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8300 Nations Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Courier #: 532
P: 980-343-5815  |  F: 980-343-5854 
Principal: David Lynn
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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The instructional day begins at 8:15 a.m.

  • Students can arrive to school as early as 7:45 a.m.
  • Students cannot be left at school unsupervised before 7:45 a.m.
  • Students must be in the classroom by 8:15 a.m.
  • An adult must sign any student who arrives to school at or after 8:15 a.m. in the front office.
  • It is not necessary to call the office to report your child's absence.  All absences need to be in writing, Dr. note or email to Be sure to include the student's first name, last name, and date of absence(s). Send in the absence note to the teacher upon your child's return to school.

The state of North Carolina will excuse the following absences:

  • Student illness/injury
  • Student medical/dental appointment
  • Death in immediate family
  • Religious observance – CMS approved. Submit completed form to the office for principal's signature.
  • Educational opportunity



Educational Opportunity Absence Form 

Absence for Religious Obligation Form

CMS In-Person Learning Attendance Guidelines

Report an Absence

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.