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Parents and Community

Daily Schedule

Breakfast is served from 8:00 until 8:20 a.m. – to ensure we start the school day on time and to protect valuable instructional time, we require students to be in line by 8:20 in order to receive a school breakfast. Children should not be dropped off before 8:00 a.m.  There is no one to supervise students before 8:00 a.m. Students not present at 8:30 a.m. must be signed in by an adult.

8:00 a.m.                    Building opens for Students and Parents
8:30 a.m.                     Tardy Bell rings
8:30 a.m.                     Announcements
2:30 p.m.                     No Student Checkouts after 2:30 p.m.
2:55 p.m.                     Walkers dismissed
3:00 p.m.                     Bus riders and day care dismissed
3:05 p.m.                     Car riders dismissed

Traffic Safety

Please help us prevent the risk of serious injury by carefully adhering to all rules of traffic safety.

  1. All students should be dropped off and picked up on the side of the school only. The purpose of this rule is to prevent serious injury and to ensure the safety of all students.  Do not drop your child off before 8:00 a.m. There is no adult supervision before 8:00.
  2. Students may not be picked up or dropped off in the bus parking lot. Do not drop off students in front of the school or at the main road.
  3. Adults are in place to direct traffic flow and assist students who are getting in/out of vehicles. Please follow their instructions to maintain student safety.
  4. Do not park in the fire lanes or at the front curb in the front of the school.
  5. Children are not permitted to cross the driveway unless accompanied by an adult.
  6. Students who are walking have the right of way.
  7. Bicycles may be used as transportation to school by students and parked in the proper place.It is strongly recommended that all bikes be locked.
  8. Upon entering the school zone, a student must get off his/her bicycle and walk it inside the school area. When leaving school, bicycles must be walked out of the school zone.
  9. Scooters, skateboards, and skates are not permitted on school grounds.
Calendar Breaks

Calendar Breaks – Cumberland County Schools will break for Winter and Spring as indicated:

Winter Break                                        Spring Break                                  Last Day of School

Dec. 21, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017                 April 14 – 21, 2017                          June 9, 2017

Enrollment Requirements

The enrollment requirements for all Cumberland County Schools include the following:

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Health Assessment
  • Proof of Residence
  • Valid parent ID

1st – 5th Grades

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Last Report Card
  • Withdrawal Information or Transcript
  • Proof of Residence
  • Oath of Affirmation on Admission
  • Valid parent ID

The Cumberland County School System requires that students attending Morganton Road Elementary School live within our school attendance area.  Also, students must be living with a parent, court appointed guardian, or be a ward of the court placed in a home in the school’s attendance area. Families living with other families (e.g., living with relatives in our district), must turn in a notarized affidavit that the school provides.  A copy of that relatives’ proof of address must be attached.

If a student needs to transfer to another school, the student’s parent or legal guardian is requested to check with the school to obtain the necessary forms and information in order to facilitate the transfer procedure.  This request should be made at least 48 hours prior to picking up the transfer documents.


Parent Teacher Association (PTA) The PTA would like to welcome you to Morganton Road Elementary. We strive to help improve Morganton Road by sponsoring programs for the school and by organizing volunteers.

We encourage you to join the PTA.  Membership dues are $5.00 per person per year.  A portion of your dues remains with Morganton Road PTA and the remaining portion pays State and National PTA dues.  PTA Meetings and other school sponsored events will be scheduled throughout the school year; we will communicate the dates/times through notes sent home and electronic phone messages.  Please take part in these events whenever possible. Community involvement is important for our students and school.  

We also sponsor fundraisers to pay for PTA programs and to purchase items for Morganton Road.

*Note- The PTA does not accept personal checks.

PTA Supports School Volunteers

Morganton Road PTA realizes the need for volunteers at for the 2016-2017 school year. When you volunteer, you show your child that you care about his/her education.  Children get excited about school when they know a parent is involved.

Volunteers are an important part of Morganton Road Elementary School’s educational program.  During 2015-2016, volunteer hours made a significant difference in classrooms, library/media, front office and financially. Your support as a volunteer is greatly needed and appreciated.

The Cumberland County School’s Board of Education has put in place an Electronic Volunteer Application Form that can be completed on the CCS website.  The website address is:  We have instruction cards at the front office if you experience problems with the online application.  We thank you for volunteering and look forward to working with you. 

Volunteers are needed:

  • to assist with beautification of our campus
  • to collect General Mills box tops
  • to prepare flyers
  • to serve as chaperones at PTA sponsored and school functions
  • to read with students
  • to assist with fundraising events
  • to assist with grade celebrations and field day
  • Donate new or slightly used item for the school’s PBIS store

We also like to recognize our volunteers.  Please sign in and sign out in the Volunteer Log located in the Main Office and wear a volunteer pass while at school.  This will provide a record of volunteer hours and others will recognize that you are a volunteer while you are on campus.

Remember the Morganton Road Volunteer Program is limited to parents/guardians and grandparents of our students.  All volunteers must submit a Cumberland County volunteer application and be put on the approved volunteer list in order to volunteer.

Published by Shareka King on February 24, 2017
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