UPDATE: (3/20/2020 – 11:10 a.m.)
To connect to WiFi access in district parking lots listed below choose Falcon Guest – no password is needed.
To connect to WiFi access at the housing authorities and community centers choose Falcon Bus – no password is needed.
Check out the letter to parents from principals at Parent Letter Regarding Instructional Opportunities
UPDATE: (3/20/2020 – 12:30 p.m.)
We are adding (2) additional sites to the food pick-up list starting on Monday, March 23,2020:
East Columbus Gym
222 Lawrence Drive
Columbus MS 39702
Townsend Community Center
826- 15th Street South
Columbus MS 39701
UPDATE: (3/19/2020 – 12:00 Noon)
CMSD, per executive order from the Governor, will be closed through April 17, 2020 due to COVID-19.
UPDATE: (3/18/2020 – 4:00 p.m.)
“Drive-in” WiFi accessibility for CMSD students, faculty and staff is being provided at the following locations in cooperation with the City of Columbus and the Columbus Housing Authority.
District WiFi Access – Falcon Guest (No Password):
- Brandon Central Services Center – North parking lot by the Board Room
- Cook Elementary – Front parking lot
- Stokes-Beard Elementary – Front parking lot
- Sale Elementary – Front parking lot
- Fairview Elementary – Front and side parking lots
District Verizon Hotspots:
- Coleman Community Center/Housing Authority
- MLK Housing Authority – 1501 MLK Drive
- Sandfield Community Center – 617 Oak Street
- Shields Sims Housing Authority – 1515 4th Street South
- Sim Scott Pavilion – 909 20th St N
- Townsend Community Center – 826 15th Street South
- William Roberts Housing Authority – 247 William Roberts Road
CMSD recommends that students observe social distancing guidelines as they use internet connectivity being provided to them.
Additional community hotspots include:
Sparklight – Two hotspots – 319 College St. Parking lot and 2312 Highway 45 N in the former Kmart parking lot
UPDATE: (3/17/2020 – 11:00 a.m.)
The following community centers will have 100 breakfast and 100 lunch meals available at 9:00 am daily.
- MLK-1501 MLK Drive
- Jesse Carter (Across from Boys and Girls Club)-1711 12th Ave North
- William Washington (Next to Coleman Headstart)-2201 8th Ave South
- William Roberts (Robert Terrace)-247 William Roberts Rd
- Shield Sims- (southside) 1515 4th Street South
UPDATE: (3/16/2020 – 9:30 a.m.)
Greeting Parents of the Columbus Municipal School District!
As we maneuver this period of social distancing to protect the health and well-being of both our students at CMSD and our community, we want to ensure our students continue to receive the best education in light of the current circumstances. If you have internet access available, please allow your child to continue to access their iReady lessons through Clever and complete 45 minutes of instruction in Reading and 45 minutes of Math instruction. After your child has completed his or her 45 minutes of instruction in each subject for the week, they may use the iReady Learning Games to improve math fact fluency.
In addition to iReady, we have compiled a list of online resources for our students to use. Please feel free to use any of the available resources as they have been vetted and are appropriate for our students’ educational success.
These resources are in addition to the packets that have been developed by your child’s school. All academic packets for students can be picked up at your child’s school location during the CMSD meal times beginning on March 17, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
Reminder Meal Times are Breakfast 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school location.
Thank you for your continued support of the Columbus Municipal School District.
Please click the link below for access to resources:
UPDATE: (3/14/2020 – 10:30 p.m.)
The following web page has updates from the Mississippi State Department of Health as to the status of the virus in our state:
UPDATE (3/13/2020 – 10:00 p.m.)
CMSD will serve student breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at every school location beginning on March 16, 2020.
UPDATE (3/13/2020 – 8:50 p.m.)
CMSD has decided to close all school the week of March 16-20 to reduce the exposure of the COVID-19 virus. All employees will report to work on March 16, 2020 to develop contingency academic and operations plans. Employees will receive additional information on Monday about the rest of the week. If you have been on a cruise or out of state or have been in contact with someone that may have the virus and are symptomatic, please seek medical attention. All athletic and extracurricular events and practices are cancelled until further notice.
The district will continue to seek advisement from state officials and monitor this evolving situation. The health and safety of our students, staff and community remains a top priority. The district will provide updates as soon as they are available on social media, our web site and Falcon Blast.
Under the guidance of the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Education, the Columbus Municipal School District is taking precautionary measures to reduce the exposure of the Coronavirus to students, staff and the community.
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled on a cruise ship or out of the country or were in close contact with someone with Covid-19 in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
All athletic and school field trips are canceled until further notice.
This is an evolving situation. We will keep you updated through social media and email as we continue to follow the guidance of public health officials and the Mississippi Department of Education. We want to reassure that we will always keep your safety and health a priority.