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  • State Test Reports on Parent Portal

    To view State Test reports, parents must use their Parent Portal account.  Once logged in, under Navigation, select State Test Reports.  Your students' test results will be displayed.  Please contact your schools Data Manager if you are experiencing problems with your account. 
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  • Free Summer Meals for Kids 

    Children ages 0 to 18 are invited to eat free lunch meals at seven different locations this summer in Caldwell County.   

    USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed. Through USDA's summer meal programs, CCS Child Nutrition Department will serve meals to kids up to age 18 at no cost starting June 5 through August 18. There are seven meal sites at the following locations; Sawmills Municipal Park, Redwood Park, Yokefellow, Mulberry Recreation Center, Katz Corner Apartments, Poplar Street Apartments and Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

    Summer Feeding Sites

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  • Digital Device Survey in PowerSchool Parent Portal  

    The NC Department of Public Instruction is requesting that parents/guardians provide information on the quantity and type of student access to digital devices and home internet. To assist in this effort, an optional parent survey is available in the student information system in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click here for Parent Portal.
    Follow the directions here to access and complete the survey: Digital Device Survey Directions
    This survey will be available through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
    If your student was issued a Caldwell County Schools device, it is recommended that you use that device to complete the survey.
    Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
    Parent Survey


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  • New Half-Day Preschool Program Opens in August 2023

    Are you looking for a preschool program to help your child develop school readiness skills? 

    Caldwell County Schools is pleased to announce a new half-day preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Jump Start Preschool Academy (which will be one classroom) is located at Whitnel Elementary beginning August 2023. Each slot will be for 2 half-days per week. Classes will be held in four cohorts: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings, or Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. On Fridays, a 20-minute Zoom session will be held for family fun activities. Priority will be given to 3-year-olds.

    Space is limited -apply  here  Call 828-726-3920 for more information.


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  • Parent Portal - 24/7 Access to Student Information

    Grades, Attendance and Assignments

    Parent Portal Keep parent contact information up-to-date, so you don't miss out on any messages from your child's school or from the school district, especially emergency alerts and important events.

    Click here for Parent Portal.

    With the Parent Portal, you can access your student's attendance, grades, assignments, and more. This portal gives parents and students access to real-time student data - no need to wait for progress reports. You have access to grades every day! 

    If you need assistance with updating contact information in the Parent Portal, contact Tamara Dillard at tadillard@caldwellschools.com

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal interface is user-friendly and gives parents/guardians access to:
    • Grades and attendance
    • Test results
    • Grade history
    • Attendance history
    • Email notifications (grades and school announcements)
    • Teacher comments
    • Class Schedules
    • Student Transfer Information
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  •  CCS Retirement Luncheon

    Retirees Recognized at the Annual Retirement Luncheon

    Sixty-seven retirees with 1,639 total years of service in public education were recognized at the Caldwell County Schools Annual Retirement Luncheon on Tuesday at Cedar Rock Country Club. “There’s just no way to say thank you enough or put a value on what those individuals have done for us, our community and for our children and the schools they have served,” said Superintendent Donald Phipps.

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  •  Kids Eating

    Free Summer Meals for Kids

    Caldwell County Schools will provide free meals for children ages 0 to 18 years old from June 5 through August 18 at seven different locations throughout the county to ensure that while students are enjoying their summer break they are also receiving a healthy, nutritious lunch.

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  •  CCS recipient of grant funding

    Caldwell County Schools Receives Grant Funding to Advance Digital-Age Teaching and Learning

    The Caldwell County Schools' grant proposal was one of 18 funded in North Carolina through the state’s Digital Learning Initiative for the development and dissemination of local innovative digital learning models. The goal of the competitive grant program is to have effective digital learning practices spread across the state in public schools.

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CCS Information and Updates

      Facts and Figures

      • #1 in NC CTE Program
      • 86.2% Graduation Rate
      • 10,600 Enrollment
      • 24 Schools
      • $15.6 Million Scholarships (Class of '22)
      • 12,218 College Credit Hours (Class of '22)