CMCSS will extend remote learning for all CMCSS traditional students through Fri., Jan. 22. The goal is to bring all traditional students back for in-person learning on Mon., Jan. 25.
Monday, January 4 will be a remote learning day for all CMCSS traditional students. District leadership has reviewed Gov. Lee’s Executive Order #70 and is seeking guidance from local and state agencies on its implications for in-person learning through mid-January. Over Winter Break, district leaders will continue meeting to review the latest data and guidance to make decisions in the best interest of the physical, social, and emotional health and well-being of students and employees. If remote learning needs to be extended, the district will make every effort to communicate this extension to families no later than Monday, December 28. District leaders understand changes like these present challenges for families and strive not to disrupt in-person learning unless deemed necessary as CMCSS responds to the conditions of the pandemic. The district cannot reiterate enough that families choosing traditional, in-person learning for their child(ren) should make preparations throughout the year in the event that school buildings are closed and remote learning must take place. The CMCSS Communicable Disease Team and the Montgomery County Health Department review the local spread of COVID-19 and other data on a daily basis to make school-based and district-wide decisions. As of yesterday, Montgomery County’s community spread reached an all-time high of 0.859% and has continued to increase 12 out of the last 14 days. Please follow the guidance of our local, state, and national public health officials and medical experts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Due to staffing issues and in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all CMCSS traditional students will transition to remote learning tomorrow, Wed., Dec. 16 through Fri., Dec. 18. As a reminder, Mon., Dec. 21 is a pre-planned, district-wide remote learning day before Winter Break, so traditional students will not return to buildings until Mon., Jan. 4. With remote learning, students will not report to the school building as they will access learning via the laptops provided by the district. Athletics and extracurricular events will be cancelled or postponed. Teachers will communicate with students on how to access lessons. For more information on remote learning, visit cmcss.net/remote. Families who need access to no-cost meals during this remote learning time may pick up meals at any CMCSS elementary school on the following days. Weekend meals will be available on Fri., Dec. 18 from 1 – 2 p.m. Meals for remote learning and Winter Break will be available on Mon., Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. While the CMCSS Communicable Disease Team (CDT) and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) do not have specific thresholds for transitioning to remote learning, other than community spread, recent community and statewide data have heightened concerns. Last week, the White House Task Force classified Montgomery County as a red zone and the state’s new cases per 100,000 residents have exceeded national averages. Yesterday, the district reached a new record of 40 new cases in 20 unique schools, and the community reached a new record for community spread at 0.667%, which is almost double the percentage from last week. In total, there are currently 150 active COVID-19 student and employee school-level cases. MCHD is concerned that Clarksville-Montgomery County will reach high spread, or 1% or more, in the next week or two. In […]
Bryan Lopp has been selected as the Facilities Manager for CMCSS, replacing Norm Brumblay who was named CMCSS’ Chief Operations Officer effective Dec. 1. Lopp has been with CMCSS since 2012, serving as the Assistant Facilities Manager – Capital Projects & Third-Party Projects Manager. In this role, he has been the primary backup to the Facilities Manager, supervised all capital projects, and provided technical and managerial assistance to the Building Maintenance Department, in addition to other areas of responsibility. Prior to CMCSS, he served as an Engineering Project Manager for six years and a General Manager in the restaurant industry for four years. Lopp earned his B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management from the Purdue University College of Engineering, one of the top three engineering schools in the nation. He has completed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Incident Command System for Schools and National Incident Management System (NIMS) training courses. He completed CMCSS Leadership Development training and will complete the CMCSS Advanced Leadership Academy in spring 2021. In the community, Lopp, his wife, and four children are active members at Hilldale Baptist Church. Additionally, he coaches Clarksville National Little League, Hilldale Hoops & Flag Football leagues, and most recently the Richview Middle School Cross Country team.