CHS will become a 1 to 1 Chromebook Community

Chromebook Distribution:  All students will receive a Chromebook this year!  We have established three different nights for the Chromebooks to be distributed by graduating class. A parent/guardian must attend with their child.  There will be a brief 15 minute presentation in the Auditorium followed by distribution of Chromebooks in the High School Cafeteria.

August 24th – Class of 2018

August 25th – Class of 2017

August 26th - Class of 2016

Last names A-L report to Auditorium for 5:45 p.m.

Last names M-Z report to Auditorium for 6:45 p.m.

Class of 2019 (incoming freshmen) already have Chromebooks.  If you are a new student to the class, Chromebooks will be distributed the night of Freshman Orientation September 1.  Insurance information will also be available on September 1. 

  • The revised for high school Chromebook agreement is attached. At the distribution nights we will have one agreement for every Chromebook that is being signed for.  We will also have an insurance form. Please see the attached forms. 
  • Signing up for insurance is optional.  If you want to sign up for insurance please bring a check.   Credit cards are not accepted.  If paying in cash is necessary, payments must be exact as we are not able to make change.  Insurance payments are non-refundable.
  • Know that there are two different insurance forms depending on the device.  Grades 10, 11, and 12 will have a C740 device and the incoming 9th graders have a C720 from last year. Both forms are attached to this email.  

If a parent and student are unable to make it to the distribution nights, Chromebooks can be picked up during the first days of school from one of the Instructional Technology Coaches (Ms. Lanni and Mr. Palmer). Chromebooks will not be distributed without a parents signature. 

Student Registration Dates

The Cumberland School Department will be accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year through Thursday, August 27, 2015. The registration office will resume taking registrations on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

A Conversation on Standards-based Assessment and Grading With Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli, an expert on standards-based assessment and grading, will be coming to Cumberland to share his knowledge and expertise with parents and educators.  Rick is one of the most highly sought after presenters in the country.  He is a highly motivating, energetic and highly engaging speaker.  Rick has presented in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East and the White House.

In December of 2014, a group of Cumberland educators traveled to Maryland for a two day workshop with Rick on standards-based grading.  All of the educators attending that training strongly suggested that we bring him to Cumberland to speak to parents and educators after seeing his common sense presentation and engaging style.  He uses research and best practice along with his experience and expertise to help his audience understand why standards-based education is essential to improving the quality of education in our schools.  In addition to helping educators and parents understand the value of standards-based education, Rick will answer your questions related to this important topic.

Rick will be conducting three presentations during his visit to Cumberland on Monday, August 31st.  There will be two sessions during the day for Cumberland’s educators.  We are providing complimentary tickets for parents and Cumberland residents to hear Rick’s presentation on Monday, August 31st, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  It is important that you let us know by Friday, August 14th if you are interested in attending. We will be providing an opportunity for other educators from around the state to attend the performance for a fee once we know how many parents and community members will be attending.  Please contact Laurie Jencks at 401-658-1600 ext. 7 or email her at laurie [dot] jencks [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (l)aurie [dot] jencks [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org as soon as possible.  More information regarding Rick is attached for your review.

AlphaBest Before and After School Program


Jenny Copans
Cumberland Area Manager
AlphaBEST Education, Inc.
Phone: 401-640-1441
Email:jcopans [at] alphabest [dot] org (subject: AlphaBest%20Cumberland) (jc)