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Principal's Message

Greetings and welcome to The James McCune Smith  School also known as CS 200, the home of the Panthers! I am Principal Belton and I am thrilled that you have decided to view our school’s website in order to learn more about our wonderful students, staff, and programs we have to offer. Our commitment at CS 200 is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. We continue to meet our challenges with great enthusiasm and anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program and school community as a whole. As you visit our website, you will notice that all of our teachers have created and maintain a webpage to keep parents informed of news relevant to their classrooms. We are committed to providing innovative lessons to our students, a variety of extra curricula activities and the incorporation technology in order to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. Our school community is dedicated to providing our students with a well-rounded educational experience. While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education, and exposure to the technologies in order to prepare students for college and careers. We encourage you to visit our wonderful school and see that we are a school committed to children and their families. You will find that this is a nurturing and engaging community of teachers and learners. To our parents, we believe that your involvement is an essential component to the academic success of your child. I encourage you to visit our website often, meet your child’s teacher, and to get engaged in all that CS 200 has to offer. Your participation in our school is needed and greatly appreciated! I look forward to partnering with you on behalf of our future leaders as we are… “CS 200 Where the Search for Knowledge begins and Never Ends.”

Latest News

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School Reopening Family Forum

Good morning Families of CS 200, I hope everyone is doing well. We miss you and your children and are looking forward to seeing all of you very soon. We will be hosting a Zoom Family Forum on August 3rd at 1:00 pm and August 5th at 3:00 pm. This forum will give you the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns as to the Reopening of schools. We need your voice for effective and efficient suggestions as we plan to return to our building. Our collaboration will ensure the success of our return to the building. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email to attend the Forums. Let's discuss next steps. Together we can plan for a safe and smooth transition to CS 200. Hope to see you there! Also, the Chancellor will be hosting virtual citywide Information sessions for student and families from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 12th, and Thursday, August 27th. The link for these sessions are below. (Copy and paste link in your browser) Register now for the Chancellors Virtual Information session. You can also select your preferred language (English, Spanish or Chinese) and submit a question.
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Hello Summer!

Dear Families,       Summer has finally arrived! We know that so many of you have taken on the tremendous task of changing your daily routines very quickly in a time of crisis, and serving as a strong support system for your loved ones. We want you to know that you are doing a great job and you are doing enough