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Principal's Update 3/21/22

Good afternoon Cougar Country,

Carrington PTO will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 21 at 6:00pm via Zoom.  Join via Zoom

PTO is also currently having a Carrington Spiritwear sale via their online store at  Orders will be accepted through March 23rd at 8pm.

Are you interested in traveling this summer to France and Spain?  Current and former CMS students will be traveling to Paris for 5 nights with a trip to Disneyland Paris and a visit to the Louvre.  From France we will travel to Spain where we will spend 3 nights in Barcelona which will include a cooking class with an authentic Spanish chef.  In addition, we will travel on for 2 nights in Madrid where we will take a day excursion to Toledo for ziplining.  If you are interested in your child traveling, contact Mrs. McCall at or call 560-3916 ext. 16310.  There will be a parent interest meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 pm via Zoom.  Information will be on the CMS Website.

Parents & guardians, please be advised that school starts promptly at 7:25 AM. Starting the week of April 4th, the week after we return from Spring Break, students who show up late to school will be required to have a parent or guardian sign them in. This means that if your child arrives to school after 7:25 AM, the adult who is driving them to school will need to park their car and come inside the school to sign in their student. This is being done in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of regular on-time attendance. If you have questions, please contact our School Social Worker, Mr. Hallan, at 919-797-9183. 

This week is spirit week. Wednesday 3/23 is Favorite color day, wear your favorite color from head to toe. Thursday 3/24 is Twin day, match outfits with your friend. Friday 3/25 Cougar Pride day, wear your favorite Carrington gear.

Parents of athletes, please be reminded that athletes who are not fully vaccinated must participate on on site covid testing in order to compete on Monday.  Students who arrive late to school and miss testing will not be allowed to compete.  Please ensure that your althete is on campus prior to 10:30 am.

This week in sports, Monday, March 21, baseball, girls’ soccer and softball will host Neal Middle and Track and Field will host Lucas. All athletic events will start at 4:00 pm.  Tuesday, March 22, baseball and girls’ soccer will host Brogden. Both games will start at 4:00 pm. Wednesday, March 23, track and field will travel to Brogden. The meet will start at 4:00 pm.  Thursday, March 24, girls’ soccer, baseball, and softball teams will host DSA.  All games will start at 4:30 pm. Friday, March 25, no athletic team will have practice. All student-athletes should go home at dismissal. Happy Spring Break.  Tickets must be purchased online at or on Carrington’s athletic webpage. There is no cost for elementary age students and younger, everyone else the cost is $5.00.  All practices, games and track meets are subject to change contingent on the weather.  Each outdoor venue will allow up to 150 spectators. Per Durham Public Schools Athletic Department: Spectators will continue to wear facemasks at athletic events. Spectators and students are limited to one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and less than 12" x 12"x 6" — exceptions will be made for medical and baby needs.  No Reentry: Spectators that voluntarily leave an athletic contest may not be allowed reentry into that contest. The guidance is necessary to ensure the safety of our athletes, coaches, and guests. Guests must adhere to the Durham Public Schools Department of Athletics’ guidance.

All parties must be present at the gate when validating your game ticket(s).  Screenshots and or pictures of game tickets are not allowed.  We hope you have a wonderful week.