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First day of school at CMS: Watch for kids, be safe

Cornelius Police Sgt. Jeff Connors at Cornelius Elementary this morning

Aug. 25. Cornelius Police Sgt. Jeff Connors did an awesome job shepherding kids across Catawba Avenue on the first day of school at Cornelius Elementary.


—CMS is requiring face coverings for all staff and students indoors in all facilities.

—Every child should have their mask ready to wear as they board the bus.

—There are no longer any capacity restrictions on CMS buses; drivers are expected to strictly enforce district policy of wearing masks while on school buses.

CMS by the numbers:

—143,000 students

—176 schools

—Students represent 183 countries…

—and 197 languages and dialects

—19,000 teachers

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is ranked fourth in the nation in the number of National Board-certified teachers, with 1,995 teachers who have earned the prestigious certification.