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Closed Schools,

Open Hearts

In this time of crisis, we’re stepping up to support our district’s students and families

Across the country, people are experiencing dramatic shifts in their daily lives as a result of COVID-19.  With extended school closures, we anticipate significant impacts on families throughout our community. While the immediate future may be uncertain, we know that the needs will be great for our students and their families. 

 In response to this crisis, we’ve launched the CMS COVID-19 Relief Fund to ensure all students continue to have access to learning while schools are closed and to help address critical needs CMS families may experience during this time.


$1M to bridge the digital divide

We’re partnering with E2D to eliminate barriers to internet access for students

In partnership with Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D), we’re working to make sure internet access doesn’t become an additional barrier to CMS students and families during this crisis.

Thanks to a generous contribution from the David A. Tepper Charitable Foundation, the John M. Belk Endowment, and the David Belk Cannon Foundation, we’re providing 6,000 hotspots and prepaid internet service to students without home connectivity.

Schools are closed, but access to learning doesn’t have to be.

Responding to critical needs

In addition to increasing student connectivity, we’ll be working with district leaders and support staff to identify critical family needs and help get funds where they’re needed most.

Additional District info & support

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be providing grab-and-go meals for students at select schools sites. Click the button below for information on meal distribution and additional COVID-19-related updates from CMS.