every child succeed!
My Office Hours
7:30 and 8:00 Tuesday through Friday
- Mrs.Sarah Grafton, Seconday Instructional Facilitator
- Comet Communicator
- Notes from the Head of School
- School Calendar
- Before/After School Program, After School Enrichment Offerings & Summer Camp