Up & Coming Weekly

August 16, 2022

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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8 UCW AUGUST 17 - 23, 2022 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Cumberland County Traditional Cumberland County Schools will start the school year on Monday, Aug. 29. is school year has no uniform dress code due to supply chain and uniform availability issues. How- ever, all students will be expected to wear school-appropriate attire, even if they opt not to wear school uniforms. Waivers for universal free lunches are ending. Cumberland County Schools has opened the Free & Reduced Meal Application for the school year. Parents and guardians are urged to apply online by visiting www.LunchApplication.com. While all students throughout the district can still receive breakfast at no cost, students at non-Community Eligi- bility Provision schools must pay for meals or qualify for free lunch for the upcoming school year. Families can visit the Cumberland County Schools Child Nutrition website to find more information about CEP schools, meal prices and the Free & Reduced Meal Application. Per state law, the parent/guardian enrolling a student for the first time in a North Carolina school must present proof of immunization and a current NC Health Assessment Transmittal Form within 30 days of the first day of school attendance. Students have until Sept. 27 to pres- ent required documentation. ere will be three immunization clinics on school campuses. ey will be offering COVID vaccines as well as the required vaccines for those in Kidnergarten, seventh grade and seniors. e first will be on Sept. 6 at Mac Williams Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. e second clinic will be at Douglas Byrd Middle School on Sept. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. e final clinic is on Sept. 15 at Lewis Chapel Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. If students test positive for CO- VID-19, they must stay home for five days. en, when they return to school, they will be required to wear a mask on days six through ten. Other than that, masking will be voluntary. For students using school bus transportation, parents can down- load the app, Here Comes e Bus. e new system will allow parents to help get their children to the bus stop in a safe and timely manner and will enable them to see delays in real-time. Fort Bragg Students who attend schools on Fort Bragg will start on Monday, Aug. 22. Kindergarten students will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Pre- K students will start on Tuesday, Sept. 6. e Department of Defense Edu- cation Activity will allow individual schools to determine if parents can enter the school and attend in-per- son open houses. DoDEA has also lifted the three- and six-foot physi- cal distancing requirement. at means Physical Education classes will resume in the gym. Supply lists are currently out for elementary schools at Fort Bragg. ose lists are available at https:// www.dodea.edu/Americas/midAt- lantic/FortBragg/supplies.cfm. e free meals initiative funding expired in June. erefore, students will pay for school meals this school year. Applications to apply for free or reduced-price meals are avail- able at https://family.titank12. com/. Back to school: immunizations, uniforms, masks and lunch by HANNAH LEE NEWS HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Photo courtesy of Pexels. Bring the family, bring chairs, and relax to some great music. FREE EVENT Parking available at 5pm, $10 per vehicle, any size. Food & Beverage sales starting at 5pm. No outside containers or coolers. No pets, Only service animals. Join us for Rock'n On The River concert series. August 19 th, 2022 rocknontheriver@gmail.com Guy Unger Band 7:30-8:30 pm 1122 Person St, Fayetteville, NC 28312 80's unleashed 6:00-7:00 pm 9:00 to 10:30 pm Regional Band Blowout

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