from Me. Blair, Principal – Southwest Middle

I am sending you the message again to make sure that you know that my number one concern is the safety of your children. Please know that I am meeting with my team to ensure that we can implement our School Safety Plan if we have to do so in the next few days as we are monitoring the hurricane. Please make sure that you are watching the news and following instructions from our local leaders as we prepare for this impact, no matter how large or small that impact may be. The following message came from CMS’s Communication’s Department today and delivered to all CMS students:

CMS Hurricane Florence Update September 11, 2018

CMS families, students, staff and community,

The safety of students and staff is our top priority. The district continues to monitor Hurricane Florence with local and state authorities. CMS operations, maintenance and transportation staff are working to prepare all facilities, buses and schools for predicted heavy rain and higher than normal winds.

As of Tuesday, September 11 all CMS schools and transportation are on a normal schedule for Wednesday, September 12. As conditions change, CMS will continue to update families, students staff and the community through Connect phone call messages, CMS social media on Facebook and Twitter, the CMS mobile app and e-mails.

All North Carolina residents are advised by authorities to prepare for impacts of Hurricane Florence. CMS encourages families to prepare with stored water, non-perishable food, prescriptions, flashlights, batteries and pet supplies at home. Further preparation information and sign-up for emergency alerts are available at and

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